Hop around storied islesGreek Islands
If you haven't been you dream about going and if you have been then all you do is dream about going back. Greece is the type of place that leaves you with a lingering taste for more. An overwhelming (yet very much welcome) array of local food, drink and ancient sights surround you, whether you're sailing the Cyclades, exploring the Ottoman influence in the Dodecanese or immersing yourself in the mythology of the Ionian islands. And with more than 6000 isles at your toes there is plenty to uncover.
Heading north come Aussie winter means trading short, cold days for balmy European nights. Your daily routine on these Hellenic islands might consist of eating spit-roasted lamb souvlaki on the heady shores of Mykonos, cycling to the lazy beaches of Naxos or exploring the archaeological sites splashed all over Rhodes.
- The food, the people, the sights, the beach and the buzz you get while stepping foot in a nation where so much history has taken place
- Swapping tarmac for the sea as you cruise between Greece’s numerous islands
- Airlines are yet to offer direct flights from Australia to Greece, so be prepared for a long ride there
- Greece is perennially popular come European summer, so make sure you book in advance
Tempo Holidays offers island hopping packages around Greece. There are 28 to choose from, and all include accommodation that fits both your budget and style, plus ferry tickets and breakfast.