Travel guide to some of the Best locations in Greece, from Olympia to Santorini, from Delphi to Athens
Picking the best locations for a holiday in Greece
If you are idly thinking about where you might like to go on holiday this year, then it is time to wake up and realise that the summer is already upon us! It is time to be forthright, decide what you want to do and get out there and book yourself a holiday! Of course, with so many wonderful countries almost on our doorstep here in the UK, it can be difficult to make a decision. There are so many different types of holiday, let alone different countries, so the first thing you need to do is to decide what sort of trip you want to go on
Without wanting to disregard a lot of people who are reading this and hoping to find some information about different types of holidays, it has to be said that most people out there are looking for a little culture, and plenty of sun with a bit of beach life thrown in. Statistically and historically, this is the sort of holiday that the average Briton will go on, so it makes sense to focus on that sort of break.
Naturally there is a huge choice of destinations throughout Europe which tick the right boxes for this sort of holiday, but one of the best, and most affordable placers that you can visit for this sort of holiday is Greece, and specifically, the Greek islands. Greece mainland is of course a delightful place in its own right, but most holiday makers favour the islands, and this is simply because there is so much to be had from island life. After all, we all live on an island, so it is what we know! There are plenty of Greek islands to choose from, and all of them are well served with tourist destinations and holiday accommodation, but the focus has to be on the Dodecanese islands which include Kos and Rhodes
These are two of the largest islands in the Greek isles, and as you would imagine, this means that there is plenty to do for any sort of tourist. If you are looking for lively nights out and fun things to do both in and by the side of the water by day, both of these islands have it all, but you will also find that if you are prepared to stray off the beaten path you will come across some wonderful little spots that make you feel like you are on a desert island. You will find almost undiscovered beaches where you can snorkel in the shallows for hours, and you will come across ruins which tell a wonderful story of years ago
Rhodes enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate, with sunny (but dry) summers and mild winters. The sun rules the island for about 300 days every year. Early spring until late-autumn is almost an unbroken chain of sunny days and balmy nights. Light, cool breezes from north-northwest make it enjoyable even in July and August. www.rhodes-weather.com offers real time weather and up to 10 days forecast.
Rhodes has the longest season of any of the Greek islands as it is one of the southern most islands, and it generally lasts from the beginning of April until the end of November.
The other great thing about staying in Greece is the price! Despite the fact that you are looking at a flight time approaching four hours, it is one of the cheapest places to visit in Europe. You will find some wonderful Holidays to Greece if you search online, for some absolutely fantastic prices