Endless sunshine, magnificent landscapes, beaches you could write a book about - just some of the countless things that are part and parcel of a holiday to Greece. But while the Acropolis is awe-inspiring and Santorini is a sight for sore eyes, there's also an endless treasure trove of hidden gems to discover in this wondrous country.
From searching out a secluded cove to sitting down to dip freshly-made bread into tzatziki in a tiny taverna, we lift the lid on the secret side to these iconic islands. Corfu has long been a favourite haunt for holidaymakers from around the world, but there are still plenty of surprises in store on this stunning island.
If you're looking to discover the authentic pace of Greek village life, head to Sinarades, about 25 minutes away from Corfu town. First documented in the 15th Century, this ancient village is set on the hills looking down on the awe-inspiring Agios Gordios beach, and was once moved away from the shoreline to protect it from pirates! A simple stroll around the narrow streets in the sunshine will have you feeling in tune with the locals: stress-free.
If you also want to dine like Corfiots, take yourself to the Chrisomalis, a charming taverna which has been serving up traditional dishes for over 150 years! Warm service is in the soul of this homely eatery, where you can enjoy pork chops, swordfish and souvlaki to your heart's content.
While its beaches galore in Greece, you can always go off the beaten track and take in the pine-filled forests or a mountain trek
With views over the Ionic sea, it's no surprise that Kefalonia has been a base for romantic movies.
But while there's room for blockbusters on this dreamy destination, there's plenty of opportunities for exploring a less mainstream side of island life.
Check out the small port town of Fiskardo in the north. This little water-side wonderland will leave you wanting more - especially as you'll get to know the locals as you wander around.
Sit and have an espresso with the fishermen after they bring back their haul of squid or eat fresh baklava at Melina's cafe. Like the area, it's mouth-wateringly moreish.
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