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On the southern top of Corfu, you’ll discover the island’s clubbing capital. Kavos holidays are perfect for a fast-paced mix of vibrant bars, late-night clubs and high-octane water sports. And when you’re ready to relax, there’s an 8km stretch of sandy beach to enjoy while you soak up the sun, plus plenty of bars and cafés for a pitstop. You’ll also find Aqualand water park nearby (a great place to cool down on a hot day), while historic Corfu Town is easily within day trip distance (it’s less than an hour away by car).
Things to do
You’ll want to sample the unbeatable nightlife on a Kavos holiday, including the famous main strip with its bars, pubs and clubs. During the day, you can work on your tan on the long, sandy beach. When you’re ready to take things up a notch, it’s time for water sports; this is one of the best places for them on Corfu. Boat trips are a brilliant way to spend an afternoon; just grab a drink and stretch out on the deck. As for day trips, you’ll have plenty of choice; how about a trip to Aqualand or an outing to Corfu Town?
Kavos’ long stretch of golden sand gets about as much attention from tourists as the many bars in the resort. That’s because it’s no secret that the gorgeous crystal clear water and spectacular views make it the perfect place to relax and recover after the previous late night.
Kavos’ coastal location in Corfu makes it the ideal destination to island hop and experience what the rest of Greece has to offer. Pop over to the small islands of Paxos and Antipaxos for quiet beaches and traditional cuisine. There’s no better place to escape the hustle and bustle and live a life of Greek luxury for a day.
With its energetic lifestyle and buzzing nightlife, Kavos is Corfu’s favourite party destination. Join hundreds of people down on the strip for action-packed events, special DJ sets and unforgettable party memories. There are a variety of bars and clubs to choose from, all ready and waiting for you to soak up the upbeat, feel-good atmosphere.
Food and drink
Greece is notorious for its great cuisine, so why not try some of the excellent traditional meals on offer. Eat the delicious, grape leaf-wrapped rice parcel called dolmades, nibble on fresh feta filo pie or indulge in a chicken kebab with tzatziki dip. All of which go perfectly with a nice glass of cold Ouzo. Delicious!
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The capital city of Crete, Heraklion is a fascinating fusion of ancient and modern. In recent years, walking around the city's historic centre would’ve been almost impossible, due to the sheer volume of traffic passing through. Today, most of main historic areas have been pedestrianized, giving you the chance to soak up early Cretan architecture or go shopping in sleek, contemporary malls.
While you’re away on holiday, make sure you visit Liondaria. The name translates as ‘Lion Square’, in reference to the four stone lions that guard a beautiful fountain featuring detailed carvings and statues of sea-nymphs, mythical monsters, and other creatures from Greek legend. Liondaria is a hub for everyone and anyone: you’ll see impromptu business meetings being held in cafés, groups of locals arguing animatedly about this and that, and tourists just soaking up the scenery. There are plenty of places to grab a bite and don’t forget to try the bougastsas: a Greek pastry filled with vanilla cream.
Market Street is a must for bargain-hunters taking looking for all sorts of fresh produce. Here you’ll find fresh herbs, meat and fish, sold alongside clothing, honey, cheese and the local spirit, raki.
Whatever you’re looking from your time in the sun, this superb city is sure to deliver.
Things to do
While holidays to Heraklion feature the vibrant, buzzing city, its position close to the sea gives you plenty of opportunities for some lazy days on the beach. If you prefer city life, it really comes into its own after the sun goes down, when many of its ancient monuments are lit by night and the clubs and pubs fill the backstreets with the sounds of music and laughter. There’s a huge variety of restaurants to enjoy, from contemporary eateries, to traditional tavernas, serving genuine Cretan cuisine.
Food and drink
Heraklion has an array of eateries, from upbeat cafés in the main square to authentic tavernas down some of the narrow side streets, so be sure to savour the taste of the city’s delicacies such as the salads, pies and cheeses. As Heraklion has a number of wineries in the surrounding villages, you’ll be able to sample some of the local wines in the more traditional restaurants, which will compliment your meal perfectly. You’ll also be able to pick up some of these specialities from open-air markets. They’re the best place to hunt for souvenirs, where you can pick up wine, honey, dried herbs and tea and of course some of the famous olive oil.
The city comes alive after dark with plenty of lively places to choose from. The majority of Heraklion’s nightlife is found along the harbour where you’ll find trendy bars and clubs, with some hosting DJs in the summer months.
Don’t forget the party resort of Malia is also close by if you want to experience its buzzing atmosphere and some of the legendary foam parties. If big nights out aren’t your thing, there are cosy tavernas playing live music dotted all around. You can also join in the celebrations of summer festivals with music, theatre and ballet performances taking place on dates throughout the year.
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Elounda is Crete's high-end resort teeming with five-star hotels and high-quality restaurants around a gleaming marina. There are stunning views from the honey-coloured beach out to historic Spinalonga Island (which is only a short sail away). If you’re looking to explore further afield, charming Aghios Nikolaos is just 15 minutes away, while little ones will love the superb Acqua Plus waterpark, which is around an hour from the resort.
Things to do
Holidays to Elounda will take you to some brilliant beaches; the nearest one is right in the heart of town. But there’s so much more to this resort than lazy days in the sunshine. If you want to explore, you can hop aboard a boat from the marina to visit the islet of Spinalonga, which is famous for its fascinating Venetian ruins and its past as a leper colony. When you return, you’ll be ready to sample the catch of the day at a waterfront restaurant; it’s a great place to watch the sun go down on the horizon. And if you’re looking for a family-friendly day out, you’ll find thrills galore at Acqua Plus; Crete’s best waterpark is less than an hour away by car, and it’s brimming with water slides, pools and rivers galore.
Relaxation and exploration
Elounda’s main beach proudly sports a Blue Flag, one of several on the island of Crete. It’s at the heart of Elounda, right next to the harbour, so it’s not hard to find. If you fancy shifting things up a gear or two, Acqua Plus is no more than an hour’s drive from Elounda and is one of Crete’s biggest waterparks.
The things you can do on your holiday in Elounda aren’t just restricted to what’s in Crete. Close by is the fortified islet of Spinalonga, which was most recently used as a leper colony. The beautiful island of Santorini, with its picturesque white and blue villages, is also in easy reach. You can see what other boat trips are available from Elounda’s marina.
Go for a drive out of Elounda and you’ll find there are lots of other villages and towns to explore along this stretch of Crete’s coastline. Between them, they offer all the restaurants, beaches, nightlife and shopping you could want. Much of Crete still feels like you’re stepping into traditional Greece, with bustling local markets and atmospheric cobbled streets. The best way to soak up the culture, though, is to settle down for a while in a taverna or café bar, many of which in Elounda come with a view of the harbour.
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