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Sandwiched between the coast and the rolling hills of northern Corfu, you’ll discover the charming village of Roda. This great spot is one of the island’s most up-and-coming holiday destinations. Whether you want a fun-filled beach getaway or a romp through the hills, this Greek island retreat has plenty to offer everyone. When the sun goes down, laid-back family-run tavernas on the waterfront are the perfect place to unwind with a drink in hand. As well as authentic Greek cuisine, you’ll also enjoy a plate of traditional Greek entertainment in this part of town. Holidays here offer the best way to relax, unwind, and experience the mellower side of Corfu.
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Sandy shores and warm waters await in this island resort. But Roda holidays will take you far beyond the beach. There’s so much spectacular countryside to see; you can head up to the hills to see incredible views across the sparking Mediterranean (by foot or on horseback, it’s up to you). You’ll discover family-friendly adventures over at the local waterpark, which is one of the best on the island. When you get back, dinner and drinks on the waterfront are in order, while the sun sets.
Relaxing on the beach
Roda has a long and golden beach, which is situated alongside the village and is perfect for families and couples alike. It’s perfect if you enjoy a nice stroll in the sun, but like to stay in walking distance of bars and restaurants for when you want a delicious meal or refreshing drink.
Great day trips
Outside of Roda ypu’ll find some great sights and beautiful scenery to explore. With a large choice of different boat tours, you can take a day trip and discover somewhere else new and exciting. Or if you prefer, somewhere else to just sit back and relax.
Try scuba diving
If you like to do something active and exciting on your holiday, then you might want to pay a visit to the scuba diving centre in Roda. Get trained up and ready to dive with some qualified instructors and enjoy the beautiful colours and marine life under the blue Ionian Sea.
With a fun and varied nightlife, there’s something for everyone after the sun goes down in Roda. There are lots of restaurants catering to all kinds of taste buds, from Chinese food to classic English dishes, everyone will be in for a treat. But with so much traditional Greek food available, you’ll be wanting to get fully immersed in the local culture and sample the delicious, traditional delicacies.
Make a splash at a waterpark
If beaches aren’t your thing, but you still enjoy some water based excitement, you’ll just love the waterparks that can easily be accessed from Roda. Perfect for families, parents can sit back and relax while the kids (and any big kids) enjoy the many slides on offer. Sidari Waterpark is one option and the Aqualand Resort Waterpark is another, with relaxing massages to enjoy and boutiques to explore, as well as the slides.
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Escape the crowds with holidays to Katelios, a pretty Greek fishing village in southern Kefalonia. Set against a backdrop of unspoilt scenery, tucked away between pine-covered hills and a sun-soaked sandy coast, it’s the perfect spot for a peaceful island break. Katelios is brimming with traditional Greek charm, think quaint taverns and a bustling harbour, and its Mediterranean beaches are ideal for a spot of relaxation. When you’re ready to explore beyond the shoreline, you can head into the lush countryside and trek through the hills. It’s a great place to get away from it all.
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Tranquil beaches, crystal-clear waters and Mediterranean sunshine are all part of Katelios’ appeal. You can make the most of Kefalonia’s stunning natural landscape from here, by trekking through the eucalyptus and verdant pine trees. Keen hikers won’t be able to resist heading uphill to enjoy panoramic views across the coast.
If water sports are more your thing, it’s well worth taking a water taxi over to the lively village of Skala, where you can try everything from scuba diving to windsurfing. When the sun goes down, you’ll be more than ready for mouth-watering fresh seafood at a local taverna. Oh, and a glass of Robola wine, too.
There are several beaches near to Katelios. Its closest has crystal clear waters and is a mix of sand and shingle. If you want something a little sandier, then Mounda Beach is not far away and has a long stretch of soft white sand. Mounda Beach is also protected, as it’s a popular loggerhead turtle nesting area. If you’re lucky enough, you could witness the newborn turtles’ first steps and watch their natural instincts take over as they flee for the water.
History and culture
The charming resort was originally a busy fishing village and although a couple of boats still work from here today, the development of tourism in the area has seen the village grow in size. From the coast you can see the island of Zante, whilst views inland are nestled with thick, green agriculture. Katelios has a relaxed atmosphere, with great maritime traditions set into their way of life.
Food and drink
As well as its serene setting, Katelios is a place where fish are caught daily and the local cuisine is not only fresh, but also delicious. There are some amazing restaurants and bars in the area, all with a chilled, feel-good atmosphere. Dine at the contemporary Rosebud Bistro for fabulous food and spotless surroundings.
Nemesis is popular for its fruity cocktails, exceptionally friendly service and beautiful beachside location and it’s among the many bars that are open till late throughout high season.
The Cozy Bar & Restaurant is excellent value for both food and drink. Its unique décor and lively music adds to the welcoming smile you receive on entry by staff and leave with at the end of a well-cooked meal.
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With its pretty port, sandy beach and dramatic scenery, Sami is a jewel on Kefalonia’s eastern coast. This charming seaside ¬village is against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills clad with fragrant pine trees, and there’s something for every kind of holidaymaker here.
If you want to simply chill out, you can sit back and relax on the sandy beach, while thrill-seekers take to the sea for a water sports adventure.
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Beautiful beaches are a big draw for visitors on holidays to Sami. Stunning white pebbles and turquoise waters are just waiting for you over at Antisamos Beach, which is considered as one of the most beautiful spots in Kefalonia; it’s the perfect place to sunbathe, swim and snorkel.
But Sami holidays aren’t just about sun, sea and sand; there’s so much more to them than that! When you’re feeling up for a spot of adventure, you can head off on a trek through the hills on horseback, and admire views along the way.
Or, you could pay a visit to of some of the famous sites. Take a trip to the acropolis, one of the most important fortified cities in Bronze Age Greece, and the 150-million-year-old Drogarati Cave.
Sami boasts some amazing views and stunning scenery all around the resort. You’ll be spoilt for choice with all the different things to do in order to make the most of it all. There’s a wide range of horse riding trips available where you can experience the surrounding area for yourself, including one that will guide you to the top of the highest peak for some incredible views.
Take in the history
Sami has a rich history and you can see evidence of its past all around you. A great Bronze Age city can be found on the cliff and looks over the clear blue sea. During the month of August, the Monastery of Argillon hosts a belly bursting feast followed by some rustic dancing and music to help wash the meal down.
For those wanting to explore further afield, you can take a trip to the small island of Ithaca that played a big part in Greek mythology. During your trip you can find many different restaurants and shops to visit, making for the perfect day out.
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You’ll find the sleepy village of Nikiana in the east of the Greek island of Lefkas (or Lefkada); it’s in the sparkling Ionian Sea, just off the west coast of the mainland. Nikiana holidays are full of adventure and is home to a little sandy beach dotted with sunloungers and umbrellas, where you can spend your day relaxing. And when the sun goes down, you can make a beeline for the waterside restaurants that come alive after dark.
If you want to head out and about, you can reach the other side of the island in less than half an hour; take the trip to Kathisma if you’re after water sports fun. And if you want to see the island capital in all its glory, historic Lefkas Town is only a 15-minute drive away. Or hop on the Odysseia boat to set sail around the surrounding islands.
Things to do
If you want to get away from it all, Nikiana holidays are just the ticket. There’s a tiny sandy beach here where you can laze around in the sunshine. And you’ll find lots of charming restaurants serving up a taste of traditional Greek cuisine. This pretty village sits at the foothills of Mount Skaros, so you’ll also find plenty of gorgeous scenery to explore. And if you want to see the sights and sounds of the island capital, historic Lefkas Town is only a short drive away.
Nikiana has an intimate pebbled beach that is popular among tourists and locals alike due to its crystal clear waters and pleasant weather. The warm and calm conditions make Nikiana Beach great for water sports and sailing. If you’re after something a little sandier, take a short trip to the neighbouring bays where there are several Blue Flag beaches that have sun loungers and parasols for those much needed lazy days.
History and culture
Nikiana is close to the island’s capital, Lefkada Town, and it’s here that you can explore the ancient Santa Maura Castle to find out about the rich history of the island. Lefkada Town is the cultural hub of the island, with lots of entertainment and events happening throughout the year, including the International Festival of Folklore and Dance.
Nikiana is a small, picturesque resort that is known for being very laid back and peaceful. If you are looking for a vibrant club scene then perhaps try a larger resort on the island. There is, however, lots of restaurants and bars that are open until the early hours. Sit along the seafront and enjoy freshly caught seafood, whilst you watch the mountains turn a stunning, fiery red from the descending sunset.
K Beach Bar is a popular place to call on, in a prime position it looks over the stunning coastline. Visit in the daytime to soak up the summer sun on the loungers provided and to enjoy a delicious meal. Relax in the evening under palm trees before drinking fruity cocktails and dancing the night away in the lively, feel-good atmosphere.
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While it might have thousands of years of history behind it, modern-day Malia is now as famous as the party capital Crete. Holidays to Malia are stocked with everything you could need to make yours one to remember. Soak up the Mediterranean sunshine from a soft-sanded beach or clear the cobwebs from the night before with some high-octane water sports. If you need a day out, the nearby Watercity is packed with thrills, spills, rides, slides, and plenty of laughs!
However, nightlife is the star of the show. Once the sun goes down, you’ll find this sleepy little town erupts into a kaleidoscope of neon lights, club tunes, and some of the best bars on the island. Whether you’re travelling as a couple or part of a group that loves to party, then Malia is the perfect place for you.
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Malia is Crete’s very own Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde resort. As well as a vibrant party destination, it’s a beach-lovers paradise with sun-bleached sands shelving gently into sapphire-blue seas. There are plenty of water sports if you want to add some adrenaline to your Malia holidays too, like water-skiing and banana boating.
Head to Watercity waterpark, a short bus ride away from the main resort. There, you’ll find some white-knuckle rides and slides, such as the Turbo Cyclone, the Hyper Race, and the Kamikaze. If that’s a bit too much for you, Watercity has its own sun loungers and bars. Once you’ve recovered and the sun goes down, it’s time to embrace Mr Hyde and get stuck into the world-famous nightlife. Whatever you’re hoping to discover, holidays to Malia promise plenty of entertainment.
Malia has one of the best beaches in the whole of Crete. The golden sand stretches for six kilometres and gently deepens into the warm, turquoise sea. It’s lined with sun loungers and parasols for you to sit back, relax, and take in the spectacular views. When you get a little hungry, you can head to one of the beach bars and sample various snacks to sate your appetite. The beach is well developed, with lots of thrilling water sports to choose from, should you wish to try.
For those that can’t get enough of the party atmosphere, head straight to Bikini Beach where you’ll discover a range of activities to keep you occupied when you tire of sunbathing. With a jacuzzi area, table tennis, and a resident DJ, this beach paradise has everything you need for fun in the sun. Or if you’d prefer a quieter retreat, spend a day down at the Potamos Beach. Less crowded than the main beach of Malia, this peaceful location is the perfect place to unwind and nurse your hangover. Take a nap in the shade or lie back on the soft sands and watch the world go by.
Malia holidays promise a delightful range of attractions to make your getaway truly special. As well as the excellent beaches and buzzing nightlife, there are plenty of activities to try your hand at. For an action-packed adventure full of excitement, embark on an off-road safari tour where you can experience breathtaking panoramic views and a plethora of other delights for the senses. Or take a walk on the wild side and visit the Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, home to a host of exotic reptiles.
History and culture
Today, Malia is known primarily for its buzzing nightlife. Still, it was actually the oldest inhabited area in all of Greece. Olive oil is the symbol of Crete and is a big part of Greece’s rich culture. Malia produces around 600 tons of olive oil a year, and it’s the olive farms that shape the beautiful countryside.
Suppose you want to explore the quieter side of Malia. In that case, there are lots of day trips and excursions around the island, like a trip to view the unspoilt, ancient Minoan palace ruins where Crete’s royal family once reigned. Located on the north-east coast of Malia, this historical site is a must-visit for anyone interested in Ancient Greece. First constructed in around 1900 BC, it was destroyed and rebuilt in 1650 AD. Today, the ruins at this site reflect the rebirth of the palace. Wander around at leisure and imagine what life was like in the town many years ago.
Once you’ve had a look around, head into Old Town Malia where you can meander the cobbled streets and discover the glorious churches to which this area is home. Witness the incredible architectural detail at the Church of Agios Dimitrios and enjoy a traditional lunch in the flower-filled courtyard.
Beach Road, aka ‘The Strip’, is home to various well-stocked bars and nightclubs playing all sorts of music, from cheesy tunes to club classics. If you fancy a delicious cocktail or singing your heart out at karaoke, then start your night at Bar One and Premier.
Want something a little more contemporary? Then Candy Club is the place for you. It has an extensive sound system and is notorious for being the biggest Malia club. It hosts events through the season, playing music from all genres including house and EDM. To have an unforgettable night, party at one of Candy Club’s famous silent discos or UV glow events. If you’re a fan of house music, head to Zig Zag, or frolic in foam three times a week at Camelot Castle Club.
The well-established nightclub, Mode, is also not to be missed. Party under the stars in its open-air area or grab a drink at one of its four bars. Its resident and guest DJs will have you dancing the night away in the spectacular, tropical setting. Nearly all the clubs and bars are open daily, so you’ll be spoilt for choice whenever you head out.
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