If you’re in the process of planning your next summer holiday and you’re after virtually guaranteed sunshine, well-equipped resorts and a great mix of history and sightseeing, then head to Greece – you certainly won’t be disappointed!

Temple on a sunday day in Greece

Not only does this beautiful corner of the world keep holidaymakers returning year after year for its stunning beaches, Greece holidays offer a great place to explore and immerse yourself in some truly stunning scenery. Spend your holiday on the mainland in Halkidiki and you’ll be spoilt with glorious seascapes and dramatic views. Halkidiki’s town of Hanioti is favoured by families, where there is a relaxed square which holds fabulous night-time markets, and has many quiet places to stay. This peninsula also boasts 5km of gorgeous beaches where the kids will be kept busy both in and out of the water.

If you’re after a sun-drenched escape then one of Greece’s popular islands might be better suited. Crete is characterful and has a mix of resorts, some suitable for families and some more remote villages, which would make for the perfect break for couples. Not only are holidaymakers attracted by the sunshine and lovely beaches, but Crete has a wealth of history. Take a day trip from Elounda to the nearby island of Spinalonga, which was once a leper colony. Now this deserted island attracts visitors from all over the globe to tread its dusty streets and learn its history.

Another reason Greece and its islands are so popular is because it offers such good value for money. Scour the tour operators’ websites and you’ll often find some great bargains, particularly out of school time. If you’re web-savvy then why not book your holiday online? For instance, Thomas Cook has stacks of Greece holidays and an easy to use website which will let you check availability on your preferred dates of travel and then book online. So securing your next holiday in Greece couldn’t be easier!