The Greek Islands is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. The islands fall into several groups with the Argo-Saronic near Athens, the Cyclades in the central Aegean, the North Aegean islands off the north-west coast of Turkey, the Dodecanese along the Turkish coast, the Sporades off the Greek east coast, while the Ionian lie west of the mainland.
Holiday visitors with an interest in the culture and history of Greece and the Greek Islands are in for a treat this year. Following pressure from travel agents and holiday forms the Greek government has agreed to extend the opening hours of 33 major museums over the summer season in hopes of attracting even more visitors in 2014. The move follows a sharp rise in visitors to museums across Greece and the Greek Islands last year with...
Tourism looks set to be Greece's biggest money spinner this year with up to 18 million tourists forecast to visit Greece and the Greek islands more than double the population of Greece.
Naxos has been placed among the top ten holiday islands in the world by a leading travel website. The Cycladic island of Naxos is ranked the sixth best island in the world.
Be sure to take your camera on a Greek Island holiday this year and be in with a chance to win €500 worth of free photographic equipments and free ferry tickets.
The Crete resort city of Rethymnon kicks off the holiday season this year with its 100th street carnival over the three weeks leading up to Lent with colourful parades and street parties.
A strong quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale hit Kefalonia just before dawn today (Monday February 3) sending panicked residents running out into the streets right across the island.
Hotel owners on the holiday island of Kefalonia have rushed to insist there is no danger for tourists after the island was hit by several large earthquakes and aftershocks.
A state of emergency has been declared on the holiday island of Kefalonia after dozens of aftershocks followed a major earthquake tremor that shook the island at the weekend.
Visitors flying in and out of the holiday island of Skiathos may find the experience a little less taxing now that work is well under way on extending the island's notoriously short runway.
Hydra is only a tiny island in the Saronic Gulf but it's architecture boasts a wealth of history that belies such an diminutive place in particular its splendid 18th century mansion houses.
Intricately designed dovecotes are dotted in fields and villages all over Andros. Many of the Andros dovecotes are extremely large; some are nearly as big as the house of their owners.
As the cradle of western civilization Greece has probably done the most for western culture. Today's Greece is packed with museums, monuments and archaeological sites.
Greek food has never been as enjoyed as much. Supermarket shelves heave with Greek-style yoghurts and the Mediterranean diet is world famous for its health benefits.
Greek holiday visitors will quickly notice two things about the Greek lifestyle. First is the sheer friendliness and second is the relaxed attitude to timekeeping.
Travel in the Greek islands can seem a marathon, given the number of interesting islands and the fascinating sights. Most holiday visitors restrict themselves to one island.
Variety is the key to a Greek island holiday and you can take your pick of barely inhabited peaceful retreats to 24-hour beach parties but each island has its own unique attractions.