Biggest Mediterranean Islands

Try to name the largest islands that lie within the Mediterranean Sea.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedNovember 15, 2010
Times taken45,043
Average score40.0%
Rating4.36
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Area
Country
Island
25,460 km2
Italy
Sicily
23,813 km2
Italy
Sardinia
9,251 km2
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Cyprus
8,681 km2
France
Corsica
8,312 km2
Greece
Crete
3,655 km2
Greece
Euboea
3,640 km2
Spain
Majorca
1,630 km2
Greece
Lesbos
1,398 km2
Greece
Rhodes
842 km2
Greece
Chios
Area
Country
Island
781 km2
Greece
Kefalonia
694 km2
Spain
Minorca
592 km2
Greece
Corfu
577 km2
Spain
Ibiza
523 km2
Tunisia
Djerba
476 km2
Greece
Lemnos
476 km2
Greece
Samos
428 km2
Greece
Naxos
406 km2
Greece
Zakynthos
406 km2
Croatia
Cres
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Level 35
Jun 8, 2011
Great quiz! I can't belive I missed Lesbos. Embarrased much.
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Level 68
Sep 25, 2011
Is there a reason Malta is not there?
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Level ∞
Sep 25, 2011
Malta is the 34th biggest island in the Mediterranean.
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Level 71
Aug 27, 2015
Malta 316 sq. Km
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Level 53
Sep 21, 2017
nope, 216 sq. km
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Level 43
Mar 24, 2019
The country of Malta consists of 3 islands called Malta, Gozo and Comino.

The largest island (Malta) is 246km2, the second largest (Gozo) is 67km2 and the smallest island (Comino) is 3.5km2.

The total area of the country of Malta is 316km2.

If anything is wrong, blame wikipedia. XD

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Level 42
Aug 7, 2022
its not about the country malta, its about the island malta
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Level 41
Dec 23, 2012
10. quite hard.
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Level 83
May 13, 2013
I knew Malta was small... but not even in the top 20 biggest islands in its own sea (or top 30, apparently)... that's embarrassing. Also, Mallorca. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain/mallorca
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Level 88
Jul 20, 2013
I'm sure the Maltese people have come to terms with the geographic constraints of their island.
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Level 58
Nov 14, 2018
I think he meant it's embarrassing for the island, not for the people living on it.
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Level 66
Nov 14, 2018
Generally speaking islands don't get embarrassed.
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Level 58
Nov 15, 2018
I was obviously joking... I guess I'm gonna have to do better next time.
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Level 65
Apr 19, 2021
Nearly 8 years on and this is still one of the most bizarre comments on this site.
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Level 58
May 13, 2013
Got 11 and only knew 1 other when answers were shown- really should try and expand my knowledge!!
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Level 36
May 13, 2013
put limnos instead of lemnos. sigh
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Level ∞
Aug 19, 2015
Limnos will work now
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2018
I tried lemonos, liminos, etc. Duh.
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2019
Tried lemons and melons. Neither worked ;)

makes me think of lembas btw (had to look the actual word up, I knew it was similar but no real clue) the elf bread from lord of the rings.

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Level 32
May 13, 2013
I got 11 but missed Cyprus and I even was there once :D
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Level 69
Sep 30, 2013
I'm not that surprised that 75% are part of Dodecanese archipelago. There's not that many islands anywhere else in the Med.
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Level 26
Oct 30, 2013
you should accept ''limnos'' for lemnos.
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Level 19
Dec 3, 2013
i put cyress for cyprus
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Level 56
Aug 24, 2021
Oh man. You must be kidding
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Level 76
Oct 21, 2014
The greatest surprise by me was Cyprus being bigger than Corsica. It doesn't look taht ay in most maps.

BTW, Eivissa (local name) should be accepted for Ibiza.

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Level 43
Sep 3, 2021
taht ay
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2015
Note; even if the quiz did go that far, Malta wouldn't be on it. it would be its largest constituent island, Victoria, followed by the other one whose name I've forgotten.
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Level 74
Sep 20, 2018
Gozo
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2018
Malta has 3 islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Victoria is the capital of Gozo
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Level 60
Aug 6, 2015
some of those not classed as Tyrrhenian Sea?
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Level 52
Dec 12, 2019
Part of the Mediterranean.
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2015
Accept Euboia? It's a common transcription as well
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Level ∞
Nov 3, 2015
Okay
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Level 85
Nov 3, 2015
Wikipedia gives exactly the same size for Krk and Cres (405.78km²). Is there a reason not to include it? Just thought it was an interesting coincidence.
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Level 59
Aug 8, 2022
Because Krk isn't even big enough to have a vowel.
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Level 63
Nov 3, 2015
great only got 11 but still got 4pts.....give us euros a chance to get some points! makes up for all the USA sport and tv show quizzes....
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Level 65
Nov 3, 2015
Add Krk too, most websites say that is the largest island in Croatia. Krk and Cres are fairly close to the same size, too.
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Level 66
Aug 13, 2016
no, they are of the same size
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2017
What about Malta? Just kidding!! Just did that to annoy everyone again...
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Level 74
Sep 20, 2018
Sorry, you failed. I wasn't annoyed.
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Level 72
Apr 16, 2017
If the Corinthe canal makes Peloponnese an island, it would be one of the larger ones on here. :)
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Level 43
Sep 3, 2021
well it doesn't make it an island so no
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Level 74
Nov 14, 2018
Would you consider also accepting Lesvos as well as Lesbos please?
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Level 83
Nov 14, 2018
Vut why?
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Level 66
Nov 14, 2018
Because that's another transliteration of Λέσβος. The letter β now makes a sound closer to a "v" than a "b".
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Level 36
Nov 14, 2018
Because that's how it's pronounced in Greek.
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Level 83
Dec 12, 2019
It's all Greek to me.
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2019
"Bicos ded" is how it is pronounced, doesnt necessarily means that is how it is written. (It might though, but as it is, that argument is flawed, pronunciation does not dictate spelling)
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Level 61
Nov 14, 2018
Until I saw the name Minorca, I have never realised that "maj" in Majorca comes from "big", as it's the largest of the Balearics.
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Level 68
Nov 14, 2018
Fun fact: In Croatia there are actually two biggest islands. There is Krk with area surface of 405,78 km2 and Cres with exact same area surface of 405,78 km2
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Level 74
Jan 19, 2019
Please add Krk as a type in
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Level 67
May 25, 2019
I got all the often guessed ones besides rhodes :/ And I expected kos/cos to be on there. I havent heard of most if not all of the lower ones, I know crete, corfu, lesbos, cos, (and rhodes). Apparently it is just below 300 km² much smaller than euboea and chios, but I never heard of those...
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2019
Accept "Eivissa" for Ibiza.
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Level 57
Apr 8, 2021
POV: You don’t know any greek islands besides Crete :/
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Level 64
Aug 14, 2021
Krk, Croatia should be accepted, as it is the same size as Cres (405.78km2)
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Level 43
Sep 3, 2021
who is actually out here forgetting sicily
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Level 61
Aug 7, 2022
I'm pretty sure that KRK is little bit bigger than Cres
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Level 65
Aug 7, 2022
Maybe accept Rhodos as a type-in?
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Level 32
Aug 7, 2022
Missed Djerba and I went there in July...
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Level 18
Aug 10, 2022
Got 70%…. Alright…