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Parga Island, Greece

Where to spend a weekend in Greece

A weekend break can be just as rewarding as your main summer holiday - and help you avoid waiting 12 months for your next trip away. Greece is a great country to get away to for a few days and its idyllic islands and unique culture can make you feel thousands miles away, even when you're only a few hours plane ride away.

Easter procession in Spain

Top places for an Easter city break

Easter is a big deal in southern Europe and one of the most important times for family get-togethers, here is less about Easter bunnies (although you’ll still find plenty of chocolate and Easter cakes) and more about the religious origins of the festival. Make sure you book travel and accommodation well in advance as Easter is a very busy time across most of Europe. Here are our top places to celebrate.

Rethymno contains some fascinating architecture

Take in fascinating culture in the Cretan city of Rethymno

If you enjoy doing nothing more on holiday than wandering around ancient sites, Greece is bound to be one destination that you are more than familiar with. However, it would be a mistake to think that only the places cultural vultures ought to visit are on the mainland. Indeed, by visiting Rethymno, which is situated on the island of Crete, you will come across some truly amazing landmarks.

Behind the scenes: A travel guide to Shakespeare’s plays

Behind the scenes: A travel guide to Shakespeare’s plays

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday today and in fact the anniversary of his death too, we’re taking you on a tour of Shakespeare’s Europe, visiting some of the settings for his most famous plays. From touring eerie Glaims Castle in Scotland, home of Macbeth; to visiting a star-crossed lovers balcony in Verona from Romeo and Juliet; and searching the woods near Athens for fairies.

Chill out on the Pontine Islands

For the ultimate peace and quiet, head to the Pontine Islands

If you want tranquillity, relaxation and the feeling that you are the only ones to have discovered a destination, look no further than a yacht charter around the Mediterranean's Pontine Islands. These Italian landmasses offer the ultimate seclusion.

Europe’s most scenic drives

Europe’s most scenic drives

Sometimes it’s not always about the destination, but it’s about the journey. Europe is full of spectacular scenic drives that are ideal for short countryside breaks, passing historic towns, charming villages, rolling meadows and soaring mountains. Some of these journeys can be done in a day, while others are best done over a few days, stopping to take in the beautiful sights along the way. These are Europe’s most scenic drives.

Top picks for summer 2012 holidays

Top picks for summer 2012 holidays

If you are already counting down the days until summer and are keen to start planning your overseas getaway right away, your intentions might be thwarted by trouble deciding where to go - particularly if you have limited time available to take off.

Discover Christmas in Greece

Feature: Discover Christmas in Greece

Christmas is nearly here, less than two weeks to go! If you’re headed off on a short winter break this Christmas, then you may be interested to know how this important holiday is celebrated throughout Europe. Over the last few weeks we’ve discovered how Christmas is celebrated in Spain, Portugal and Latvia, and this week we’re looking at Greece.

Cannes popular after Made in Chelsea

X-Factor influences holiday destinations

Cheapflights.co.uk has reported a dramatic increase in interest towards some holiday destinations, purely because they have been featured in recent reality shows. Mykonos in Greece has seen the biggest rise since X Factor judge Tulisa took her singing hopefuls there.

Enjoy yoga at sunset in Greece

Book an Autumn yoga weekend in Greece

Book a weekend away that will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated and potentially a little more flexible.... a two-night Autumn yoga package is available to book at the Ekies All Senses Resort in Greece. Enjoy the stunning surroundings in Vourvourou Bay.

Enjoy a relaxing getaway sailing in Greece

Top destinations for relaxing flotilla sailing in Greece

Finding the perfect relaxing getaway can often seem tricky, but for a real sense of freedom and tranquillity, why not consider a yacht charter in the Mediterranean? An excellent way to spend some quality time with your loved ones, this kind of break allows you to visit suntrap destinations like Greece.

Sailing holidays in the Ionian Islands are perfect for families

Sailing holidays in the Ionian Islands are perfect for families

If you're planning on going on a sailing holiday with your family then you might want to consider the Ionian Islands as everyone is sure to find something fun to do in this beautiful location.

Top 5 restaurants and taverns in the Sporades

Top 5 restaurants and taverns in the Sporades

British holidaymakers flock to Greece every year to get some sun, sea and sand. But if you want your short break to be different, why not consider a bareboat charter to the Sporades islands?

Explore ancient history and stunning scenery on sailing holidays to Epidavros, Greece

Explore ancient history and stunning scenery on sailing holidays to Epidavros, Greece

If you're looking for a short break on the water and the chance to make new friends, flotilla sailing in Greece could be the perfect holiday for you.

waterparks are brilliant for a fun break

Feature: Waterpark escapes in sunny Europe

Waterparks are incredibly fun for all the family. Shooting down fast flumes, riding a ring in the tranquil lazy river, and gorging on junk food: they make a great day out. But even better than a day, is a weekend!

Go gourmet at the Sani Resort food festival

Food festival fever in Halkidiki

Foodies will love the taste of Greece on offer during the Sani Gourmet Festival this May. With events taking place from May 13 to 22, Sani Resort Halkidiki becomes a gastronome haven. This year's theme is New Greek Cuisine, so expect some surprises.

Rhodes is full of life at Easter time

Easter celebrations in Rhodes this April

If you're looking to get back in touch with the original meaning of Easter, then a short break to Rhodes may be the ideal choice, with a range of Greek Orthodox traditions celebrated during Holy Week.

Sicily is one of the stops of the five-night tour

Save 20% on a short Mediterranean cruise

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers is offering hundreds of pounds off all 2011 cruises in the Mediterranean for bookings made by January 31, including a five-day tour of Greece, Italy and Malta.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?