Summer Travel Destinations | Greek Islands
With the official start to summer on 21st June, many people are turning their thoughts to summer holiday destinations and travel planning. If you need some travel inspiration for this summer, over the next few weeks we’re revealing some superb summer holiday destinations.
The Greek Islands are a summer holiday hotspot, and with little wonder. Greece has an incredible 6,000 islands off its coastline, 200 of which are inhabited. Many of the islands are known for their stunning beaches and stretches of coastline, slow pace of life and seemingly endless sunshine – a flawless combination for a blissful summer holiday.
Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands to the west of the country and is the perfect place for a truly relaxing holiday. With 254 kilometres of coastline and some truly fantastic beaches, it’s a great place to be if you love nothing more than chilling out on the sand.
Santorini is one of Greece’s most popular islands, thanks to its otherworldly landscape and spectacular views across the volcanic caldera it lies within. It is also considered one of the most romantic of the Greek islands, making it the ideal spot for a couple’s getaway.
The fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean also has some of the very best beaches. There are bustling beach towns and remote, traditional villages, so there’s sure to be a spot suited to most travellers needs.
Corfu is one of the greenest of the Greek islands, making it a great choice for those who like to get out and about in nature. The landscape is peppered with thousands of olive trees and there are plenty of wonderful walking and hiking trails for those who like to keep active on their travels.
Kos is an island with thousands of years of history and with the architecture and ruins to prove it. There are medieval castles, Corinthian columns, Roman ruins scattered across this Dodecanese island. If you’re a history lover, this is the ideal Greek island for you.
Mykonos is cool, cosmopolitan and undeniably chic. It is the most glamorous of the Greek islands and attracts people from across the globe to its hedonistic, party-loving shores. By day it is quiet and laid-back, and night-time is when it really comes to life.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is blessed with beautiful wooded valleys, picture-perfect beaches, plenty of history and culture, and some truly great places to stay. The sheer variety of this island means that it can appeal to many different types of holidaymaker, or just those who want a little bit of everything.
Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is one of the Greek Ionian islands and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Many head to the all-night party resorts in the south, but those who are looking for something a little more idyllic should head to the north and west of the island. Here you’ll find beach tavernas, glorious stretches of sand, mountainous areas and protected areas of coastline.
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