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Admire the Acropolis

Set up high in the hills overlooking Athens, these ancient ruins are a must-visit, even if only for the panoramic views. You can even stop by the museum on the way up.

Marvel over Melissani Cave

Hop in a rowing boat to explore this underground cavern in Kefalonia and bask in the sunshine that filters through the cave’s natural skylight.

Visit Lake Plastiras

Located in the Karditsa region of mainland Greece, this man-made lake is framed by chestnut and oak trees, creating an ideal spot to try your hand at canoeing or rafting.

Take a trek to Samaria Gorge

If you fancy a challenge, pack a rucksack and make a day of exploring this natural beauty in Crete, complete with hiking trails and rewarding views.

Say ciao to Little Venice

This Mykonos-based neighbourhood oozes romance, creating the perfect setting for a daytime wander, topped off with dinner in one of the waterfront restaurants.

Island-hop your way around Greece

We don’t blame you if you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a Greek destination to visit, so - why not do it all? You’ll find plenty of island-hopping tours and day trips from many of the larger ports.

Things to do in Greece for families

With a relatively short flight time and weather that’s warmer than the UK all year round, you just can’t go wrong with a family holiday to Greece. From kid-centric resorts with waterslides and mini clubs to laid-back boutiques with a welcoming atmosphere, your loved ones of all ages will feel at right at home in Greece - if home had stunning beaches and tavernas serving mouthwatering mezze, obviously.

Crete, Corfu and Rhodes all offer great family experiences and toddler-friendly holidays. In Crete why not visit the Cretaquarium near Gournes? This is the Mediterranean hub for marine research and is a brilliant way to blend facts with fun. In Rhodes we recommend the Blue Flag Kathara Bay; the dreamy shallow sea here is a welcoming place for little legs to paddle, and there are plenty of sun loungers and shady spots where you can soak up the surroundings too. Are high-octane rides and slides more your style? It can only be Aqualand in Corfu for you then. This waterpark has everything you need for a thrilling adventure together, with pools and smaller slides for younger kids too.

Things to do in Greece for couples

The word romantic doesn’t really do justice to Greece’s sweeping shores, incredible food and unmatched sunsets, but trust us; it’s the place to go for a couples escape. From Santorini’s blue-domed horizons to the mythical beauty of Athens, the scene is set for a special break together wherever you decide to stay.

The best thing to do in Greece for couples has to be finding an idyllic beach, setting up side by side on sun loungers and enjoying each other’s company on one of the world’s most beautiful sandy stretches. For inspiration, think Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia, where the clear, deep water is perfect for snorkeling, or the aptly-named Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos, which is within easy reach of Mykonos Town by bus or boat.

After something breathtaking? Seek out Melissani Cave in Kefalonia. Exploring this cavern will reveal a clear lake, lit by the sunlight that beams through the roof of the cave. Known in mythology as the Cave of the Nymphs, it’s hard to imagine a more romantic place to take some photos and make some memories of the two of you.

Things to do in Greece for groups

Greece and group holidays are a match made in heaven. Stags, hens and mates escapes will be spoilt for choice of things to do here. If partying is on the agenda, you can’t mess with a clubbing holiday classic: the Zante Strip offers bars and clubs that are perfect for dancing the night away.

It can be tough to decide on just one resort to visit as a group in Greece, so why not try a beach-hopping boat tour for the day? Many boats will be geared towards group excursions, and often offer a delicious, traditional meal included in the ticket. Spend the day swimming, snorkeling or sunbathing on deck before heading back to shore for a night on the tiles. These types of trips are available from most of the larger seaside resorts.

Things to do in Greece for foodies

Foodies, rejoice. Greece holidays are brimming full of gourmet offerings. From classic cuisine to contemporary cooking, you can eat your way from mythic to modern times – sometimes at the same taverna! Greek hotels often feature stunning restaurants or traditional kitchens too. You can eat, pray, love your heart out here.

Partial to cheese? You mustn’t miss a visit to Mykonos Farmers; a farm and tour that offers insights into the magic of cheesemaking. You can sample their specialties or even book a cheese-centred cooking class. Further culinary classes available include how-tos for your favourite Greek dishes. In Crete why not take the chance to sample Greece’s liquid gold - olive oil? Used for cooking and dressings throughout the country – and the rest of the Mediterranean, there’s even a museum dedicated to this delicious staple.

Take a look at three of our favourite Greek recipes to try at home.

  • What events can I go to in Greece?

    Looking for some fun events to add to your travel itinerary but not sure where in Greece to go? We’ve compiled some of the best events in Greece that might make choosing your holiday destination a little easier:

    • Carnival (February-March) - known as ‘Apokries’, this celebration is three weeks of parades, marching bands, fun costumes, dancing and feasting. Find some of the best parties in Corfu and Crete.

    • Greek Independence Day (March) - in celebration of the day that the Revolutionary War was declared, military parades take place all over the country

    • The Feast of Saint George (April) - Greek towns where Saint George is considered the patron saint erupt with festivities in his honour

    • Matala Beach Festival (June) - a Crete-based festival where the beach turns into a concert and the streets are painted in colourful celebration

    • Rockwave Festival (June) - an annual rock festival that takes place near Athens - this is one of the most famous events in Greece

    • Athens Open-Air Film Festival (June-July) - an event showcasing film screenings in urban settings against some of Athens’ most iconic backdrops

    • Sani Festival (July-September) - celebrating all things art, from music concerts and dance performances to painting exhibitions

    • Rethymnon Wine Festival (July-September) - an opportunity to sample fine wines whilst enjoying musical and theatrical performances

    • Megaron Gyzi Festival (August) - a three-week-long annual event in Santorini, with jazz and classical concerts, international singers, theatrical performances and lectures

    • The Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos (September) - a major festival celebrated on the closest weekend to 8th September, with a reenactment followed by fireworks and an all-night party

    • Feast of St. Demetrius (October) - all things music, opera and ballet are celebrated in honour of St. Demetrius in Thessaloniki

    • Feast of St. Nikolaos (December) - a celebration of the patron saint of sailors, where crowds head down to the sea and chapels dedicated to him

  • Where is the best nightlife in Greece?

    Late-night parties, beachfront cocktails and open-air theatres - a holiday to Greece has something for everyone. Check out these venues for some after-dinner entertainment:

    • Rescue Club (Zakynthos) - the biggest club in Zante, offering famous DJs, dancers, fire shows and foam parties well into the early hours

    • Island of Desire (Crete) - an open-air club right by the coast - it’s the hottest party spot in Crete

    • Papzuzu Club (Corfu) - a luxury beach club known for its world-famous DJs and buzzing party atmosphere by the sea

    • Omega Sky Bar (Kos) - a casual rooftop bar serving a range of drinks with stunning views

    • Tango Bar (Santorini) - a stylish cocktail bar with laidback vibes and an open-air terrace where you can dance under the stars

    • Loft Cafe Bar (Nikiti) - a cosy bar terrace serving cocktails with sunset views

    • Skandinavian Bar & Disco (Mykonos) - made up of three rooms and an open-air courtyard for late-night summer parties and VIP services

  • What’s the food like in Greece?

    Food in Greece is a family affair, so pull up a chair and gather round for a good spot of grub with the ones you love. From fresh salads to tasty grilled dishes, here are some Greek classics to get your mouth watering:

    • Tzatziki - a fresh yoghurt dip made with cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil and fresh herbs - the perfect partner in crime for toasted pitta

    • Souvlaki - small pieces of meat or vegetables grilled on a skewer for that tasty, charcoal flavour

    • Kolokythokeftedes - lightly fried courgette fritters

    • Moussaka - a traditional Greek bake with layers of beef or lamb mince in a tomato sauce, layered with aubergine and potatoes, and topped with a creamy sauce

    • Greek salad - diced cucumber, tomato and onion with olives and feta cheese, coated in a glossy oil dressing

    • Loukomadies - Greek doughnuts with cinnamon and honey

    Looking for places to eat in Greece? Check out these top dining spots:

    • Tudor Hall (Athens)- signature cocktails, modern Greek food and stunning views of the Acropolis from the seventh floor of King George Hotel

    • Ambrosia Restaurant (Rhodes) - a high-class restaurant serving fresh fish and the finest wines in the region

    • Sea View Restaurant Perivolos (Santorini) - a stylish venue serving fresh juices, exotic cocktails, finger food and a gourmet menu in a candlelit setting

    • Stavros Traditional Grill House (Corfu) - a cosy taverna offering a tasty grilled menu with Greek specialities

    • Plaza Beach Restaurant (Kos) - a beachfront venue where you can enjoy traditional meze, seafood, pasta, pizzas and salads