For those who want to combine the boundless beauty of the country’s sun-bleached beaches, with a thriving culture and a rich, historic backdrop you’ll enjoy travelling here. On your Greek holiday, you can find yourself stepping between worlds, shopping in high-end shopping malls one moment and raking through the handcrafted treasures and haggling for a bargain at bustling, atmospheric markets the next.
Dine in style at modern, fine-dining restaurants or eat like the locals at a rustic, seaside taverna, serving fresh, simply-cooked fish. Families can choose between the high-octane thrills offered by the country’s superb waterparks, or soak up some myth and legend and visit some of the many ruins that were once part of one of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen. For 21st Century holidaymakers, holidays to Greece offer the chance to enjoy modern amenities and explore ancient relics. With plenty to see and do for families and couples alike, you can make your Greek holidays exactly what you want them to be!
Things to do
Greece is home to some of the world’s best-preserved historical sites, including temples, tombs and palaces. You’ll find them almost everywhere you go, but Athens, Crete and Rhodes offer some of the finest examples and are well worth visiting. Even the authentic villages on the islands of Santorini, Lefkas, and Corfu will give you a feeling of time gone by, complete with cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings. If you want to relax on a sandy beach by day and then be entertained from dusk until the wee small hours, one of Greece’s purpose-built resorts should have everything you need to party the week away.
What do I need to pack?
If you’re taking your holidays to Greece in the summer, sunscreen is always advisable. Hats are also a good idea, especially for the little ones.
When it comes to clothing, think light, airy and breathable. Clothes made from cotton, linen or bamboo will help to keep you cool and offer another layer of protection against sunburn. If you want to visit some of the spectacular ruins, a good pair of walking shoes is a must: they’re definitely not flip-flop or high heels terrain. In the evenings, the temperature can drop a little, so it’s worth packing an extra layer. The evening is also when any mosquitoes are out and about, so pop some mosquito repellent in your suitcase.
If you want to bring phones, camera or laptops, a travel adapter will allow you to charge your gadgets. It can be worth bringing a portable power charger too.
More Travel Guides
We also have travel guides available for destinations including: Corfu | Crete | Kalamata | Kefalonia | Kos | Lefkas | Lesbos | Mykonos | Parga | Rhodes | Santorini | Skiathos | Thassos | Zante