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Find the Right Greek Island

 

Thinking about a Greek holiday this year? Greece has more than 2,000 islands to choose from, each one unique and beautiful in its own way! We have chosen our favourites to help you decide which Greek island would be the perfect location for your next holiday. 

Greek Islands

 

Zakynthos

Ideal for nature lovers and those looking for a tranquil retreat, Zakynthos has so much to offer when it comes to sightseeing and relaxing. Also known as Zante, this Ionian island has a reputation for partying, however you can easily escape the crowds and discover stunning forests, magnificent cliffs and traditional rural villages.

Nature lovers will enjoy the abundance of marine life including the endangered loggerhead turtles which can be spotted in Laganas Bay at certain times of the year. Enjoy a boat trip out to Navagio Beach where you can see the famous shipwreck or just soak up the sun in one of the most picturesque coves you’ll find in Greece.   

This island is perfect for hiking and cycling thanks to its challenging terrain and you’ll find many companies offering bike hire and route planning. Tiring work? Visit the Xigia Sulphur and Collagen Spa and enjoy the hot natural springs and breath-taking cliff top views.

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Greek Islands

 

Lefkas

We might be cheating by including Lefkas, as it’s actually connected to mainland Greece, but we couldn’t leave it out! Thanks to its position, Lefkas is a great base for your holiday and you can easily island hop or drive in to Greece if you want to explore. We offer free car hire with any of our Lefkas villas should you decide to fit more in to your holiday.

Lefkas is ideal if you want to be immersed in the local culture as this island remains largely unaffected by tourism. Enjoy sleepy harbour villages, stunning olive groves and miles of beautiful coastline, all whilst soaking up the 12 hours of sunshine Lefkas experiences per day during summer.

The fortress of Agia Mavra and the Lefkada Monastery of Faneromeni are also well worth a visit to truly get the feel for this unique island.

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Greek islands

 

Kefalonia

Known as the gem in the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is one of those rare places that will truly take your breath away. The choice for beach bums and culture vultures alike, this Greek island provides a perfect compromise of activities, making it ideal for families.

Myrtos Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the world, is worth a visit, although it tends to get very busy! Don’t like crowds? Kefalonia boasts numerous beaches equally as stunning. The capital of the island, Argostoli is steeped in rural charm and is home to numerous bars and taverns where you can enjoy traditional Greek food.

Ancient churches and ruined castles may spark some excitement in smaller children as will the abundance of marine life, easy to spot in the crystal clear waters. Spiralling vineyards grow all over the island so make sure you squeeze in a visit to the Omala Valley to sample the local produce – after all, you’re on holiday too!  

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