By Robin.Gauldie

Life’s a beach at Kassandra

With super sandy beaches, purpose-built resorts to suit most budgets, and sports and activities for all ages, the Kassandra peninsula in Greece is tops for families

Paros: heart of the Cyclades

Paros is the perfect first step on a Greek island-hopping trip – if you can bear to tear yourself away from its beaches and nightlife

Ikaria: Greece's lost horizon

Ikaria used to be a well-kept secret, but the cat is out of the bag now. Beyond the rocky ramparts of this Greek island, you'll find verdant valleys and fine beaches

Absolutely fabulous Mykonos

To do the Greek island of Mykonos in style, you really need a private jet – flying charter is so infra dig, dahling. If money is no object, you’re on the right island

Olympus: home of the gods

Greece’s highest mountain may appear intimidating at first glance - but the ascent is easier than it looks

Close to heaven in Halkidiki

The Sithonia peninsula, in the Halkidiki region of Greece, has blue lagoons, secret beaches, tiny offshore islands – and a forbidden Holy Mountain

Lively nights in Chania

The old Venetian seaport of Chania, on the northwest coast of Crete, oozes history - but with restaurants and clubs that are buzzing into the early hours, it's full of life, too

Beach life in Skiathos

If sun, sea and sand are essential ingredients for your perfect family holiday, look no further than the Greek island of Skiathos and its postcard-pretty beaches

Old and new in Alonissos

Hilly and green, the Greek island of Alonissos offers walking, swimming, messing about in boats and an escape from the crowds, even in high season

Ancient Greece in your own time

Taking coach tours to visit three of the greatest sights of ancient Greece is too much of a rush - better to travel at your own pace, for more time to see the sights and soak up the atmosphere

Secret Crete

The wild and wonderful south coast of Crete hides the kind of lovely, laidback little resorts that make you want to linger there all summer long

Lesbos: the foodie island

Greece’s third largest island, Lesbos has the best food and drink in the North Aegean, from traditional mezedes to new-Med fusion

Kalymnos: adrenaline island

For climbers and divers, Kalymnos is the most exciting island in Greece - but if you just want to lie on the beach, that's cool too

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

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

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

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