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Santorini, Greece

Greece

Combine hedonism and history on a tailor-made holiday to Greece. From Athens with its prized architecture and mankind’s oldest legends to the Peloponesse peninsula where soaring mountains meet lush green valleys and turquoise waters.

Greece boasts 3,000 islands in the Aegean and Ionian Sea where you can enjoy the magical beaches, delectable cuisine, crystal clear waters and pretty hilltop villages with classic white-washed houses and vibrant turquoise rooftops set amongst quaint cobbled streets.

Parthenon, Acropolis Hill, Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece

Why we like Greece

We like the people, we like the culture, we like the sea and beaches, we are fascinated by its history and we particularly appreciate the food. Even the wines are getting better. With plenty of regular flights, Greece is easy to get to and there is an extraordinary range of hotels and villas on offer which will appeal to all budgets and requirements.

Paros, Greece
Paros Island, Greece

What to expect on your Greece holiday

Greece’s urban centres are home to some of the world’s most glorious and prized architecture and the setting for some of mankind’s oldest legends. On the coast, you will find bustling beaches and secluded sandy coves washed by clear turquoise waters.

Delphi, Greece
Delphi, Greece

The Peloponnese

For something different, head out to the Peloponnese to explore staggering landscapes with soaring mountains and lush green valleys. There are a number of UNESCO world heritage sites to explore, including Delphi, the spiritual centre of the Greek world and Mycenae, a late Bronze Age city with its imposing ruins.

Explore Greece

  • Athens
  • Mani Peninsula

Experiences

It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Visit Athens

No trip to Greece is complete without a visit to Athens, the historical capital of Europe. With its vast collection of ancient sites, experience life amid these magnificent landmarks.

Hire a Catamaran

Rent a skippered catamaran and cruise some of the islands, stopping to swim or explore.

Thessaly and Meteora

Visit the region of Thessaly and marvel at the remarkable Meteora monasteries built onto the vertical cliffs.

Birthplace of the Olympics

In the Peloponnese, discover Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and the hilltop citadel of Mycenae.

Knossos

Explore the extensive ruins of Knossos, a 3,000-year-old frescoed Minoan Palace.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Tom Frost

Having travelled to different parts of the world over the years it never ceases to amaze me how you constantly learn and evolve from the adventures you experience. I adore working in an environment where I can share my passion for the world and discuss fascinating stories both from my experiences and that of our clients. In the past year I’ve delved into the wintery beauty of St Petersburg, trekked through the colourful desert in Jordan and sailed down the iconic Nile in Egypt.
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Frequently asked questions about Greece

I would like to islands hop, how easy is it to organise and get around?

During the peak summer months, ferries are prolific and regularly cruise between the islands. Tickets can either be purchased on the day, or in advance depending on your schedule. Santorini and Mykonos are two of the prettiest islands and make a fantastic twin-centre holiday.

What is there to see in the Peloponnese - why go there?

The Peloponnese has a wealth of ancient Greek sites, medieval remains, beautiful forested mountains and desolate beaches. Located just a few hours from Athens, the peninsular is a true gem and allows you to get off the beaten track and explore some of the very best that this country has to offer.

What is the international dialling code for Greece?

30

What is the time zone in Greece?

Greece is two hours ahead of GMT. It observes daylight saving time.

I would like to island hop; how easy is organising this and is getting around simple?

During the peak summer months, ferries are prolific and regularly cruise between the islands. Tickets can be purchased on the day or in advance, depending on your schedule.

Can I use my mobile phone in Greece?

Greece has excellent mobile phone coverage. Due to the country being within the
EU, roaming rates are capped for texts, calls and data. However, charges are still likely to be higher than at home. To check the current EU charges, visit http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/phone/mobile-phones/mobiles-abroad/check-yourphone-before-you-roam/.

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