The crystal waters and white sands of Greece and Croatia are equally appealing, and that’s what makes choosing between them so hard. Both countries offer culture, scenery, and national dishes that are a recipe for an idyllic holiday in the sun.
Do you prefer the Acropolis of Lindos to the medieval port of Dubrovnik? The tranquillity of Croatian National Parks or the vibrant nightlife of Crete? Each destination has more than its fair share of perks, so we’ve compiled this handy guide to help you make that all-important decision.
Holidays in Croatia
If you’re one for whimsical buildings perched on the Adriatic, take a flight to Croatia. A short boat trip from the coastal city of Dubrovnik, you’ll find the Mjlet Island, which spoils you with luscious vineyards and vegetation on one side, and a national park on the other. Rumour has it that the Greek King Odysseus immersed himself within the island for seven years. Why not take a little trip there during your stay and see why?
In recent times, Dubrovnik has made a name for itself as a filming location for the cult American TV series, Game of Thrones. As a result of the show’s success, bespoke tours of attractions have popped up across the city and no fan of the series should leave without booking themselves a place on one.
Shores and sunsets
Further south, you’ll find the quaint fishing village of Srebreno, which, whether old or young, you can’t fail to love. The village’s turquoise shores and cafes provide a hidden paradise. It’s a little gem.
Wake up to the sounds of waves lapping against limestone piers, and fall asleep by Adriatic sunsets. Spend your days sailing the vast archipelagos, and on your return feast on delicious locally caught fish.
If this sounds like your idea of a holiday, then a visit to Croatia should be next on your to-do list.
Holidays in Greece
Across the Mediterranean, Greek landscapes paint a picture of relaxation and the islands offer entertainment that’s second to none. Corfu has established itself a firm reputation as a go-to place for nightlife, and you should check out Gouvia’s coastal road to make the most of the diverse collection of bars.
Messonghi Beach is a brief 45-minute drive from Gouvia and is a popular spot for watersports. The beach’s pearlescent sands set a high bar for any others you’ll come across on your holidays, and the beach will keep your kids – and your own inner child – amused until the sun sets.
Sunshine all year round
When dreary skies are so common, it’s often hard to imagine somewhere where it’s sunny over 300 days a year. Step forward Rhodes, a secluded Greek retreat in the heart of the Aegean Sea.
The Medieval City of Rhodes has basked in this sunshine for more than 7,000 years. A daytrip to the city will reward you with the sight of its gleaming architecture and tour guides will give you an educational insight to the island’s past.
Kos combines the succinct charm of Greek beaches with a thriving nightlife and shopping industry. Feel like pampering yourself? With more than 290 kilometres of coastline, you can take your pick of beachside spots and leave feeling nice and bronzed. Come sundown, there’s the ‘Street of Bars’. Arriving here, you’ll find family-friendly venues with the perfect backdrop to your evenings.
Both Croatia and Greece are draped in mythical tales and beaches, appealing to the historian and sun-worshipper in all of us. Book your holiday there with us and, regardless of your purpose, you’re sure to find happiness in either destination.