First visit: April 1972 (40 days old baby)
Subsequently place of residence until 1993 and never missed a year
Visited (islands): Corfu, Crete (Heraklion, Chania, Rethymnon, Sitia), Rhodes, Mitilini, Hios,Kos, Samos, Ios,Mykonos, Paros, Tinos, Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Syros, Serifos, Ikaria.
The islands are the highlight of the country without a doubt, though high prices and cheap tourists are changing that and one needs to go off the beaten track to enjoy it. Each island has its own character, though on the whole I like the western Ionian islands which are greener and have an Italian touch. Mykonos is clearly overrated, Ios is dreadful, but Crete is culturally and socially interesting and Rhodes...a jewel.
Highlight: The old town of Rhodes, still one of my favourite places in the world.
Rank: 51/217 - Just missing the Top 50.