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Romance in Rhodes or finding a kids paradise in Kos: There is a perfect Greek island for you

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As many of us figure out, quite rudely, the idea of planning a holiday is super-exciting but the reality can be stressful and more often than not you pick something thats easy so you can stop the traumatic hunt for your sunshine break.

More often than not, you pick somewhere thats easy to get to, so theres less frazzled nerves by the time you reach your final destination, but often find that its safe and will do. But now, Olympic Holidays is offering a holiday that practically bans the phrase will do. Instead, youll be lost for words as you build your perfect getaway, tailor-made for you.

Whether its for a couple, a group of friends or a family, Olympic Holiday has cut out the hassle from creating a dream holiday in Greece where you can mix up cultural trips, sampling local cuisine or getting you a relaxing sun bed for an epic chill out session by the pool.

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A family holiday doesnt have to mean that youre forever banished to soft play areas until the kids reach high school and you dont even have to leave the family at home so you can enjoy the high-life, its all waiting for you with Olympic Holidays.

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You can mismatch different holidays that suit your personality. Are you a sun seeker? Are you a history sponge who wants to see all of the ruins and who wants to discover the awe-inspiring historic sites like the Cave of Melissani? You can.

Island hopping doesnt have to be stressful, its a holiday after all! With Olympic Holidays it means fun and flexibility with a plentiful choice of off-the-grid, authentic, luxury and family options.

The beauty of Olympic Holidays island hopping is that you can pick the islands you want to visit, and make the most of your holiday and at your own pace. Find your adventure as you enjoy your meals in local tavernas before another hop to soak up Greek culture at some of the islands iconic sites as you use the ferries and catamarans (yes, that will make a great Instagram shot) to get you where you need to be easily. Make the most of Olympic Holidays expert knowledge of Greece so your holiday is perfect for you.

So what islands would suit you?

Family

Bubble Beach is one of Kos top recommended beaches. Its officially called Paradise Beach because of its stunning white beaches and clear waters, but beachgoers will quickly spot the infamous bubbles that appear on the shore which actually originate from Kos neighbouring Nisyros Island. The island is renowned for its resorts, which often offer an enviable range of water sports to make the most of the islands clear waters.

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Or, if you fancy, why not pack yourself a traditional picnic and head to Aliki Tigaki Salt Lake? As you relax around the salt lake, keep an eye out for flamingos, pelicans and even water turtles. Thats not something you see every day.

Skiathos is perfect for families or couples looking for a picturesque spot, that has plenty of food, shopping and entertainment on offer. Ideal for children of all ages, Skiathos offers a wide range of activities to keep young ones occupied, and theres impressive evening entertainment for all.

Romance

Its not hard to see why Rhodes is a top destination for couples and weddings.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Rhodes ancient temples and castles as well as its traditional villages with their tavernas and market stalls or even the bustling cosmopolitan capital, whatever your mood fancies – Rhodes is a destination of many contrasts. Feel the sand between your toes and lose track of time at Lindos Bay or spoil yourselves with a day of pampering at the Kalitheas luxury spa.

If youre looking for adult only hotels, then tap into the luxury offering across the islands – including Cyprus, Zante, Kos, Santorini and more. Make the most of the all-inclusive resorts so work feels like its a million miles away.

Activity

Situated just 23 miles from Rhodes, Symi is a dreamy destination where you can relax on its glorious beaches after working up a sweat. From the main harbour to Agios Vasilios for a five-hour trek or from the main harbour to Pedi and Agios Marina loop which takes a similar time, theres a wide variety for the most active of you. Markers do guide you on the Dodecanese island, but it is worth the effort, especially with the cold Mythos at the end. Or, if its a bit hot in the Grecian sunshine, keep your cool with a snorkelling trip or tick scuba diving off of your bucket list.

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For the Gram

Stop being the person that likes everyone elses pictures, but instead tag this dreamy destination on your next trip. The idyllic white-washed villages with their stunning blue-domed churches set against the deep blue oceans and cloudless skies will make for envy-inducing snaps.

When you say Santorini, its a destination you can immediately picture for its breathtaking beauty. The crescent-shaped island, which is situated in the southern Cyclades, was said to be formed after a volcanic eruption around 1650 BC. Whether you fancy the dramatic beaches at Kamari and Perissa with its dark sands, or even the iconic sunsets over Oia, youll be in good company outside a traditional taverna to toast a view of a lifetime.

Water babies

There are over 6,000 islands and islets across the the Aegean and Ionian Seas, so its no surprise that water activities are a main feature of a Greek holiday.

Lefkas is one of the many islands thats a great sport with the four-star plus Porto Galini Seaside Resort and Spa offering an expansive choices for guests whether you want to canoe one day, try your hand at dinghy-sailing another or even windsurfing. While on your travels, pay a visit to Porto Katsiki, the Port of Goats, which was once only reached by goats, which you can reach by boat.

Or why not try Corfu? Aqualand is the largest water park on the island and is fun for all ages, whether youre five or 65. Its easy to get to no matter where you decide to stay and once you get there you have over 36 water slides to choose from and 15 adventure pools. For a bit of R&R, you can take a dip in the jacuzzi or have a snooze on the plentiful sunbeds.

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There are plenty of combinations waiting for you to discover, to make the most of your holiday. Whether you want to get your tastebuds popping on a culinary journey between Corfu, Kefalonia or Zante. Or even a romantic whirlwind through Greeces Santorini, Naxos and Mykonos.

Take advantage of Olympic Holidays 50 years experience, as they know the islands inside out, and will be able to recommend all of the right spots for your hobbies, or new ones.

For more information on how you can book your perfect Greek holiday, click here. Book now with The Island specialists from just £59 per person deposit and lowest price guarantee.

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