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Greek Islands

Amid the 6,000 Greek islands dotted along the Mediterranean coast are stories, traditions and communities dating back millennia, all fringed by golden sands, ancient olive groves and idyllic fishing villages. Discover the archipelago on an island-hopping holiday, or choose to explore a single destination. Picture-perfect Santorini boasts white washed, blue roofed houses perched on cliffs above the Aegean Sea, while historic Crete is known for its deep connection with Greek mythology and the ruined city of Knossos. From Corfu to Kos, from Mykonos to Lesvos, each island has its own unique beauty, intriguing identity and array of reasons that you will fall in love with holidays to the Greek islands.

 

What you’ll love most about the Greek Islands

  • Sail through the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea to the enchanting Greek Islands, where white-washed villages, azure skies, and sun-drenched beaches promise a blissful escape to paradise
  • Explore the iconic island of Santorini, with its dramatic cliffs, stunning sunsets, and charming villages perched atop volcanic calderas, inviting you to wander through narrow streets, discover hidden treasures, and soak in breathtaking views of the Aegean
  • Dive into the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos, where chic beach clubs, lively bars, and world-renowned DJs create an electrifying atmosphere that pulsates with energy and excitement, promising unforgettable nights of dancing and revelry under the stars
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of Crete, the largest of the Greek Islands, where crystal-clear waters lap against golden sands, inviting you to swim, sunbathe, or simply unwind in the warm Mediterranean sunshine
  • Discover the rich history of Rhodes, where ancient ruins, medieval castles, and Byzantine churches offer a glimpse into the island’s storied past, while bustling markets, quaint cafes, and lively tavernas reflect its vibrant culture and hospitality
  • Indulge in the flavours of the Greek Islands, from fresh seafood and traditional moussaka to tangy feta cheese and sweet baklava, as you savour the culinary delights of Greece in seaside tavernas, family-owned restaurants, and bustling markets that celebrate the Mediterranean diet and lifestyle

Where to Book

  • Aerial view of Rovinia Beach, Corfu

  • Karidi Beach pine tree in Halkidiki

  • Aerial view of Kitries in Kalamata, Greece

  • Ancient ruins overlooking Kastri, Kos

  • Tourist boats entering a canal in Paxos

  • Colourful umbrellas and sun loungers on Agia Eleni Beach in Skiathos

  • Beach of Triopetra, Crete

  • Oia Town, Santorini

  • Tiny church in St Pauls Bay, Lindos, Rhodes

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 14℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 19℃
  • 23℃
  • 28℃
  • 31℃
  • 31℃
  • 28℃
  • 23℃
  • 19℃
  • 15℃
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 12
  • 8
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • 8
  • 11
  • 15
  • 17

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

Our Ratings

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