With its shimmering, cobalt water lapping golden beaches backed by a dramatic vista of cliffs and hillsides, it’s hardly surprising the beaches of Corfu act as a tourist magnet.
If you’re looking for a livelier scene during your holiday to Crete in a charming town that still retains the traditional authenticity this beguiling Greek island is home to, then the memorably-named seaside town of Kissamos would be a fantastic choice.
With a diverse landscape of quaint whitewashed villages, lush meadows, dramatic gorges, and pine-scattered hillsides rolling towards a periphery of beautiful beaches and interesting coves, it’s not surprising that the Guardian described Crete as being “one of the most distinctive and beautiful” of all the Greek islands.
With a periphery of unspoilt sandy beaches lapped by turquoise water and backed by sheer cliff faces and an interior of beautiful natural landscapes scattered with historic sites, traditional villages and a network of green trails, the island of Lefkada is a fantastic holiday destination for those seeking sun and tranquillity in the most idyllic of surroundings.
Elafonisi is a beautiful island that’s known for its pink sand beaches, lay close to the southwestern corner of Crete. Being just 200 metres from the shore, on a fine day, it is possible to reach Elafonisi from Crete by foot through the shallow water.
“If you are looking for some of the Mediterranean’s most unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, try heading for Messinia,” writes the Telegraph.
Lay like an emerald jewel in the Western Aegean Sea, Skopelos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Such is the immense natural beautiful of the island that is was propelled to fame as the location of the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia.
Ithaca might be a tiny island in the Ionian Sea, but it boasts a huge history, culture, cuisine and personality, which never fails to attract a steady stream of tourists to its pretty shores. However, being so small and difficult to get to, Ithaca is void of the crowds of tourists many of the larger more accessible Greek islands are home to, making Ithaca the perfect retreat for those seeking peace and tranquillity, to relax and recharge their batteries.
With secluded beaches, tranquil bays, magnificent views, picturesque harbours and wonderful sunsets and colours, it’s not surprising that Paxos is hailed as the “most romantic Ionian Island.” If you’re thinking about heading to this incredibly romantic, tiny Greek island, take a look at the following reasons you won’t be disappointed by your choice of destination.
With charismatic harbour villages and tranquil walks amidst the olive and orange groves, the island of Ithaca, settled between mainland Greece and Kefalonia, is a truly beautiful place to get away from it all in an authentic Greek escape.