This UNESCO World Heritage Site has no permanent population but is the perfect destination for a day trip from Mykonos. Delos is an ancient shrine, the mythological birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, and one of the most important archaeological sites in the whole of Greece. Stroll through the tranquil ancient ruins and find yourself transported to another world.
The highest mountain in Greece is notable not only for its rich mythological significance, but for the spectacular wildlife it nurtures on its slopes and foothills. Visit this many-peaked mountain and discover the home of the Greek gods, encounter stunning flora and fauna, and enjoy unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside.
Greece is not short on beautiful beaches – but a handful are truly out of this world. If you’re holidaying on Crete you’ll want to visit Elafonissi, a beach that stretches across to a tiny coastal island via a narrow sandbank. The sands here have a pinkish hue and the waters are warm, shallow and the brightest of blues.
For avid hikers, a holiday to Crete must include the Samaria Gorge. This 10-mile long canyon was carved out over thousands of years by the Tarraios River and is a place of dramatic beauty characterised by sheer cliff faces and tree-lined trails. Visit in late spring and you can enjoy a natural spectacle: the blooming of the wildflowers.
If your holiday to Greece takes you into the capital, you can’t miss a trip to the Acropolis. Gaze up at the columns of the Parthenon, stroll along the steps of the Theatre of Dionysus, and explore the exhibits of the celebrated Acropolis Museum. This hilltop marvel is a place where you can immerse yourself in ancient history.