Greece home of Zeus, Aphrodite, Athena and Poseidon amongst many others embedded in mythological history, is classed a truly magnificent holiday destination. Holidays to Greece are an amazing way to see fantastic ancient architecture, taste sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine and experience a vibrant, colourful culture. Luxury Greece holidays allow guests to stay in comfort and style at a range of wonderful locations.
The islands of Greece are an integral part of the country’s civilisation and tradition. They offer a highly diversified landscape. There are sheltered bays and coves, golden stretches of sand with dunes, pebbly beaches, caves with steep rocks, black sand typical of volcanic soil and coastal wetlands all lapped by Mediterranean waters which vary from emerald to turquoise and shades of the deepest blue. Apart from swimming and sunbathing, the islands lend themselves to scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. They are also the cradle of some of the most ancient and prosperous European civilisations and to this day have retained the enchantment that inspired Homer and Byron. Boasting unique archaeological sites, an outstanding architectural heritage and centuries-old, fascinating local traditions of a multifaceted cultural past, the Greek Islands have everything for everyone. Wherever you choose to visit, this spectacular country and all it has to offer is sure to please everyone on Greece holidays.
For those on Greece holidays looking for a combination of a bustling city and ancient history, the country’s capital is a captivating choice of destination. Athens, named after the Greek goddess Athena is not only the country’s largest city but also known to be one of the oldest in the world. With its incredible history as the birthplace of democracy, the city offers a perfect mix of both old and new. Both lively and exciting it is full of museums, monuments, parks, and squares, tavernas, restaurants, bars and cafes.
Corfu boasts beautiful golden beaches across miles of coastline, crystal clear waters, bays and sheltered coves, amongst which there is Glyfada, a stunning Blue Flag beach known to be top in the whole of Greece. With a fascinating history of various occupancies including the Romans, Sicilians, Venetians French and the British all of which have left influential marks on this island. For beach-lovers looking for some of Europe’s top beaches with a twist, Corfu is the perfect beach location for holidays in Greece.
Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands is often seen as a country in its own right, not least by the Cretans themselves who are immensely proud of their heritage and traditions. With the locals extremely welcoming to every visitor Crete is a wonderful destination to experience the Greek way of life.
Halkidiki or Chalkidiki as it is also known, is a glorious beach-lovers paradise located in the Aegean Sea boasting over forty Blue Flag beaches. The island is comprised of three peninsulas of Kassandra, Sithonia and the majestic UNESCO World Heritage site of Mount Athos, all of which offer visitors something different.
Kos is one of the most popular Greek island destinations for holiday-makers which comes as no surprise with its gorgeous sun-kissed beaches, excellent shopping, bars and restaurants not to mention its vibrant nightlife. Despite the main town’s popularity, this island is home to many hidden gems such as Lambi Beach, the village of Mastihari and the tranquil town of Agios Fokas.
Another popular destination for Greece holidays is the island of Mykonos. A quaint island that enjoys around 300 days of sunshine a year boasts stunning sandy beaches and bays, alongside a stylish, cosmopolitan feel. With a sophisticated nightlife and a wealth of restaurants Mykonos is ideal for a chic island getaway.
Rhodes, known to many Greeks as the Island of Sun, namely as it is said to be the sunniest destination in Greece, is a fantastic holiday destination for those looking for sun, sea and a wealth of ancient sites. With Rhodes town being the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe, with the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site it actively combines the past and the present.
Santorini is one of Greece’s most pictured destinations. The beautiful blue-topped sugar cube housing has become one of the most iconic images of Greece. Formed through a volcanic eruption this island has a lot of character. With its wonderful traditional architecture, black sand beaches and crystal clear waters it is ideal for relaxing and a spot of snorkelling. With such a picture-perfect destination nestled in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a stunning location for luxury holidays in Greece.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea is the island of Spetses. With a much more of an untouched, relaxed and traditional way of life Spetses is a fantastic choice of destination to immerse you in Greek culture. One of the most notable features of the island is the prohibition of private cars on the island; to which horse and carriage rule the roads. With an offering of marvellous sandy beaches, bays and charming architecture Spetses offers an idyllic and unspoiled island getaway.