The best of Greece for 2014

With over two million Brits visiting the country every year, Greece has long been a favourite summer holiday for sun starved northern Europeans.

However with so many beautiful, affordable and exciting resorts and islands to choose from, deciding where to go in this ancient country can be tricky.

If you’re planning a great Greek getaway for 2014, here are the best destinations for your Hellenic adventure.

For families


Though most islands will offer family friendly resorts, one of the best destinations if you’re travelling with young children is Crete. Many of the hotels on the island offer high quality kids clubs, exciting play areas and easy access to the beach and pool.

Plus, as Crete boasts a huge variety of beaches, activities and day trips, there’ll be plenty to keep even the most energetic family more than happy.


For couples


With its white washed houses, mountain villages and idyllic setting in the southern Aegean Sea, the island of Santorini is regularly voted one of top ten island destinations in the world.

This beauty and tranquillity, as well as the many high quality resorts that dot the island make Santorini the ideal destination for couples looking to relax, unwind and enjoy a little bit of authentic Greek romance.

Thanks to the volcanic origin of the island, its many beaches come in a beautiful array of colours – providing a great backdrop for your holiday snaps.


For active breaks


If you’re looking to combine a few days in the sun with a little bit of adrenaline-pumping action, then Greece is definitely the destination for you!

Pretty much all of the main islands will offer a range of water sports, with Crete, Rhodes and Kos among the best. Many resorts will also offer guests the chance to take part in other activities such as cycling, horse riding and even paragliding.


For groups


Greece’s islands have long been a favourite destination of British partygoers and still provide a great option for those looking to let their hair down in the sun.

Corfu, Crete, Cos and Zante all have a well-established night life, but most islands will offer a variety of entertainment options for those heading out into the night.

Whichever destination you choose for your 2014 summer break, comprehensive holiday insurance is a must, so make sure that you’re covered before you head off into the Hellenic sunset.