If you’re dreaming of a luxury holiday in Greece this summer then let us help you choose the perfect island for you! Here’s our luxury Greece travel edit for Corfu, Mykonos and Crete.
CLIMATE & SEASONS
Spring Season: April to May
Summer Season: June to September
Autumn Season: October
Winter Season: November to March
Greece has a mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. If you like it hot then the best time to visit Greece is between June and September.
Spring and Autumn are still warm and a great time to get out and explore. If you’re travelling with children then they are also great seasons to consider as they are milder than the summer months.
Winter can be mild and rainy.
ALEX RECOMMENDS… CORFU
If wide sandy beaches, picturesque coves and historic old towns are your thing then you are going to love Corfu. It’s a brilliant island to visit for both families and couples.
Corfu is one of Alex’s favourite Greek islands and she’s put together her recommendations on what to do and where to stay whilst you’re there.
PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR CORFU HOLIDAY
4) Explore the island by a Vespa guided tour. It’s a fantastic way of going around the
WHERE TO STAY IN CORFU
My favourite places to stay on the island is the Grecotel Kommeno peninsula, one of the most exclusive resort developments in the Mediterranean. There are three hotels on the peninsula – Lux Me Daphnila Bay, Eva Palace and Corfu Imperial.
Lux Me Daphnila BayI’ve stayed at Lux Me Daphnila Bay and highly recommend it for both families and couples. The hotel has a main building where you will find the pool and a couple of restaurants, then all the cottage rooms are dotted around the gardens and the grounds of the hotel which slope to the beach. The beach is lovely and shaded and there are another two restaurants including the Greek taverna right by the sea. At the hotel there is also a kids club and an ice cream parlour open daily.
This is the perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic setting. It’s also blessed with fantastic views of the sea and of old Corfu Town.
Eva Palace is set across multiple levels and has a grand boutique feel to it. The stunning gardens and paths lead down to a sandy and pebble beach. The pool area it’s beautiful and surrounded by palm trees. There is also a free boat service to neighbouring islands.
IAN RECOMMENDS… MYKONOS
One of the most beautiful and famous Greek islands, Mykonos is well known for being a glamourous party island. You’ll find beautiful beaches, luxurious resorts and spectacular views around every corner on the island. It’s the perfect place to visit for a fun trip with friends or a romantic getaway.
Ian is our resident Mykonos expert and has shared his top tips for the island.
PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR MYKONOS HOLIDAY
WHERE TO STAY IN MYKONOS
For a truly showstopping stay whilst in Mykonos then I can’t recommend Mykonos Blu enough. It’s by far the most unique beach property in Mykonos with it’s sleek white cave pool and authentic minimalist architecture.
The hotel is in a prime location with views on Psarou beach, THE place to be.
Theres a range of room types on offer from open plan bungalows up to suites with private pools and exceptional white pool villas with 1 – 6 bedrooms. The rooms here truly have that iconic Mykonos wow factor!
HOLLIE RECOMMENDS… CRETE
Being the largest of the Greek islands there is something in Crete to suit absolutely everyone. With beautiful beaches, crystal clear swimming coves, traditional tavernas in the mountains and charming old towns to explore, you can’t help but fall in love with Crete.
The island is huge and would take you 5 hours to drive from east to west and we could recommend loads of holidays spots within Crete. For this article we’re going to focus on one of our favourite areas around Rethymno, which is fairly central on the island.
Hollie talks us through her recommendations for holidaying in this part of Crete.
PLACES TO VISIT ON YOUR CRETE HOLIDAY
WHERE TO STAY IN CRETE
There’s a huge choice of places to stay in Crete with everything from huge resort style properties to small boutique hotels. For families looking for a hotel with a huge range of facilities to keep the kids entertained then I highly recommend Creta Palace.
Creta Palace is only 1.5km away from Rethymno old town and set on it’s own wide stretch of sandy beach. The large resort is a kids paradise with an impressive kids clubs, large main pool and separate kids pool complete with water slides.
There’s a wide choice of restaurants with plenty on the menus and in the buffet to keep the kids happy. Creta Palace offer a half board and all inclusive program, which includes the buffet restaurants and a credit towards a la carte dining. The hotel also boasts several bars in stunning locations, including a rooftop and beach bar.
You will find room types to suit everyone, from large family bungalows to beachfront villas with private pools.
LUXME White Palace
If you are looking for an all-inclusive hotel in Greece with an impressive selection of restaurants included and fantastic food then I highly recommend LUXME White Palace.
A big selling point for LUXME White Palace is its incredible swim-up rooms. The resort has 22 pools in total, which includes 8 sharing pools for swim-up rooms and 11 rooms with private pools.
It’s a great resort for families and whilst the kids club here is small in comparison to Creta Palace, it’s perfect if you have little ones who are nervous of being left. The kids club is situated next to the kids pool area, so parents can relax on a sun lounger in full view of their kids. They also provide an impressive range of complimentary baby and toddler equipment which can be pre-ordered in advance via the Swords Travel Concierge team.