Tailor made holidays: Each Greek island has a 'different thing to show'
Travellers looking for tailor made holidays in the Mediterranean should visit the islands surrounding Greece, as each one "has its own identity".
That is according to the country's deputy minister of culture and tourism, George Nikitiades, who particularly heaped praise on the island of Crete as it has "anything that people may be interested in".
"If you go to [the right destinations], you have the opportunity to visit in less than an hour two or three islands around. There are many islands and the same happens in the Ionian [islands]," he said.
"That's one of the beauties of Greece. You go to the islands and each one has its own identity, its own different things to show."
Crete is the largest and most populous of Greece's islands and is the fifth-largest in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2010, more than two million people visited Crete on holiday, making it one of the most popular destinations for travellers in Greece.