Destination Overview

Greece

No matter what your traveling preferences are, there are plenty of reasons to visit Greece. The country offers so much more than its sunny weather, marvellous beaches and sightseeing opportunities. You will discover not only famous islands, but also magical locations on the mainland. From beaches to beautiful mountainous locations and from sunny islands to picturesque villages, Greece is full of amazing holiday destinations to discover at any time of the year.

Capital

Athens

Time

GMT +3

Currency

Euro

Language

Greek

Religion

Christianity

Population

10 Million

International Airports

Athens, Santorini, Mykonos

Weather

Greece is a large and topographically diverse country so there are many different climates. For the most part, the weather follows a typical Mediterranean climate pattern with hot, dry summers and mild rainy winters. There are really only two seasons in Greece: hot and dry between April and September; mild and wet from October to March.

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Top Highlights

Islands and Beaches

Greece has one of the longest coastlines in the world. The mainland and island areas offer many beautiful beaches, charming bays and coves. Every Greek beach is engulfed in beauty. Some are lush-green with pines reflecting in the water, others were born from volcanic eruptions demonstrating nature’s power. The Greek shores are world-famous and exceedingly popular because of their crystal-clear waters. You can enjoy beaches stretching over many kilometres, sandy or pebbly; the choice is yours!

Greek Gastronomy

Greek cuisine is rich in authentic flavours and aromas and has a history of around 4000 years, with special characteristics based on pure and unique quality products. Its culinary secrets consist of quality fresh ingredients, fine use of flavourings, the famous Greek olive oil and simplicity! Greeks gathering around the table to enjoy a meal along is a long-lasting tradition so be sure to wine and dine on your visit to Greece in a traditional restaurant or a taverna.

Acropolis of Athens

All around the Greek territory there is a plethora – over 100 – of imposing archaeological sites, some of which proudly populate the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. One of these, the greatest and finest sanctuary of ancient Athens, dedicated primarily to its patron, the goddess Athena, dominates the centre of the modern city from the rocky crag known as the Acropolis. Take a cultural tour in the cradle of the western civilisation and discover significant sites and monuments.

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Top Place to Visit

Parthenon

The temple and the Acropolis museum as the symbol of Athens, Greece and of Western civilization.

Meteora Monastery

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage list; where bizarre rocky outcrops are capped by the centuries old monasteries, 6 of which are open to the public.

Crete

The biggest Greek island can be a destination on its own for your entire trip to Greece. Bewitching beaches, enchanting villages, splendid food and drink, unique sites and outdoor adventures are waiting for you.

Mykonos

Greece’s most glamorous island destination. You’ll find chic boutique hotels, classy restaurants, all day beach bar restaurants with live music, and astonishing beaches all over the place.

Santorini

The most dramatic of all the Greek islands. It is best known for the west coast cliff top towns of Fira and Oia, its unique wines and the archaeological site of Akrotiri.

Delphi

On the Greek mainland is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, overlooking a dramatic ravine, the site was sacred to the ancients ,who came here to worship Apollo and to ask advice from the mythical Oracle.

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