Athens antiquity ©GNTO, D Koilalous
From the fascination of ancient Athens to the beaches of Corfu, Crete and
Rhodes, Greece and her Islands offer a unique mix of sun, sand and history.
BEACHES LEAD TOURISM IN
GREECE AND IT’S THE
AND CUSTOMS THAT ENTICE
VISITORS TO RETURN
Greece will delight your senses in so many ways as you wander
through picture-postcard villages and historical sites, sampling
the fresh and unique flavours of Greek cuisine and roam from
mountains to beach taking in the breathtaking scenery.
In 2009, 425 beaches and eight marinas in Greece were
awarded the “Blue Flag” for their cleanliness, good organisation
and safety, putting the country in a top-ranking position among
other European countries. Half of Greece’s 16,000km coast is
found around the thousands of islands and the rest around the
mainland. Diversity stretches from small bays and coves to sandy
beaches with dunes, pebbly shores and coastal caves.
Greece’s mainland is perfect for holidays with the perfect
combination of diving, snorkelling, Greek ruins and charming
churches. Visit ATHENS in the south for a city break and to
explore the surrounding towns and villages or
PARGA on the west coast with its picturesque
harbour, busy nightlife and ferry links to Corfu.
Or relax on the white sand beaches of
HALKIDIKI in the north and let your
imagination run free!
Most of Greece’s islands lie in the AEGEAN
SEA and include the popular holiday islands of
Kos and Rhodes (The Dodecanese) and Crete.
CRETE is a very popular island with a mix of
large tourist resorts, peaceful seaside villages and
centuries-old cities. Most of the eastern side is a mecca
for package tourism, whilst the west has a more rugged coastline
and less crowded beaches.
KOS was one of the first Greek Islands to open up to mass
tourism, owed mostly to its long sandy coastlines. It has some of
the most interesting archeological sites in the whole
Mediterranean and daily sea crossings can be made to nearby
Turkey. Peaceful resorts