Photo Essay: Santorini

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Admire the breath-taking views on a beach getaway to Santorini

Santorini is one of the most picturesque regions of Greece, boasting turquoise seas and a fantastic climate.

This area is the perfect secluded retreat if you're looking for a beach break without the bustling coastlines - here you'll find a wealth of tranquil coves Continue reading Photo Essay: Santorini

Crete: The Greek Island That Will Keep Calling You Back

Stalis Crete

Stalis, Crete

The Greek island of Crete offers more than just great beaches and months of glorious sunshine.

Travel blogger Clare Farrell shows the many sides to Crete and explains why she can't help but keep returning. Continue reading Crete: The Greek Island That Will Keep Calling You Back

Trip Advisor’s Top 25 European Beaches

Life's a beach... the view from Ayia Napa

These days it's just not enough to say you want a holiday by the beach.

With travellers wanting more than just a bit of sand and a deckchair to occupy them, Trip Advisor asked its users to vote for the best beaches in Europe for 2011.

With a shortlist of 25 places to dip your toe in the water, now holidaymakers have a better idea of where to pick, but it's important to get a fuller picture and work out if your whole family or group will want to go there too.

Here's a rundown of what to expect if you head to one of the 25 resorts, from beach sports to local attractions: Continue reading Trip Advisor’s Top 25 European Beaches