With something for everyone, from stunning beaches and historic sights to mouth-watering food and drink, it's no wonder so many holidaymakers flock to Greece every year.
The country's capital, Athens, is the place to head if you are a history buff and must visits include the Acropolis and its museum, as well as the Parthenon on top. If you plan to explore some of Greece's 6,000 islands from its capital, ferries take travellers to many, including Crete, from Piraeus Harbour.
Greece's largest island, Crete, is also one of the most popular destinations with tourists. Depending on your idea of a perfect holiday, you could spend your days here visiting historic sites such as Knossos, lounging on the beach, exploring the mountains or splashing around in one of Crete's three water parks with the family.
Corfu is another popular location with British holidaymakers with lively nightlife in Kavos; history in Corfu Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site; golf, sailing and hiking opportunities on offer for active travellers; and beaches galore to relax and unwind on.
Or, if you are after a completely relaxing holiday destination with world-famous golden beaches, why not consider Zante? (also known as Zakynthos) The vibrant resort of Lagunas plays host to loggerhead turtles who nest there. If you are looking for a resort on Zante where you can enjoy a few drinks after a day sunbathing, consider staying in the livelier resort of Tsilivi, and if you are a sport enthusiast, why not plan in a day trip by boat to Olympia - home to the original Olympics?
Rhodes' vibrant resorts of Faliraki and Rhodes Town are magnets for holidaymakers who enjoy partying while they are away, but not all travellers who land in Rhodes Airport (RHO) are after a hedonistic break. The village of Lindos on the east coast is an ideal spot if you want a more serene few weeks away exploring the car-free cobbled streets, visiting the castle and taking in the view from the top of the Lindos Acropolis. Or, if you like to be active while away, why not play golf in the sunshine, take to the sea windsurfing, diving or kitesurfing or don your walking boots to explore Rhodes' beautiful landscape including the Valley of the Butterflies?
To the north of Rhodes, Kos is a good value option for a fun-filled couple of weeks in the sun. The lively resorts of Kardamena and Kos Town both have plenty of bars and clubs in which you could dance until the early hours of the morning. But there's also another side to the island: venture into the mountain villages for a tranquil slice of Greece or visit Kos Town's 15th-century Castle of the Knights to find out more about the island's history.
Book lovers and romantics should take a trip to Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands and the setting of Louis de Bernières' Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Passengers will land in Kefalonia Airport (EFL) and are likely to fall in love with the island as soon they step off the plane. There's the beautiful Myrtos Beach - one of the most photographed in the country; the unspoilt village of Fiskardo in the north of the island; and the popular resort of Lassi with two lengthy stretches of sand.
Other Greek hotspots for holidaymakers include Skiathos in the Sporades Islands which boasts stunning beaches; the picture-postcard destination of Santorini with whitewashed houses and red and black beaches - Kalamata in the south of mainland Greece is a gateway for holidays in the Peloponnese region; and Mykonos, a destination which saw a surge of interest in flights to its airport thanks to it being the setting of a judge's home in the UK X Factor.