Robin Gauldie

Rethymnon: a touch of class in Crete

Looked at one way, Rethymnon could almost be an eastern sheikdom; from another angle, it's more Miami. But head out of town, in to the hills, and it could only be Crete Read the guide

Monemvasia: pretty in the Peloponnese

With a ruined castle, medieval walls, and Venetian mansions turned into chic places to stay, Monemvasia, perched on the coast of the Peloponnese, must be one of the most romantic places in Greece Read the guide

Head for Hydra

Chic and charming Hydra is a romantic idyll in its own right, but it’s also a perfect base for day trips to Athens. Unlike most Greek islands, it’s open all year round, too Read the guide

Rafina: Greek island hopping starts here

Savvy travellers know that if you're planning to do a bit of hopping round the Greek islands, the little seaport of Rafina is the best place to start Read the guide

Navplion: gateway to Mycenae

The prettiest little seaport town in southern Greece, Navplion is a perfect base for exploring the ancient homes of Homer’s heroes Read the guide