- 14 Nights,
20 May 2016
- Self Catering
- East Midlands
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Countless beautiful beaches, thousands of years of history and some of the world's most delicious dishes, Greece holidays provide a fantastic selection of resorts that all share a fantastic Mediterranean climate.
Famous for its white-washed buildings that are decorated with colourful floral displays, the hospitable people of Greece welcome tourists to their shores with open arms. Between the towns and cities of the mainland and the beautiful collection of islands, you're guaranteed to find the perfect holiday destination.
It is hard to find two resorts that are the same across the dozens of places to choose from. You have the volcanically formed island of Santorini, the bohemian styles of Mykonos, the ancient ruins in Rhodes as well as plenty of tourist ready resorts elsewhere.
Holidays to Greece can be enjoyed by absolutely anyone; they just have to pick the resort to suit them. Families can take it slow in Zante or enjoy the cities and attractions in Crete. Corfu and Santorini are romantic choices for couples while 18-30s will want to experience the frantic nightlife found in certain resorts of Crete, Kos and Zante.
The best known of Greece's Ionian Islands, Corfu is a beautifully natural holiday destination. Known as the Emerald Isle due to the lush green terrain, there are also 57 beaches lining the coastline.
There are examples of ancient Greek structures still standing around the island. The capital features two large fortresses lying off the coast as well as many other notable structures.
Kavos is the party central of this island but the majority of other resorts host romantic evenings spent underneath a warm summer climate.
The largest Greek Island packs in a lot of features, attractions and historic sights. This is a great destination for families as well as young tourists who want to stay up late and party.
Malia provides the wildest nights in all of Greece with a long strip of bars and clubs, the lively resort also features an array of beaches to choose from. There are also waterparks, hiking trails and ancient ruins to explore.
Crete is also home to some major cities where there is a fantastic collection of shops and restaurants.
Although Kos is a small island, it manages to cram in a range of resorts that are filled with beautiful beaches, fascinating history and miles of dense forests.
Many of the resorts provide beaches that are so spacious you can easily find your own private patch on the sand. Along the coastline and between the beaches there is also a popular natural hot spring.
There is plenty of fun to be had here with the Aquatica Water Park, many boat trips and beach activities too. The capital is a great place to shop and dine within Eleftherias Square.
Rhodes is a cultural phenomenon and has played a major part in the history of Greece. There are so many fascinating structures from ancient times as well as a modern nightlife in some of the resorts.
European Blue Flags fly above many of Rhodes' beaches and there are plenty of water sports and scuba diving opportunities. From the north facing beaches you can see mainland Turkey clearly in the distance.
The capital of Rhodes is teeming with historical landmarks and structures which are a real treat to tour. There are a great number of shops and restaurants in the capital too.
This beautiful crescent island was formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago. Santorini has a unique landscape with the menacing caldera cliffs on the west side and beaches with black volcanic sands in the east.
Most of the tourist resorts are in the east while scenic towns built along the cliff edge are found on the west coast. It is easy to travel between the two regions to enjoy the best of both worlds.
There are fun activities for families to enjoy and an array of water sports by the beaches. The Megalochori resort is famous for its wine production and you can enjoy a tour and a taste if you spend time in the town.
This sunny island features some terrific beaches and beautiful inland terrain. It is one of the best destinations to take it slow and enjoy the Mediterranean climate.
On the south coast Kalami and Lagana's beaches are famous for being habituated by loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs here. The beaches along the north coast are better known for their great offering of water sports and activities.
Many of the resorts feature great family attractions like go-karting, bowling and mini-golf while Laganas is a famous party resort. Zante is a small but versatile island that welcomes all tourists.
The majority of Greece is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine a year. The height of tourism season sees fantastic temperatures enjoyed underneath clear skies. July and August sees average highs of around 30C and but most resorts enjoy an ideal climate from at least May until September.
During the summer season the local governments across Greece tend to throw annual celebrations to include tourists in their cultural festivals. Traditional music, dancing and performances are enjoyed alongside servings of delicious foods and drinks.
Visiting the capital of Santorini is rewarding enough just to see the marvel of the buildings sitting by the caldera cliffs. This whitewashed town is home to fantastic shopping and dining opportunities. There is also a lively nightlife within the bars and tavernas.
Though what was formerly the larger area of Santorini was mostly destroyed and submerged by the volcanic eruption of 1450BC, there are still small islets remaining off the west coast. Set sail from the foot of the caldera cliffs to discover Therasia and the uninhabited Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni.
Dubbed the 'Old' fortress because it sits across a 'New' fortress. Climb the castle-like structure and pass the old cannons, the cellar walls until you reach the top. From there you'll have the best vantage point over to the New Fortress and across Corfu Town.
The largest city and the capital of Crete, Heraklion is a major area with a large population and exciting and historic attractions. The Venetian Fortress is a large square structure that sits out on the coast while there are also dozens of shops and restaurants to browse through along the water front too.
Not only is a long walk through Plaka Forest a welcome respite from the sun, it is also a beautiful area full of fascinating wildlife and many colourful birds. There are a number of tour operators by Kos Town and Tingaki that offer guided tours around this natural habitat.
This natural hot spring lies between Kos Town and Psalidi and you can reach the site via long walks from both towns. The earth heats this rock pool up to 40C and you're free to bathe in its natural goodness. Arrive early because the crowds pick up after midday.
Just a couple of kilometres inland from Kolymbia, this natural spectacle is hidden amongst a warm forested area. The natural springs rush through a long stream and there are some manmade surroundings that follow the water like the half a kilometre long underground tunnel.
There are many boat trips you can choose from along the coastline of Zante but a trip to what is known locally as Turtle Island is arguably the best. Dock into the beautiful bay to enjoy a picture perfect beach that leads into a dense forest. Of course you could be lucky enough to spot a couple of turtles along the way.