What is the best holiday resort in Greece?

Greece, recently named as the best beach destination in Europe, continues to be the place for an unforgettable holiday, despite its economic troubles. But, with so much on offer, it can be difficult choosing where to visit. So just where are the best resorts for a 2013 Greek getaway?

 

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Athens

A Wealth of Choices

Greece holidays are dream holidays, whether you visit the mainland or one of Greece’s irresistible islands. The beauty of the scenery: the pale sand, crystal-clear waters, rugged mountains, idyllic harbours, quaint villages and, of course, iconic whitewashed buildings, combined with the chance to eat wonderful food, ensure visitors return year after year. It’s no wonder the country was awarded the title of “Best European Beach Destination 2012” by the Sunday Times Travel magazine.

Tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a base. The options include:

 

Mainland Greece 

Stay in the capital city, Athens, to combine visits to some of the most important ancient ruins and artefacts in the world with fabulous traditional meals and rest and relaxation on nearby beautiful beaches. Halkidiki, meanwhile, is around 500km north of Athens and a gem of a resort with low-key nightlife and Blue Flag beaches.

 

Ionian Islands

This group of islands, which includes Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Lefkas, offers visitors golden beaches, secluded coves, green mountains and the choice between lively or low-key resorts.