Greece gets a gold star for beaches, whilst Cyprus boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year. You decide...
Greece gets a gold star for beaches, with a ruggedly beautiful coast and plenty of picturesque towns perched on its cliffs. You're never far from fascinating sights, so history buffs will be in their element. Then there's the Greek Islands - the sun drenched cliffs of Crete or the black - sand beaches of Santorini are a fantastic backdrop to sun - and - sightseeing combos
A member of 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', this intimate resort offers bungalow style accommodation and suites, some with their own private pool, which are decorated in a fresh, modern style with superb views.
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Exclusive to Sovereign in the UK, the elegant Villa Costa is a small, family-run boutique hotel set in beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking the Ionian Sea and close to the resort centre.
IKOS Dassia is the latest addition to the luxury IKOS Resorts group. Located amongst fragrant trees and overlooking the beautiful Ionian sea, this luxury resort combines elegant contemporary accommodation with an 'Infinite Lifestyle™' all inclusive service.
Rated amongst the best places to stay in Greece by the Condé Nast Traveller Gold List for two consecutive years, the Blue Palace blends curved walkways with lawned gardens, and the 142 private infinity pools appear to merge seamlessly with the sea.
Located on the west coast of Rhodes, the Amathus Elite Suites boast the utmost in luxury. Situated in Ixia within walking distance of restaurants and bars and only four kilometres from the old town of Rhodes, this hotel takes in some spectacular ocean views.
The hotel aims to create a chic and chilled ambience reminiscent of the high end resorts in Mykonos or Ibiza. Guests can enjoy à la carte dining, fine wines and cocktails in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere whilst its beachfront location offers stunning sea views and the natural sandy beach and crystal clear waters are perfect for an afternoon dip.
Spanning over 120,000 square metres, La Marquise promises a luxurious holiday in elegant surroundings. Contemporary guest rooms are scattered throughout the resort and are decorated with dark wood and luscious fabrics, creating a comfortable feel.
Surrounded by peaceful vineyards and fragrant orchards, the Columbia Beach Resort is an exclusive resort deserving of its luxury status. Situated at the centre of Pissouri Bay, the hotel enjoys wonderful views over a crystal bay and beach, protected by imposing white cliffs.
Located just a five-minute drive from the small fishing village of Latchi, Anassa rests in a secluded hillside setting with direct access to a long fine-shingle beach. A 'Leading Hotel of the World' and part of the family-run Thanos Hotel group, Anassa is a spectacular, luxurious village built purely for relaxation.
A member of 'Preferred Hotels & Resorts', Annabelle achieves the quality and luxury that has come to be expected of the successful Thanos group of hotels
With breathtaking views over the picturesque fishing harbour and scenic coastline of Paphos beyond, this hotel is within walking distance of Paphos Town.
Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites Hotel is perfect for couples, groups and adults wanting to enjoy a relaxing break in beautiful Cyprus. Set right on the beach, unwind on the golden sands or make the most of loungers, parasols and pagodas, as well as the crystal clear waters of the sea.