Sugar cube villages, ancient ruins, rounds of mezes and ouzo – Greece’s assets have been delighting holidaymakers for years. Greece is the land of second-to-none beaches, round-the-clock nightlife and miles of sandy beaches.
The biggest of the Greek Islands, Crete features miles of beautiful beaches, such as those in the Chania area, as well as famous ancient sites. Close to Heraklion you’ll find the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, and, in Rethymnon, the Venetian fortresses.
Look to the north-west on a map of the Ionian Islands and you’ll come across Corfu, home to Acharavi –with its family-owned tavernas and secluded beaches – as well as to the lively party town of Kavos. To the south of Corfu, you’ll find Zante highlighted by the quiet towns of Alykanas and Kalamaki. Kefalonia is the island of quaint villages and scenic sandy beaches.
South Aegean Islands
The South Aegean Islands offer plenty of memorable holiday experiences – from the wide sandy beaches of Kardamena and Psalidi on Kos to the well-preserved old town of Rhodes’ capital.
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The largest of the Greek Isles, Crete is also the fifth biggest island in the entire Mediterranean. And, it barely misses out on being the fourth largest -- an honour that belongs to Corsica – by only a few acres. So, there’s plenty of ground to cover and so much to see on Crete – including miles of sandy beaches, dramatic mountain scenery and tonnes of historical sites, such as the ruins of the Palace at Knossos.
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