Greece holidays 2014.
Discovering the Greek islands for summer 2014 holidays.
The Ionian Islands
With golden sands, green-shadowed mountainsides and bright blue water. It is no wonder these film-set islands attract attention.
Whilst on holiday in Greece, relive the myth hiking Odysseus’s rugged island Ithaka, take a boat ride around Zante’s striking Blue Grotto or get underground in the subterranean caves of mountainous Kefalonia, the island famous for for its star-turn in Captain’s Corelli’s Mandolin.
Corfu, the largest and perhaps the most scenic of the ionians, throngs in peak season but has wide beaches, livelly nightlife and elegant cafes amid Venetian architechure in Corfu Town. Close by, tiny Paxos is a haven of peace and pretty villages, while Lefkada offers sheltered bays busy with windsurfers.
Sporades and Evvoia.
The popular islands of Skiathos and Skopelos attract many visitors with their endless sparkling bays, crystal water and collorful yachts. Watersport, boat hire, plus a vast choice of Tavernas and bars make these islands very attractive for holidays.
The sizzling Dodecanese, the hottest of all the islands are perfect in their variety and mutual proximity, for combination hop by ferry or hydrofoil from the large island of Kos to Ptamos, the “Jeruselem of the Aegean”, and the 11th century Monatery of St John. Then on the utter tranquility of dots on the map like Lipsi, Symi and Tilos. There is even a bubbling semi-active vulcano
Greece enjoys a fantastic combination of sun, beautiful beaches and small coves. Colorful villages and colorful people with exquisite gastronomy and a wealth of ancient knowledge and mysticism. This is the land of the Gods and it boasts a wide variety of options such as Island hopping, boat trips, snorkeling and scuba diving. Ancient sites to visit, delicious food to savour and some very special dancing, to try after a fair share of the local Ouzo. Some of the bigger Islands like Corfu, Crete and Rhodes can offer both cosmopolitan and lively as well as peaceful and tranquil holidays. On these isles you can choose between resorts much sought after by the younger holidaymakers that seek party like atmosphere at night and lazy sea and sun during the day, and resorts of smaller fishing villages with beautiful beaches, classy tavernas and restaurants.
Greece holidays are filled with plenty of sun, beach, inviting tavernas, good accommodation and relaxation. They are also excellent value for money. Popular with the British holidaymakers and all major tour operators can fly you there from all the main airports and many regional ones. There are many special offers available in early May, June and September which are months that enjoy a wonderful warm atmosphere with bright sunny days and warm Mediterranean waters. The months of July and August are very popular with the families who find Greece holidays fantastic value.
Greece and her Isles.
Each of the Isles of Greece has it’s own original personality. It probably inherited the desire for uniqueness from the days of the ancient “Greek miracle”, when it gave birth to modern civilization. Some Isles boast stunning beauty in its scenery such is the case of Skiathos, Kefalonia, Santorini and Naxos. Others appeal more to the younger travelers for their vast myriad of discos and bars. This is the case of Kos Corfu, Crete and Mykonos. The romantic lovers of Greece holidays prefer the smaller Isles such as Thassos, Paros, Paxos, Kalymnos, Alonissos and Ithaca. The beach lovers will choose Zante or Skopelos for their Greece holidays. Others would prefer Samos or Lesbos which are also growing in popularity for Greece holidays.