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    Me and my 4 boys are set on doing the traditional Greek party island experience when we finish A Levels this summer, but we're struggling to find a place that suits.
    Obviously we want a place with a huge night life and don't have too much to spend, but all the places we've looked at are lacking in the beach department.
    We're into water sports so it would be great to find somewhere we can party through the night then try to kite surf and water ski through the day!
    Would be great to hear any advice and suggestions on destinations and how to make the trip as enjoyable as possible!

    we're going to Zante after a levels, which is meant to be pretty cheap and there's defo a beach, not sure about the water sports though!

    zante's got a beach called st nicks that is specially for all your water sporting fun !

    Greece offers people from western Europe and less exotic areas where the sun shines less the opportunity to experience great weather and attractive surroundings. In this article we'll look at some of the most popular destinations for Greek islands holidays and look at what makes them so frequently visited by people from across the globe.


    A name that is known throughout the world, Halkidiki offers the typical qualities that many a holiday maker seeks for their two week escape from work and domestic chores. It is set in the northern Aegean sea, and is made up of three peninsula-fingers. Each of these fingers have their own personality, so a trip to Halkidiki is often cited as one that offers travellers the opportunity to explore some very different landscapes and seascapes. The area is studded with small typical Greek villages, which are arguably what people do when they tire of the beach life (if that is at all possible). Some say the water is reminiscent of Caribbean seas, an indication of the attractiveness of this area for those seeking Greek islands holidays.


    Another well known part of Greece, Kos is very small but seems to offer its guests a great deal. Most of those who have explored the island extensively agree that there are basically two sides to Kos. The first side is perhaps the best known, as it where the sun worshipers go to get as much sun as possible. Here you'll find a wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes all of whom feverishly vie for your business. This is where the partying is done, the drinking and the eating.

    The other side of Kos is perhaps the more laid back of the two, where the emphasis is on exploring small white washed villages in the wooded hills, and getting a taste of the real Greece. Despite the smallness of the island, there is a lot to see here, and for those considering Greek islands holidays, Kos might be one to consider.


    Famed for books such Captain Correli's Mandolin, Kefalonia presents its visitors with a wealth of scenery to explore, including sheer, dramatic cliffs and cool caves, as well as the obligatory beaches and attractive interiors. Sailing is one of the most popular activities to be found here, where the sea and sun attracts a huge number of those who enjoy Greek islands holidays each year.

    These are just some of the destinations that tend to be at the top of the hit-lists formulated by those who are thinking about exploring this ancient land whilst on Greek islands holidays. Whether it's for partying or relaxing under the sun, Greece arguably offers both.
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