Holiday resorts in Greece

Agios Nikolaos

Shaking off its reputation for package-tour karaoke evenings and touristy clubs, this resort is rapidly transforming into a charming getaway for couples and families. These days, Agios Nikolaos (or Ay... more

Faliraki

Situated on the east coast of Rhodes, Faliraki is popular among party-people and sun worshippers. Deckchairs, umbrellas and sunbeds dominate its sandy shoreline, looking out over clear waters and a va... more

Hania

Beyond being the largest city in western Crete, Hania (Chania) is also one of the most attractive. Its small harbour and labyrinth of Turkish and Venetian buildings never fail to charm visitors. Colou... more

Heraklion

Heraklion is Crete's main city and usually the starting point for holidays on the island. Built on a fairly steep hillside, its history of Venetian occupation is clear in its architecture, especially ... more

Ixia

Ixia's constant summer breezes temper its heat and provide excellent conditions for windsurfing. Its shingle beach follows the curve of the main road and is known to receive rough waves, meaning bathe... more

Kardamena

Kardamena is one of the most popular resorts in Greece. Situated mid-way along the south coast of Kos Island, the former fishing village is now a commercialised town with scores of English-style pubs,... more

Kavos

A sprawling town on the southern tip of Corfu, Kavos is the most action-packed of the island's holiday resorts and is very popular with fun-loving British under the age of 25. The long, narrow beach i... more

Kefalos

Kefalos is a purpose-built holiday resort with a laid-back atmosphere. Situated in the southwest of Kos, it's surrounded by spectacular scenery and visitors can expect a charming and authentic experie... more

Kos Town

Kos has been home to Persians, Romans, Venetians, Ottomans and the Knights of St John. Today, it's a fascinating town and popular holiday destination, with a busy nightlife of bars, restaurants and lo... more

Laganas

Laganas is the hottest spot on Zakynthos (Zante), where sun-lovers can enjoy golden sand and warm waters along one of the Mediterranean's longest beaches. The region is also a conservation area for lo... more

Lindos

Lindos is a holiday resort centred on a small, medieval village of cobbled streets and white-stuccoed houses. Once the island's capital, it has lots of character and a pleasant combination of ancient ... more

Malia

Malia offers fun, sunny days and steamy nights of partying. Situated on the north coast of Crete, its shops, cafes, hotels, kiosks and tavernas stay busy during peak season, and bright lights and pump... more

Molyvos

Molyvos is Lesvos Island's most popular and picturesque holiday resort, where a pretty harbour and red-roofed houses offer holidaymakers a serene and laid-back atmosphere. The town's archaeological mu... more

Nafplion

Nafplion's streets pass by bright flowers and look up at wooden balconies, and its lively cafes invite travellers to take a break from wandering. The romantic seaport town's relaxed atmosphere, fascin... more

Nissaki

Nissaki is a small village on the northeast coast of Corfu. The quiet resort is situated among the pretty coves beneath Mount Pantokrator and is ideal for family holidays or couples seeking an escape.... more

Paros

Paros is one of the larger islands in the Cyclades and its main drawcards are good sandy beaches, traditional fishing villages and a vibrant nightlife. Its main port, Parikia, is home to a ruined Vene... more

Rethymnon

Travellers will appreciate the flower-bedecked balconies in Rethymnon's old town, and the Turkish and Venetian influences in its architecture. Tourist development hasn't compromised the authentic mood... more

Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town has treasures from Ancient Greece and Byzantine occupation, such as its Venetian-styled Byzantine mosque, the Mosque of Suleiman, and its Turkish baths. The new town's bars, nightclubs and... more

Sidari

Located on the north coast of Corfu, Sidari is known for its long, sandy beaches, lively tavernas, bars and nightlife. Many holidaymakers stop at the village's small, romantic beach cove called Canal ... more