Holidays in Greece whisk you away to a land where historic ruins and archaeological sites sit alongside white sandy beaches, blue seas and incredible natural beauty.
The adventures here seem never-ending, whether you’re shopping in the stylish boutiques of Athens, discovering the architectural wonders of the Acropolis or simply swimming in the balmy waters of the Aegean Sea.
If you’re into food and fine dining, you’ll love the delicious cuisine made using fresh, local ingredients. Thrill seekers are also well catered for with diving and kayaking in turquoise lagoons.
With over 200 inhabited islands, 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and hundreds of miles of photogenic coastline, there’s no shortage of places to explore on your holiday to Greece.
Greece holidays unlock a dizzying array of experiences and environments. From Athenian ruins to the golden beaches of the islands, it’s a place of endless excitement.
A holiday to Greece is never complete without a visit to the Acropolis in Athens. Climb this iconic, 2,500-year-old citadel and take in the mesmerising architecture of the Parthenon, the Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Head to the capital's charming Thiseio neighbourhood to explore the Hephaestus Temple or go on a three-hour drive from Athens and see the historic site of Delphi – considered the centre of the world by the ancient Greeks.
Take a break from city life and retreat to one of Greece’s many beautiful islands.
There are several you can enjoy on a day trip from Athens, with ferries leaving at regular intervals from the port of Piraeus. Aegina is the closest, with fantastic beaches and the remains of an ancient temple to explore.
Poros is another great option. It’s less than an hour by boat from Athens and boasts small, shaded beaches along with pine forests that stretch almost to the sand and a pretty harbour.
A holiday to Greece is a trip to a culinary wonderland of fresh produce and unique cooking styles. Taste fish straight from the ocean, olive-baked bread, feta drizzled with honey or vegetables cooked in golden olive oil.
Most local tavernas serve up the classics – taramasalata, moussaka and dolmades – all of which are perfect enjoyed on a sun-kissed terrace.
For something rather different, make a visit to Funky Gourmet in Athens, a Michelin-starred restaurant famous for its cuttlefish.
For even more natural splendour and ancient architecture, venture a couple of hours out of Athens to Delphi. It sits near Mount Parnassus and combines incredible views with invaluable insight into Greek mythology.
Follow a guide to get a fuller picture of the importance of Delphi and the story of how the Oracle of Apollo used to draw pilgrims here thousands of years ago. The ruins of the ancient theatre alone are worth the trip.
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens is home to the most important finds from excavations across Greece. It’s the largest museum in the country and holds one of the greatest collections of antiquities in the world.
This includes such treasures as the Mask of Agamemnon, the Kore and Kouros statues and the Antikythera Mechanism. You'll probably need to spend at least half a day here. Hire a guide to help you get the most out of the 11,000 exhibits.
For a truly special Greece city break, head to Athens and take in a city packed with history and culture.
Stay at the five-star Divani Palace Acropolis, which is only a short walk from the main sights and boasts an outdoor pool and on-site shopping.
The Royal Olympic Hotel is another five-star option and sits less than a mile from the Acropolis Museum.
If you’re planning on spending your honeymoon in Greece, you'll want somewhere that's close to the main sights while also providing a taste of luxury.
The St. George Lycabettus fits the bill. It sits in the lovely Kolonaki area, has fantastic views, a rooftop pool, spa, Pilates studio and even its own mini cinema. Opt for a suite or one of the ‘Eco-Chic’ rooms.
Athens has superb hotels at all price points, with places ideal for a family holiday in Greece and also some affordable luxury.
Fresh Hotel puts you right in the beating heart of the city and offers design-led rooms that are also extremely comfortable. The rooftop pool and restaurant are perfect for sunny days.
The local currency in Greece is the euro (EUR). You'll find that bargaining is common in markets, but fixed prices are charged elsewhere.
The major cities all have public transport systems - Athens has buses, trains and taxis all available. It also has three ferry ports.
The official language here is Greek and it's spoken by almost the entire population. Other languages that are widely used include Macedonian, Turkish and English.
Dates for your diary while you’re in Greece include Greek Independence Day (25 March), May Day (1 May) and Ohi Day (28 October).
Our Greece packages will give you the chance to explore the country's rich history, all the way from the Palaeolithic era to the Roman occupation and beyond.
Follow in the legendary footsteps of Plato and Socrates or learn more about Zeus and Posdeidon, gods of Greek mythology.
From museums to ruins and archaeological sites, the past comes alive right across this country.
The nation’s crowning glory is the Acropolis and its monuments, which stand as symbols of architectural and artistic achievement.
There’s one constant to food across Greece – it’s delicious. From elaborate dishes to uncomplicated pastries, holidays in Greece are a dream for any foodie.
Everywhere you go, you’ll find crumbly feta, freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil and tasty seafood.
Local classics to try include moussaka, an oven-baked casserole layered with eggplant and spicy meat.
Salads are reliably tasty no matter where you go, while you should also look out for kleftiki – slow-cooked lamb shanks.
For something a bit sweeter, try a crunchy baklava soaked in honey or galaktoboureko, a creamy custard pie.
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