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Agios Nikolaos and Voulismeni lake in Crete island, Greece.

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Another One Of Marcie’s Expert Travel Picks -- Crystal-Clear Natural Beauty And Astonishing Diversity

Top destinations that garner the most requests for travel plans to Greece are often Athens, Santorini and Mykonos, says Marcie Boyle, owner of Travel Leaders Chesterfield. However, she confirms the more authentic Cycladic islands, such as Paros, Naxos, Milos, have grown in popularity.

“We customize our clients' Greece-detailed itineraries based on their exact wish list," she adds. 

Crete Crete is More Popular Than Ever

Being a family-friendly island, Crete offers many soft sandy beaches with shallow waters, such as Elafonissi, where children love the pink sand. Visitors can hike and partake in watersports. There also are educational activities, such as the CretAquarium/Thalassocosmos. As a location, Crete is known for being an especially accommodating 365-day destination.

"Crete is also romantic, so it makes for a dreamy honeymoon in Chania or Elounda," shares Marcie. 

Zakynthos And Peloponnese Are Up-And-Comers 

For starters, Zakynthos is home to the worldwide famous Navagio (shipwreck) beach, making it one of the most popular Greek islands. Marcie says it has breathtaking landscapes, exotic beaches with sugar-fine sand, turquoise waters and enriched nightlife.

Escape to the Peloponnese, where myths meet history through monuments, archeological sites, ancient Olympia, temples, Byzantine churches and monasteries. Located on the southern side of the country, the Peloponnese is the most popular region of the Greek mainland. It's a peninsula that is geographically shaped like a plane tree leaf. Marcie says the area also has seaside locations, gorgeous beaches, castles and ski centers.

Greece is famous for its ancient philosophers, such as Plato, Pythagoras, Socrates and Aristotle. It's known as the birthplace of democracy in the West, too, and they invented the Olympic Games and theater. 

Visitors need not speak the Greek language, except perhaps for their own joy. Most residents speak enough English to communicate, while many speak it fluently as a second language. Note that cash is the desired purchase transaction in this Hellenic Republic.

For travel plans to Greece, email or 636.778.1081. By booking with locally owned Travel Leaders, Marcie says clients receive personalized itineraries with their specific budget and travel style in mind.

  • Agios Nikolaos and Voulismeni lake in Crete island, Greece.
  • Vathia Mani in the Peloponnese, Greece.
  • Plaka area under Acropolis, Athens, Greece