A survey by budget airline easyJet revealed that when it comes to our travel plans in 2013, taking it easy is not going to be an option. The report found that 25 per cent of us are planning four or more overseas trips in 2013 – if we can find the time. (Read this blog? 86 per cent of us are planning two or more trips abroad)
“Beach holidays are still a firm favourite, with the Greek Islands revealed as a top destination for 2013 alongside the ever popular Alicante, Faro and Malaga,” commented Paul Simmons, UK Director for easyJet.
So if you are thinking of heading to Greece next year and maybe checking out some of the ever-popular Greek Islands, here’s our run-down on five of the best spots to get away from it all on a beach bargain next year.
One of the most picturesque of the Greek Islands, famous for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and a popular package holiday hotspot for years. If you are looking for good hotels, great beaches and that laid-back resort style atmosphere, but with Greek authenticity thrown in, Kefalonia is the place for you in 2013. What’s more, both Ryanair and easyJet be flying there in 2013.
Rhodes can be pretty much whatever you want from a holiday. Whether you are looking for a place for beaches, bars and bad behaviour or a scenic getaway visiting archaeological wonders such as Rhodes Old Town and the Palace of the Grand Master and quaint local mountain villages, Rhodes has it.
Situated in the Ionian Sea, Corfu is a small Greek Island that has a unique charm. Just a few miles off the coast of Albania – you see Albania on a clear day from certain beaches – Corfu has plenty of good resorts and hotels. The Old Town of Corfu is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is well worth pulling yourself away from the sun lounger to explore.
Kos has been inhabited for centuries – Hippocrates was born here – and the small island, with a population of just 20,000, despite its touristy appeal, still retains much of the splendour of ancient Greece – if you look for it. The usual assortment of beach resorts are great for families, couples and groups of friends, but make sure you explore the ruins of Asklepion to get an idea of the island’s history.
The largest of all the Greek Islands, Crete is a fantastic destination with a great climate. Whether you are looking to have it large Inbetweeners style in Malia, or are looking for a family getaway in good resorts such as Agios Nikolaos you can find what you are looking for on Crete.