When it comes to choosing a package holiday, Cyprus and Greece are two of the most popular and best-loved holiday destinations in Europe. They both have their fair share of ancient history, fascinating myths and sumptuous cuisine – not forgetting those powder-soft sands and turquoise seas, of course.
Package holidays to Cyprus are not all sun, sea and sand – although naturally it’s this classic combination that draws thousands upon thousands of holidaymakers here all year round. This beautiful island, said to be the birthplace of Aphrodite, is a truly exquisite location with something of a split personality. On the one hand you’ve got the party central of Ayia Napa – a world-famous club scene with top-name DJs and a thriving, buzzing atmosphere – complemented by a beachfront location and a cosmopolitan feel.
Then you’ve got the more traditional face of Cyprus – featuring quaint fishing villages and pretty harbours, along with traditional tavernas serving up the day’s catch and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Similar in many ways is Greece. Although famed for its historical and ancient monuments, such as the many Roman and Byzantine sites in Athens and of course, the world-famous Parthenon, it is the outlying islands that tend to draw the most holidaymakers. From Thassos and Skopelos to the ever-popular Corfu and Crete, these Greek islands have everything a good holiday needs – with plenty more besides.
Package holidays to Greece can be as quiet and secluded or vibrant and bustling as you like. Whether you choose the laid-back charm of Kefalonia, a stunning island which received the Hollywood treatment in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, or the buzzing resort of Malia in Crete, your choices have only just begun.
Whether you choose to holiday in Cyprus or plump for the scattered islands of Greece, you’re sure to find everything you hoped for in these beautiful holiday destinations.