Greece & Islands
The Greek Islands are a long-standing holiday favourite with everyone. They offer all the classic holiday ingredients: friendly resorts, fine beaches, sparklingly clear water, brilliant sunshine, family-run taverns and interesting excursions.
Holidays on the Greek islands really do have something to suit all tastes and ages. Resorts here offer tremendous variety, ranging from tiny, tranquil fishing villages to busy beach resorts, with plenty of nightlife. Most Greek island resorts fall somewhere between, offering beach relaxation and charming tavernas with plenty of traditional food, so are great for families.
The holiday you have really depends on the island you choose, whether perennial favourites like Rhodes, or relaxing, lesser-known destinations like Lesbos, Samos, Kefalonia or Syros. There is an extensive and varied choice of attractive resorts on the Greek islands, like Corfu and Crete, large enough to encompass a variety of landscapes and holiday styles. Kos and Mykonos have a reputation for animated nightlife.
For quiet beach holidays, try charming, unspoilt Meganissi and Ithaca, traditional Lefkas or small, scenic islands like Alonissos, Paros, Kalymnos, Thassos or Paxos. Also, islands like Zakynthos (Zante), Skiathos and Skopelos feature superb beaches and stunning scenery. Sparkling white villages and amazing landscapes in Santorini and Naxos make for a truly memorable Greek island holiday.