Guaranteed sunshine and mile upon mile of golden sandy beaches make the Greek islands popular summer holiday destinations for Greece package holidays. As well as fantastic beaches, the Greek islands are steeped in rich history and culture, which has made them popular holiday destinations for years.
Discover ancient sites, pretty Greek villages and staggering coastlines on a relaxing holiday in this intriguing destination. Or for fun in the sun, why not hit the nearest waterpark with the kids. Or perhaps a boat trip and scuba diving are more your scene. However, one of the most exciting things about all inclusive holidays in Greece is the opportunity to island hop and explore more than one Greek gem.
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Romantics should head to Aghious Nikolaos in Crete to wander hand in hand around Lake Voulismeni. Whitewashed walls surround the twinkling waters, and makes for a refreshing change from the beachfront.
An excursion to this volcanic island is one for the brave. The sight of the majestic, red-tinged volcanic mountain with its steaming crater will burn itself on your memory of your Greece holidays for years to come.
Kos Town is a fantastic all rounder, with lots to offer families, friends, couples and culture vultures alike. Uncover the ancient Roman ruins and head inland to the olive groves and hillside villages of Old Kos. For more laid back visit, simply relax on the sandy beaches before hitting the bars after dark. The choice in Kos is yours.
The cute name of this teeny, tiny island off the coast of Corfu is a memorable nod to its rodent-like shape, and a boat trip is to this little hidden beauty makes an equally memorable afternoon excursion.
A trip to this pretty Rhodes resort is nothing short of a trip back in time – and a preservation order means that this UNESCO World Heritage Town will stay that way. Explore the cobbled, car free streets, snorkel in the sandy bay, or set off from Mandraki harbour on a relaxing boat tour. Holidays in Greece don’t get much more relaxing.
Malia is an infamous party town in Crete, and Bar Street does exactly what it says on the tin. Come nightfall, the street comes to life in an explosion of neon, and music pumps out into the warm night air as the bars compete for attention. This ever-popular destination offers cheap Greece holidays for party people - where blowing off steam doesn’t have to blow the budget.
If there’s one thing that Greece isn’t short of, it’s waterparks, and Aqualand in Corfu is one of the best. Dare you brave the Kamikaze? Book Greece holiday deals to Corfu and find out!
Add extra value to holidays in Greece by island hopping to other destinations. Just a short boat ride from the island of Corfu, Albania is easily accessible to those on a Greek island holiday. Explore the World Heritage Site of Butrint, before heading up a hill fort to take in spectacular views towards Greece.
Smugglers Cove is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Zante, with craggy cliffs surrounding a tiny white sand beach. Those on family holidays to Greece should look out for pirate themed boat excursions where the kids can explore the shipwreck, play beach games and walk the (pretend!) plank.
The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights is one of the cultural highlights of Rhodes. Marvel at the towers and turrets outside, and the Roman mosaics that form part of the regal interior of this stunning island.
As the largest of the Greek islands, Crete is an excellent choice for those who want a holiday in Greece that covers all bases. Party people will want to head straight to Malia to check out its infamous strip, or enjoy the neon nightlife of lively Hersonissos.
Those who really want to experience a taste of Greek culture during their holiday will quickly fall in love with Heraklion. Wonder at the 16th Century Palace and give your brain a workout at the Archaeological Museum, before winding down in a taverna on a cobbled street, or in a bar overlooking the boats bobbing in the harbour.
Dubbed ‘The Emerald Isle’, Corfu is lush, green and very tranquil in parts. Romantics should head to the sleepy fishing hamlet of Nissaki to find a secluded spot in the pine-covered foothills of Mount Pantakrator, or take a boat over to tiny and tranquil Mouse Island.
If you’ve got an urge to explore further, plan a daytrip to nearby Albania, where the World Heritage Site of Butrint awaits those who enjoy discovering archaeological treasures. Don’t forget your passport!
The island of Kos is literally ringed with a perimeter of stunning beaches as it has nearly 300km of coastline. Some coastal towns such as Kardamena are lively and loud, while others like Psalidi are tranquil and relaxed. The rest, like Kos Town, walk a fine line between the two.
Head a little further inland however and you’ll discover a different side to Kos, away from the jet skis and the yachts. Whitewashed villages nestle between olive groves and hillsides, and the pace of life slows right down to give a glimpse of traditional Greece.
One trip to Rhodes and you’ll see exactly why it’s the most visited of all the Greek Islands. From the vibrant clubbing scene of Faliraki, to the tranquil UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lindos, Rhodes manages to be all things to all men, without losing an ounce of its natural Greek charm.
Zante is a Greek Island that’s as lively as its name if you head for the bars and beaches of Laganas. Elsewhere on the island, Tsilivi is a charming spot with enough life for families and couples to enjoy, whereas Kalamaki boasts one of the best beaches on island.
Don’t forget to book an excursion to Smugglers Cove, where you can explore a real life shipwreck surrounded by the imposing Zante cliffs.
Offering much more than just sunshine, there’s a big fat Greek holiday for everyone.