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Getting to know the Greek Islands

Getting to know the Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are the place to be this summer! From whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches to the sparkling turquoise Aegean Sea and delicious gyros – it’s no wonder over three million Brits travel to many of these unique islands each year.

Here at Trailfinders we can make sure you enjoy a piece of this paradise with our stunning selection of hotels, and expert consultants who can help plan anything from a beach break to an exciting island hopping itinerary across Greece’s most beautiful destinations.

One of our most popular holidays to Greece is our Greek island hopping, which can be tailormade to your exact requirements. Find out more about our three featured islands, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, and take a sneak peek at some of our favourite hotels…

Santorini

Why Santorini?
The most famous of the Greek islands, Santorini will not disappoint! This unique island formed by volcanic eruptions has created spectacular vistas of the iconic caldera. Many stylish boutique hotels have been carved into the rock face terraced down the Cliffside for privacy and luxury. For the best sunset views stay in ancient village of Oia on the islands northern tip. Imerovigli and Fira are also popular for those seeking sleek hotels, fine-dining and unrivalled sunsets. If you are after better value, head to the east coast to find volcanic-sand beaches and affordable resorts just a short local bus ride away from the Instagrammable spots.

Perfect for…
Couples! With glistening infinity pools that disappear into the boundless sea and a beautiful array of boutique properties, Santorini is the most romantic of islands for a honeymoon or special break.

Where to Stay?
OMMA Santorini commands a prime position in Imerovigli. With 30 individually designed rooms, suites and villas, this is the ideal place to catch some rays, relax and admire the unrivalled views.

 

Santorini

Mykonos

Why Mykonos?
Iconic for its windmills, Mykonos boasts beauty, glamour and a vibrant culture. The island is scattered with an array of golden sand beaches, perfect for a dip in the calm, crystal clear sea. Psarou beach is perhaps the chicest of them all, with trendy beach bars and super yachts moored in the waters. The alluring Old Town is full of colour and charm and offers a number of delightful spots to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset. At night, the island is brimming with life and is renowned for its A-List parties and celebrity hangouts.

Perfect for…
Couples and friends alike! With stylish hotels, wonderful beaches and an exciting nightlife, Mykonos entices with an enthralling mix of lavish glamour and modest natural beauty.

Where to Stay?
Kouros Hotel & Suites is a haven for spa lovers! With a range of therapeutic treatments on offer and the vibrant Mykonos Town just a short stroll away this stunning boutique hotel boasts the best of both worlds!  

 

Mykonos

Crete

Why Crete?
Crete, the largest of the Greek islands has its own unmistakable culture and atmosphere. The islands capital Heraklion is one of two entry points; from here, head east to Elounda to find sun-drenched beaches and family friendly resorts sprinkled along the coastline boasting tranquil waters and fantastic facilities. Known for more than splendid beaches, explore further to find ancient villages, wonderful cuisine and a rich history. Chania, the other entry point in the north-west, is postcard perfect with its 14th Century Venetian harbour, narrow streets and picturesque waterfront restaurants.

Perfect for…
Families! Home to magnificent resorts with exciting kids’ clubs and expansive facilities, the island truly has something for all the family. 

Where to Stay?
Elounda Gulf Villas - this exclusive retreat comprises of 15 suites and 18 pool villas, ideal for a peaceful escape. With luxurious style, sublime service, an exciting kids’ club and private beach club, what’s not to love?

Looking for the ultimate all inclusive? Check out Daios Cove Luxury Resort - perfect for families with a dedicated family early dining hour and premium all-inclusive Resident’s Club with complimentary room service, meals and drinks selection for guests staying in suites and villas.

 

Crete

For more inspiration, visit our Greece holidays pages.

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