The island of Kithira lies opposite the eastern tip of the Peloponnese, Cape Malea. Its scenery Is unique - rugged and dramatic, while its architecture is a blend of traditional, Aegean and Venetian elements. Over the millennia, the winds from the surrounding seas have shaped its shores into steep rocky cliffs punctuated by deep bays.
Chania is the second largest town in Crete (50,000 inhabitants) and unquestionably the one which has preserved more of its old character than any other. Around Kasteli and the harbour, many buildings and even entire neighbourhoods from the Venetian and Turkish periods have been preserved in good condition. The new part has been built according to a modern plan with wide streets, parks and fine buildings. Eleftherios Venizelos is particularly honoured here he was born in the village of Mournies near Chania and is buried outside the town, at Akrotiri.
Serifos is an island with a quaint beauty, preserving at the same time the traditional Aegean character. The whole island is a balcony to the northwest all blue and sunny Aegean. It is a true challenge for vacations, new experiences and unforgettably unique moments. It stands on the west part of the Cyclades Islands, 74 nautical miles from Pireus and it has an area of 75 sq.m. What will surprise every visitor is that Serifos has an 84 km coastline and 12 km of those are sandy beaches.
The Greek Islands have been a favorite holiday destination for British holiday makers for a long time and there is a reason. Greek islands holidays can be summed up by the word paradise, offering beauty, tranquility and serene landscapes. Greek islands vary in type but most offer charming old fishing villages to enjoy, tourist beach resorts, amazingly clean sea and the all important factor of year round sunshine. People visiting Greek islands go there predominantly for the relaxation, but that is not to say that there is not a lot of nightlife in bars and discos if that is what you are looking for.
Greek Island holidays leave tourists always wanting more, to stay for another 2 weeks or even forever. Whether you are someone that is traveling to discover the history of Greece or just to sit and do nothing relaxing on its endless pristine blue flag beaches then swimming in the deep blue sea. Greece is a place that has history and endless beauty and Greek Island holidays truly have something for everyone of any age. The Greek islands are famous around the world and have a charm and personality unique to Greece. There are 72 Greek islands that are inhabited and open to receive tourists and every single Greek island is an experience in its own right. The locals are always friendly and welcoming and the crime rate is very low with very few incidents involving tourists each year. The resorts in Greek islands are well policed and in general are very well controlled communities with the highest level of comfort and security on offer for the tourists pleasure.
Before choosing the right Greek islands holidays that is right for you it is always advisable to check out the information on the internet before getting the full sales pitch from some tourist brochure. There are also a wealth of forums where you can find out what real people thought of the Greek island you are considering. The variety is so wide and the general quality of the islands is so high that it is hard to make a big mistake when choosing an island, however to ensure that the facilities are totally up to your specific needs then the internet research is necessary. Greece offers hot summers by crystal clear deep blue seas and very mild winters. Due to the wonderful climate Greece offers, the tourism is a year round thriving industry.