The Glamour of The Greek Isles
When strolling around the Greek isles it is easy to feel the like you are on the set of a movie from Hollywood’s golden era, recognising locations from your past film favourites and experiencing some of the world’s best loved cuisine. On a Villa Plus holiday you have the perfect way to soak up the islands charm at your own pace.
Islands such as Corfu, Crete, Rhodes and Kefalonia bask in a unique cerulean light. They have long been the destinations of choice for the glitterati and have provided the backdrop for numerous films.
Sarah Jessica Parker is on record naming Kefalonia as her favourite place in the world and the island became a must-go-to destination after Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was shot there.
The popular and critically acclaimed TV show The Durrell’s from author Gerald Durrell’s book My Family And Other Animals was based on the author’s childhood spent in Corfu. Hollywood legend and hard man Bruce Willis has admitted that Corfu stole his heart, while historic Rhodes, where the feet of the mighty Colossus once straddled the harbour, was the setting for The Guns of Navarone.
For James Bond fans the classic film For Your Eyes Only was also shot around Corfu, capturing the majesty of Corfu Town as well as the enchanting coves and coastline. Cinematic masterpieces Zorba The Greek and Never On A Sunday were set in Crete, home of the minotaur in ancient times and where visitors can still visit Knossos, the palace above his lair.
Not to be outdone, the cuisine in these island gems is pure Mediterranean box office. There are numerous, colourful little meze dishes such as aubergine caviar, tangy feta cheese, plump black olives, taramosalata, and dolmado (stuffed vine leaves) – and that is before a sizzling main course such as kleftiko (slowcooked lamb stew) or soutzoukakia (meatballs flavoured with cumin) arrives at your table.
Wines have a worldwide reputation and many are made from ancient grape varieties such as Athiri and Robola which lend them a distinctive flavour. For the very brave, of course, there is the anise-flavoured and highly potent ouzo.
On a Villa Plus holiday you can live like a Greek god and indulge your film-star fantasies, yet prices are so realistic that these ambrosial breaks are accessible to everyone, whether you go as a family, group of friends or as a couple eager to bask in picture-perfect settings.
The villas are sited in hand-picked locations with stunning sea views and easy access to fresh-food offerings from local markets for those evenings when you choose to eat in.
Amenities include private heated swimming pools, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, barbecues and even pool and table tennis tables. But perhaps most important of all, the villas offer the freedom of complete privacy.
For more information on the Greek Islands and to find and book your villa holiday, visit www.villaplus.com
Latest posts by Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- One of the best opportunities for UK residents to invest in the UK? - July 19, 2018
- The best Summer tops - July 18, 2018
- 6 tips to avoid jet lag when you’re flying long-haul - July 18, 2018
- Liam Charles’ carrot cake cookies - July 18, 2018
- Should we have a second EU referendum? - July 16, 2018
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!