Greece is a melting pot of sights, tastes, sounds, ancient history and myth. Bask in the perennial sunshine that characterises nearly every corner of this fascinating country. Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, philosophy, political science and major scientific and mathematical principles.
Marvel at the way the Cycladic houses cling to the almost sheer cliff face in Santorini, or explore secluded beach coves on Zakynthos, a truly Mediterranean immersion.
Discover a Lush Tropical Paradise
Shaped by nature, Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations in Greece, and for good reason. Rising 300 metres out of the indigo coloured Aegean Sea, Santorini is peppered with traditional Cycladic houses, dousing the hillsides in brilliant white that can be seen from miles out at sea. Hundreds of whitewashed buildings gather together on a striking volcanic cliff, with the rich, blue Mediterranean ocean offering the perfect backdrop to the blue domes of all the churches scattered around the island. Santorini truly is a sight to behold!
Santorini’s two largest and most popular towns are Fira and Oia. Fira, also known by its ancient Greek name, Thira, is Santorini’s central hub. The town’s beautiful location, carved into the cliffside, offers panoramic views over the Aegean and makes it a good base for a day onshore, from which to explore the rest of Santorini. Oia is the smaller of the two towns and is well known for its iconic sunsets. Cliff jumping and natural hot spring experiences, directly from the comfort of your boat, are just a few things the island has to offer.
Zakynthos is a perfect piece of nature that needs to be experienced first-hand. A Mediterranean paradise, with its sunny weather, kilometres of perfectly preserved coastline, impossibly translucent waters, sheer cliff sides and hidden beach coves.
Discovering Zakynthos and its unrefined beauty will have you dreaming about this destination for years to come.
Zakynthos is home to an ancient species of Loggerhead sea turtle, known as ‘Caretta Caretta’ by locals. Gerakas Beach, on the southeast tip of the island is at the epicentre of turtle country and a haven for both sun-seekers and the “Caretta Caretta” sea turtle species.
If you’re a wine lover then you’re in for a treat! The island has many large vineyards, producing wines with a unique taste, colour and aroma, however it’s the different family wines which are the most interesting – each family traditionally produces its own wine which is consumed daily with the family meal. If your palate is not refined enough for local Greek wine, then indulge in other local delights like honey, olive oil and cheese.