Greece is a country teeming with beauty. Its key feature though is the endless summer, the blue sky and the sea. Each year people flock to Greece’s exquisite beaches, both on the islands and the mainland coast, seeking the life-giving sun and the cool sea. Visitors from all over the world choose Greece to experience memorable moments, enjoy infinite nature, taste delicious dishes from traditional cuisine and bask in the renowned, warm Greek hospitality.
You have umpteen options available; you can choose a cosmopolitan destination like Mykonos, a vast island like Crete, a coastal town like Parga, or a hidden ‘jewel’ like the Koufonisia islands in the Minor Cyclades. Whichever destination you choose, you will enjoy an experience and delight-filled stay.
Islands of light
The islands in the vast Greek archipelago are all together composed of tradition, culture and natural beauty. This island state attracts travellers who are often bewitched by one particular island and return there every year.
The large islands, like Rhodes, Corfu, Crete, Lesvos and many others are among the favourite destinations worldwide; the smaller ones acquire devoted friends who adore the peace and quiet and their authentic colours.
Little picturesque fishing villages and harbours, monuments and remains of Greek culture, Byzantine churches and living tradition make the island part of Greece a true paradise. The warm, Mediterranean climate allows you to bask in the sun and the sea from early spring until late autumn. September and October in Greece are renowned for their pleasant temperatures. The Greek seas stay warm until November and you can enjoy an extended summer which is unique the world over - what the Greeks call "Mini summer"…
From port to port
Sailing round the islands in a boat is a particularly attractive way to escape the daily routine. Whether you have a privately-owned boat, or you hire one with an experienced crew, it is certain you’ll enjoy magical holidays.
Small, inaccessible bays and hidden beaches on all the Greek islands promise to captivate you. Clear blue waters, heavenly caves, golden beaches with fine sand, or wildly beautiful rocky shores wait to bestow on you precious and unique moments.
The experience of swimming in the sea and the tranquility it offers, create a true midsummer dream, that will make you want to stay there forever!
Cruise the Greek islands
Every one of the 3,000 Greek islands is a travelling experience itself. If you want to briefly experience the charming Greek islands and at the same time enjoy the comfort and luxury of a cruise-ship, book a cabin and off you go to the islands. A travelling experience that will surely remain unforgettable! The new, luxurious, completely safe and state of the art technology Greek and foreign owned cruise-ships promise to make your sea holidays memorable! A cruise on the Greek seas gives you the opportunity to visit important Archaeological sites, unique churches and monasteries, contemporary and modern monuments, interesting museums, traditional settlements and villages as well as to enjoy the natural beauties of the Greek islands.
Sea caves – blue gems
Sea caves in Greece are among the most beautiful natural sights on the planet. Stunning natural caves reflect the transparent blue of the waters, creating idyllic scenes. Visiting a sea cave is a special experience, filled with images of a crystal world. The Blue Cave in Kastellorizo, in the southern part of the island, is also known as Fokiali (seal’s refuge) or Parasta cave. It is one of the most exquisite caves in the Mediterranean. Its outstanding stalactite and stalagmite structures and shimmering waters mirrored on the walls create a spectacle that captivates the senses.
In eastern Zakynthos are some of the most beautiful sea caves, like the famous Blue Cave, which is now one of the most photographed places on earth.
On Cape Drepano in Chania, Crete, the amazing Cave of Elephants was discovered as recently as 1999. It was named after the elephant bones found inside. The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) finds refuge in its warm waters. The cave has been recognized as one of the most significant in Greece. The deep blue of the waters create an unbelievable scene.
Playing with the sea
Dynamic sports can be enjoyed on several beaches in Greece. Windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing and jet skiing have many fans - mostly among the young at heart. The endless beaches of the Greek archipelago are ideal for enjoying your favourite water sports! Experienced trainers will initiate you into this water world and numerous companies will rent out appropriate equipment. Specialised experienced centres will offer you carefree moments while you enjoy the cooling ‘inflatable’ toys such as: Fly-fish, Tubes, Banana, Crazy-sofa, Big Mable and many more.
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