Wreathed in Homeric legend and scattered with ancient sites, Greece is indelibly associated with its classical past. While archaeological icons such as the Athenian Acropolis, Ancient Delphi and Meteora are still there, the country around them has moved on. Pulsing beach resorts have sprung up around the islands once roamed by Odysseus and Aeneus, modern art galleries jostle for space around Athens, and a raft of new restaurants is adding a contemporary edge to classic Greek dishes with delicious results. If you’re searching for a more traditional side of Greece, then islands such as Santorini and Rhodes blend ancient architecture with a vibrant, visitor-centric culture. With thousands of islands to explore, there really is no such thing as a typical Greek holiday.