Holidays to Greece deliver fantastic beaches and centuries-old sights – not to mention some of the best nightlife in the Mediterranean.
Whether it’s hot weather, sandy shores or intriguing history you’re looking for, Greece offers up all three by the bucket-load. It’s no surprise it’s such a popular place to holiday – 13 million tourists make a beeline for it every year. With a Cruise & Stay holiday, you’ll be dropping anchor on the island of Corfu.
The Green Isle
Corfu is known for being the greenest of the Greek isles because it’s blanketed in rich forest and olive groves. It’s also one of the most rural. Along certain parts of the coast, there’s nothing but beautiful scenery and the occasional sleepy village.
All kinds of beaches cling to the Greek islands’ shores, including long, golden stretches and tiny tucked-away coves. On Corfu’s east coast, you can take boat trips to discover pretty fjords and impressive rock formations. The west coast, meanwhile, has shallow bays that are perfect for snorkelling.
As the birthplace of European civilisation, Greece packs in loads of sights for history fans to tick off. In Athens, you’ve got the landmark acropolis towering above the city. And in Meteora, monasteries perch fearlessly on top of cloud-touching cliffs. Corfu Old Town lays claim to French-style cafes, domed churches and a 16th-century fortress nestled within its maze of cobbled streets.