Places in Greece
Crete is a magical tapestry of splendid beaches, ancient treasures, and landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and dreamy villages, where locals share their traditions, wonderful cuisine and generous spirit. Rich Historical Tapestry Crete’s natural beauty is equalled only by the richness of its history.
On a quest to find the Greek islands of your dreams? Start, here, in the Cyclades (Κυκλάδες; kih-klah-dez). Rugged, sun-drenched outcrops of rock, anchored in azure seas and liberally peppered with snow-white villages and blue-domed churches, this is Greece straight from central casting, with a stellar atmospheric archaeological sites and dozens of postcard-worthy beaches.
By far the largest and always the most powerful of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes (ro-dos) abounds in beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Whether you arrive in search of buzzing nightlife, languid sun worshipping, or diving in crystal-clear waters, or embark on a culture-vulture journey through past civilisations, it’s all here.
Tours and activities
3-Day Classical Greece Tour: Epidaurus, Mycenae, Nafplion, Olympia, Delphi
Visit the three most important archaeological sites from the Classical Greece period on this 3-day tour of Greece from Athens! Traveling with a knowledgeable local guide, passionate about Greek history, your tour incl...
Tips and articles
Finding the right Greek island
With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety...
Top five things to do in Greece in winter
The mention of Greece brings up images of white arcing beaches and sparkling aqua waters under sun-drenched skies...
Think Greece and conjure up images of white-washed villages cascading down hillsides, azure seas sparkling in bright sunshine and powder-soft white sand beaches...
A road trip in the Peloponnese
No other part of Greece combines stupendous mountain scenery and scenic hikes with deserted, pristine beaches and an incredible wealth of ancient sites like the Peloponnese...