Greek Island Holidays
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When: The sun burns brightly throughout the year, and if you can handle the heat then head out in the height of summer – this is when you’ll see the most Brits flaunting their bikinis, stretched out beneath the sun. If you’d like to do some more exploring and not sweat out your body weight every day, considered April or May.
Where: If you want to rock it out with the best of the British youngsters, then make Corfu or Crete your first port of call. For something a little more self-indulgent, check out Rhodes or Santorini.
Why: Because you’ve got the pick of the most beautiful, idyllic and soul-soothing bunch that you could ask for ... and, if you can’t choose between them? Easy! Island-hop your way into paradise and visit as many as you can!
When: Get lost in the crowds, make new friends and perhaps start up the summer romance of the year (that’s right, we expect big things from you) and jet off between June and September – you won’t be able to find a better atmosphere!
Where: Most of the Greek Islands can teach Britain a thing or two about clubbing resorts, but for the best atmosphere consider Kavos in Corfu, Laganas in Zante or Malia in Crete.
Why: Because it’s probably unlikely that you don’t know a single group that have never been on a Greek Island holiday and not come back with amazing stories to tell. Become that group with the best anecdotes and live it up Greek style – you know you want to!
When: If you want that romantic spark to well and truly sizzle, visit from May to September. If you reckon your relationship will actually set on fire if you introduce any more spark into it, and you’d rather avoid the ouzo-chasing party animals and sandcastle-building miniature folk that the summer brings, grab some winter sun in October or March.
Where: Rhodes is a great choice for a romantic getaway and boasts some of the best weather of Greece. Likewise, Kefalonia is perfect for a romantic break and is home to beaches and views that you just couldn’t make up. Pure. Heaven.
Why: Because Greek mythology has its own goddess assigned to romance, so really, if you want that all important spark to flare up to its highest extent in your relationship, you can’t refuse a holiday to the Greek Islands.
When: Each of the islands boasts beautiful, quaint and secluded Greek villages that’ll truly provide you with a family getaway to remember, so you’re never going to go too far wrong. For the best pick of the bunch, head to Santorini or Skiathos.
Where: The sun can get blistering hot and you don’t want your holiday ruined by sobbing children, do you? Escape the burn but embrace the warmth that April and May brings – perhaps head out in the Easter hols and swap chocolate eggs for feta cheese and olives.
Why: Because it’s not too far away yet you’ll still feel a million miles away from home, and anywhere with delectable, healthy cuisine, stunning beaches and fascinating culture to boot has got to be pretty special, right? Exactly!