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If you’re interested in an all-singing and all-dancing holiday, look no further than the Greek Islands. You don’t need lots of Money Money Money either: there are plenty of affordable ways to enjoy the land of plate smashing and calamari. In fact, the more authentic and off the beaten track the islands are, the more reasonable they tend to be price-wise. Take a look at my top picks below for the places with the best cinematic scenery (impromptu cliff top church wedding not necessarily guaranteed).

Kefalonia has stunning landscapes, secluded beaches and charming towns, Kefalonia will give you a real taste of authentic Greece. Cave Drogarati is always waiting to be explored. It’s one of Greece’s oldest caves and is home to a romantic, sunlit underground lake. Take some inspiration from Mamma Mia! and travel around the island on a motor-cruiser to discover all those special, secret spots.

Santorini are sure to capture your imagination. Famed for its amazing sunsets, the island has long been the place to flock to for loved-up couples and honeymooners.  Spend the warm evenings overlooking midnight blue seas with a glass of wine in hand; it’s the perfect end to a spectacular day.

Skiathos is the perfect balance between sandy beach and lush greenery. Head to Troulos for picturesque walking trails, or up to Banana Bay for some lively nightlife to prove you’re a Dancing Queen. For something a bit different, the forest at Koukounaries is home to a tranquil, natural lake and a variety of species of birds. Why not spend the afternoon there?

Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands, and an ever-popular destination for couples, families and groups of mates looking for that perfect beach holiday in the sun. It’s fantastic beaches, rich history and nightlife hotspots will keep everyone happy on your holiday to Rhodes; whether you’re looking for pumping clubs and all-night parties, or lazy days on the beach and great attractions for the whole family. This island really does have something for everyone. Rhodes’ idyllic coastline is dotted with over 30 Blue Flag beaches, and there’s nowhere better to sit back and relax in the hot summer sun. Eager explorers will appreciate the tumbling cobbled streets of Rhodes Old Town and the ancient acropolis at Lindos. Kids will adore the local waterparks, while night owls will make a beeline for Faliraki’s vibrant bars and clubs.

What is the currency in the Greek Islands?

The currency used is the Euro (€).

How long does it take to fly to the Greek Islands?

Approximately 3-4 Hours

What is the time difference?

2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

When is the best time to visit the Greek Islands?

Between June and early October are the best times to go which has a lower rainfall and higher temperature

A Selection of Greek Islands Hotels

Villa Kamini, Vigli Until the British occupiers in the 19th Century built the extraordinary road between the mountains and the spectacular sea cliffs of the northwest coast of Kefalonia, the Erissos peninsula in was only...
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Villa Dimitrios, Kolios The island of Skiathos is well known for its amazing beaches which number over sixty, most with crystal blue waters and fine golden sand. These lovely shorelines include the beach at Agia Paraskevi na...
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Prices from £979
Levante Beach Custom designed for Mark Warner, this modern resort stands out from the crowd with its state-of-the-art tennis, watersports, cycling and purpose-built childcare centres. Situated on Rhodes' longest be...
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Prices from £629
5* Sani Beach Club Situated in a breathtaking position on Cape Sani, enjoying crystal clear waters, glorious sandy beaches and spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and Mount Olympus, Sani Beach combines comfortable acc...
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Prices from £1,099
Sailing Greece - Mykonos to Athens Our 15m (52 ft) exclusive yacht is the perfect way to see some of the most beautiful islands in the world. This eight-day adventure takes you from the famous island of Mykonos to the Greek capital, At...
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Sailing Greece - Santorini to Mykonos A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world's most beautiful islands: the Greek Islands. Sail for eight days aboard our 15m (52 ft) yachts, with time for hiking, snor...
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Prices from £929