Regions in Greece

From the famous Cycladic islands to the mainland’s captivating coastline, we can help you choose where to go in Greece

One of the largest islands in Greece is Crete, surrounded by Venetian architecture, sunken cities and beautiful cypress trees. You’ll also find Napoleonic buildings, palaces and a maze of ancient cobblestoned streets on the Ionian island of Corfu with a lively side on its southern tip but an air of luxury on the north-east coast. Both islands have beautiful beaches – you’ll find stand-out pink and white sands at Balos and Elafonissi on Crete and Kommeno Bay on Corfu. There’s no shortage of pretty swimming pools, glamorous cocktail bars, traditional fishing villages and Cycladic architecture on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. The cliffs of Oia are the perfect place to view those deep blue iconic domes. Expect oversized daybeds, Instagram-worthy hotels and spectacular sunsets.

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and a delight for history buffs with its UNESCO World Heritage Old Town and ancient ruins of the Lindos Acropolis. The east coast’s shallow waters are ideal for family-friendly Greece holidays. The soft white sands of mainland’s Halkidiki are a great spot for taking the kids, as beach-based activities can be combined with a little history taking to the sea to view Mount Athos and the monastic state.

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Crete

The scent of sage, thyme and rosemary fill the mountainous countryside; behind stone walls and palace-style resorts you’ll find luxurious spas; and, o...

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Halkidiki & Thessaloniki

Stepping out onto creamy white beaches and listening to the sound of waves at the edge of the Aegean Sea, holidays to Halkidiki put you in the middle ...

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Kos

Along with Rhodes, Kos belongs to the Dodecanese islands, known for their long sandy coastlines. The beaches are the biggest draw here, but Kos also h...

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Santorini

There’s that first fairytale moment that you set eyes on Santorini and see those snow-white layers on top of the cliff dotted with Tiffany blue pools ...

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Rhodes

The domineering Acropolis of Lindos is saturated in gold light as dusk falls over the prettiest of white-washed villages, cool tunes play from beach t...

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Mykonos

There’s the scent of lemons, the taste of Masitha liqueur and sorbet, that wild Meltemi northern wind and those iconic sunsets turning the sky every d...

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Peloponnese

Taste the best olive oil in Greece, visit Ottoman fortresses and discover one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches, omega shaped Voïdokoilia on holidays...

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Athens

Athens is a fascinating collision of ancient and modern, from the breathtaking grandeur of the Parthenon and the delightful winding alleys of the Plak...

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Corfu

The second largest of the Ionian islands, Corfu has a winning combination of sandy coastlines, lush green terrain and a history that is said to date b...

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Sporades Islands

The Sporades are ultimate island-hopping territory. Scattered – literally ‘sporadically’ – off Greece’s eastern coast, you can sail away from a backdr...

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