Greece is a country of timeless beauty, where shimmering sands wrap the coastline and towering columns cast shadows in the dazzling sunshine. And now it's easier than ever to discover it for yourself with Jet2holidays.
Jet2holidays offer getaways to seven stunning Greek destinations, including the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Zante, Crete, Kos and Rhodes. That's not forgetting the region of Halkidiki on the mainland, with its picturesque peninsulas.
Plus, you'll get a choice of a 2-5-star hotel, return flights, transfers and 22kg baggage allowance wrapped up with your holiday. Even better, book your Greek holiday early for Summer 2018 with a deposit of £60pp and you'll have nothing more to pay until next year. Here are just some of the things that make Greece great...
With its many islands dotted around the Mediterranean, Greece is a place of both golden coves and sweeping beaches. If you like nothing more than to sink your toes in the sand, Zante is the island for you. Its Smuggler's Cove is one of Europe's most photographed beaches – think plunging white cliffs and turquoise waters – it even has its own shipwreck.
The long peninsulas of Halkidiki also ensure it has mile upon mile of white sandy shores. Head to Pefkohori to laze by the breaking waves, where the idyllic Turtle Island lies nearby.
For beaches so scenic they inspired a classic romantic story, you simply have to see Kefalonia. When you wander by the dramatic beachside cliffs of Myrtos and Antisamos, you'll soon understand why they served as the setting for Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Greece's civilisations stretch back thousands of years, and the riches of their palaces and temples are still here for us to admire today. This is especially true of Knossos in Crete. Incredibly, some of its structures are almost 4,000 years old, yet you can still see its colourful frescoes and colossal columns.
Rhodes is another island that has made its mark on history. Visit the Old Town in the capital to discover the battle-weary history of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. You could also climb to the top of the Acropolis, where ancient columns tower over the town of Lindos below.
Fresh and flavourful cuisine
Wherever you choose to visit in Greece, you won't have to go far to find classic dishes served up at traditional tavernas. The Greek cuisine has a focus on locally made ingredients. Corfu is coated in millions of olive trees, so you may stumble upon an eatery that makes its own olive oil.
Look out for delicious delicacies such as spinach pastries, lamb kleftiko and souvlaki, while Crete has a cuisine that is uniquely its own, offering up delights including syrupy-sweet loukoumades and lemon-soaked potatoes.
Can't wait to start your Greek odyssey? Visit Jet2holidays now to book your next holiday for just £60pp deposit