Greece is unforgettable and the Mediterranean magical, so your voyage deserves to be too.
Home of the Olympic games and famed as being the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Choosing which gorgeous Greek destination to visit may seem like a trivial problem but it is one that many people have when choosing their next holiday. Steeped in history the country produces 7% of the world’s marble and its capital city, Athens, is one of the oldest in Europe. But if history isn’t your idea of fun, then how about the almost guarantee of seeing the sun when you visit, the sun shines 250 days a year with the hottest temperatures seen from June to September and let’s not forget the food; Greece is the 4th largest cheese producer worldwide. Athens, Corfu, Mykonos, Rhodes, or Santorini – which one tops your dream destination list? Well, what if you didn’t have to choose just one…
Around 6,000 islands and islets tell the story of the country’s culture throughout time stretching along the seemingly never-ending coastline. The largest of the islands and 5th largest in the Mediterranean is Crete where you will find an old Venetian port and an array of ancient architecture. Or how about some luxurious leisure time in Mykonos with the familiar white and blue houses lining the stone paved streets, adventure down a hidden alley to discover a local church or museum that are dotted all over the island? Volcanic vistas can be found on the isle of Santorini, sample local dishes paired with the perfect wine as you gaze in awe at the caldera. And the crystal-clear waters and stunning natural landscape of Corfu with excellent weather all year round is the perfect place to unwind.
Meander the mainland.
It’s not all about the islands either, there is an equally impressive selection of mainland destinations to explore. Athens is unmissable, the birthplace of so much and with so much still to offer, the Acropolis, Grande Promenade and national gallery are must visits. Or if you are feeling the pull of nature then escape to the Corinth Mountain area just a stone’s throw away. Submerge yourself in both the history and the hot springs of Olympia. Feel celestial at the “valley of the gods” and visit the temple of Aphrodite or hike through the forest to the Kaiafas spa area and then unwind from your activities with a visit to Kato Samikos beach.
Sea and shore
Island hop and discover the mainland in one trip with a Mediterranean cruise. There’s no need to choose which wondrous locations to love and which ones to leave if you can visit them all with P&O Cruises. Catering for all, if you prefer to float than fly then you can embark on a no-fly cruise from Southampton or if the air doesn’t faze you then a fly cruise from Malta could be a perfect choice. Match your destinations travelling in style on the luxurious ship and spend your days at sea relaxing in the Ocean Spa and feasting on Michelin-Star food. Greece is unforgettable and the Mediterranean magical, so your voyage deserves to be too.
And there you have it – just a few ways in which you can embrace the magic of the Mediterranean on your next Greece vacation.