From sailing across the Aegean to hiking impressive peaks and spending lazy days on the sun-kissed beaches, Greece holidays come in every pace to suit a variety of holidaymakers.
This gorgeous country is covered in rolling mountains, picturesque olive groves, and hundreds of islands just waiting to be explored. Dive into the turquoise waters that make Greece the ultimate beach destination, and then head into the lively towns and modern cities like the capital Athens for unforgettable city breaks in any season. Experience first-hand how this alluring country effortlessly blends the ancient with the new; step foot into the heart of the stunning mainland or escape to one of the idyllic islands like Crete on your holidays to Greece.
Cities and Villages Fit for the Gods
The Cyclades are just a ferry ride away from the capital, and comprise of scattered islands across the Aegean dotted with whitewashed buildings that reflect the Greek sunshine and blue waters. Hop over to Santorini for a postcard-worthy sunset from the romantic village of Oia, or dance the night away in the party resort of Faliraki. Take a sailing tour from Rhodes to another nearby Dodecanese Island, like Symi, or head for Corfu to explore the Ionian Islands during your holidays in Greece.
Crete is the largest island of Greece and home to a multitude of pretty villages and bustling cities along its scenic coastline and in the pine-scented mountains. Embrace the road less travelled and discover the peaceful island of Sporades and the panoramas from the southern Peloponnese, both promising delicious fare and secluded coves. With hundreds of inhabited islands and the whole of the mainland to explore, there are parts of Greece to please all visitors.
More than just Beaches
Greece enjoys a Mediterranean climate which provides almost continuous sunshine between the months of April and November. The hot and dry summers tend to peak in July and August when holidays to Greece sees temperatures reaching anywhere between 30 - 38C. From May to June and September to October the temperature will sit in the more comfortable mid-20s. The peak summer months tend to welcome the most visitors to the country, and while the weather turns wetter and cooler from November through to April, fewer tourists and reduced prices make the low season a rewarding time to plan your trip to Greece.
With golden sands, pebbly coves, and crystal-clear waves, the stunning beaches here are a definite highlight of a Greece holiday, but not the country’s only natural beauty. Mount Olympus in the heart of the mainland one of many dramatic peaks with spectacular views that are waiting to be captured. Make like a mountain goat and hike, or gently climb up these rolling hills and mountains to see yourself. For the less adventurous, there is also the downward hike through stunning Samaria Gorge in Crete that rewards you with the sea at the finish line.
Uncover Greece’s vibrant past with a trip to the ancient palaces like Mycenae and Knossos and catch a glimpse into the life of civilisations long ago. From temples in Rhodes to the home of the original Olympic Games in Olympia, you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the vibrant past on your holidays in Greece. Whatever you’re preference, you’ll never be short of things to do, so start planning your exotic getaways and be prepared to pamper yourself.