Greece: Elounda Bay Palace, Crete

This high-flying resort ticks all the dreamy Greek island retreat boxes with lush green gardens, a glittering spa and jaw-dropping sea views. Anisha Patel gets swept away

The world’s best beaches 2016: best family beaches

Some of the best stretches to bring your brood – from toddlers to teens – might not be as obvious as you thought

Eight unexpected Greek islands

With only a fraction of its 6,000 isles known to travellers, Greece is still one of the most under-explored places in Europe. Encountering a different side to the country, Katie Gatens discovers mythological graffiti, holistic healing and the ancient remains of wild dwarf elephants

Europe’s best spring-sun breaks

From Split to Sardinia, spring is the perfect time to start sun seeking in Europe — plus you’ll miss the mass-tourist summer crowds. Suzanne King gives us the lowdown on seven of the best

Six ways to get back to nature in Crete

Blessed with a warm sunny climate and fertile soils, Crete is known for its unspoilt rural surroundings. Jane Foster suggests checking into one of its many farm guesthouses to start reconnecting with Mother Nature

Europe: 16 degrees of separation

Forget six degrees: 16 degrees of latitude separate British Airways’ new European hotspots, from 28° to 44° North

Greece’s best boutique beds

With crystal clear waters and aquamarine skies, it’s hard to beat Greece for summer sunshine. Sarah Jackson, travel expert at boutique hotel specialist Mr & Mrs Smith, picks her favourite island escapes