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Greek Islands Holidays 2018 / 2019

Greece has a surprising number of islands that are spot on for exquisite holidays. From Santorini to Crete, Rhodes to Corfu and Kos to Mykonos. Greece’s gorgeous islands are waiting to welcome you. If your looking for an island holidays, you can take advantage of blissfully warm climates on the Greek Islands. The islands are excellent for beach adventures. Greece holidays mean having plenty of great sandy beaches to soak up the sun on, it’s not surprising that the Greek Islands are synonymous with great water sports. Sailing around the Greek Isles, anyone? 

With postcard-picturesque holidays just a short flight away, Greek Island holidays offer a variety of holiday options, from self-catering apartments and a cheap holiday to full board resorts or all inclusive hotels, surrounded by what can only be described as bliss! Plus, day trips to mainland Greece (what about Halkidiki?) aren't out of the question, or maybe you should look into an all-inclusive holiday to Greece? Everything you will need for a great 2018 or 2019 Greek Islands holiday is right at your fingertips with love holidays.

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Most popular hotels in Greek Islands

Mitsis Summer Palace
Mitsis Summer Palace
Mitsis Summer Palace

Kardamena, Kos

from £350 pp
Golden Mare Barbati
Golden Mare Barbati
Golden Mare Barbati

Barbati, Corfu

from £310 pp
LABRANDA Blue Bay Resort
LABRANDA Blue Bay Resort
LABRANDA Blue Bay Resort

Ialyssos, Rhodes

from £294 pp
Letsos
Letsos
Letsos

Alykes, Zante

from £157 pp
Mitsis Family Village
Mitsis Family Village
Mitsis Family Village

Kardamena, Kos

from £337 pp
Stella Palace Resort
Stella Palace Resort
Stella Palace Resort

Analipsi, Crete

from £439 pp
Mitsis Rinela Beach
Mitsis Rinela Beach
Mitsis Rinela Beach

Kokkini Hani, Crete

from £380 pp
Aeolos Beach Resort
Aeolos Beach Resort
Aeolos Beach Resort

Perama, Corfu

from £357 pp

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Top Attractions

Top Attractions

No two Greek Islands are the same. Each island has its own unique charm to offer visitors. You can relax among ancient ruins then head to Ios or Zante for a non-stop party, head to Kavos on Corfu for hedonistic nights, and for beautiful Blue Flag beaches and sunshine, you'll love Crete. Greece holidays can be completely different, depending on which island you visit.

Picking an island can be tricky. The Greek Islands are known for their party vibes, and if it isn't Ios or Zante, then Mykonos could tempt you. Other popular islands include Kefalonia with lovely beaches, and Skiathos, the quiet but glitzy charmer of the Greek Islands. The Greek Islands is a great hotspot for a September holiday, where the weather is mild yet warm. 

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Wine and Dine

Wine and Dine

Every region in Greece has slight variations on Greek food traditions and recipes. You will certainly find this on holidays to the Greek Islands. Fresh salads are a great way to start, so satisfy your hunger with olives and feta-covered greens. Follow up your salad with a moussaka, or try something completely new with Bourdeto. The fish recipe is a Corfu tradition. Wash it all down with a Greek red or white wine. Ouzo is an aperitif that is a favourite drink throughout Greece. Enjoy a glass of ouzo at a small café as you dine on mezze or appetizers. 

Greek tavernas are perfect destinations for lunch. Get in touch with the local atmosphere by dining on local favourites and seafood specials caught that morning. If you are looking for a night out at an upmarket Greek restaurant, find an Estiatorio. Seafood is at the heart of Greek Islands holidays, and it doesn't matter whether you're grabbing a quick bite on Zante or a sophisticated meal on Skiathos, you're bound to find something to please in the versatile Greek Islands.

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For Families

For Families

Although the Greek Islands have plenty of water and theme parks, there is so much more that kids will enjoy. Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian islands, is a family holidays dream. Kos, the 3rd largest Dodecanese island, has fantastic family-friendly beaches and lots of activities for kids. Skiathos in the Sporades Archipelago has a long history of tourism and caters perfectly for families. Why not a little bit of mainland Greece as a family day trip? Halkidiki's three peninsulas are reachable from Kavala which is a 2hr drive from the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki and is where the ferry from Thassos arrives.

The islands have a great number of historical sites that are not only beautiful to look at but are educational, and most importantly – fun to explore! A trip to Rhodes will give kids a view into the past, and once you’ve explored the history that surrounds them, they can investigate the island's beaches. Pack a picnic for the beach or head to one of the beach tavernas for a traditional meal. Crete's history museums offer more opportunities to learn about Greece's history. The Natural History Museum or Cretaquarium in Iraklio are educational experiences all their own.

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Action and Adventure

Action and Adventure

Of course, the beaches of the Greek Islands are the best places to start your loveholidays adventure. However, there is more to the Greek Islands than just sun, sand and surf - although no one’s denying those are great! 

Crete is outstanding for hiking. The western half of Crete is known as a walker's paradise. You will find a number of crisscrossing trails to explore. Santorini is another great island for hiking. Ascend to the top of Nea Kameni, an active volcano, and feel the raw power of the earth. 

If historical adventures are on your bucket list, Rhodes is an ideal destination. Rhodes is the Greek island history capital, and home to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. If you're after visiting smaller Greek Islands like Kos or Milos, an ATV tour is a great way to see the entire islands.

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Beaches

Beaches

If you're travelling to the Greek Islands, you're likely doing so for sun, sand and surf! Beaches are central to a Greece holiday in 2018 / 2019.

If you're looking for upmarket beaches, the island of Santorini is the place to go. Santorini has numerous dark sandy shores, lined with palm-thatched parasols and sun loungers. Kamari Beach and Perissa Beach are two of the most popular choices, with beach bars and restaurants close by.

If you want something slightly off the beaten track, Paros is perfect. Alternatively, Corfu is the best Greek Island destination if you're looking for family-friendly shorelines. The warm, shallow waters and soft sands on Agios Georgios and Agios Ioannis will please any group. 

Zakynthos (known as Zante) offers water sports, scuba diving and boat trips, plus a heaving nightlife. Sandy beaches such as Banana and Agios allow visitors to try water skiing and paragliding, while rocky bays like Porto Koukla and Keri Caves have their own unique features to offer. 

Skiathos was one of the first Greek Islands to cater to tourists, its glitzy beachfronts are paired with protected areas of coves and beaches. Skiathos makes a great choice for family holidays to the Greek Islands, or what about Kefalonia?

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Nightlife

Nightlife

While the Greek Islands may be calm, sunshine-filled havens in the daytime, come nightfall most islands hum with music. Whether you’re drawn to loud and lively nights on Zante, or calm and candlelit strolls overlooking the Ionian Sea, there’s plenty of choice in the Greek Islands. 

You can enjoy fantastic nightlife on your Greece holidays in 2018. Mykonos, Corfu, Ios and Zakynthos are all great options for a heady nightlife, whereas one of the quieter islands such as Santorini, Rhodes and Crete would suit families and couples looking to avoid the noisy clubs and pubs. If you're looking for a Greek Island completely off the Ionian path, the little-known island of Lefkas is a beauty. Try Skiathos for upmarket peace, or Kefalonia for a beautiful stay in the island capital of Argostoli.

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For Couples

For Couples

Cheap Greek Islands holidays aren't hard to come by on loveholidays and they are perfect for you and your partner. Couples looking for a beach break should head to the sandy shores of Zante. The island's northern reaches are unspoilt natural areas perfect for hiking, biking and swimming. Kefalonia has some awesome beachfront hotels that are perfect for a romantic holiday, plus you'll enjoy exploring the picture-perfect beaches. On Rhodes, you'll find the charming medieval Rhodes Town to be quite a stunning affair, plus there are numerous romantic spots along Rhodes' many beaches.

Couples that fancy their food can find the best in Greek cuisine on Crete. Fresh meats, local ingredients and spirits will are perfect dining options when you head to Crete with a loved one. Paxos, one of the smaller Greek Islands, is ideal for a low-key holiday and its romantic air will charm you. The mountains of Andros are excellent for travellers that love to walk and hike. Another romantic jaunt is the walk around the romantic old town of Skopelos Town, on Skopelos. Museums, churches and lush beaches.

The beauty of the Greek islands is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Whether it is a family getaway or a romantic beach break, loveholidays can take you to the Greek islands. 

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Culture

Culture

History lovers will enjoy love Greece holidays, especially the ancient churches and monuments of Mykonos. Although it is also well-known for it is nightlife, Mykonos provides visitors with an incredible glimpse into the past. The 15th century Church of Panagia Paraportiani is one of the crown jewels of the island. 

Corfu also has its fair share of historic monuments, for example, the Old Fortress and Aggelokastro. The imposing medieval castle situated on the top of a tall cliff offers tourists unique views of Corfu. Crete, home to Minoan ruins, is ideal if you want to explore and discover ancient history.

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