While modern Greece has transformed itself into a sun-seeker's paradise, the country still proudly boasts some of the most important historical monuments in the world. Perhaps nowhere else on Earth can you find this combination of sightseeing wonders and fun-packed package holidays - all easily accessible from the UK.
As well as a vibrant main town full of museums and history, Corfu is full of enough water parks, riding stables and scuba centres to tire out even the most excitable of families. Blessed with a glorious climate, you'll barely need to spend a minute inside once you reach its shores.
Crete doesn't hold high cultural status for nothing - some of the greatest ancient Greek artefacts can be found here. Perfect for sunseekers and watersports fans alike, its varied terrain makes almost every kind of leisure activity a possibility.
Ancient artefacts and beautiful beaches are just two of the many gems Thessaloniki has to offer. Spoil yourself with trips to the ever popular museums for a culture insight into the past and present day. Once you've strolled along the stunning beach, dine like the locals and experience authentic Mediterranean food like never before!
The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia's mild climate and plentiful beaches are the ideal setting for a cinematic escape. Quite literally - it was home to the filming of Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Hop on a short flight to explore Kefalonia for yourself - the kayaking opportunities, beautiful architecture and pleasant weather won't disappoint.
Natives of Kos love to spend time on the beach, and considering its beautiful climate, it's no wonder. With miles of sand and sea to explore, you'll be clamouring for a return visit before you've even left the airport.
Land of magnificent palaces, historic villages and stunning beaches, you can live like an ancient Greek on the cobbled streets of Rhodes. Dine on Mediterranean dishes in the sunshine or swim among the fish at Waterhoppers diving centre.
Zakynthos' rich countryside makes it the perfect holiday spot for wildlife fans. Explore the turtles of Keri Cave, visit the zoo or embrace your inner party animal in the island's plentiful bars and clubs.
With its distinct take on Mediterranean life, your experience of Spain will vary greatly depending on the region you visit. Some things are dependably constant, though, such as the friendly locals, great weather and delicious food. These all come together to create a country with a relaxed, comforting and enjoyable atmosphere like no other. From the calming coastal vibe of Alicante, to the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, Spain is a welcoming country for both families and solo travellers. Learn more about the country through its vast array of museums, galleries and exhibitions, or soak up the sun as you dine on tapas on a restaurant patio, beach-front bar or buzzing metropolitan street.