Greece, with over 6000 islands, is one of the most visited countries in the world.
With little need for an introduction, there are a million reasons to travel to Greece. The cradle of Western civilization, ambrosial food, and fantastic weather are only some of the things that make Greece a wonderful destination all year round.
No mention of a visit to Greece would be complete without mentioning the tavernas! Simple fresh local food and homemade wine. For many, tavernas are the focus of a vacation to Greece! Those tavernas located on the beach, offer fresh fish, free sunbeds, and lazy afternoons sleeping off your lunch!
With a mild Mediterranean climate expect hot and dry summers. Warm Spring and Autumn along with mild Winter.
Greece is rated as one of the top 10 villa holiday destinations in the world with different islands to suit every taste. Choose the Greek island that suits your holiday vacation taste:
The emerald isle; carpeted with over 2 million Olive Trees. Tiny hamlets, fishing villages, and pretty vistas make Corfu a popular choice for villa holidays.
Corfu Town, with its Venetian architecture, is a cultural and artistic heritage that can be felt everywhere. Not just in the coffee bars, tavernas, and trendy bistros but also in the art and music for which Corfu is famed.
The top places to visit in Corfu are Achillion Palace, the former retreat of princess Sissi of Austria, Mon Repos palace, where Phillip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was born, the iconic Panagia Vlacherna, and Pontikonisi (mouse) island.
The 88th largest island in the world, Crete is a diverse and vibrant land packed with ancient ruins, buzzing cities, and breathtaking sandy beaches.
The north coast of the island is the most populated area, and most well known to tourists. Heraklion (or Iraklion) is the island’s capital and main entry point. Rethymnon and Hania to the west are much quieter and retain a distinct Venetian influence.
The south coast is crisscrossed with gorges and dotted with isolated villages and coves. It is also the stepping off point for the isolated islets to the south of Crete.
Boasting a breathtaking natural landscape with exotic beaches, pine forests that spill down the mountainsides to the sea, and spectacular caves, Kefalonia is a popular holiday destination with great food, nature, and loggerhead turtles (with the eggs hatching during August).
Kefalonia offers many attractions, ranging from the natural landscape and beaches and ending at the great creations of those who passed through Kefalonia during the centuries. The most important is the Castle of St.George, the cave-lake of Melisani, the Drogarati cave with its stalagmites and stalactites, the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, the monastery of St. Gerasimos, the beaches of Myrtos, Antisamos, Xi.
Fiscardo is probably one of the prettiest harbours in the whole of Greece!
Best known as the “island of knights”, and with a large history along with its historic buildings and sights. The atmosphere at 'Old Town' Rhodes is like a medieval era; the tavernas and bars a welcome retreat from the hot sun! Rhodes island, offers beaches, nightlife if needed, or quiet sleepy villages.
As the smallest of the inhabited Ionian islands, Paxos, often referred to as Paxoi or Paxi, offers visitors a rare and genuine slice of the unhurried, tranquil and traditional Greek lifestyle.
In reality, Paxos is a peaceful island of olive groves, crystal clear waters, and tiny fishing villages. Waterside tavernas and sleepy bars offering local Ouzo complete the relaxation.
With only one hotel on the island (The Paxos Club) villas are the main rental option, with some apartments and studios in the 3 main villages (Gaios, Loggos and Lakka)
Lefkada is famous for its natural sandy beaches! Connected to the 'Greek-Mainland' via a causeway, makes Lefkada easily accessible. There are many beautiful unspoiled bays to be found, and it is worthwhile going off-road and visiting some of the old traditional villages in the mountains. Closer to the beach you will find excellent inexpensive tavernas to enjoy.
Meganisi is a tiny island located between Lefkada and the Greek mainland. Regular ferries operate between Lefkada and Meganisi, the journey is only 20mins or so. It is the perfect destination for day trips from Lefkada or those lucky enough to rent one of the few private villas with a pool. Meganisi is one of those Greek islands, that we often see in our dreams!