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...
Places in Cyclades
Mykonos is the great glamour island of the Cyclades and happily flaunts its sizzling style and reputation. The high-season mix of good-time holidaymakers, cruise-ship crowds which can reach 15,000 a day, and posturing fashionistas throngs through Mykonos town, a traditional Cycladic maze, delighting in its authentic cubist charms and its pricey cafe-bar-shopping scene.
Santorini may well have conquered a corner of your imagination before you've even set eyes on it. With multicoloured cliffs soaring over 300m from a sea-drowned caldera, it rests in the middle of the indigo Aegean, looking like a giant slab of layered cake. The island spoons the vast crater left by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history.
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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...
Athens’ top seven Mediterranean diet secrets
Whether you’re a discerning foodie or just after a healthy city break in the sun, Athens is fast becoming the hotspot for gourmet travellers...
Finding the right Greek island
With more than 2,000 islands, ranging from tiny atolls to the veritable continent that is Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety...
A guide to the eateries of Greece
Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be 'where not?' Greeks live to eat and drink. They dream about it and talk about it in bed when others are addressing other appetites...