Greece is the cradle of Western Civilisation, a place of outrageous myths filled with Gods and giants where daily life is based on simple pleasures.
In total, Greece has over 6,000 islands and islets in both the Aegean and Ionian Seas, 227 of which are inhabited. The most popular islands for holiday homes are connected to the mainland by frequent ferries or planes but anyone who wants splendid isolation can find it among rural olive groves and dramatic mountains.
All these islands give Greece the world’s tenth longest coastline, 9000 miles. With the geographical variety this provides, deciding where to house hunt will never be simple. Away from the mainland and Athens, favourite options include the Peloponnese and the islands of Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu.