Often described as stepping back in time, the Greek Islands offer a heady combination of ancient landscapes, stunning coastlines and picturesque fishing villages. And yet within this mix of fascinating history and rich culture, a Simpson Travel luxury villa or hotel holiday allows you to experience the Mediterranean at your own pace, which can be as slow as you want it to be.
Which Greek Island is for you?
While the blue seas, stunning views and pine-scented countryside are part of all our Greek Island destinations, there are distinguishing features that give each island its own identity.
Explore the UNESCO-listed Corfu Town or ancient ruins of Knossos in Crete; tap into the exclusive tranquillity of Meganissi or the simplicity of a beach holiday on diminutive Paxos – whichever you choose, there’s a unique Greek Island holiday waiting to happen. You may prefer Skopelos and Kefalonia as featured in the movies, or the Homeric history of Ithaca, but for a family holiday with young children, our crèches and children’s clubs on Lefkada and Zakynthos tick many boxes. After all, with professional nannies on standby, mummies and daddies can have some well-earned time out.
Things to do on the Greek Islands
When you want to venture further afield than your own private villa swimming pool or the peaceful garden of your boutique hotel, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Hire a boat and find a secluded bay far away from the modern world. Explore the winding streets of pretty villages or go walking through pine forests and ancient olive groves. A Greek Island holiday with Simpson Travel allows you to experience the authentic Mediterranean – and that includes the food: freshly caught fish, hearty meat dishes and shining Greek salads that can be consumed leisurely with a carafe of wine at a table overlooking the sea.
This is your Greek Island holiday – so what will it be?