The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia's mild climate and plentiful beaches are the ideal setting for a cinematic escape. Quite literally - it was home to the filming of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Hop on a short flight to explore Kefalonia for yourself - the kayaking opportunities, beautiful architecture and pleasant weather won't disappoint.
Beach-dwellers should certainly make an effort to try Myrtos at least once; it's been named the finest beach in the Med on more than one occasion. If you're looking for a bit of excitement to go with that sun, sea and sand, then try Antisamos, where water sports are very popular and great bars line the beach's edge. As for those who like to wander, Skala beach is over three kilometres long!
Many sightseers are drawn to the historic sites and natural beauty of Kefalonia. Fiskardo in the north is a good place for Byzantine and Venetian monuments. For nature-lovers, the Ainos Mountains is the only protected national park on the Greek islands, providing the perfect place for hikes, strolls and a bit of wildlife watching.
As well as a vibrant main town full of museums and history, Corfu is full of enough water parks, riding stables and scuba centres to tire out even the most excitable of families. Blessed with a glorious climate, you'll barely need to spend a minute inside once you reach its shores.
Crete doesn't hold high cultural status for nothing - some of the greatest ancient Greek artefacts can be found here. Perfect for sunseekers and watersports fans alike, its varied terrain makes almost every kind of leisure activity a possibility.
Ancient artefacts and beautiful beaches are just two of the many gems Thessaloniki has to offer. Spoil yourself with trips to the ever popular museums for a culture insight into the past and present day. Once you've strolled along the stunning beach, dine like the locals and experience authentic Mediterranean food like never before!
Natives of Kos love to spend time on the beach, and considering its beautiful climate, it's no wonder. With miles of sand and sea to explore, you'll be clamouring for a return visit before you've even left the airport.
Land of magnificent palaces, historic villages and stunning beaches, you can live like an ancient Greek on the cobbled streets of Rhodes. Dine on Mediterranean dishes in the sunshine or swim among the fish at Waterhoppers diving centre.
Zakynthos' rich countryside makes it the perfect holiday spot for wildlife fans. Explore the turtles of Keri Cave, visit the zoo or embrace your inner party animal in the island's plentiful bars and clubs.
White-washed buildings nestled in the clifftops make Santorini’s famous landscape recognisable across the globe.
With more than 50 beaches enveloped in lush greenery and lapped by a turquoise sea, it's not difficult to see why Skiathos was often used as a backdrop for the box office hit, Mamma Mia.