Greek Islands

Experience Paradise on the Greek Islands: The Ultimate Beach Holiday. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or a little bit of both, the Greek Islands have it all.

Average temperatures in the Greek Islands

(Hi + Low monthly temperatures)
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Maximum 13 14 16 20 25 30 33 33 28 24 18 14
Minimum 6 6 8 11 16 20 23 23 20 16 12 8

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Approximate flight time: 4 hours 10 minutes (total distance 1831 miles)

Airlines that fly direct:, Ryanair, TUI & easyJet (from March 2024) 

No. of Airports in Rhodes: Rhodes Airport

Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - March 

Currency: Euro () 

One of the best-preserved medieval settlements in the world, the atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the city’s main attractions. A maze of cobbled streets that will transport you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond – every stone tells a story.  

Discover the city’s history at one of the popular museums. The Archaeological Museum and Museum of Modern Greek Art are popular among locals and tourists.  

Head south from Rhodes to the picture-perfect town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis (one of the most visited archaeological sites in Greece)and sugar-cube houses that spill down to a turquoise bay.  

Greek food is some of the freshest and most flavoursome of all cuisines, and you can sample the best of it in RhodesNibble on their delicious appetizers such as pitaroudia (fried chickpea-balls with chopped mint, onions and tomato), zucchini-balls and stuffed cyclamen leaves with lentils.  

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White buildings with bougainvillea flowers in Lindos on Rhodes island, Greece.

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Heraklion harbour with old venetian fort Koule and shipyards, Crete, Greece


Approximate flight time: 4 hours (total distance 1778 miles)

Airlines that fly direct: TUI, and easyJet (from March 2024)

Airports in Crete: Heraklion Airport (HER), Chania Airport (CHQ) and Sitia Airport (JSH)

Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - March

Currency: Euro (€)

Heraklion (or Iraklio, to the locals) is Greece’s fifth-largest city and Crete’s capital. The city is the island’s economic and administrative hub but is also home to some of Crete’s best sights. Take the time to discover Heraklion, and you’ll find a thriving café and restaurant scene, good shopping and bustling nightlife, as well as cultural attractions.

If it's local history you're after, you will find two of the most important Crete monuments in the Heraklion area. They are Knossos Palace & Phaistos Palace. The Minoan Palace of Knossos is the largest of all Minoan palatial structures. You'll see remains of colourful murals, imposing red columns and the glorious throne room here. The Minoan Palace of Phaistos is located on the east side of Kastri hill, located in a stunning natural setting, attracting visitors worldwide. 

There's also an array of activities nightlife in the Heraklion area, whether that's families, groups of friends or a romantic break, you'll find something to suit here. Party central is the town of Malia and Hersonissos is a great spot for beach days and sunbathing. You can explore the traditional harbour and Old Town in Rethymnon or perhaps the up coming area of Elounda with it's boutique vibes will be more your scene. 

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Approximate flight time: 4 hours  (total distance 1767 miles)

Airlines that fly direct: TUI, and easyJet (from March 2024)

Airports in Kos: Kos International Airport (KSG)

Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - March

Currency: Euro (€)

Kos has something for everyone. From vibrant nightlife and delicious local cuisine to a wide range of activities and comfortable accommodation options, this island has it all. But that's not all - Kos is also known for its breath-taking beaches, charming villages, and fascinating historic sites.

Kos’s coastline covers 290 kilometres, with an array of beautiful beaches and sandy shores. There are plenty of traditional tavernas offering delicious Greek meze and local tipple. Local dishes include katimeria – which is a type of cheese pie – and varvara, a sweet treat made with honey, nuts and pomegranate.

Local craft stores offer handmade jewellery, leather goods and olive oil soap to name but a few and if you venture up the mountain villages, you'll find traditional handwoven fabrics to take home too. 

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