Does your idea of paradise feature lush forest reflecting in emerald waters, the sound of cicadas, and the smell of pine and salt? If barren isles aren’t your style, and you like somewhere to hang your hammock, here are 10 of the greenest and most forested islands in Greece.
Many towns in Greece are blessed with gorgeous Neoclassical buildings, often painted in chalky pastels and draped with foliage for good measure. Woodwork and windows are often painted in bright accents. Harbours are a riot of colours with their brightly painted fishing boats and equipment.
Most of Greece’s larger conurbations (Thessaloniki, Kalamata, Patras, Larissa, and yes Athens too) are post-war concrete explosions with endless apartments. That said, there are a number of cities with atmospheric historic quarters worth checking out on your travels.
Italy has announced plans to vaccinate all residents on the country’s holiday islands as a matter of urgency to help kickstart local economies dependent on tourism.
The South of France is popular for a reason – it’s one of the most luxurious destinations out there! From the star-studded glam of Cannes and St Tropez to the luscious landscape of the rural interior, visitors never take long to catch on, after all, relaxation is pretty high on the agenda here.