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Europe

Greece Holidays

Grecian Getaway? We've Got You.

Dreaming of a Mediterranean getaway? Look no further than Greece. With the 11th longest coastline in the world, ancient UNESCO sites galore and a world-class food scene, a holiday here certainly hits the spot. Along with the gorgeous Greek mainland, the country is also home to thousands of islands, 227 of which are inhabited. 

If you're looking for a cultural city break, set your sights on the capital, Athens. Standing tall over this cosmopolitan city is the famous ancient Acropolis. Stroll uphill through the pretty path to the Parthenon and the Temple of Athena Nike and be greeted with panoramic views over the city beyond. Head to the northern city of Thessaloniki - the country's second-largest city - which can be discovered on foot and is a great place to mingle with the locals.

Journey east from the mainland, and you'll arrive in the Aegean Islands, home to many much-loved destinations, including RhodesCrete and Skiathos. Also in the east are the Cyclades, which include the sophisticated spots of Santorini with its characteristic white domes and stunning sunsets, as well as the elegant isle of Mykonos. Let's not forget about Kos too! Closer to Turkey than mainland Greece, this desert-like location provides long sweeping beaches and is a popular spot for those looking for an all-inclusive resort.

Going west to the Ionian Islands, you'll be met with much greener and more mountainous scenery than their eastern counterparts. The Ionian Islands comprise seven islands, the most visited being Kefalonia, Zante, and Corfu. Head to Zante to discover the renowned Shipwreck Cove, glide over underwater lakes in Kefalonia or wander the cobbled streets of historic Corfu Town. 

One's things for sure, though, whichever island you choose, there'll be delectable food, stunning beaches and warm and friendly locals. What are you waiting for? All-inclusive holidays to Greece are easier than you think - get in touch with one of our Travel Specialists today, and our experts will design the perfect Europe break for you. 

Corfu

Zante

Kefalonia

Crete

Rhodes

Kos

Skiathos

Santorini

Corfu

Corfu is the sparkling jewel in the Ionian Islands' crown, located just off Greece's northwest coast. The picturesque capital, Corfu Town, has one of the best-preserved historic centres in Greece and has cemented its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Head north through the island's rugged mountainous landscape to the traditional fishing village of Kassiopi, a quaint spot perfect for romantic getaways.

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Beach-wise, Corfu holidays offer something for everyone, from sweeping sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and pretty shingly coves. Make tracks for the east coast to Dassia Bay, a popular spot with shallow waters perfect for swimming and a particular favourite for families thanks to the wide variety of watersports on offer. Journey south to find tranquil beaches such as Issos, usually uncrowded; this long sandy stretch is the perfect choice for those looking to hear nothing but the lapping waves!

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Zante

Known as The Flower of the East, this well-known island in the Ionian Sea may be small, but it certainly has much to offer! The island has something for all tastes, from the party-focused Laganas and family-friendly villages of Kalamaki and Tsilivi to the peaceful mountainous villages in Volimes. Head to Zakynthos Town, where you can mingle with the locals in Solomos Square, dine in harbourfront tavernas or fine dining venues and shop for traditional souvenirs.

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Beach-wise, Zante’s a big hitter and home to the famous Shipwreck Cove, or Naviago, as the locals call it, and is only accessible via boat. With aquamarine water and towering limestone cliffs, it’s quite a spectacle. Those wanting to beach hop should head to the Vassilikos peninsula, where sandy beaches await. Alternatively, make your way north to explore the stunning shingle coves of Xigia and Pelagaki. Nature lovers should take a boat trip into the national marine park between July and September, and there’s a good chance you’ll spot loggerhead turtles!

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Kefalonia

Kefalonia is picture-perfect, located off the west coast of mainland Greece and the biggest of the Ionian islands. Towering green mountains, quaint villages, idyllic beaches and mysterious caves make up the landscape and accommodation options tend to be boutique hotels rather than large resorts. The island's main town, Argastoli, is a hub of restaurants, local bars and shops and the perfect spot for an evening stroll. A visit north to the enchanting fishing villages of Fiskardo and Assos is also highly recommended.

 

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Hollywood buffs will most certainly want to visit Myrtos Beach, the filming location for the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The dazzling blue water and bright white sand here will leave you speechless. Other must-see spots include Melissani Cave Lake. Here, you can take a short rowing boat ride around the turquoise underground lake for an unforgettable experience. 

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Crete

The largest and most populated of all the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, Crete is a real gem. History buffs can visit numerous archaeological sites, Venetian and Byzantine castles and monasteries dating back to the 15th century. Crete’s beaches are heavenly too. Visit Balos Lagoon in Chania or stroll along the pink sands of the stunning Elafonisi beach.

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Crete is one of the top foodie destinations within Greece and one of the leading producers of the country’s golden nectar - olive oil. Sample delicious fresh produce, including tangy graviera cheese and savoury and sweet pastries, washed down with the local fiery tipple tsikoudia! Go on a culinary journey in the cities of Heraklion and Rethymno, where fine-dining restaurants and rustic tavernas sit side by side.

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Rhodes

Rhodes is one of the Greek island favourites. Famed for beautiful beaches, rich history and impressive architecture. It is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes, a must-see when you are there. Take a stroll down cobbled streets in Rhodes Town and pick up your souvenirs. Relax at one of the quaint cafes or bars along your way, or dance the evening away at one of the clubs. When evening falls, the nightlife becomes alive in Rhodes Town.

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Some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe are in Rhodes. Beach lovers will find it hard to pick just one to visit. There is so much to do in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean Sea. If you’re feeling energised, why not try some watersports - windsurfing, kite surfing, and so much more - or just relax and soak up the sunshine? With golden sands, serene scenery and plenty of cafes and restaurants just steps away, you won’t be disappointed with whatever beach you settle down on.

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Kos

Kos Island is a perfect destination for all ages. Located along the coastline of the Aegean Sea, with lush beaches, a golden coastline and historical sites - there is not much more you could want from a Greek island getaway. With mouth-watering dishes and an abundance of activities, you’ll be kept entertained every day of your stay.

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Kos Town has plenty of history, beauty, fun and adventure, not to mention impressive landmarks that are a must-see. When night falls, snap up memories at the charming cafés, bars and restaurants along the city’s beachfront and enjoy a lively evening in Kos Town. Savour and enjoy Greek dishes after a long day of wandering about the town before you head off for tranquillity and relaxation at one of the serene beaches Kos offers.

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Skiathos

Picturesque beaches with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and the best bars and nightlife - you won’t want to leave without tasting the local delicacies! No Greek island comes without a bit of history and culture, and there is no shortage of this in Skiathos! Stop by and see the home of Alexandros Papadiamantis, the Greek author, and the medieval castle and monasteries.

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Relax on pristine beaches, ideal for all, with many shallow coves for families. Loads of water activities are also on offer, like snorkelling, kite-surfing and windsurfing in translucent green-blue waters - as well as tavernas and beach bars nearby. Fancy extending your break? Why not hop over to one of the other Greek islands just a short flight away?

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Santorini

Acclaimed for its remarkable beauty, Santorini is one of the world’s most famous islands to visit! Home to one of the few active volcanoes on European land. Santorini holidays are perfect for a romantic break or a fun family vacation. Whether you are feeling energetic or just want to chill out and relax, there is something for everyone on this sublime Greek island.

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It’ll be a difficult choice for beach lovers, with deep-blue waters and stunning landscapes surrounding the shorelines. Soak up the glorious sunshine, experience the tasty dishes, and enjoy snacks and chilled drinks from nearby restaurants and tavernas. Unforgettable views of the multi-coloured cliffs are a must-see! Whatever you plan to do in Santorini, you will return with memories for a lifetime.

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Corfu

Corfu

Corfu is the sparkling jewel in the Ionian Islands' crown, located just off Greece's northwest coast. The picturesque capital, Corfu Town, has one of the best-preserved historic centres in Greece and has cemented its place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Head north through the island's rugged mountainous landscape to the traditional fishing village of Kassiopi, a quaint spot perfect for romantic getaways.

Show More
Show Less

Beach-wise, Corfu holidays offer something for everyone, from sweeping sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and pretty shingly coves. Make tracks for the east coast to Dassia Bay, a popular spot with shallow waters perfect for swimming and a particular favourite for families thanks to the wide variety of watersports on offer. Journey south to find tranquil beaches such as Issos, usually uncrowded; this long sandy stretch is the perfect choice for those looking to hear nothing but the lapping waves!

Show More
Show Less

Zante

Zante

Known as The Flower of the East, this well-known island in the Ionian Sea may be small, but it certainly has much to offer! The island has something for all tastes, from the party-focused Laganas and family-friendly villages of Kalamaki and Tsilivi to the peaceful mountainous villages in Volimes. Head to Zakynthos Town, where you can mingle with the locals in Solomos Square, dine in harbourfront tavernas or fine dining venues and shop for traditional souvenirs.

Show More
Show Less

Beach-wise, Zante’s a big hitter and home to the famous Shipwreck Cove, or Naviago, as the locals call it, and is only accessible via boat. With aquamarine water and towering limestone cliffs, it’s quite a spectacle. Those wanting to beach hop should head to the Vassilikos peninsula, where sandy beaches await. Alternatively, make your way north to explore the stunning shingle coves of Xigia and Pelagaki. Nature lovers should take a boat trip into the national marine park between July and September, and there’s a good chance you’ll spot loggerhead turtles!

Show More
Show Less

Kefalonia

Kefalonia

Kefalonia is picture-perfect, located off the west coast of mainland Greece and the biggest of the Ionian islands. Towering green mountains, quaint villages, idyllic beaches and mysterious caves make up the landscape and accommodation options tend to be boutique hotels rather than large resorts. The island's main town, Argastoli, is a hub of restaurants, local bars and shops and the perfect spot for an evening stroll. A visit north to the enchanting fishing villages of Fiskardo and Assos is also highly recommended.

 

Show More
Show Less

Hollywood buffs will most certainly want to visit Myrtos Beach, the filming location for the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The dazzling blue water and bright white sand here will leave you speechless. Other must-see spots include Melissani Cave Lake. Here, you can take a short rowing boat ride around the turquoise underground lake for an unforgettable experience. 

Show More
Show Less

Crete

Crete

The largest and most populated of all the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, Crete is a real gem. History buffs can visit numerous archaeological sites, Venetian and Byzantine castles and monasteries dating back to the 15th century. Crete’s beaches are heavenly too. Visit Balos Lagoon in Chania or stroll along the pink sands of the stunning Elafonisi beach.

Show More
Show Less

Crete is one of the top foodie destinations within Greece and one of the leading producers of the country’s golden nectar - olive oil. Sample delicious fresh produce, including tangy graviera cheese and savoury and sweet pastries, washed down with the local fiery tipple tsikoudia! Go on a culinary journey in the cities of Heraklion and Rethymno, where fine-dining restaurants and rustic tavernas sit side by side.

Show More
Show Less

Rhodes

Rhodes

Rhodes is one of the Greek island favourites. Famed for beautiful beaches, rich history and impressive architecture. It is also home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes, a must-see when you are there. Take a stroll down cobbled streets in Rhodes Town and pick up your souvenirs. Relax at one of the quaint cafes or bars along your way, or dance the evening away at one of the clubs. When evening falls, the nightlife becomes alive in Rhodes Town.

Show More
Show Less

Some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe are in Rhodes. Beach lovers will find it hard to pick just one to visit. There is so much to do in the crystal waters of the Mediterranean Sea. If you’re feeling energised, why not try some watersports - windsurfing, kite surfing, and so much more - or just relax and soak up the sunshine? With golden sands, serene scenery and plenty of cafes and restaurants just steps away, you won’t be disappointed with whatever beach you settle down on.

Show More
Show Less

Kos

Kos

Kos Island is a perfect destination for all ages. Located along the coastline of the Aegean Sea, with lush beaches, a golden coastline and historical sites - there is not much more you could want from a Greek island getaway. With mouth-watering dishes and an abundance of activities, you’ll be kept entertained every day of your stay.

Show More
Show Less

Kos Town has plenty of history, beauty, fun and adventure, not to mention impressive landmarks that are a must-see. When night falls, snap up memories at the charming cafés, bars and restaurants along the city’s beachfront and enjoy a lively evening in Kos Town. Savour and enjoy Greek dishes after a long day of wandering about the town before you head off for tranquillity and relaxation at one of the serene beaches Kos offers.

Show More
Show Less

Skiathos

Skiathos

Picturesque beaches with a cosmopolitan atmosphere and the best bars and nightlife - you won’t want to leave without tasting the local delicacies! No Greek island comes without a bit of history and culture, and there is no shortage of this in Skiathos! Stop by and see the home of Alexandros Papadiamantis, the Greek author, and the medieval castle and monasteries.

Show More
Show Less

Relax on pristine beaches, ideal for all, with many shallow coves for families. Loads of water activities are also on offer, like snorkelling, kite-surfing and windsurfing in translucent green-blue waters - as well as tavernas and beach bars nearby. Fancy extending your break? Why not hop over to one of the other Greek islands just a short flight away?

Show More
Show Less

Santorini

Santorini

Acclaimed for its remarkable beauty, Santorini is one of the world’s most famous islands to visit! Home to one of the few active volcanoes on European land. Santorini holidays are perfect for a romantic break or a fun family vacation. Whether you are feeling energetic or just want to chill out and relax, there is something for everyone on this sublime Greek island.

Show More
Show Less

It’ll be a difficult choice for beach lovers, with deep-blue waters and stunning landscapes surrounding the shorelines. Soak up the glorious sunshine, experience the tasty dishes, and enjoy snacks and chilled drinks from nearby restaurants and tavernas. Unforgettable views of the multi-coloured cliffs are a must-see! Whatever you plan to do in Santorini, you will return with memories for a lifetime.

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Best time to go

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Best time to visit Greece

For wall-to-wall sunshine, warmer sea temperatures, and balmy evenings, visit Greece between June and the end of September when the peak summer season is in full swing. May and October will be glorious also, but there’s always a chance you’ll experience the odd shower or two.

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From November to April, the chances of rain increase and the temperatures can drop significantly, especially in the North. In fact, it’s even possible to ski in the mountainous regions! However, This period is a wonderful time to visit Athens as the temperature makes exploring more comfortable. Most Greek islands won’t be accessible via direct flights during these months, but if you wish, you can access them via Athens.

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Essential Information

Visa: British citizens do not need a visa to visit Greece. From 1 January 2021 there will be a 90-day limit for visa-free travel

Language: Greek

Currency: Euro (€)

Time difference: GMT + 2 hour

Flight duration from London: 3 to 4 hours dependent on chosen island 

Capital city: Athens

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Best time to go

Best time to visit Greece

For wall-to-wall sunshine, warmer sea temperatures, and balmy evenings, visit Greece between June and the end of September when the peak summer season is in full swing. May and October will be glorious also, but there’s always a chance you’ll experience the odd shower or two.

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Show Less

From November to April, the chances of rain increase and the temperatures can drop significantly, especially in the North. In fact, it’s even possible to ski in the mountainous regions! However, This period is a wonderful time to visit Athens as the temperature makes exploring more comfortable. Most Greek islands won’t be accessible via direct flights during these months, but if you wish, you can access them via Athens.

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Essential Info

Essential Information

Visa: British citizens do not need a visa to visit Greece. From 1 January 2021 there will be a 90-day limit for visa-free travel

Language: Greek

Currency: Euro (€)

Time difference: GMT + 2 hour

Flight duration from London: 3 to 4 hours dependent on chosen island 

Capital city: Athens

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