Simply put, the islands are amazing! From culture to cocktails, boat trips to bar crawls the islands have it all, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few of our Guide’s favourites to get you in the mood for all this hedonistic paradise has to offer – get ready for the time of your life!
Partying at Paradise Beach, Mykonos:
For a sheer slice of hedonism look no further than the parties of Paradise Beach - nothing is taboo, no-one is shy, and everyone is having an amazing time. The party kicks off in the early afternoon as the thumping tunes spill out on to the golden sands of Paradise Beach and the drinks start flowing, so come as you are, do what you like, and remember - the only rule here is to make sure you get your party on…
Plate Smashing dinner and Boat Cruise, Paros:
What at first seems the sleepiest of the islands actually plays host to two of the best optional excursions ever (if we do say so ourselves):
Plate Smashing dinner:
Head down with your Guide to a local beach-front restaurant to sample delicious traditional local cuisine, then make like the fun loving, vibrant Greeks and let loose with some plate smashing. A local tradition said to release the inner spirit of passion and joy, it’s a seriously good time, and a definite must for your time on the islands.
Next – the day trip to end all day trips, the optional Paros Boat cruise! Think crystal clear turquoise waters, golden sands, bright sunshine, the soft sea breeze, swim stops, top tunes, snorkelling, a (super delicious) beach bbq, wine and soft drinks left on deck for your drinking pleasure…this trip has it all, is the best way to see lovely Paros at its best, and is a total 100% must do – you won’t regret it, guaranteed.
Bucket list Bus tour, Santorini:
From ancient monasteries to local wine and cheese; amazing red and black sand beaches to the historic Akrotiri, the bucket list bus tour is the best way to see all that stunning Santorini has to offer. Spend the day exploring the most beautiful of all the Greek Islands, then in the evening head with us to Oia, the crowning jewel of all of Santorini’s many gorgeous villages and the perfect place to witness one of the islands most famous attractions – Sunset. Flaming oranges to dusky purples, midnight blues to hot fuschia pink, the sun drenches the sky in colour and sets framing the gorgeous white and blue domed churches and buildings of the village before sinking in to the indigo sea below. Truly stunning; add in a picnic with local food and wine and the experience of watching nature in all its glory with fellow travellers and locals alike, and you’ll see why this always features is our Greek Highlights – totally mesmerising.
Club Crawl, Ios:
From sunset to sunrise, the Ios Club Crawl is unreal!! Bucket loads of booze, awesome tunes, a maze of wicked bars and clubs, a load of lovely peeps and your awesome trip mates – without doubt one of the best club crawls ever, nights out don't get better than this!
From Moussaka to Mythos there’s some awesome food on the islands, and for a true taste of Greece you could do worse than try some of the taste bud tantalising treats on offer.
Saganaki – deliciously oozy fried cheese served with a squeeze of lemon – also available with mussels and shrimps for a seafood twist
Moussaka – the best known of all Greek meat dishes - a bit like a lasagne without the pasta, minced lamb, aubergine, tomato and secret sauce combine as a great stomach liner for those nights out on the town.
Kleftiko - slow cooked lamb flavoured with garlic and lemon – a total taste sensation.
Souvlaki kebabs – skewers of delicious meat served with pita bread, potatoes, rice or all on their own – super delicious (try them on the Paros Boat cruise for true local cuisine beach bbq style…)
Greek Salads – the ultimate in freshness and true Greek flavour – lovely local feta cheese, crunchy green peppers, ripe tomatoes, onions and olives – very nutritious and immensely delicious.
Tzatiki – cool, creamy and refreshing, as delicious piled high on bread as it is smothered on a sizzling kebab, this yogurt and cucumber dressing goes with everything and is simply gorgeous.
Chilled frappes – the best way to drink coffee, frappes are a local speciality and the perfect way to relax whilst doing a spot of people watching in one of the many island cafes.
Ice cold Mythos and Alpha beer - perfect on those balmy summer nights.
Last but not least, the ultimate in snacks (and the best meal ever on a budget…) Giros! - A Greek institution, available in chicken, lamb or pork, the meat is wrapped in flat bread along with fresh tomato, onion, tzatiki and...chips! Ranging in price from €1.50 - €3 and the perfect lunch time, snack time, post-clubbing treat, we dare you not to get addicted…