THE 5 BEST GREEK ISLANDS TO VISIT IN 2022
Along with its beautiful beaches, Rhodes is also an island that is rich in history and culture. The Old Town is as enchanting as it comes; you can enjoy getting lost in the maze of winding, pebbled streets, explore the Palace of the Grand Masters, and walk down the famous Street of the Knights complete with stone buildings and gothic archways. It’s also worth visiting the traditional white-washed village of Lindos. Climb the acropolis to enjoy the incredible views of the ocean, investigate the treasure trove of shops, or enjoy a crisp glass of wine at one of the many rooftop bars and restaurants.
The mythological birthplace of Zeus never fails to bewitch travellers. Ancient treasures, sun-drenched beaches and gourmet treats are just the start on holidays in Crete.
Are you a history buff, a beach lover or a foodie? Crete holidays tick all the boxes. The largest of the Greek Islands boasts evocative remnants of the Minoan civilisation, Renaissance mansions and Byzantine monasteries. Breathtaking beaches feature among the world’s best and charming villages highlight time-honoured traditions. To keep you going, the famous Cretan diet serves up local cheeses, seafood and wine.
Dreamy beaches and a heritage stretching back millenia make Kos holidays heaven for those after a balance of culture and leisure.
The idyllic Greek island sits just off Turkey’s south coast and is awash with gorgeous white-sand beaches. Kos lends it a unique vibe, from a vivid and varied history stretching back to pre-Roman times to deliciously diverse cuisine. Fascinating landmarks, a golden coastline and endless postcard-perfect towns, how could you not love Kos?
The isle of Corfu lies just a stone’s throw off Greece’s northwestern coast. Corfu holidays combine rugged lush mountains with unbelievably golden beaches and towns steeped in historical beauty.
The Ionian island of Corfu has a patchwork history, having previously been under Venetian, British and French rule. Finally, it was reunited with Greece in the early 20th century. You will feel the influence of this cultural fusion across an island that makes lifelong fans of all who visit. As for the beaches, get set for white sand, sparkling seas and long, sunny summer seasons.
The cliff tops views from the traditional village of Santorini simply must be one of the best in the world. Add in the enchanting whitewashed buildings, the traditional paved streets and the blue-topped buildings and it’s pure unfiltered gorgeousness from start to finish. You also can’t fail to be charmed by the unique cave rooms, carved out of the cliff face, which are styled in chic, contemporary décor. Wander around the narrow streets before stopping off for some traditional Greek food at one of the many tavernas and then enjoy an alfresco drink as you watch the sun slowly sink into the sky – what could be better?