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History lovers:

Discover Greece’s ancient world and mythology in its abundance of archaeological sites.

Sun-seekers:

With one of the Mediterranean’s hottest and driest summers, you’re guaranteed to go home with a tan to make everyone jealous.

Foodies:

Enjoy freshly caught, lemony calamari and Greek delicacies made from local, home-grown produce.

Fast Facts...

Language: The language spoken in Greece is Greek.

Currency: The currency used in Greece is Euro (€).

Local time: Greece is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Athens International Airport, “Eleftherios Venizelos” (ATH), is situated just outside Greece’s capital city.

Flight time from UK: Approx 4 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Greece tourist information can be found here.

Visa & Health:Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Greece.

Weather & Climate

Temperature: Up to the mid-30s (˚C)

Best time to visit Greece: May to September

Complemented by a typically Mediterranean climate, the weather in Greece and its islands is best enjoyed from May to September. Starting in the low-20s (˚C), island temperatures typically blaze up to the mid-30s (˚C) in the country’s hottest months (July and August). Due to their geographical position, some islands enjoy slightly more comfortable temperatures, such as Corfu, whose temperature will only heat up to the mid-high 20s (˚C). Crete, on the other hand, can climb up to the low 40s (˚C) in its southern parts.

Getting Around

By hire car: The best way to discover Greece’s splendour is by hire car.

By scooter: A sun-soaked alternative for the more adventurous offered by the majority of the islands is scooter or even buggy-rentals.

By boat: Don’t miss out on a daytrip around your summer island on board of one of the boat tours. Most of these offer half-price discounts for kids while infants can travel for free.

Events

Traditional celebration: The 15th of August is Greece’s biggest religious holiday. Locals in every corner of Greece celebrate with a day (or even more) of drinking and eating.

Saint’s day: Each Greek island also has its own religious celebration made in honour of the island’s patron saint: folklore dancing and more drinking and eating are guaranteed!

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There’s a Grecian gem just right for you. With ancient ruins, stunning beaches, traditional tavernas and vibrant resorts, you can be sure that there’s an island with a character and atmosphere that’s just right for you – and of course, a welcome that’s as warm as the climate. After all, Greece’s island (and islet) grand total exceeds 6,000.

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Crete, found right at the southern tip, is home to some of Greece’s most impressive archaeological sites and most exotic-looking beaches. Forest-veiled Kefalonia, the largest out of the Ionian Islands, is a perfect base for hopping over to the rest of its sister islands: Colourful Corfu will enchant couples and families with its pastel-coloured architecture while party-people won’t want to leave the nightlife in Kavos. Nearby Zante is another post-exam clubbing paradise as well as a classic family-favourite when choosing a holiday in Greece. For a change in scenery, check out the South Aegean islands: Lovely Rhodes is bound to win you over with its medieval charm and countless Blue Flag beaches.

Ionian Islands

Ionian Islands in Greece

Hotels on the most popular of the Ionian Islands (such as Corfu, Kefalonia and Zante) enjoy lush, green scenery complemented by the Ionian Sea’s luminous, turquoise colour. Thrilling water sports, sailing and even fishing trips with the locals are the best way to make the most of the waters here.

South Aegean Islands

South Aegean Islands in Greece

Rhodes hotels, one of the most popular of the islands in the South Aegean, guarantee the perfect party setting for clubbers as well as plenty of family holiday activities. Its medieval architecture, whitewashed hotels and intricate street mosaics are bound to enchant you.

Crete

Crete in Greece

The largest out of all the Greek islands, Crete offers a mixture of Greek tradition, mythology and first-class holiday clubbing. Book your hotel in Crete and experience Greek summer at its best: pink and moon-white sands as well as some of the most transparent waters you’ve seen.



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