Picturesque Greece is a paradise for visitors, and a Greek island holiday is nothing short of exceptional. Greece is split into three main geographical regions: the mainland, the Peloponnese Peninsula and the country’s 6,000 beautiful islands. Each has its own distinct identity and offers something unique.
With 227 inhabited islands to choose from, with sparkling coves, soft sandy beaches, dramatic volcanic peaks, cosy fish tavernas and electric blue rooftops, there is definitely an island perfect for you. There are few things more romantic than watching a fiery sunset across the ocean, and the Greek islands offer some of the most spectacular. Santorini and Mykonos are effortlessly chic with their cubic houses nestled into the cliffs, whitewashed windmills and blue and red church domes.
The Peloponnese coastline boasts sandy beaches for swimming and snorkelling in the azure warm waters. A trip to Peloponnese is like diving straight into an interactive history book, its collection of temples, castles and palaces bringing the past to life. It was home to some of the most powerful rulers in ancient Greece, hosting the kingdoms of Agamemnon, Nestor and Menalaus.
With 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites to its name, Greece has every right to be proud of its heritage. It’s not all about archaeology, however, and nature lovers will not be left disappointed. Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe and the lush forests and rivers of Epirus, Thessaly and Thrace are ripe for exploring.