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Breezy Greek resorts

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Breezy Greek resorts

Last year we stayed in Ixia Rhodes and the sea breeze was perfect. It meant that my sun loving husband could sunbathe in the afternoon and myself being very fair skinned was happy under a sun brolly reading, and the temperatures were kept lovely by the sea breeze.

We also loved the historical aspect of Rhodes and liked being able to sight see with the old town ruins and the clock tower etc.

I want to try somewhere new in Greece, any island, and wondered which resorts have a similar combination of breezy weather, but also historical things to see, or nice walks etc..

Any ideas? thanks

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1. Re: Breezy Greek resorts

Hi Jean,

There are loads of islands that fit your requirements.

Have a look at Cephalonia. On the East coast the wind blows down the mountains in the afternoons. On the West coast there is often a breeze blowing down the coastline.

There are not the vast number of ancient historical sites that you get in Rhodes, Crete etc. but there are still a fair number. St Georges Castle, Citadel of Ancient Sami, Fortress at Poros, ruined monasteries etc.

More and more walks are being signposted each year.

I am not suggesting that Cephalonia is the only option of course.

Happy planning

Bob

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2. Re: Breezy Greek resorts

Here are some links for you:

islandwalking.com/wordpress/greek-islands/

www.islandstrolling.com/english/index.htm

Maybe this can also help you to get an overview of the islands:

The main archipelagos are Cyclades:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclades

Dodecanese:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodecanese

Ionian:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionian_Islands

North Aegean:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Aegean_islands

Sporades:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sporades

Saronic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saronic_Islands

and then Crete is the largest island and a main goal on its own:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crete

Visiting Greece the mainland must not be forgotten - you can use years to get around for all the wonderful sites and attractions as well as beautiful beaches, hiking opportunities, ancient history etc. found there.

There are hundreds - even thousands - of places which will meet the preferences you have stated.

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3. Re: Breezy Greek resorts

paros and naxos have winds that make the heat more bearable,i found the wind in paros great..,this is why they both are well known for windsurfing..especially in august the winds are stronger,but even in june when they blow they are strong enough to cool you down..

as for the historical aspect,rhodes seems to beat them but take a look at these links for historical sites in thee islands.

paros-vacations.com/en/where-to-go/achaelogi…

www.iriabeach.gr/en/naxos-holidays.html

from naxos you can have a day trip to delos,an island that played an important role in greek history

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