The Cyclades of Greece

The Cyclades are the picture-perfect Greek islands where whitewashed villages tumble down to azure bays. Explore the famous islands such as Mykonos and Santorini and smaller islands too.

Welcome to the world of travel

Firstly, the musician and maker of Reggae Reggae sauce, Levi Roots, lists the best experiences in his homeland, Secondly the Finnish Aland Islands are a lovely destination during the White Nights of summer Thirdly, France’s secret riviera near Narbonne.

Monthly photographic competition from The Guardian

In the summer thoughts turn to the beach and the seaside, so here’s a selection of Guardian reader’s seaside photos for the July competition.