Greece is perhaps the most magical place to be found anywhere in the world. Crusader castles, Roman and Hellenistic ruins set in idyllic countryside offer an irresistible combination of ancient history and sheer beauty. Welcoming resorts range from the utterly serene to activity-packed and fun-loving, offering an unimaginable range of holiday experiences. Add to this a dazzling array of sun-soaked beaches and coves surrounded by the azure Aegean waters, Greece holidays really do offer something for everyone.
Greece boasts the longest coastline of any European country and is surrounded by picturesque islands exceeding 2,000 in number. Until the 1960s only studious academics, wealthy yacht-owners and adventurous backpackers were lucky enough to explore this alluring holiday destination. But with a vast choice of cheap package holidays to Greece now available, holiday-makers of all kinds can sample the delights that this ancient land has to offer.
The Mediterranean climate and welcoming atmosphere of the Greek Islands has made them dream holiday destinations for travelers across the world. From the hedonistic resort playgrounds, to breathtaking scenery and some of the best beaches in the world, the islands nestled around the mainland of Greece have something to excite every kind of holidaymaker.
The largest of the Greek Islands is Crete, which hosts beautiful golden sand beaches and green rugged mountains. In Crete, Malia offer busy nightlife, as well as the popular resorts of Rethymnon and Hersonissos, which also offer activities for the whole family. If you are looking for peace and quiet, the agricultural town of Ierapetra is a perfect choice for a relaxing Greek holiday. To the north east of Crete are the islands of Kos and Rhodes, where the resorts of Kardamena and Faliraki are famous for their nightlife.
For a traditional beach holiday mixed with ancient history, the resorts of Kefalonia, Skiathos and Zante are perfect. Skiathos in particular boasts over 60 award winning beaches as well as ancient monestries Pelio architecture.
North-west coast of mainland Greece and part of the Ionian Islands, Corfu has some of the most romantic villages, vineyards and beautiful beaches of all of the Greek islands. Resorts such as Sidari and Kavos, are the most popular with busy nightlife and plenty of activities for a perfect family holiday in Greece.
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