A trip to Greece can feel like a trip back in time as you pass from ancient sights like the Acropolis Parthenon to the temple of Zeus. And after seeing everything you want to see on one island, travellers can move onto the treasures of the next, often just a short sail or ferry ride away. While exploring the ruins, one of Greece’s many beaches, with their gleaming turquoise seas, is never far off, and neither is a picturesque view of white washed houses and tiny blue domed churches. If seeing the birthplace of the Olympics has lent inspiration, adrenaline junkies can take off for some water sports action, instead.
After a long day wandering crumbling ruins and towering monuments, travellers can sit down to a traditional dinner in a coastlining taverna, of local wine, crusty bread, fresh seafood and olives and the other sun drenched Mediterranean flavours Greece has to offer. Greece’s energetic nightlife in Greece will leave some visitors struggling to keep up with the locals, as they dance until dawn.
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A journey along the south western edge of Crete is ideal for beach and sun loving history and archaeology enthusiasts.
Most people come to Crete to crash land in the sand of one of Crete's pretty resorts, but to get the most of the island you need to look into its past.
Sun, blue sea, spectacular coastlines, and those pretty villages - Greek Island Hopping ticks all boxes.
The Cyclades islands have it all, not just the sunshine and scenery, and two weeks island hopping here is the stuff of dreams.
Athens offers lots to see and do that easily fits into a four day time frame.