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Greece is on of the most popular holiday destinations for the British public. Whether it is a beach holiday on one of Greece’s many islands or a relaxing break on one of Greece’s mainland resorts, it is certain that any needs can be met. Greece offers a unique blend of culture that suits all tastes, from hedonists to history lovers. Steeped in ancient history Athens was the birthplace of democracy, basic philosophy, mathematics and the sciences while at the same time specific resorts are recognised worldwide as pre-eminent party destinations. The mix of brilliant weather and beautiful beaches has attracted tourists who want pure relaxation and family holiday fun. Holidays in Greece are never the same no matter how many times you decide to visit. Reasonable prices, delicious cuisine and every resort steeped in history and culture means that Greek holidays are classed amongst the best in the world.
Holiday makers traditionally associate holidays in Greece with the major islands such as Rhodes, Crete or Corfu, there are hundreds of smaller islands & islets such as Kefalonia where traditional customs are still apparent. The small fishing towns and villages scattered around the coast of small islands offer a unique insight into traditional Greek culture. Island holidays provide the perfect opportunity to sample some of the fresh seafood dishes on offer; barbequed sardines roasted on an open grill at a seaside taverna whilst sipping on a locally made wine. Traditionally clad women will still bring vegetables to the small restaurants and tavernas in the more rural locations, travelling often on donkeys. Classic white buildings and narrow cobbled streets still remain throughout the islands adding to the romantic charm of the islands. The Ionian islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Lefkada, Zante and Paxos are situated off the western coast of Greece. Off the easteren coast is the Agean sea with the Agean islands of Lesbos, Samos and Thassos and the Northern Sporades Alonissos, Skiathos and Skopelos. Situated futher south near Rhodes and Crete are the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands of Kalymnos, Kos, Symi, Mykonos and Santorini.
Greece’s mainland resorts are as varied and as interesting as it’s Island resorts. Sun worshippers looking for the ultimate beach-holiday will be more than satisfied with Parga, Peleponnese, Sivota or Halkidiki whereas Athens itself is the perfect place for a cultural city break. Greek holidays are so popular there are dozens of flights from the UK every day from major British airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.