Greece is the land of ancient myths and dramatic history, sun-whitened beaches and sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine. The country attracts 28 million tourists each year, meaning that it is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.
You’ll find plenty to do and see on the mainland, but you’ll do just as well visiting the dozens of islands that scatter the Ionian and Aegean Seas around Greece. Corfu and Rhodes, Crete and Kephalonia are just 4 of the more popular options, but there are actually 227 of Greece’s 6,000+ isles that are inhabited and waiting to be explored.
Enjoy the beautiful climate, the majestic scenery, the unforgettable beaches, and so much more.
Foodies – If you are a fan of Mediterranean cuisine, you’ll find dishes made of fresh ingredients drizzled in locally-sourced olive oil, grilled meats and delicious fish, and the sweetest baklava.
Nightlife lovers – The nightclubs and beach bars of Mykonos, Skiathos, Corfu, and Zakynthos are legendary.
Beach fans – Greece is known for having some of the best beaches in Europe.
Athens – 10°C (January) – 29°C (July)
Corfu is one of Greece’s most popular destinations, and one look at the coastline, the olive groves, or the lush green hillsides is enough to tell you how beautiful the area is. You’ll discover the perfect blend of glorious beaches to lounge on and forests ready for exploration, plus a nightlife awash with variety and endless tavernas offering excellent local foods. Visit Benitses village for an exciting night out, or take a trip through Gouvia or San Stefanos in the north for a relaxing taste of real Greek culture.
Crete is the largest Greek island, and has a 4,000+ year history and more than 650 miles of incredible coastline to discover. The unspoilt mountainous landscape patterns an island famed for its Blue Flag beaches, flavoursome Greek cuisine, and according to some, for being the birthplace of the contemporary Western world. Filled with character and atmosphere, you’ll find all the cuisine choices, culture, history, nightlife and beaches you could ever want from a Greek holiday in Crete.
Unlike some of the more energetic, vibrant areas of Greece, Rhodes is for tourists seeking culture, history, and a supremely calming atmosphere. Rhodes has more than 30 Blue Flag beaches that draw many of its annual visitors, plus ancient ruins to explore by day and nightclubs and bars to enjoy by night. Rhodes is composed of several varied areas: Rhodes Town was once home to the great Colossus of Rhodes, Faliraki is a fantastic 18-30s holiday spot, and Apolakkia is a tiny hamlet with some of the most endearing architecture and scenery on the island.
Zante provides both family-friendly places to stay and enjoy, and exciting party spots for clubbers to dance and drink. Zante’s glorious blue waters lap at the region’s spectacular coastline, contrasting with the rolling green hills that make up much of the island’s scenery. Watersports are popular throughout Zante, or you may prefer to while your days away discovering the island’s enchanting villages before enjoying either some low-key evening entertainment or partying the night away.
Known for its glamour and romance, the popular holiday spot Santorini is an excellent choice for couples seeking alone time and unbeatable ocean views, or families looking for some tranquil downtime. 4,000 years ago, a powerful volcanic eruption destroyed a large section of the island, turning it into a crescent-shaped swathe of land with one of the most memorable sea views in all of Greece.
Skiathos is one of the smaller Greek islands, and yet has one of the prettiest marinas. There’s a trendy nightlife scene that attracts people who are hungry to be seen looking good, as well as a number of beach bars that are better-suited to people who prefer their evenings chilled and cosy. You can also find plenty of history, culture, Blue Flag beaches, and fine cuisine to enjoy.
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