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The Best Greek Islands for Family Holidays

The Greek Islands offer exciting activities for the entire family to enjoy and visiting these islands is the perfect way to learn more about the fascinating history and culture of Greece. Visitors can also find plenty of posh hotels during their stay, allowing you to experience this ancient land in complete luxury. Here is just a small selection of the perfect places to enjoy luxury family holidays in Greece…

Crete

This popular island is particularly known for its ancient ruins and spectacular scenery. Visitors on luxury family holidays can spend a day relaxing at one of the island’s picturesque beaches. Families also have the option of learning more about the island’s history by visiting museums such as the Heraklion Archaeological Museum or the War Museum of Chania. Children will certainly be amused by the large collection of marine animals featured at Aquaworld Aquarium.

Daios Hotel on Crete

Daios Hotel on Crete

Lesbos

Known for its stunning historical structures, this enchanting island is also a great place to connect with nature. An intriguing petrified forest contains many different types of fossilized plant. Adventurous visitors can try climbing Mount Olympus. Lesbos is additionally known for its abundance of olive and fruit trees. Other sites of interest include an ancient Roman aqueduct and Ipsalou Monastery.

Rhodes

This Island has long been a popular destination for tourists taking luxury family holidays. The Water Park in the resort town of Faliraki is the largest water park in Europe. Younger visitors can also find entertainment by taking a trip to the island’s marine aquarium. The historic Jewish Quarter tells the story of the island’s Jewish population during the Middle Ages. The Palace of the Grand Master is one of the island’s architectural masterpieces. Families can swim and sunbathe while visiting Vlicha and Tsambika beaches.

Rhodes the best Greek islands for family holidays

Rhodes

Corfu

Charm and elegance are the defining characteristics of this lovely island. Clean streets and manicured gardens enhance the splendour of this family holiday destination. Aqua land, the island’s famous water park, features several water slides and rafting rides appropriate for all ages. A horse trekking trail offers horseback rides for families. Kalypso Star, a boat with a glass bottom, allows guests to see the ocean beneath their feet as they tour the harbour. Once the site of brutal wars; Corfu additionally showcases a series of monuments and memorials paying tribute to the island’s tumultuous past.

Corfu

Corfu

Zakynthos

Magnificent cliffs along the sea make this island a marvellous wonder of nature. Zakynthos is also known for the radiant shades of blue and turquoise seawater along its coast. Diving is one of the island’s most popular activities. Any spot on the island offers a terrific opportunity for a memorable family photograph. Families can also take part in the cultural festivals commonly found around many parts of the island.

Zakynthos' famous shipwreck

Zakynthos’ famous shipwreck

Author: This article was written by Tom Browne, a travel writer who recently went to Greece with his family.  Luxury family holidays in Greece are an excellent way of combining family time with an unforgettable experience.

Your guide to the best beaches in Vietnam

If you truly want to enjoy paradise under endless clear blue skies, take some time exploring the turquoise waters in Nha Trang in Vietnam’s Khanh Hah province. This area has the best beaches in Vietnam.

Whether you are in the mood for adventures above water or below, Nha Trang has a variety of sports and resorts to take advantage of. The area is known for Rainbow Divers, the first PADI-certified diving centre, and for being one of the best diving spots in the South China Seas.  In addition, you can enjoy kite surfing, wakeboarding and banana boats.

The town has a variety of spas with private access to the beach and the nearby mountains. Nha Trang is worth a stop on your Vietnam holidays if only for a ride on the Vinpearl cable car, the longest sea-crossing cable car system in the world. From a height of 60 meters, admire the bay, beaches and expansive vistas of this paradise.

the best beaches in Vietnam

Girls on the beach

If you seek tranquility, head away from the tourist circuit to the quieter Phu Quoc Island off the west coast of the Mekong Delta. Sprawling pure white sand beaches, untouched jungle, and dirt roads await you. Three of the island’s most visited beaches are Long Beach, Ong Lan Beach, and Bai Sao. Long Beach is the most developed and has a number of resorts. Recently long beach has also been voted as one of the best beaches in Vietnam

Called My Khe to the north and Cua Dai to the south, this area is home to a gorgeous stretch of white sand and surf. Formerly a big military strategic area during the war, Danang Beach is known for its excellent surfing, scuba diving, and resorts. Take a morning jog or swim along the beach in the morning, join in a tai chi practice, or pamper yourself at one of the area spas.

Halong Bay

Head just 30 miles up the coast from the bustling Nha Trang to the quieter Doc Let. Beautiful smaller resorts and pristine beaches make Doc Let a hot pick for your Vietnam holidays. You won’t find any tourist attractions here.

Phan Thiet is a fishing village located 3 hours from Saigon. Its proximity makes it a popular weekend beach getaway for locals. Known as “the Hawaii of Vietnam”, Cape Mui Ne is a 13 mile-long stretch of beach also known for its striking red sand dunes and rows of tall palms.

Swim in the blue waters, climb the sweeping sand dunes, or relax by a pool. Another popular beach, Doi Cat, is the favourite artistic subject of many inspiring photographs and paintings. To complete your Vietnam holidays, stay in a quiet thatched-roof bungalow overlooking the beach.

Author: This article was written by Tom Browne, a travel writer who went to Vietnam back in 2012. Vietnam holidays are a fantastic way of combining sparkling beaches with magnificently preserved culture and history, and he wanted to share this experience with those looking to visit this wonderful destination.

Luxury of Tuscan Holiday Villas

tuscan-villaFrom the Leaning Tower of Pisa to Michelangelo’s David in Florence, Tuscany has drawn visitors from all over the world. They come to explore ancient villages and the flagship Salvatore Ferragamo store. Some visitors stay in bucolic splendor, far away from the bustle of cities, while others wouldn’t trade the opportunity to stay in the midst of urban traffic for anything.

No matter what sort of holiday the visitor imagines, a stay at a luxury villa can be the best way to experience the region. Villas can be rented throughout the Tuscan countryside or in the midst of Florence’s winding streets. Either way, they are the ideal way for the independent traveler to make the most of their stay. Click here to read more »

Europe’s Most Luxurious Lakeside Hotels

Finding the most luxurious lakeside hotels in Europe can be a difficult task. There are so many hotels that finding the right one can take hours, even for the most seasoned travel agent. Here is a list of some of the top European luxury lakeside hotels where you can rest, relax and enjoy the water. You can find them in Italy, France and in many other European countries. Click here to read more »

Chocoholics Holiday Ideas

There’s just something synonymous about holidays and chocolate. It’s a dessert that you can dress up for a grand Christmas party or dress down to create a casual dessert for a fourth of July picnic. It’s all in the execution. Click here to read more »

German Castle hotels

If you’re visiting Germany then you want to do it right. Germany’s history has been dotted with castles and for many years, most of the population lived in and around them. There are more than 20,000 castles and palaces located in Germany and many of them have been transformed into hotels that you can stay at during your trip to the country. Best of all, most of them are relatively affordable which means that pretty much anyone can stay at one. Click here to read more »

Living it up in the Canary Islands

The crown jewel of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is the capital city of this beautiful part of heaven on Earth. There is a lot of human traffic in this capital city, but none that keeps you from enjoying the lifestyle that this pilgrimage for the rich and the popular has to offer.

From the white sandy beaches and ocean-giants’ viewings to the fantastic restaurants and the ever-brilliant carnival, the city of Tenerife is one of the best places in the world to visit for a holiday. Click here to read more »