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. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/12/greek-island-holiday-guide-the-cyclades

Welcome to the world of travel

Firstly, the musician and maker of Reggae Reggae sauce, Levi Roots, lists the best experiences in his homeland, http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/09/levi-roots-jamaica-the-way-i-see-it Secondly the Finnish Aland Islands are a lovely destination during the White Nights of summer http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/09/finland-family-breaks-aland-islands Thirdly, France’s secret riviera near Narbonne. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/aug/09/south-france-narbonne-coast-holiday-guide

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. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/aug/04/readers-travel-photograph-competition-july-beach