A taste of sunshine in Greece
Choose the ingredients for your best summer holiday ever. Sun, food, culture, parties – holidays to Greece tick every box. Whether you fancy sunning yourself on the beach, visiting the sights of ancient Greece or relaxing in a bar with ouzo, you’ll find something you love. The locals are friendly and the weather is gorgeous, warming up from as early as May, and it has the bonus of being only a few hours’ flight from the UK. A summer holiday to Greece promises the best of the Med.
What to do on holidays to Greece
Greece is packed with beautiful beaches. There are plenty to choose from, whether you’re a sunbather, swimmer or surfer. Big, buzzing beaches can be found along the coast, and on some of the islands are secluded, sandy bays that are real undiscovered gems. The island of Corfu is terrific for beach lovers. Over 30 blue-flag beaches are scattered across the island, the best being Archavari, Agios Stefanos and Messonghi. Plenty of the beaches also offer water sports that are ideal if you’re a bit of a thrill seeker. If you get fed up with the sand Corfu is also home to the huge water park Aqualand.
Of course, there is much more to Greece than beaches. For you culture vultures, there is no better experience than visiting the birthplace of democracy, Athens. Work your way through the hustle and bustle of the city and be sure to visit the temple of Zeus and the Acropolis. Athens is also the best place to stop at a traditional taverna and check out the local tipple, ouzo, Greece’s classic aniseed flavoured spirit. Try out the food while you’re at it, and order some moussaka or share a plate of mezedhes. See here for holidays to Athens
The Greeks know how to party. They start late and finish late, so if you think you can keep up, head to the island of Zante for some of the best nightlife around. See here for holidays to Zante The southern bay of Laganas is where the beaches come alive when the sun goes down, and a stretch of bars and clubs will keep you busy. Mykonos is another good island for entertainment if you’re up for a more chilled night out, with its cool and cosmopolitan uptown bars.
Get into the Greek way of life
For laid back days on the beach and bar hopping at night, it’s got to be Greece this summer. The ancient cities are fantastic place for a day trip to soak up a bit of culture and history, or just stroll through the winding streets and sip a drink in a shady taverna. Kick off your Greek experience now and grab a deal with lastminute.com. You can be sure of amazing value and worry-free booking, so that you can just jet off and enjoy this summer.