Luxury Greek Islands Holidays

The many sides of Greece

The Greek Islands offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in mythology and history. With boutique stays off the beaten track or luxurious resorts and with 6,000 islands to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice. Ideal for couples who are looking for a romantic escape or for families who want a blend of relaxation and entertainment, there is an island that will cater to your needs.

Holidays in the Greek Islands are a firm favourite amongst British holidaymakers. The world renowned island of Corfu is prefect for families. Often described as the ‘Emerald Island, thanks to thick forest blanketing the rolling hills, it’s an ideal location for exploring. Beaches with hidden sandy coves are excellent sunbathing spots and the crystal clear sea is great for water sports. For a relaxing and glamorous getaway, the island of Mykonos offers an indulgent experience. Opt for a romantic amble through the whitewashed old town before retreating back to a luxurious resort for some well deserved relaxation.

Santorini is straight from the pages of a magazine. Nestled in the rugged hillside, brilliant white buildings coruscate in golden sunlight, the whitewash often interspersed with electric blues and buttercup yellow. Ultimate serenity can be found in Zakynthos, where pristine shores of cream and cerulean are set against towering cliffs and rustic old town restaurants offer exquisite authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes.

Luxury Greek Island Holidays

Holidays in the Greek Islands do not disappoint. Choose from a plethora of hotels and resorts, whether you opt for a seaside stay or a hillside retreat, each is a haven of decadence and tranquillity. No matter where you escape to, you will be moments away from areas of cultural and historical importance.

Sovereign’s Personal Travel Planners are equipped with expert knowledge of luxury getaways; we will find you the ideal hotel to complete your holiday to the Greek Islands. Opt for a sophisticated break at Minos Beach Art Hotel, a unique waterfront hotel which boasts manicured gardens and contemporary works of art. Bill Coo and Suites is a luxury boutique hotel, ideal for those who want a romantic hideaway. For a unique hotel experience, choose Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Set upon a clifftop and offering phenomenal views this hotel is a masterpiece.

Destinations in Greek Islands

North-easterly Corfu is practically within throwing distance of Italy’s heel – and it’s got a Venetian capital city, terracotta-topped villas and swathes of green Adriatic countryside to prove it.
Crete is the biggest Greek Island, stretching out through the Aegean Sea. It’s been popular for millennia, so you can tour everything from Bronze Age settlements to big beach resorts.
Kefalonia drops anchor just west of mainland Greece, between Lefkada and Zakynthos. It’s a hilly island, so expect hilltop harbour cities, white-sand coves and a gorgeous mountainous interior.
Kos offers an ever-changing landscape – from medieval harbour cities and longstanding beach resorts to Greco-Roman archaeological digs and forested valleys with peacock colonies.  
Mykonos is the star of the Cyclades archipelago. The island balances beach clubs, boutique hotels and chic cafés with an old-world backdrop of whitewashed windmills and Aegean-blue churches.
Rhodes is a king-sized island in the south-easterly Aegean. It really goes all out, serving up everything from an ancient capital and beach resorts to monastery-crowned mountains and butterfly valleys.  
Blue domes in Santorini
Santorini – often called Thira – is an island with volcanic good looks. Expect snow-white clifftop villages and black sandy beaches with dramatic views of the surrounding Cyclades archipelago.
The pine forests and pretty harbours of Skiathos lie just east of the Greek mainland. You might even recognise it – Skiathos and neighbouring Skopelos starred in the Mamma Mia! movie.
Zakynthos is one of the Ionians – a chain of islands famous for their ivory-white beaches and turtle-friendly coves. Expect a combination of chic harbour towns and lively beach resorts.

When to go

Greece has some of the best weather in Europe – long, dry summers with poolside-perfect temperatures that kick off as early as April and last all the way to October.  There’s little risk of rain, and as many as 12 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer. Things can get seriously hot, though, with July and August temperatures peaking in the early 30s – great for beach-lovers, although dedicated sightseers may want to pick the cooler spring or autumn months. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece. 


In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Greece is Greek.  English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy. 

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