Look forward to colourful island experiences in the eastern Mediterranean, as dream destinations like Crete, Santorini or Mykonos deliver a quintessentially Greek holiday feeling, in heavenly surroundings. The turquoise Aegean Sea glistens in the sunshine and white houses with colourful shutters adorn rocky coastlines. Get to know the history of ancient Greece at numerous archaeological sites.
Take an excursion to ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympics, with a tour of the Archaeological Museum to see the breathtaking Statue of Nike. Or for something more culinary, visit a typical Greek farm, for a tasting of some local culinary specialities.
In Crete, visit the Palace of Knossos, mythical location of the Minotaur’s Labyrinth, followed by the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, for more insights into Minoan life.
The stunning island of Santorini is one of the most beautiful in all of Greece, but there is history here to discover too, as the Archaeological site of Akrotiri reveals an amazingly well-preserved city of houses, streets, squares and workshops dating from 1600 BC.
Enjoy a panoramic tour by boat and bus to Oia, the most photographed village in Santorini, where the whitewashed houses and blue domed churches cling to the cliff-side.
On Naxos, visit the Archaeological Museum and drive to the mountain village of Kinidaros in the centre of the island, which is renowned for its folk music and dance traditions.
Relax on the waterfront of sun-drenched Mykonos and take a guided tour of the old town. Or experience a panoramic trip across the island to see the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani, in the quaint village of Ano Mera.
Finally, discover the UNESCO World Heritage island of Delos, legendary birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, where ancient columns gleam in the sun, as lions guard the Sacred Way, in a monumental avenue of statues.