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Greece Holidays

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 the 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. If you’re planning to whisk a loved one away for a sun-soaked romantic break, Greece ticks all of the boxes for a fairy-tale getaway. We have a wide range of Greece holidays on offer to suit a wide range of traveller needs. Check out more details on Greece hotels here.

Best beaches in Greece

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 on your Greek getaway, head to the pink sands of Elafonissi Beach in Crete or Red Beach in Santorini.

Things to eat in Greece

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.Cultural holidays to Greece

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.

Clubbing holidays in Greece

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.

Things to do in Greece

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.

Important information about travelling to Greece

How long does it take to fly to Greece?

It takes about four hours to fly to Greece from the UK.

What's the time difference between the UK and Greece?

Greece is two hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Greece?

The official currency of Greece is the Euro

What language do they speak in Greece?

The official language spoken in Greece is Greek.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Greece?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Do I need to pay tourist tax on my holiday to Greece?

The Greek goverment charges a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival in the hotel:

  • 5-star hotels: €4 per room, per night
  • 4-star hotels: €3 per room, per night
  • 3-star hotels: €1.50 per room, per night
  • 1-star & 2-star hotels: €0.50 per room, per night
  • 1-4 key apartments: €0.50 per room, per night


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Top Greece Hotels

Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa - Adults Only

Analipsis, Crete East, Crete

Lindos Grand Resort & Spa - Adults Only

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Aeolos Beach

Perama, Corfu, Greece

Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa

Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece

Atlantica Mikri Poli Rhodes

Kolymbia, Rhodes, Greece

Stella Palace Hotel

Analipsis, Crete East, Crete

Mitsis Rodos Village Beach Hotel & Spa

Kiotari, Rhodes, Greece

Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa

Kardamena, Kos, Greece

Ikos Dassia

Dassia, Corfu, Greece

Golden Odyssey

Kolymbia, Rhodes, Greece

Cyprotel Faliraki Hotel

Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece

Aqualand Resort

Agios Ioannis Parelion, Corfu, Greece

The Ixian Grand - Adults Only

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Fodele Beach

Fodele, Crete, Greece

Labranda Sandy Beach Resort

Agios Georgios South, Corfu, Greece

Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa

Anissaras, Crete East, Crete

The Ixian All Suites - Adult Only

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Gennadi Grand Resort

Gennadi, Rhodes, Greece

Blue Horizon

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece

Messonghi Beach

Moraitika, Corfu, Greece

Dionysos

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Blue Marine Resort & Spa

Agios Nikolaos, Crete East, Crete

Costa Lindia Beach Resort

Lardos, Rhodes, Greece

Kiani Beach Resort

Kalyves, Crete West, Crete

Kairaba Sandy Villas - Adults Only

Agios Georgios South, Corfu, Greece

Golden Mare

Barbati, Corfu, Greece

Louis Creta Princess

Maleme, Crete West, Crete

Marirena Hotel

Amoudara, Crete East, Crete

Blue Sea Beach

Stalis, Crete East, Crete

The Village Resort and Waterpark

Hersonissos, Crete East, Crete

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

Greece Resorts

Athens

Athens

The past is always present on Athens holidays, where ancient history excitingly blends with modern living. Incredible remnants of civilizations past a…

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Corfu

Corfu

Corfu is the second largest and perhaps the most scenic of the Ionian Islands. It's also known as the 'emerald isle', with golden sands, green mountai…

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Crete

Crete

Set on the largest of the Greek islands, Crete holidays offer everything you could ever want from your perfect beach break. From clubbing holidays in…

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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

The island with both the ‘wow’ factor and a tranquil atmosphere, Kefalonia has everything you need to feel completely relaxed in Greece. Unbeatable be…

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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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Peloponnese

Peloponnese

Home to the famous claw-shaped peninsula in southern Greece, the Peloponnese is filled with beautiful beaches, sunny seafront resorts and villages wit…

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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

A symbol of Grecian paradise, the famed island of Santorini lies in the heart of the Aegean Sea. Its signature whitewashed buildings, blue-domed churc…

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Skiathos

Skiathos

Known locally as the Aegean Paradise, Skiathos is the quintessential Greek island with cobblestone villages, picturesque beaches and crystal-clear tur…

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Zante

Zante

Well known for its nightlife, Zakynthos Island (also known as Zante) is a popular holiday destination for all things lively, but this picturesque isla…

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