Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway to one of Europe’s most historic cities, or a luxurious island escape Greece has something in store for everyone. From the mainland to the thousands of surrounding islands Greece is the perfect destination for every type of traveller.
For those looking for a city break to one of Europe’s most vibrant and bustling cities Athens provides the ideal location. Athens is a city that is full of history and culture with so many famous landmarks it is almost impossible to fit them all into one trip. However if you prefer to take it slower of your holiday then look further afield at what the rest of this gorgeous country has to offer.
Outside the centre of the capital, life goes on as it always has in a picture postcard environment, with stunning views over an azure sea and surrounded by a dramatic landscape. Green mountains, punctuated with pretty flowers plunge towards the shore, white sandy coves with crystal clear waters, the colours of Homer, the land of Odysseus, this is Ellada, this is Greece, unchanged and just as beautiful as it has always been.
The country is varied with each island differing from its neighbour and each island group having its own unique personality. The fertility and vibrancy of colour found in the Ionian Islands change dramatically as we move north to the mountainous regions of Epirus and beyond with their alpine scenery and pretty stone villages lost in the annals of time.
As we move east across the mountainous region of the Peloponnese where ancient civilization flourished, we find an area of outstanding natural beauty where the shores and foothills are a garden of citrus and olives.
Moving on across the Aegean sea to the islands of the Cyclades with their white cubist architecture and villages perched dramatically on the edges of cliffs, offering beaches exotic, remote and serene.
The Sporades with their pristine nature and stunning beaches, and UNESCO World Heritage towns, and Crete steeped in history, with miles of beaches and mountain scenery is another jewel waiting to be discovered.
Greece is varied, a collection of micro cultures all shining under one flag and one mother tongue. Of course the country needs support and it needs change, but it is still and always will be a fantastic place for the traveller where one can explore without feeling threatened and where families and friends can holiday in a safe environment.
Pretty Greek Villas has a wide range of villas all across Greece and the surrounding islands meaning you’ll find the ideal location for your holiday.