Top 5 Greek islands for 2014

 

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Top 5 Greek islands for 2014

Despite the economic downturn, Greece is still one of the most popular holiday destinations for Brits. It’s easy to see why; her islands offer beautiful weather, spectacular scenery, miles of sandy coastline and an abundance of activities.

However, every Greek island is a little bit different. So, if you’re looking at Greek Monarch holidays 2014 and can’t decide where to go, check out this rundown of the top five islands.

1. Rhodes

If you’re something of a sun worshipper, Rhodes is definitely the island for you as it has claimed the status of ‘the sunniest place in Greece’. As well as hours of sunshine and fantastic beaches, this Dodecanese Island also offers a glimpse into the Greek culture.

Take a trip to the Old Town and explore the acropolis. Climb up the walls for breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.

2. Zante

Also known as Zakynthos, Zante is a popular Greek island with an interesting landscape. The beaches are fantastic, whether you’re looking for peace and quiet or an action-packed watersports holiday, you’ll find somewhere to enjoy yourself

There’s also a busy nightlife at Laganas – which also happened to be famous for being home to the endangered Loggerhead turtles.

3. Skiathos

One of the Sporades Islands, Skiathos is a favourite with holidaymakers wanting a slice of luxury lifestyle. It attracts a diverse crowd, from young families looking to enjoy a week on the beach, to jet-setters looking to relax by the pool with a cocktail.

4. Corfu

A holiday to Corfu gives you chance to kick back and relax on one of the many beaches, soak up the sunshine and escape the stress of life back home. It’s a great destination for families, couples and groups of friends.

Whether you want to paint the town red in Kavos or explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find plenty to do.

5. Crete

One of the most popular and the largest Greek island, Crete is a wonderful holiday destination. It offers you beautiful clean sands for sunbathing and crystal clear waters for swimming, snorkelling or water sports but the landscape inland is just as impressive. What’s more, Malia also has a vibrant wildlife, where you’ll be able dance the night away.

There are hundreds of islands of the coast of mainland Greece, but these few made the top five list because of their fantastic resorts, busy nightlife, amenities and natural beauty.

So, where will you go next summer?

About the Author: Catherine Lavinia works as a freelancer in advertising and marketing. She likes to travel with friends and share the joys of travel with others. She enjoys taking photos of places, people and nature and reading interesting books such as Wuthering Heights and Vanity Fair .

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2 responses to “Top 5 Greek islands for 2014

  1. Zante or Zakynthos wants the next summer season to reach again the target of 500000 tourists like 2013. It was an excellent year, with a lot of love from travellers all over the world. Also for 2014, more cheap flights from Europe will fly to Zakynthos, so i vote Zante again and again!!!! 🙂

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