If you are in search of inspiring Greek destinations for 2020, then you have come to the right place. Greece has always been a source of summer inspiration. When dreaming about Greece, the top 3 things that come to mind are heavenly sea views, amazing climate and incredible food, we would say. Keeping this trifecta as the backbone of our Greek travel recommendations, here we will present three destinations that guarantee these, and then some; one for couples, one for a family holiday idea and one for solo travellers, all of which will fill your minds with astonishing visuals and (metaphorically) transfer the scents and sounds of timeless Greek splendour.
Before you decide what to pack for a beach holiday, let’s see if any of these were on your Greece radar already…
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Best Greek Island Holidays
Couples’ Greek destination
Best Greek Island for Couples
Santorini Island is by far the most enchanting island in Greece. It is a top destination for couples who seek to amplify their romance along the dramatic Caldera cliff, basking in the shadow of the ancient volcano on their balcony to the Aegean. The most iconic spot in Santorini is where the most famous sunset takes center stage amidst the Aegean blue, in Oia. Given this, most couples will want to stay as close to Oia as possible, while direct sunset view suites are in great demand. In fact, this extremely high demand makes Oia overloaded with visitors who clamour the narrow streets of the settlement before and well after sundown, detracting from the magic of the moment. Staying in a better positioned location, such as Akrotiri for example, offers a different yet equally rewarding stay experience. Luxury suites in Akrotiri wrap guests in privacy and tranquility as well as staggering sea, volcano, sunset and Caldera views, since their position on the southernmost tip of the island’s crescent shape provides guests with a most satiating vantage point. Known as the ‘white diamond’ of Greece, Paros is the third largest island in the Cyclades region. Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, this island is ideal for families, couples and young people.
Families’ Greek destination for 2020
Best Greek island for families
There is a place in the Peloponnese that few foreigners know. The summer resort town of Porto Heli has been favoured by Greeks for decades now, being one of the most popular summer residence regions relatively close to Athens. You can reach Porto Heli by a 2,5 hours drive from Athens, which is ideal since you can fly into the capital city, pick-up your car rental and off you go, on a lovely scenic ride to reach a most sensational family resort in Peloponnese’s Porto Heli. Located in a prime spot, on the near to private beach on the bay of Hinitsa, the namesake, luxury hotel surrounds its guests with a myriad of children’s facilities that engage the youngsters in fun and educational ways while parents can fully unwind under the sun or pamper themselves with massage therapy or spa treatments. Morning glory views to set your mood for the entire day, half board packages to sort your dinners out and the lovely Spetses Island in the background can be reached in just 20 minutes by water taxi from the hotel’s pier.
Solo travellers’ Greek destination for 2020
Cruise around Greek islands
The simple fact that Greece has over 200 inhabited islands, plus all of its mainland locations comes to pose a destination dilemma in many cases. For the solo traveller or the solo adventurer, the world is your oyster and holidays are your chance to set your daily agenda in a way that makes your vacation an entirely personal matter. However, when there is so much choice, one can easily get lost before getting found on their dream holiday in Greece. One way that may alleviate much of the pain of sorting out your own holiday, is to consider an Greek islands cruise, with a boutique cruise that gives you the best of both worlds in between conventional sailing and cruising. Why should solo travellers consider this option? A few reasons such as it takes you to all the top island destinations, through a choice of set itineraries, make sure you visit the beach clubs in Mykonos. With added ease and comfort as well as anchoring at a short distance from the shore. You will wake up to new sea visuals every morning without having to lift a finger. What’s more are the various optional excursions you can partake, which take you inland to all the top sites and spots of each location. Plus, on this kind of cruise, you can be alone but never lonesome as the deck is where you can be as social or as much an introvert as you desire.
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