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Greek Islands Holidays

When you think of the Greek Islands, vast sandy beaches, clear blue skies and the deep blue ocean immediately come to mind. If you have been for Greek Island holidays, you will want to go back for more. And if you are planning a vacation now, you should definitely plan a Greek Island holiday. You may have seen picture postcards of Greece and the islands off the mainland, but nothing compares to the real thing. You have to experience a real Greek Island holiday to fully understand the charm and beauty of the place.

There are a large number of Greek Islands and they are all found in clusters or small groups. Every one of these Greek Islands is a gem in itself. Each island is unique and you will enjoy a one of a kind holiday at the Greek Islands. Whether you are planning a family vacation or a romantic getaway, your Greek Islands holiday will be just right for you.

The Greek Islands At A Glance

There are several small groups of islands that you can visit on your Greek Islands holiday. Each island is as beautiful as the other and yet each one maintains a certain uniqueness about it. If you are visiting Athens, then you can visit the Saronic Gulf Islands as they are quite close to the Greek mainland. Poros and Aegina are some of the popular islands in that group. The Cyclades Islands are immensely popular and consists of thirty nine islands. It may not be possible for you to visit all of them but there are a few islands which you simply should not miss such as Mykonos and Syros.

The other groups of Greek Islands that you can visit are the Sporades Islands and the Dodcanese Islands. These should be a part of your Greek Islands holidays if you are looking for a quiet holiday in the midst of nature and away from the bustling nightlife that is so prominent on the other Greek Islands. The island of Evia is a well-known Greek Islands holiday destination. You can also plan a trip to Turkey from the Dodcanese Islands as it is rather close to these islands. The very popular islands of Rhode, Kos and Karpathos are some of the popular islands of the Dodcanese Islands.

The Ionian Islands and the North East Aegean Islands make up the rest of the groups of the stunning Greek Islands. Crete is the largest Greek Island and is the southernmost island in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete offers you Greek Island holidays of all sorts. It has areas of complete peace and quiet, with nature surrounding you. It also has bustling areas which have lots of activities and entertainment. It gives you a complete and all inclusive Greek Island holiday experience all on one island.

Saronic Gulf Islands

If you are travelling to Athens then you must plan a Greek Island holiday at the Saronic Gulf Islands. This group of islands is very close to Athens in mainland Greece. You will find many attractive Greek Island holiday packages to choose from at Zip Holidays. You can visit these islands for luxury Greek Island holidays or even cheap Greek Island holidays. The popular islands are Poros, Spetses and Aegina.

Poros is a popular choice for a quiet and relaxed Greek Island holiday. It has a lot of sandy beaches at the fishing port of Galatos. There is also the lemon tree forest and the Zoodohou Pigis monastery.

Spetses has a collection of neoclassical buildings, which give you a glimpse of the earlier years of the island. It is also full of pine trees on green hills which are lovely to look at. If you enjoy walking through hills and forests, then this is the place for you.

For ideal Greek Island family holidays, you should visit Aegina. It is full of sandy beaches, restaurants and cafes which provide attractions for visitors of all age groups. You can even plan Greek Island last minute holidays there as it is very close to the mainland.

Cyclades Islands

The Cyclades Islands are located in the middle of the Aegean Sea. This group of islands provide you with the most amazing all inclusive Greek Island family holidays as the islands have something to offer for everyone. The islands of Mykonos and Syros are extremely popular with holiday makers from all over the world.

Syros and Mykonos offer you Greek Island holidays full of entertainment and activities. These islands are bustling with life and the famous casino at Syros attracts many visitors here. Add to that the white sandy beaches, traditional architecture and lively nightlife, you can enjoy all inclusive Greek Island holidays there.

There are a few islands which are not as well known and crowded as Mykonos and Spyros. These make for a perfect relaxed getaway. Some of these islands are Donousa, Iraklia and Kimolos. You can experience peaceful Greek Island holidays at these destinations. 

Sporades Islands

The Sporades Islands are a group of small islands that have many attractions and places of natural beauty. You can enjoy cheap Greek Island holidays as well as luxury Greek Island holidays there. There are eleven islands in this group but only four are inhabited. These are Skyros, Alonissos, Skiathos and Skopelos. All these islands provide you with breathtaking natural scenery with a lot of greenery and sandy beaches.

Skyros, Skopelos and Alonissos are the destinations for quiet and peaceful Greek Island holidays. They have serene sandy beaches and clear waters. Skyros on the other hand is filled with people and bustling with activity.

Dodcanese Islands

The Dodcanese can give you amazing all inclusive Greek Island holidays simply because of the sheer diversity in all the islands. You can enjoy the busy city life or you can relax in the natural beauty of the islands. There are many Greek Island holiday packages you can choose from to visit these spectacular islands. Rhodes, Kos and Kalimnos are some of the islands you can visit for Greek Island beach holidays.

Rhodes has a great combination of a busy cosmopolitan life as well as tranquil existence. It has beautiful beaches to relax on as well as bustling city life. Kos has wonderful sandy beaches and clear waters. Kalimnos also has lovely beaches as well historical sites which all visitors will enjoy exploring. You will find that a lot of the people on these islands still dress in traditional costumes and you will enjoy Greek Island package holidays here in all its colourful traditional glory.

Ionian Islands

The Ionian Islands are made up of a few beautiful islands, some of which are Ithaca, Kefalonia, Corfu and Kythira. You can enjoy your Greek Island holidays in the bountiful nature and traditional charm. All the islands have wonderful beaches, clear waters and Venetian castles which add to the charm of your Greek Island holidays.

Ithaca has very warm and friendly local people who are ready to welcome you to their island. It has many beaches with white pebbles as well as fine sand. Kefalonia has a lot of natural beauty with lovely lakes and natural caves. Corfu is home to many traditional villages and gives an old world charm to your Greek Island holidays. Kythira is a very calm place with a few deserted beaches which make it ideal for a peaceful getaway. 

North East Aegean Islands

The North East Aegean Islands are made up of about ten scenic islands. These islands have wonderful traditional villages, natural beauty and beaches with clear waters. You can get cheap Greek Island holiday packages from Zip Holidays for these islands. There are museums, historical monuments and monasteries which you can visit. These islands are sure to provide you with a relaxed and refreshing Greek Island holiday any time of the year.

Crete Island

Crete Island is the largest Greek Island and has something for everyone. You can enjoy a tranquil holiday on the quiet and pristine beaches. If you prefer a livelier holiday then you can visit the main towns which are cosmopolitan in nature. Getting to Crete is easy as there are flight connections from Athens and Pireaus so you can even plan last minute Greek Island holidays here.

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