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

  • Steeped in history
  • myth and legend
  • Rugged unspoilt south coast
  • Excellent spa and family-friendly hotels

The largest of the Mediterranean islands, Crete is steeped in history, myth and legend. Its stunning mountain ranges are dotted with caves and sliced ...

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Halkidiki

  • Some of Greece's best beaches
  • Mount Athos monasteries
  • Great for family holidays

South of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, Halkidiki is home to some of the country’s best beaches. Take a trip here and you’ll also find rich produce,...

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Kos

  • Long
  • sandy coastline
  • Perfect for island day trips
  • Great for cycling

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

  • White-washed clifftop villages
  • Boutique hotels built into the caldera
  • Dramatic sunset views

With its white-washed clifftop villages overlooking the glistening Aegean Sea, Santorini (known locally as Thira) exudes charm and romance. Its volcan...

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Rhodes

  • More than 100 miles of coastline
  • Ancient architecture
  • Lindos Acropolis

Medieval Rhodes has a wonderful combination of ancient attractions, olive groves, lively entertainment and tranquil beaches along its 100-miles and mo...

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Mykonos

  • 16th-Century windmills
  • Cosmopolitan Mykonos Town
  • Gentle landscape with golden beaches

One of the smallest islands of the Cyclades, Mykonos is the epitome of style, and it combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with rich natural beauty. Low,...

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Peloponnese

  • Medieval castles and fortified towns
  • Olive groves and sandy bays
  • Great golf

A large peninsula in the south of Greece, the Peloponnese is renowned for its wild beauty and rich mythology. Here you can explore the ruins of Sparta...

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Corfu

  • Ancient history
  • Picturesque Corfu Town
  • Lush mountains and sandy coastlines

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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