Following the government’s decision to advise against non-essential travel to some parts of Europe, summer holidays to Greece are now on the rise. So much so that two airlines, Tui and Jet2, have even added extra flights to the country in order to meet the demand of people wanting to say goodbye to the UK weather and lose themselves in sunny holiday rentals in Greece.
Of course, in the current climate you’ll need to make sure you’re up to speed on the policies and procedures for travelling abroad, and you can read up on all our latest advice on What To Know About Travelling To Greece for your summer holiday this year.
The country is so popular at the moment that The Times Expert Traveller has even released a piece on 26 of the most sought-after tourist spots in Greece. With our expert knowledge of the country, we’ve rounded up our top three holiday destinations in Greece you need to know about:
Crete is Greece’s largest island and ticks many holiday boxes, whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun family holiday.
It combines wild natural beauty with idyllic beaches, thousands of years of culture and history and exquisite cuisine. The island is also blessed with some of the warmest winters in Europe, so even if you don’t hit absolute peak time, you’re still going to be basking in glorious sunshine.
The heavenly Balos Lagoon in Chania and the eternally beautiful Farlasana often feature on lists of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Or you could explore the many myth-laden archaeological sites such as Knossos and the labyrinth of the Minotaur if you’re feeling adventurous.
This cosmopolitan island in the Northern Sporades is dinky in size, but big in spirit. Not only will you find a paradise of picture-perfect beaches (a total of 63 beaches to be exact), you also have the vibrant and lively nightlife, too.
In Skiathos Town you’ll find chic cocktail bars with views overlooking the harbour and a wealth of gourmet restaurants. And this pedestrianised street of traditional tavernas and eateries opens up and turns into a lively street party every night and into the early morning.
Colourful cultural events, concerts, festivals and exhibitions are held on the island every summer. Skiathos is an island for the young—and the young at heart.
With a recent spotlight cast on the island by ITV’s enchanting series, The Durrells, the island of Corfu shines as one of the most heavenly holiday destinations in Greece.
It has rich multicultural heritage and the town is packed with stunning historical sites and monuments, as well as gorgeous natural landscapes—rugged land that is alive with over 400 species of wild flowers and carpeted with endless olive groves.
Corfu is known for its cuisine, too. Try the local ginger beer, which is spicy and lemony, or the Venetian-style seafood stew, bourdeto, or the traditional slow-cooked pork with kumquats—perhaps washed down with a glass of theotoki aspro, a white wine made by one of Corfu’s most prestigious wine producers.
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