Greece has a large number of islands, which are shown here on a 300 m image taken at 1 September 2013. The estimates on the number of islands range from somewhere around 1,200 to 6,000, depending on the minimum island size to take into account. The number of inhabited islands is variously cited as between 166 and 227. The largest Greek island by area is Crete, located at the southern edge of the Aegean Sea and can be seen in the lower part of the image. The second largest island is Euboea (visible in the upper left part of the image), which is separated from the mainland by the 60m-wide Euripus Strait.Lesbos and Rhodos are the third and fourth largest islands, respectively.