About Greece

Greece is a land of mystery, of Gods from ancient times, sunshine and sand, mountains and myths, history and hospitality, all presented in a glorious melée of colour and sound. Amongst pine clad hills, crystal clear waters and dappled olive groves, revel in the sense of freedom and the timeless ambience that Greece serves up.

Traditional seafront tavernas offer delicious meze; mouth-watering appetisers with plenty of fresh local seafood caught that morning - discover them in picturesque fishing villages or on wonderful beaches lapped by a turquoise blue sea. Pack a picnic and meander around small secret coves of the Ionian islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaca, and Lefkada by boat; experience the charming mountain villages and unique flora and fauna found in Crete; explore the ancient sites and medieval castles of the Peloponnese, or discover peaceful plum orchards set amongst the monasteries and ancient footpaths of Skopelos.

our destinations in greece

Lefkada

Lefkada is Greek for white, and the island takes its name from the brilliant white of the limestone rock. From the dramatic sea cliffs and magnificent beaches of the west coast, across the rugged peaks of the interior mountains and down through fertile, stream-fed valleys to the gentler east coast with its wooded bays and quiet creeks, Lefkada is perfect for leisurely exploration.

One of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian Sea - like many places in Greece, Lefkada combines the beauty of nature with history, rich culture and natural heritage. Charmingly traditional, discover timeless villages where you can still get a powerful sense of the Greece of days gone by. Explore the rugged landscapes of imposing mountains and dense pine forests that combine harmoniously with picturesque bays, pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise water.

Crete

Crete is an island of contrasts. It is a land of majestic mountain ranges, serene plateaux and rolling hills, of gentle seas lapping golden beaches, dramatic waves falling against sheer cliffs; of mythical Gods and ancient kings and a proud and strong people who are fiercely independent and yet hospitable and generous.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and in fact is the second largest island in the eastern Mediterranean.  Being the southernmost island of the Aegean Sea, it is strategically located at the crossroads of three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa - which, to a large degree accounts for its tumultuous history.

Peloponnese

Awe-inspiring ancient sites, medieval castles, unblemished countryside and a coastline full of wonderful golden sand beaches, this unspoilt peninsula at the most southerly point of the mainland offers the greatest diversity of anywhere in Greece.

A haven of pristine beaches, peaceful seaside villages and excellent food and wines. The first ever Olympic games took place here and the area as a whole is liberally endowed with important archaeological sites, most notably Olympia itself. The serene coastal towns of Nafplion and Monemvasia are incredible showcases of medieval Greece and astonishingly well preserved. With a profusion of sweeping sandy beaches, deep, lush gorges and densely forested mountains the choice of activities and pastimes is vast.

Skopelos

Skopelos, the largest of the pretty Sporades islands, is a tranquil island with a profusion of orchards and a seemingly infinite number of churches and monasteries. The island is a walker's paradise, with numerous marked trails and routes. Many a pleasant hour can be spent rambling through the abundance of olive groves and plum orchards that are strewn all over this fertile island. All around the island, sand and pebble beaches, with spectacular crystal clear waters, are irresistible.

Skopelos Town is one of the most picturesque and unspoilt harbour towns in all of Greece - behind the lovely harbour awaits a maze of cobbled streets and alleyways. On the island's north-western coast, Glossa, Skopelos' second town, benefits from a stunning position high over the sea. Continuing down the east coast brings you to the picture postcard monastery of Agios Ioannis, location for the famous wedding scene in the movie 'Mamma Mia!’

Ithaca

Ithaca is the least developed and arguably one of the most beautiful islands in the Ionian group, with pretty pebble beaches and a mountainous interior speckled with pine forests, cypresses, olive groves and vineyards. Hikers and discerning tourists love this green and tranquil island which is said to be the much-loved kingdom of Homer's mythical hero Odysseus.

Low bushes and hundreds of species of wildflower flourish across the island and, when the flowers are in full bloom in spring, the view is unique.  Higher, the slopes of Mt. Niritos are carpeted with a denser vegetation of pine and cypress trees, bearberries and other shrubs. A number of beautiful beaches encircle the island, including Aghios Ioannis which has fine golden sand and emerald water.

Kefalonia

Kefalonia is an island of dramatic mountains, thickly forested hillsides, pale golden beaches and a cobalt coloured sea. Covered by pine forest and carpeted with wild sage, oregano, thyme and rosemary, the entire island is surrounded by fantastic shorelines that sweep down from secret coves with white pebbles in the north, discovered by boat or on foot, to golden sands in the south, sloping gently into the warm sparkling sea.

Essentially laid-back, there is however no shortage of activities for the holiday-maker: visit fascinating castles and museums which give an insight into the island's history and culture; explore Mount Ainos, the habitat of a breed of rare wild horse and one of Greece's ten national parks; or participate in the land or water based sports which abound.

Corfu

Famous for its fabulous beaches, traditional villages, ancient olive groves and Venetian-influenced capital, Corfu is the most popular of the Ionian Islands. Its stunning northern coast is lapped by crystal waters and indented with scenic coves and lush vegetation that tumbles down to the deep blue sea.

Being the most northerly of the pretty Ionian Islands, it boasts some of the finest beaches found anywhere in Europe. Those to the west are predominantly virgin, sandy and gently shelving; those to the east are smaller, pebbly coves, many of which are only accessed by sea and provide a wonderful excuse to hire a boat and explore the coastline. In total, more than 30 hold coveted Blue Flag status.