Greece has long been established as an all-rounder in a holiday sense. New arrivals on the holiday scene try to put it in the shadows, but its ‘classic’ holiday reputation remains. And an enduring quality of providing a solid cross-section of climate, culture, scenery and history means it will be a mainstay and a place we come back to, for years to come.
The essence of holidaying in Greece is its plentiful sprinkling of islands; an outlying array of isolated hotspots all offering a mixture of tranquillity, culture and adventure. Mainland Greece has plenty to offer those wanting a city break or a long weekend, with Athens and Rhodes the obvious stop-offs for those wanting big city action, but the characteristic delights offered by the various island destinations, are where Greece comes into its own as the best holiday destination for 2021.
The amazing island destinations of Greece
As a top party island, Crete may have fallen off the radar, but it still retains a headline-grabbing intensity and remains a routine stop-off for some of the world’s top DJs. As a northern island, Crete has a unique charm and its summer season is not to be missed. But there is mystery and mythology amongst the night-time adventure. There are plenty of ways to relax on the edge of the Aegean Sea, with an array of golden beaches and pretty market towns, but whether you want the party vibe of Malia or to unwind in Stalis, you can find everything you want in Crete. And in that sense it exists as a microcosm of Greece itself.
Corfu is one of the Ionian Islands to the north west of mainland Greece, and is another destination for those wanting the classic attractions of culinary authenticity, vibrant city life and traditional sun, sea and sand. Corfu Town has the cosmopolitan vibe as the capital of the island, whilst Sidari is the popular resort on the north coast, famed for its array of water sports and a lively and diverse nightlife mixed with the calm of its picturesque coastal coves in the daytime.
Cheap holidays in Greece for 2021
One of the most popular – south eastern island Mykonos, a quintessential slice of Greece with narrow streets in its historic villages and whitewashed buildings, monasteries and town squares. The stunning beaches of Mykonos are perhaps its most revealing feature and this is another island where families can’t fail to find something for everyone, with a reputation that doesn’t fade like a passing trend.
Finally we have Zante, on the south west of Greece and an island that mixes charm and authenticity, with peace and relaxation, but also a crowd-pleasing all-action vibe. Check out the party resort of Laganas or the water sports haven of Tsivili. Argassi also has a wide variety of family-themed activities, so this is another island that ticks every box.
If you are looking to book cheap holidays 2021 is looking like a great year to escape and take in the sun, sea and heritage that only Greece can offer. So why not visit the birth of western civilisation and make Greece your unique holiday destination. If you are looking for great value holidays in Greece for 2021, search the Sunmaster site today and we can help find the perfect holiday for you.