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Greece

Greece tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Greece, the mainland and the Greek Islands, covers a vast range of landscapes and cultural activities. Boasting an unrivalled legacy, the country is responsible for drama and democracy.

On the mainland, the capital Athens is considered the birthplace of Western civilisation. The 2,400-year-old Parthenon still dominates the skyline from its position on the Acropolis and the Theatre of Dionysus and Odeon of Herodes Atticus are close by.

The splendours of ancient Greece are just about visible everywhere though; the splendour of Delphi, home to the Oracle, the huge temple of Apollo, the monasteries of Meteora perched on pinnacles of rock and Mount Olympus, legendary home of the gods, stand out.

If you find yourself tired of temples, then try walking through the Mani or Arcadia Mountains on the Peloponnese peninsula. Alternatively embark on a Greek island cruise and hop from one idyllic getaway to another to see a wide variety of landscapes and a diverse selection of culturally rich sites.

Of the Greek Islands, Crete offers the best opportunities for hiking, with walks across rolling landscapes covered in wildflowers particularly pleasant and the dramatic Samaria Gorge a little tougher. The island is also home to numerous important archaeological sites at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys.

The Aegean Islands are characterised by white and blue villas; Lesbos also has beautiful beaches and therapeutic springs,

The Ionian Islands are lusher. Corfu remains the most popular and developed island; Kefalonia is quieter and Ithaca, although the setting for the Odyssey, quieter still.

The Cyclades are home to Santorini, with its bright white buildings and deep blue domes set against dramatic black volcanic sand. Nearby Mykonos is known for its cobbled streets and lively nightlife.

The Sporades Islands are home to the charming, unspoilt islands of Alonissos, Skiathos, Skyros and Skopelos.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
3 hours

Time zone
GMT +2

Currency
Euro (€) = 100 cents

Language
Greek

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

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Special offers in Greece

Italy and Greece Sojourn

13-day stay & cruise from £3,460 pp incl. flights

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offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, rail and cruise holiday
Book by: 31 January 2018

After opulent, pre-cruise stays in Venice and Lake Garda, sail in full-board luxury from the medieval severity of Dubrovnik and Kotor down to the Greek Islands. Here, you’ll hop between the likes of Rhodes’ ancient intrigue and the postcard-perfect whitewash of Santorini.

Orient Express & Greek Island Hopping

15-day rail, stay & cruise from £8,560 pp incl. flights

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offer

Exclusive tailor-made rail, stay and cruise holiday
Book by: 31 January 2018

Travel on Europe's finest train – the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – to a luxury stay in Venice before embarking on luxury Mediterranean cruise. You'll be pampered with fine dining, drinks and expert-led tours throughout as you stop off in everywhere from Santorini and Corfu to Split and Umbria.

Adriatic Romance

12-day stay & cruise from £5,300 pp incl. flights

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offer

Exclusive! Includes $250 on board spend, flights & hotels
Book by: 30 November 2017

This curated itinerary will see you between some of the Mediterranean’s most exciting ports in no-expense-spared style. Enjoying fine dining, open bars and luxury stays.

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Top itineraries in Greece

Italy and Greece Sojourn

13-day stay & cruise from £3,460 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, rail and cruise holiday
Book by: 31 January 2018

After opulent, pre-cruise stays in Venice and Lake Garda, sail in full-board luxury from the medieval severity of Dubrovnik and Kotor down to the Greek Islands. Here, you’ll hop between the likes of Rhodes’ ancient intrigue and the postcard-perfect whitewash of Santorini.

The Golden Eagle Danube Express Hellenic Treasures

11-day luxury rail journey from £7,495 pp

This exclusive rail journey brings you through the diverse landscapes of Central and Southern Europe to tie together the region’s great cities.

Greek Island Hopping in Style

11-day Tailor-made journey from £2,495 pp incl. flights

The ultimate experience, 'hopping' around a variety of the Greek Islands, and enjoying the best accommodation on offer. Whilst the Greek islands have a common heritage, each island is unique and has its own personality.

Orient Express & Greek Island Hopping

15-day rail, stay & cruise from £8,560 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made rail, stay and cruise holiday
Book by: 31 January 2018

Travel on Europe's finest train – the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – to a luxury stay in Venice before embarking on luxury Mediterranean cruise. You'll be pampered with fine dining, drinks and expert-led tours throughout as you stop off in everywhere from Santorini and Corfu to Split and Umbria.

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Top places to stay in Greece

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, Crete

Contemporary hotel

The Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas is located on the north east coast of Crete, the biggest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. The island is steeped in history, mixing Greek mythology and imposing fortresses with pretty fishing villages, bustling shopping thoroughfa…

The Majestic Hotel, Santorini

Contemporary hotel

Located just half a kilometre from the centre of Fira, Santorini's charming capital, the Majestic Hotel offers a blend of luxury, style and comfort with stunning views across the azure waters of the Mediterranean. The hotel is situated on Santorini's west coast, just seven kilometres from the airpo…

Elounda Bay Palace, Crete

Contemporary resort

Situated on Crete's northeast coast and set amid 20 acres of landscaped gardens overlooking beautiful Mirabello Bay, just to the south of Elounda, the Elounda Bay Palace is one of this ever-popular Greek island's leading resorts. Perfect for families and couples alike, guests can enjoy private sand…

Elounda Beach Hotel and Villas, Crete

Contemporary hotel

Considered to be one of the finest hotels in Crete, Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas - a member of Leading Hotels of the World - occupies a prime position amid 40 acres of colourful, landscaped gardens on the Greek holiday island's stunning northeast coast. The resort sits right on the waters edge and …

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When to go to Greece

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous."Aristotle Greece has a mild climate except in the mountainous northern interior where the winters are harsh and summers are brief. Winter temperatures average around 13° to 16°C in Athens and the south. Summers are hot and dry, with daytime temperatures rising to 30° to 38°C or more at the height of July, but the islands in particular cool appreciably in the evenings, as northerly winds (meltemi) sweep in from the sea. The best times to avoid the tourist hordes and enjoy comfortable weather are from late April to mid-June and September to mid-October. In July and August …

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