What could be more relaxing than spending time on Greek beaches in the Mediterranian Sea? The most difficult part of this trip is deciding if you want to go on a Greek island tour or just pick one destination to chill. Another consideration is going sailing the Greek islands. Decisions, decisions as part of your Greece and Athens tour.

But no matter if you decide to go Greek island hopping or tuck away in a remote spot, there is no shortage of white sandy beaches.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands – and the 88th biggest in the world — and a popular destination. Once the center of the 2700 to 1420 BC Minoan civilization, the capital city of Heraklion is an administrative center that retains its own culture. Chania is the second largest city of Crete and it dates back to the Minoan period as a city-state.

Head for northern Crete to check out the small towns of Elounda with a total of 2,200 inhabitants. Bronze Age history buffs will want to go to Knossos as it is the largest archaeological site on the island. Beach types will love Malia, with numerous water-fronts on offer.

The volcanic island of Santorini – in the Aegean Sea — offers spectacular sunset watching in the town of Oia. Thira has an active volcano for those so inclined. The caldera view towns – a half moon shaped bay that dates back to the eruption that formed the island– are Fira, Imerovigli, and Firastefni.

The Cyclades islands includes about 220 choices. The major ones are Amorgos, Kiumolos, Mykonos, and Santorini.

Greece has no shortage of interesting destinations. Rhodes, for example, has the “Street of Knights” that was restored to its Middle Ages state. And just down the road is Ixia Beach, a purpose-built resort that was built in the 1970s. Another sea-side place is Faliraki with many luxury resorts to choose from.

No matter if you are going to be flying in or sailing Greece, the choices have to be made about what sort of holiday you want.