20 Greek islands … you may not have heard of

Despite its many crises in the past few years, tourism is booming in Greece. Most travellers, however, still rarely venture beyond the more famous islands – and a little exploration is all that is needed to take you to some lesser-known gems. Here are 20 of our favourites.All accommodation prices are for a double room […]

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Koh Chang to Koh Kood: island-hopping around eastern Thailand

Thailand holidays Thailand’s eastern islands offer the beauty, unspoilt beaches and personal touch missing from more touristy areas and, with accommodation from £18 a night, they’re affordable, too  Hop to it … pier on the island Koh Wai, Thailand.Photograph: Alamy The island of Koh Chang and its satellites – which include Koh Mak and Koh […]

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10 of the UK’s best seaside towns

Falmouth, Cornwall Politicians and entrepreneurs, pirates and outlaws, Falmouth’s founding family, the Killigrews, lurched over the centuries between respectability and infamy. And though they’re long gone, Falmouth retains something of the Killigrews’ dual nature. From the town’s three beautiful beaches the dirty smudge of tankers can be seen on the horizon. Commercial ships in the […]

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10 of the best seaside cafes and restaurants in the UK: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Dolphins and cake, near Inverness The Rosemarkie Beach Cafe is run by community volunteers and set on the beachfront looking over the Moray Firth towards Fort George, not far from Inverness. It’s dog-friendly and serves good strong tea, homemade cakes, and the best sausage and black pudding sandwiches. It’s also a good place […]

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