Greece tailor-made holidays
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.
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For a quiet, peaceful hotel in which to relax in the Grecian sun, look no further than Eagles Palace. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World since 2003, Eagles Palace is a real sanctuary, set on a private sandy beach with a backdrop of rolling hills and cypress trees.
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Start you holiday in style with a luxury rail journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to Venice, before enjoying a 3-night stay followed by an all-inclusive luxury cruise on Silversea to the Adriatic and Greece.
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Sail in the wake of history as you cross the Mediterranean Sea, traverse the Ionian and arrive in some of the world’s most ancient cities. Discover alluring Antibes with its ancient cobblestone streets and jewel-like setting on the Côte d’Azur.
Top itineraries in Greece
There are very few experiences in the world quite like ‘hopping’ around the Greek islands. Whilst the Greek islands share some general characteristics, each island has its own character.
From the ancient Acropolis to the Byzantine monasteries on the rocks of Meteora, there's barely a plot in Greece without a battle, myth or miracle attached to it.
Discover the scenery and stories that have set the tone for the Western world and explore some of Greece's most iconic historical sites on this eight-day fully-guided tour, starting and ending in the capital Athens.
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Top places to stay in Greece
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…
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…
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…
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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