Greek Island Getaways

If there’s one holiday destination that promises to please time after time, it’s Greece. This ancient wonder is full of glittering seas, soft golden sands and craggy mountain tops, peppered with historic ruins and woven with tales of gods, heroes and mythical beasts. Whether you want to take a trip through time and marvel at the incredible architecture and forgotten ruins of years gone by, or enjoy the more modern take on Greece and explore its beachside resorts, this cracking destination is full of variety and offers something for everyone.

Take Crete holidays for instance. A large island with stacks of different resorts to suit every taste, Crete is a real gem when it comes to summer holidays. It’s got virtually everything you could wish for – gorgeous sandy beaches, lively towns with buzzing nightlife, romantic retreats in the middle of nowhere, and more family-friendly hotels than you could ever imagine.

Then there’s Corfu, the first choice for those who like their rooms with a view. Holidays in Corfu – also known as the Emerald Isle – are a haven of turquoise seas, long stretches of golden sand and mountainous backdrops which are perfect for days out walking, cycling and sightseeing.

Families are well catered for on Greek island holidays too, thanks to the developed resorts around the coast which offer everything from water parks and hotel-run kids’ clubs to secluded bays – perfect for little feet that like to paddle.

Or if you’re looking for something a little livelier, there are more than enough bustling destinations here with your name on it. Malia in Crete, Kavos in Corfu, Kardemena in Kos and Laganas in Zante – these are some of the most popular nightspots that the Greek islands have to offer, and if you’re after a week or two of non-stop partying, any one of these bustling resorts should certainly do the trick.

Watch Your Luggage Please

I am quite aghast with how many travelers still leave their luggage unattended in one of the most public places we go to as we travel: the airport. Even now, with news of all kinds of stealing taking place worldwide, some passengers still, I must say, naively think that they can leave their stuff unattended. I find this to be true in my trip with my husband last month to Manila, Philippines and then onward to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand for a conference.

One passenger and in one instance, a family of 3 members, simply left their entire luggage in one corner to buy something! Perhaps, they were inexperienced travelers or perhaps they come from places where stealing or security issues may be unheard of, but the airport is a different place. All kinds of people go there and definitely in international airports, different cultures converge there. How would you know you can trust these people you do not know at all?

May it be that we remind our family and friends this very basic thing as they travel: to watch their belongings. As they go on to their travel destination, we do not want them to carry regrets instead of their luggage.

 

Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok