Greece Holidays

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Greece is fringed by the balmy waters of the Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean Seas, making it the perfect destination for mermaid-wannabes, beach-lovers and thrill-seekers alike. Athens, the capital city, melds ancient history with modern lifestyle, and islands such as Zante, Crete, Santorini and Corfu each offer a different take on Greek traditions. Whether you plan to explore the mainland or island-hop, make sure you have your camera at the ready – this country takes Instagram-worthy to a whole new level.

Beaches
With well over 13,000km of coastline, Greece has a seemingly endless list of beautiful beaches and hidden coves to discover, from pebble to soft sand. For something a bit different, head to the pink sands of Elafonissi Beach in Crete or Red Beach in Santorini.

Food & Drink
Begin with a meze sharing platter and never look back. Greek cuisine is fresh and flavourful, using olive oil, lemon juice, seafood, cheese, grilled meats and vegetables to create distinctly Mediterranean dishes. For a teatime tipple, try sipping a glass of authentic ouzo.

Culture
Known as the cradle of Western culture, Greece has a backstory full of philosophy, mathematics, literature and theatre. Present-day Greece is the perfect blend of good food, good company and good times.

Nightlife
Malia. Kavos. Falaraki. Need we say more? Greece is home to some of the world’s most iconic clubbing destinations, combining all-night parties with beachside bliss. This isn’t the whole story though; there are plenty of low-key options to discover such as the laid-back tavernas of Santorini or evening performances at Athens’ open-air amphitheatres.

Important Information
Flight Time: 4 hours
Time Difference: +2hrs
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Greek

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Top Greece Hotels

Hotel Oceanis Ixia

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Sandy Beach Resort

Agios Georgios South, Corfu, Greece

Majestic Hotel and Spa

Laganas, Zante, Greece

The Kresten Royal Villas & Spa

Kalithea, Rhodes, Greece

Mareblue Beach

Acharavi, Corfu, Greece

Labranda Blue Bay Beach & Water Park

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece

Gelina Village Waterpark

Acharavi, Corfu, Greece

Kings Village

Malia, Crete, Greece

Santa Marina Beach

Agia Marina, Crete, Greece

Island Beach

Kavos, Corfu, Greece

Sentido Ixian All Suites - Adult Only

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Filerimos

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece

Gorgona Villas

Imerovigli, Santorini, Greece

Alia Palace Hotel

Pefkochori, Halkidiki, Greece

Village Panorama

Agia Pelagia, Crete, Greece

Dimitra Beach Resort

Agios Fokas, Kos, Greece

Labranda Marine Aquapark Resort

Tigaki, Kos, Greece

Eden Roc Resort Hotel

Kalithea, Rhodes, Greece

Mayor Pelekas Monastery

Pelekas, Corfu, Greece

Aeolos Beach

Perama, Corfu, Greece

Coliseum Apartments

Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece

Thalia Hotel

Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece

Dodeca Sea Resort (ex Forum Beach)

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece

Kordistos

Kefalos, Kos, Greece

Filmar Hotel

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Mitsis Rodos Village

Kiotari, Rhodes, Greece

Deliades Hotel

Ornos, Mykonos, Greece

Ionian Sea View Hotel

Kavos, Corfu, Greece

Hotel Skiathos Princess

Agia Paraskevi, Skiathos, Greece

Nathalie Hotel

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Greece Weather

Crowned Europe’s sunniest country, with an average of 250 days of sunshine per year, Greece is a great choice for a holiday in the sun. July and August are this destination’s hottest months, with temperatures sometimes reaching upwards of 36°C. Cooler weather is expected between November and March, when the thermometer drops to 11°C on average.
Jan 12ºC
Feb 12ºC
Mar 14ºC
Apr 19ºC
May 23ºC
Jun 26ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 24ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 16ºC
Dec 12ºC

Things To Do on Greece Holidays

Shipwreck Beach
Navagio Beach, also known as Shipwreck Beach, is a unique cove on Zante’s western shore. Only accessible by sea, boat tours will take you from Porto Vromi or Saint Nikolas Harbor to see the impressive wreck of a smuggler’s ship that ran aground in 1980. Alternatively, you can drive to the clifftop platform for great views and a photo opportunity fit for a postcard.

The Acropolis
Whilst the Acropolis itself is stunning, its location on top of a hill makes it a mainland must-visit due to the site’s panoramic views over Athens. You can visit the museum on the way up or even take part in a private tour of the Parthenon and other ancient monuments. As the sun sets the Acropolis is lit up, signalling the start of another exciting night in the capital city.

Melissani Cave
Melissani Cave is an underground cavern on Kefalonia island that opens up to a clear, partially-covered lake. Take a rowing boat trip into the cave to see the sunlight stream in through a large natural skylight, illuminating the blue water beneath – it’s not hard to see why it’s known as the Cave of the Nymphs in Greek mythology.

Island-hopping Tour
If you’re spoilt for choice of places to visit in Greece, we don’t blame you. Don’t worry, there’s no need to miss out – why not take part in island-hopping tours or an island daytrip excursion? Boat trips and tours are available from many of the larger ports, and you can even visit islands such as Santorini from Athens.

Greece Resorts

Athens

Athens

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Worshipped by gods and people, it was named a…

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Corfu

Corfu

Corfu is the second largest and perhaps the most scenic of the Ionian Islands, Greece's 'emerald isle', with golden sands, green mountains and bright…

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Crete

Crete

The perfect environment in which to unleash your inner Greek, every corner of Crete has a story to tell. Holidays in Crete offer something for everyon…

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Halkidiki

Halkidiki

Halkidiki is a peninsula off the Greek mainland that extends southeast away from the city of Thessaloniki, in southern Macedonia. The peninsula resemb…

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Kalamata

Kalamata

Kalamata is Messinia's capital and the second-largest city in the Peloponnese. Famed for its olive trees, historic buildings and transportation links,…

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Kefalonia

Kefalonia

For people looking for dramatic scenery and beaches which spread out as far as the eye can see, you cannot go wrong with visiting the beautiful island…

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Kos

Kos

The beautiful island of Kos is a Greek Island in the Dodecanese, near the coast of Turkey. The island boasts immaculate beaches and dazzling waters, w…

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Lesbos

Lesbos

Known as the Emerald Island, Lesbos is a stunning Greek island consisting of mountains, hot springs, breathtaking unspoilt beaches, lush pine forests…

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Mykonos

Mykonos

The stunning island of Mykonos is the most famous island in Greece. Famed not only for seeing Shirley Valentine fall in love in the award winning film…

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Preveza

Preveza

The popular holiday destination of Preveza is located half way down the Epirus region of Central Greece at the mouth of the Amvrakikos. Combining beau…

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Rhodes

Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and is situated in the eastern Aegean Sea. For many years Rhodes has been one of the most popular dest…

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Samos

Samos

Samos is known as ‘The Green Aegean Island', and is a favourite holiday destination for those who love beautiful beaches, pine-clad mountains, rolling…

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Santorini

Santorini

The Greek Island of Santorini was created by an enormous volcanic eruption hundreds of thousands of year ago in 1450 BC, when the middle of the island…

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Skiathos

Skiathos

The small picturesque island of Skiathos is located in the Aegean Sea and a two hour ferry ride from the Greek mainland. With over 60 sandy beaches an…

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Zante

Zante

Zakynthos, or Zante as it is commonly known by tourists is the third largest Greek Island and just over three hours flight from the UK. In other words…

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