Looking for a Greek island adventure this summer but not sure where to start? With over 200 inhabited islands to choose from, picking can be a daunting task. So start by revising the classics: Rhodes, Cos, Corfu and Crete. And with regular flights jetting off right through to the end of October, why not skip the high season crowds.
If beaches are your thing, then look no further than Rhodes. The largest of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes has a beach to suit your every need, from romantic sunset scenery (Anthony Quinn Bay), family friendly and monastery vibes (Tsambika beach) or even water and wind sports a go-go (Prasonisi beach-cum-island). Further north in the Dodecanese lies Kos, where the best way to explore all its natural beauty is on two wheels. The island has extensive bike trails, meandering through the Sympetro mountains and archeological villages all while soaking up views of the sea.
Getting there : LuxairTours offers holiday’s packages to Rhodes and Kos with two flights a week to Rhodes and a weekly flight to Kos!
Lying off Greece’s western coast and facing the Greece-Albania border, the Ionian islands is home to Corfu. While Corfu’s Old Town has UNESCO status – thanks to its mix of Venetian influences and the old citadel fortress, further afield there’s an unspoilt corner of Corfu that undoubtedly upstages the island capital. Halikounas is the essence of the island’s beauty. Its beach stretches 8km long and has all the essentials – golden sands, dunes, clear blue waters – and one added extra: Korisson Lagoon. Home to an array of flora and fauna (turtles, lizards, flamingos…), there are numerous walking trails which lead to out-of-the-way coves.
Getting there : LuxairTours offers package to Corfu with a weekly direct flight.
Sitting slap bang in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands. It truly has the most diverse mix of landscapes and its own unique culture, climate and cuisine - you’d be mistaken for thinking it’s a country in it’s own right! From the highly Instagrammable pink-sand beach at Elafonissi, to the remote Lefka Ori mountain range and the historic Venetian towns of Chania and Rethymnon – there’s truly something for everyone!
Getting there : LuxairTours offers also package to Heraklion with 4 flights a week.