Only a short flight away, with glorious landscapes, reliable weather and delicious food, there is a reason why we keep going back to Greece for more. Cosmopolitan Mykonos is the epitome of a Greek island holiday, with picturesque whitewashed villages, narrow cobblestone streets, sophisticated bars and restaurants, and vivid nightlife. Volcanic Santorini is one of the most iconic images thanks to its blue domed churches and that beautiful sunset, voted year after year among the best in the world. If it's top beaches that you're after, you can't go wrong with favourites such as Myrtos in Kefalonia, Paleokastritsa in Corfu, St Paul's Bay in Rhodes or the striking Shipwreck in Zakynthos.
Skiathos and Skopelos have become world famous after featuring in the Mamma Mia! film, while Crete has something for everyone, from archaeological sites and elegant Venetian harbours to spectacular gorges and even the largest natural palm forest in Europe. But there is more to Greece than just the islands: a must-visit for history and culture buffs, modern Athens is also one of the liveliest European capitals; an enticing mix of old and new, Thessaloniki is known as 'the city that never sleeps'; and of course there is the blessed peninsula of the Peloponnese, packed with hidden bays, orange orchards, Byzantine monasteries, medieval villages and home of the Olympic Games!