Greece Holidays

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Greece - it's one for the beach-lovers, the foodies, the night owls and even the Instagrammers, thanks to that scenic coastline. #dreamy

Destination highlights

  • 15,000km of coast

  • Delicious food (did someone say feta?)

  • Rich with history

  • Relaxing atmosphere - seriously, just take one look at those beaches

Read more about things to do in Greece and travel advice for Greece.

What are the best beaches in Greece?

With 15,000km of sand-lined coast across its islands and mainland, Greece definitely isn’t short of a beach or two. It was really hard to narrow it down, but we’ve picked out some of our faves:

  • Red Beach (Santorini) – a small cove surrounded by reddish hills and volcanic rocks. Get your camera ready!

  • Super Paradise Beach (Mykonos) – a lively beach bursting with watersports, beach clubs and music that’s sure to get you dancing.

  • Elafonissi Beach (Crete) – an islet lined with white and pink (yep, pink!) sands, as well as clear, shallow waters - perfect for snorkellers or young paddlers.

  • Navagio Bay (Zakynthos) – the most famous beach on the island, also known as Shipwreck Beach for its ancient ruins of...well, you get the idea. You can reach this one by car or boat.

  • Kavourotrypes Beach (Halkidiki) – recognised as one of the best beaches in Greece, ideal for sunbathing or relaxing in the shade, thanks to the surrounding trees.


What are the top hotels in Greece?

Whether you're in the mood for non-stop fun or laidback island vibes (if you're channelling your inner Donna from Mamma Mia), a Greek holiday won't disappoint. If these top Greece hotels aren't already on your radar, put it this way - they should be!

  • Lyttos Beach (Crete) - a vibrant complex with an action-packed waterpark and high-end facilities - who said you can’t have the best of both worlds?

  • Sani Beach (Halkidiki) - a five-star hotel set along the beachfront with a stunning pool area and activities for the kids

  • Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa (Kos) - an Ultra All Inclusive resort with 11 restaurants, 6 bars and a whopping 10 pools. Wowzer.

  • Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa (Crete) - a luxury adults-only hotel that'll treat you like royalty, with a lagoon-style pool, food for every occasion and golf buggies to help you get around.
    (We stayed at this one, and can confirm - it's a dream. Read all about our trip here.)

  • Lindos Royal Hotel (Rhodes) - a medieval village-style hotel with activities for the whole family

  • Aeolos Beach (Corfu) - a laidback resort along the beachfront, with a family pool and an infinity pool serving up some pretty fab views

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Average temperature in Greece

JAN

12°C

FEB

12°C

MAR

14°C

APR

19°C

MAY

23°C

JUN

26°C

JUL

30°C

AUG

30°C

SEP

24°C

OCT

20°C

NOV

16°C

DEC

12°C

Temperatures in Greece? In a nutshell, warm. Summer highs often creep into the 30s, with winter lows of around 12 degrees. Put it this way - you probably won't need your big coat.

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FAQs

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.

Which is the cheapest Greek island to visit?

When it comes to value for money, Crete is always a popular choice due to the huge range of hotels and facilities it offers, with Rhodes coming in at a close second. You'll find lots of family-friendly resorts on these islands, too. In terms of smaller islands, Kefalonia and Lefkada are also known for providing plenty bang for your buck.

What's the hottest month in Greece?

Greece is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, meaning the summer season typically stretches from June to September, with July being the hottest month.

What's the coldest month in Greece?

Temperatures in Greece stay mild for most of the year, but they will start to drop in the winter season, with January being the coldest month. It's never too cold to eat feta though, right?

Which Greek island is Mamma Mia filmed on?

Mamma Mia! was filmed on the Greek island of Skopelos, which stood as the fictional island of Kalokairi in the film.