Holidays in Greece

Greece Information

Greece is the southernmost country on the European mainland. With a wealth of history spanning more than 8,000 years, source of the arts and philosophy as well as birthplace of the Olympic Games, Greece welcomes you to explore the cradle of civilization.

This blessed and fertile land is surrounded by the crystalline Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and has a wonderful climate most of the year, which results in excellent quality of local production. Over 2,000 Greek islands are scattered about the eastern Mediterranean, roughly 200 of them inhabited.

Crete Information

Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. With an exquisite 1,000 kilometer-long coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, Crete affords a multitude of sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. The island's historic importance in today's world as the home of the Minoan civilization with important archeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.

Crete can easily conquer the visitor’s heart with its Cretan hospitality, the smiling Cretan sun, the sounds of the Cretan lyre, the scents of orange blossom and jasmine, a slice of cool red watermelon and a glass of iced raki. After all, Crete is among the finest islands of the world as it has been established as one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. And of course, within its diverse area of more than 8,000 square kilometers, there are still treasures just waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous explorers of holiday.

Dodecanese Islands Information

Southeast of the Aegean Sea are located the Dodecanese islands and consist of twelve major islands as well as a number of smaller islands. The Dodecanese Islands perfectly blend the thriving nature, the rich and colorful vegetation with the blue of the sky and the sea. Although the Dodecanese Islands are quite cosmopolitan, at the same time visitors easily find the quiet and peaceful life that these beautiful islands provide.

Rhodes

Between Crete and the near East in the Aegean Ocean lies the island of Rhodes. Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands and never ceases to impress and to attract every year thousands of visitors longing for sun and sea holidays, spiced up with the authentic friendly atmosphere of Greece. The modern city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities in the Greek islands. It is the financial and cultural centre of the southeastern Aegean and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. The natural beauty of the island, the monuments from the long and often turbulent history, a Rhodian character along with the warm hospitality generously offered by the people of Rhodes all captivate the visitor’s heart.

Kos

Kos is the third largest island in the Dodecanese after Rhodes and Karpathos. It lies between Nisyros and Kalymnos islands, close to the Asia Minor coast. Kos is called the island of Hippocrates (the father of medicine). In 460 BC Hippocrates was born in Kos. After his death the people of Kos built the famous Asklepeion, in honor of the God Asclepius, which operated as a hospital applying the methods of therapy taught by Hippocrates. Kos history along with the interesting places to discover like castles, museums, the natural magnificence, mountainous villages, verdant landscape, unique golden beaches and the Greek sunshine make Kos island an attractive tourist center.

Ionian Islands

At the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea, there is a group of Greek islands named Ionian Islands. The Ionian Islands are well known for their beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, charming villages and stunning scenic countryside which is verdant and flourishing with greenery and nature. Each Ionian island has a distinct charm and magic. However, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Corfu are three of the most favorite destinations.

Corfu

Corfu is a major attraction for thousands of visitors from Greece and all over the world every year. This cosmopolitan island offers innumerable beautiful natural sights and scenic views, while still keeps the traditional island colors and its personal character. The unbound sandy beaches, the ideal verdurous plains as well as the spirit of the culture that drift from every corner of the island, are the main elements that provoke impression for every visitor.

Zakynthos

Zakynthos is the third largest island of the Ionian Islands. The island terrain is varied; there are fertile plains in the southeastern part, which merge gently into peaceful bays and golden beaches while the western side of the island is mountainous with steep cliffs along its coasts. One of the best ways to explore the island’s beauty is with sailing, which offers you the opportunity to reach at inaccessible sandy beaches and swim in turquoise waters accompanied by the sea turtles Caretta-Caretta. Another way to taste the island’s magic is to dive in order to explore the undersea world as well as the hidden caves. This natural beauty in combination with the local people's hospitality will make your visit experience unforgettable.
 

Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the biggest island among the Ionian Islands and is considered the ideal place for relaxation and getting in touch with nature. The combination of the mountainous landscape and the beautiful beaches as well as the caves with the sinkholes, the monasteries, the castles and the traditional settlements, make visitors desire the beauty of the island repetitively. Due to its endless magnificence, visitors must explore the island and meet places that worthwhile visiting like Myrtos beach that has been voted eleven times the best Greek sea or the picturesque cave of Drogati.

Cyclades Islands Information

Southeast of the mainland of Greece in the Aegean Sea, there is a group of Greek islands named Cyclades. Cyclades bounded to the south by the Sea of Crete. Cyclades are distinguished for their unique sea color, their natural landscape, their characteristic architecture with their bright white settlements, for their bays, for their history and cultural attractions, and of course, for their sun and light. Among the 220 islands that comprise Cyclades, Santorini, Mykonos and Paros are 3 of the most favorite destinations.

Santorini

Santorini is a sensational destination with a long history as it is proved by its geological particularity. Santorini is created by the volcanic lava. The history of the island remains buried at Akrotirio so as to remind everybody that Santorini does have the “divine” touch. Santorini is known for the best sunset in the world. From Caldera, an area in Santorini that is hanged from a cliff, visitors can better enjoy this romantic sunset, where the sun comes and goes and blends its colours with the colours of the volcanic soil. The beaches get the colors of the volcano, black, red, white, and the crystal clear waters reflect the sea bottom with the unique rocks. Santorini is also known for the high quality of its local products like wine, legumes and vegetables. The island also has amazing hotels, unique shops and jewelry shops that offer a great variety of jewelry made of volcanic stone.

Mykonos

Mykonos Island is located at the middle of the Aegean Sea and it is widely known as “the island of the winds”, since the winds blow most of the time at this island. Mykonos is the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday destination and it is not a coincidence that it is among the most famous islands in the world. Mykonos is characterized by its unique Cycladic architecture with whitewashed houses built very close to each other, scattered on hills and mountains, on large rocks or even on wave-front. The island is also very famous for the Little Venice, a spot that offers a charming sunset. The island stands out for its many marvelous golden beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters. The beaches are well organized with all amenities, beach bars with loud music and beach parties. The natural elements of the island are vivid and strong, guiding every visitor in new sensations; the air, the sun, the moon are the eternal guides. The feeling of getting lost in the alleys is fascinating. The exit to the seashore is where we end our walk, with a glass of ouzo and the view of the boats.

Paros

In the heart of the Aegean and in the magic of the Cyclades, the beautiful island of Paros is located. The whitewashed town of Paros is built on a picturesque bay and has a very scenic natural harbor. Paros offers a great choice of excellent beaches like Kolybithres. At the island there are also beautiful places to visit like the well-known village of Lefkes or Dryos, with great lush and a beautiful sand beach. At Paros there are also several wineries as well as distilleries which manufacture the fine wines of the island. Paros is also famous for its wonderful white marbles. Many masterpieces of antiquity were with Parian marble. Paros is a destination that combines relaxation with vivid life.

» Rhodes

» Cyclades Islands

» Ionian Islands

» Macedonia

» Attiki

» Peloponnese

» Central Greece

» Epirus

» Kos

» Santorini

» Sporades

» Crete

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