Greece is well-known as a land of monuments and sites of architectural wonder – reminiscent of one of the most fascinating eras of world history. However, while this is indeed a perfect destination for those who yearn for an educational experience, Greece is also the home of mezze and ouzo, perfect for foodies. Rich with greenery and surrounded on three sides by sea, it is also ideal for the adventure seekers, watersports fanatics and nature-lovers. With so much to experience, a longer break may be necessary, as we can guarantee that by the end of your trip you just won’t want to leave!
From the Parthenon and the Acropolis in Athens to the stunning underwater landscapes in Santorini just waiting for you to dive down and discover, Greece is a land of experiences. Explore the scattering of islands spreading out into the Aegean and Ionian seas, including the glowing golden sands of Crete. Treat yourself to a spot of unapologetically classy hedonism in Mykonos. Greece is the birthplace of the performing arts, so there is many an ancient sprawling amphitheatre awaiting a visit from creative pilgrims, but for those who prefer their culture up-to-the-minute, Greece has also been tipped as a brand new hotspot for dance and electronic music festivals! The Mediterranean landscape is also a hit with adventurers as there is a very active hiking scene just waiting for you to tap into. Challenges including the rolling 75 kilometre Menalon trail and, of course, the legendary Mount Olympus, said to be the home of the gods, offer more than enough excitement for those who love to push themselves to the limit! Surrounded by the glittering sea, you’re never far away from a sandy beach and an astonishing view with holidays to Greece.
You want the opportunity to try something different every day!
Due to the diversity of Greece’s topography, the climate is extremely varied throughout the country. Famous for sunshine, Greece’s summer months between April and September are usually dry and hot, with the winter weather, between October and March, remaining mild but with a little more wet weather. However, there are rarely long periods of rain. You’ll find the hottest weather in the Greek islands throughout July and August, when temperatures usually sit firmly in the 30s. This intense heat is eased by Northerly sea breezes known as meltemi winds, so while it is strongly advised to stay out of the sun throughout midday, a little natural relief is often at hand.
A world of beauty, wonder and excitement awaits at the myriad of magical Greek islands in the sun- kissed Mediterranean. Let’s take a look at what makes these enchanting getaways so special.
Crete: This is the largest of the islands where you’ll discover amazing beaches, towering mountains, famous archaeological sites and plenty of day and night entertainment. Gastronomic delights, beautiful weather and unbelievably friendly people make Crete a place you really must visit. The main towns and resorts include Chania, Heraklion, Kalyves, Rethymno, Sitia and Kissamos Kastelli.
Kos: Stunning beaches, tranquil coves, quaint harbours and breathtaking scenery are among the attractions that add to the charm of Kos. There’s also vibrant nightlife, thrilling water sports action and historical sites galore. Popular towns and resorts include Kardamena, Psalidi, Mastichari, Kos town and Agios Fokas.
Santorini: This heavenly volcanic island is admired for its spectacular romantic sunsets, soaring cliffs and jaw-dropping natural beauty. Exceptional beaches, crystal-clear waters, excellent restaurants and tavernas and incredible hospitality make Santorini a love-at-first-sight island. The main resorts include Imerovigli, Oia and Fira.
Zante: Exotic beaches, turquoise waters, great food and pulsating nightlife are among the delights of the beguiling island of Zante, which is also known as Zakynthos. Another major attraction is the Loggerhead turtles that flock to the island each year to nest. The main resorts include Laganas, Tsilivi, Kalamaki and Argassi.
Rhodes: Top-quality restaurants, fantastic nightlife, superb beaches and captivating archaeological sites help make Rhodes a great place to stay. The island is steeped in culture and history, with the Medieval walls surrounding Rhodes Old Town and Lindos Acropolis among the attractions. Visitors are also wowed by the great choice of shops and boutiques, the huge range of water sports and the diverse choice of activities for children. Popular towns and resorts include Faliraki, Rhodes Town, Kalithea and Kolymbia.
Mykonos: This cosmopolitan island is renowned for its designer boutiques, plush bars and dusk till dawn partying. In contrast it’s also lauded for its dreamy sandy beaches, the striking traditional windmills in ‘Little Venice’, charming coves and amazing sunsets. The main towns and resorts include Chora, Mykonos Town, Glastros, Ornos and Ano Mera.
Corfu: It’s easy to fall under the spell of Corfu (also known as the Greek emerald isle) with its picturesque seaside villages, wild natural expanses and magnificent historic fortresses, palaces and churches. Other big attractions are the island’s safe and family-friendly beaches, luxurious hotels, wild night clubs and romantic restaurants. Popular resorts include Dassia, Kavos, Kontokali Bay and Benitses.
Kefalonia: There’s so much to love about Kefalonia including its remarkable landscapes, rolling mountain ranges, whitewashed villages, gorgeous beaches and wondrous ancient landmarks. If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxing escape in idyllic surroundings, this island is a dream come true. The island’s main resorts include Skala, Lassi, Lourdas, Fiscardo and Katelios.
Greece has so much to offer when it comes to finding the perfect beach holiday - whether you want a lively time in a bustling resort on the mainland or a laid-back and relaxing escape in a secluded beach hideaway on a spellbinding Greek island.
There really is something for everyone - from long sandy expanses, alive with beach activities, promenade dining and water sports action on the Aegean sea, to quiet and tranquil coves and bays which are perfect for romantic barefoot strolls along the sand with the love of your life.
You’ll discover family-friendly beaches everywhere, from Halkidiki in Greece with its enthralling coastal resorts to the glorious sandy shores in Corfu, Rhodes, Crete and the other islands.
Couples can enjoy blissful days and romantic evenings under the stars in tranquil beach locations in some of the smaller and less lively islands.
If you’re planning a getaway to Greece with a group of friends and want plenty of beachfront nightlife and entertainment then some of the lively resorts in Corfu, Crete and Mykonos are likely to appeal to you.
You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a great place to stay - there’s everything from luxurious beachfront hotels and resorts packed with amenities and attractions, to seductive exclusive retreats nestled in secluded coastal surroundings.
Opting for an all-inclusive holiday in Greece brings many benefits - the obvious one is that most things are already paid for in advance of arriving at your destination - not just your accommodation but also your meals, drinks and often several other welcome extras.
This means you won't have to worry about watching what you spend, as you would on a traditional pay-as-you-go holiday. All-inclusive lets you get on with the thing that's most important of all - having a fantastic holiday in the sun.
Some all-inclusive packages include a host of other exciting extras such as free ice creams and treats for children, exclusive meals at à la carte restaurants or access to a range of facilities and attractions including health spas, gyms, water sports equipment and entertainment venues.
Whether you’re planning a holiday in mainland Greece or one of the alluring islands, an all- inclusive escape is a great choice for couples, families or a group of friends.
We have an impressive selection of superb all-inclusive 3-star, 4-star and 5-star resorts to choose from, so you'll have no trouble finding the perfect getaway for unforgettable hotel and flight inclusive holidays to Greece.
Greece is a fabulous choice for an action-packed family adventure in the sun - this awe-inspiring destination has it all when it comes to creating precious memories that will last a lifetime.
Mainland Greece is a real treasure trove for families - from bustling fun-packed resorts to its jaw- dropping architecture and ancient historical landmarks. There really is so much for adults and children to discover.
The sublime Greek islands are places of spectacular beauty which are packed with leisure, sports and entertainment attractions that guarantee a feast of fun in the sun for families.
Every Greek destination has a super choice of lavish hotels and resorts offering total comfort, plus a host of brilliant facilities and amenities to ensure your family holiday is an unforgettable experience.