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From the mainland to the many smaller islands such as Zante or Rhodes, Greece is a perfect self-catering holiday destination, owing to the abundance of markets, superstores and small, family-run shops that can be found across the country.

Greece is like an open air museum, filled with sights and attractions. You can alternate the magnificent beaches with the wide array of historical sites. In Athens, the capital, you can admire the magnificent Acropolis and Parthenon. Another trip to the mainland can take you to Olympia to see the Olympic flame and the Temple of Zeus.

Greece resorts can cater for every type of holiday, with lively party vibes or more chilled out atmospheres. Crete boasts great bars and clubs in the party towns of Hersonissos and Malia, while the charm of Corfu lies in the smaller, less developed seaside fishing villages that have just a handful of tavernas.

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Attica is bursting with historical sites, geological features, and beautiful pine forests; all less than an hour from the Greek capital city, Athens. No visit is complete without seeing the Acropolis or exploring Plaka, the ‘neighbourhood of the Gods’.

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Ayia Trias

Ayria Trias is located on the sun-soaked shores of Cyprus. A good base for boat trips, you can do some fantastic excursions to see the ghost town of Famagusta and explore the caves of Cape Greco.

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The local tavernas and golden sands of Kalamaki provide the ideal retreat for those looking to unwind. An atmospheric resort with traditional Greek charm, it is also only 3km from party-capital Laganas.

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Nea Zoryiani

A tranquil spot, Nea Zoryiana offers a taste of authentic Greece and is a nice place to spend long, lazy, sun-soaked days enjoying the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere.

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Salamis is just two kilometres off the coast of Piraeus and is a popular weekend destination for Athenians. It’s not as beautiful as Santorini, but it has some excellent beaches and is great for fishing and diving.

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Central Greece

The heart of the mainland, Central Greece is a diverse landscape of rugged mountains, stark plains and lush forests. It is steeped in history and legend, and was once the site of some major historical battles.

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