Why visit Greece?

Get ready to relax

Savour more moments: embrace the Greek lifestyle and enjoy a slower pace of life. For ultimate escapism, head to the islands!

In Crete, the largest island in Greece – explore the picturesque Chania Town or soak up the sun on Balos lagoon beach, with its turquoise and azure blue waters. Take a trip to Agios Nikolaos, a sleepy yet vibrant fishing village filled with beautiful sights. Beach-lovers can relax in Skiathos, with over 60 beaches to choose from – including Koukounaries with its soft golden sands and clear waters. There’s also plenty of opportunity to island-hop on a relaxing boat trip.

Historical sights

Discover ancient Greece. At the heart of Athens is the Acropolis – the ultimate tourist hotspot, packed with ancient history.

Explore the triangle of temples. Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, The Temple of Poseidon is a picturesque ruin, dedicated to the deity of the sea. Visit the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, before taking a boat trip to the island of Aegina to see the Temple of Aphaia. When seen on a map, these three temples make a triangle.

In Crete, the palace of Knossos is the largest Bronze Age site in Greece and a must-see attraction. Roam the decorative ruins and explore the palace, courtyards, baths and more.

Traditional cuisine

From moussaka, to souvlaki, gyros, dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), feta cheese baked with honey, tzatziki and fresh seafood, Greece is home to some of the most mouth-watering cuisine in the world! Indulge in the traditional dish of lamb kleftiko – slow roasted with potatoes and vegetables, or enjoy lamb stifado, a classic Greek stew.

Immerse yourself in the culture over dinner and watch folk dancing as you eat, and don’t forget to shout ‘opa’ when the plates hit the floor! For a more romantic setting, enjoy dinner in Athens at a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the Acropolis, or watch as the sun sets over the ocean at a beachside restaurant in Crete, Skiathos or Rhodes.

Meet Dimitris, guide for Greece

“There are so many hidden gems to discover in Greece, from sightseeing along the Athens riviera to the archaeological site of Aptera in Crete. From Crete, venture to Spinalonga island before watching the fishermen’s boats float on the water in Elounda. In Skiathos, a day trip to the northern tip of the island will take you to the Castle of Skiathos.

Beach-lovers can escape to Vouliagmeni beach in Athens, Elafonissi beach in Crete, or Tzaneria beach in Skiathos. I’d also recommend island-hopping from Athens to Aegina island. From Skiathos, you can travel by boat to the beautiful island of Skopelos with its breath-taking scenery.

In Crete, sample gamopilafo (wedding rice), dako salad and the famous Cretan drink, Raki. My favourite dishes are Greek salad with feta cheese, souvlaki and of course – a delicious moussaka!”

Things to do

Explore the cave of Zeus in Crete
Set sail on a catamaran trip from Heraklion, Crete
Visit the Acropolis and museum in Athens
Island hop from Skiathos

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What activities can I do in Greece?

On the islands, dive in and enjoy water sports. Make a splash with kayaking, snorkelling and paddleboarding, or ride the waves on a boat trip to a nearby island.

Throughout the summer, Skiathos hosts a mix of art and historical events: from ancient Greek tragedies and comedies to folk music and dance shows. There’s something for everyone.

In Crete, regular carnival celebrations take place from June to September, or head to Anogia for its wine festival featuring folk music and dancing.

Which airport should I fly into?

For Athens, the best airport to fly into is Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos.

Heraklion International Airport is the main airport in Crete, also offering international flights.

If you’re visiting Skiathos, you’ll fly into the island's only airport, Skiathos Airport Alexandros Papadiamantis (JSI).

Be sure to do your research on public transport options for bus and taxi services, or you can rent a car if you prefer the flexibility of getting around on your own – ideal for island exploration.

When is the best time to travel?

In the summer months, temperatures can sit in the 30’s – perfect for sun-lovers who want to kick back on a lounger with a cocktail in hand!

If you want to avoid the crowds but still make the most of the weather, then April to June, and September to October are also good times to visit.

Beat the blues with some winter sun: Crete has mild and sunny weather throughout the winter months, with temperatures reaching 16 degrees.

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