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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

Visa
(UK/US) None

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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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Top itineraries in Greece

Luxury Greece

8-day tailor-made holiday from £2,115 pp incl. flights

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Save £150 per couple, complimentary 3 course dinner
Book by: 15 October 2017

Enjoy champagne breakfasts and knockout views every time you wake up on this weeklong stay at two of the Greek island's most stylish hotels.

Greek island Hopping

11-day Tailor-made journey

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.

Classical Greece private tour

7-day tailor-made journey from £695 pp incl. flights

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.

The Golden Eagle Balkan Explorer

12-day luxury rail journey

Enjoy the highest standards of luxury accommodation, cuisine and service as you travel from Istanbul to Venice aboard the Golden Eagle Danube Express, passing through the historic towns and cities, verdant landscapes and sparkling coastline of the Balkans.

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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…

Grace Mykonos, Greece

Contemporary hotel from £1,175 pp incl. flights

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offer

Stay 7 nights, pay for 6
Book by: 30 November 2017

An intimate boutique hotel located just north of Mykonos Town above the sheltered golden sands of Agios Stefanos.

Grace Santorini, Greece

Contemporary hotel from £1,970 pp incl. flights

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offer

Stay 7 nights, pay for 6 2017
Book by: 31 October 2017

Enjoy champagne breakfasts each morning in what Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List has called the 'Best Location in Europe'.

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Special offers in Greece

Luxury Greece

8-day tailor-made holiday from £2,115 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save £150 per couple, complimentary 3 course dinner
Book by: 15 October 2017

Enjoy champagne breakfasts and knockout views every time you wake up on this weeklong stay at two of the Greek island's most stylish hotels.

Grace Mykonos, Greece

Contemporary hotel from £1,175 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 7 nights, pay for 6
Book by: 30 November 2017

An intimate boutique hotel located just north of Mykonos Town above the sheltered golden sands of Agios Stefanos.

Grace Santorini, Greece

Contemporary hotel from £1,970 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 7 nights, pay for 6 2017
Book by: 31 October 2017

Enjoy champagne breakfasts each morning in what Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List has called the 'Best Location in Europe'.

Verona to Barcelona

13-day stay, opera & cruise from £5,089 pp incl. flights

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offer

Special fly, opera and cruise fares

Be transported from one magical moment to the next on this memorable journey, beginning with 2 nights in spectacular Verona for a breathtaking performance of Nabucco at the internationally acclaimed Arena di Verona.

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What our clients say about our Greece holidays

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