There’s no doubt about it.
Despite Greece’s recent economic struggles, it still remains one of the best places in Europe to take a relaxing ‘beach’ holiday.
With its gorgeous Mediterranean climate, postcard perfect beaches and unbelievably clear blue waters it certainly has a lot going for it as a holiday destination.
Made up of literally thousands of islands, the geography of this popular country is unmatched across Europe.
The islands of Greece are generally divided up into chains or clusters which include the Aegean, Cycladic, Dodecanese, Ionian, Saronic and the Sporades Islands being the most popular for tourist destinations.
Having such a large number of island chains means that there are plenty of different island resorts and destinations to stay in, all offering their own unique slice of Greece.
There is also mainland Greece which is home to its capital city Athens and is full of history and culture to explore.
Greece has a traditional Mediterranean climate which means very hot summers, especially over the months of July and August, and more mild winters than is normally experience in northern European countries.
For travellers looking for their fill of sun, sea and sand then the peak summer months are the time to go.
Visitors in May, June, September or October will still catch plenty of sun although it is not usually as barmy hot which often makes for a more pleasant experience.
Superb Local Cuisine
Famed for its fresh Mediterranean style diets, traditional Greek food includes dishes like moussaka and don’t forget the popular Greek salad featuring feta cheese, olives and plenty of locally produced olive oil.
The more ‘touristy’ areas cover a wide range of culinary tastes as you would expect so you’re never far away from a quality meal no matter where you choose to stay.
You also have the legendary Ouzo drink to contend with which is an aniseed flavoured spirit that’s very popular throughout Greece.
A Holiday to Remember
Greece really is the holiday destination to remember when you’re planning your next jaunt.
Don’t let its economic problems put you off, the wide variety of islands and resorts to visit combined with its appealing landscape and climate make Greece a perfect location for anyone looking for a relaxing break.