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Whether you’re a culture fiend or a fun and sun-seeker, Greece really has it all, offering up everything from sandy beaches and neon-lit nightclubs to medieval citadels and ancient ruins, all within easy reach from resorts. And that’s not to mention quaint mountain villages and sumptuous seafront tavernas – the pretty Parga region is a prime example of these.
Crete’s the biggest of the bunch, and home to some of the most famous archaeological attractions outside Athens. Corfu’s a lush, green paradise, while Rhodes comes up trumps in the sun stakes, and Kefalonia’s all about picture-perfect scenery. Zante and Kos rule the 24-hour party scene.
Greece is blessed with more than its fair share of knockout beaches and shimmering sea. Amble along the coastlines and you’ll find everything from rocky coves and hidden caves to bar-lined promenades and stretches of golden sand, as far as the eye can see. Our faves for stunning sands? Halkidiki and Lefkas.