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, it's a bustling mix of hotels, fast food outlets, shops and traffic. The mai... more

Ixia

Located just outside Rhodes Town, Ixia offers a wide range of accommodation. It also receives a constant summer breeze, which tempers the heat, and provides excellent conditions for windsurfing. The s... more

Kardamena

Situated mid-way along the south coast of Kos Island, Kardamena is one of the most popular resorts in Greece. Once a small fishing village, the town is now very commercialised, with scores of English-... 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 the British under-25 crowd, intent on having a good time. The lo... 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. Visitors can expect a charming, authentic experience, a... 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. Visitors can expect a busy nightlife, with no sho... more

Laganas

Laganas is the hottest spot on Zakynthos (Zante). Visitors can enjoy golden sand and warm waters along one of the Mediterranean's longest beaches. The area is also a conservation area for loggerhead t... more

Lindos

Lindos was once the island's capital. Today, it's essentially a holiday resort centred on a small, medieval village. Visitors typically enjoy the area's cobbled streets and white-stuccoed houses. All ... more

Malia

Situated on the north coast of Crete, Malia's appeal revolves around fun, sunny days and steamy nights of partying. Hotel complexes, tavernas, cafes, kiosks and shops remain busy during peak season. A... more

Molyvos

Molyvos is Lesvos Island's most popular and picturesque holiday resort. From the town's pretty harbour to its tiers of red-roofed houses, holidaymakers can expect a serene, laid-back ambience. A visit... more

Nafplion

Nafplion's streets pass bright flowers and look up at wooden balconies, with lively cafes encouraging a natural break during joyful wandering. Indeed, the town's charm and relaxed atmosphere more than... more

Nissaki

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

Paros

Paros is one of the Cyclades' larger islands. Its main drawcards are good sandy beaches, traditional fishing villages, and a vibrant nightlife. Windsurfing, kite surfing and scuba diving are popular w... more

Rethymnon

Culture lovers will appreciate Rethymnon's old town, with its winding alleys, flower-bedecked balconies and architectural inheritance. History buffs may recognise Turkish and Venetian influences. Fort... more

Rhodes Town

History buffs will appreciate Rhodes Town, which holds treasures from Ancient Greece, and remnants of Byzantine occupation. Its Venetian-styled Byzantine mosque, the Mosque of Suleiman, and its Turkis... 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