On your Greek holiday, you can find yourself stepping between worlds. Shopping in high-end shopping malls one moment and raking and haggling for a bargain at bustling and 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.
Visiting some of the many ruins that were once part of one of the greatest civilisations the world has ever seen. 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!
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.
Places to go in Greece
Almost a living museum, the country is littered with artefacts from one of the oldest and greatest civilisations in the world and many of the best places to visit in Greece are thousands of years old. You'll find some of the most spectacular attractions in Olympia. Known as the 'Valley of the Gods', it's home to the remains of the first Neolithic inhabitants and the first temples used to worship Zeus and his fellow deities. It's also the site of the Ancient Olympic Games Museum. The first Olympics were held here in 776 BC. However, if you'd prefer to immerse yourself in myth and legend, head to Crete and explore the Cave of Zeus.
One of the most popular Greece things to do, the Cave of Zeus is believed to be the birthplace of the King of the Gods and where he hid from his father, Cronos, who (allegedly) had a thing about eating small children.
Attractions in Greece
Whether you're travelling with your family or escaping for some sun-splashed romance with your other half, you'll find an astonishing selection of attractions to visit. From child-friendly waterparks to the unrivalled beauty of some of the Greek islands, you're sure to find attractions in Greece that tick all the right boxes.
If Greece's glorious beaches aren't enough for your kids, then check out some of the fantastic waterparks. One of the most family-friendly attractions in Greece, the Star Beach waterpark, in Hersonissos, has been regularly voted as one of the best in Europe. On top of the rides, slides, pools and chutes, you'll find the opportunity for watersports, scuba-diving and even bungee-jumping. If you're looking to enjoy some peace and tranquillity with your partner, Santorini is the place to go. A crescent-shaped caldera, fringed by black sands with a stunning village, it's famous for its spectacular sunsets. For a taste of the island's history, pay a visit to the intriguing Museum of Prehistoric Thera.
Places to visit in Greece
If you'd like a holiday that's packed with buzzing Greek nightlife, then you'll find places to go in Greece that are stacked with world-class clubs, buzzing bars and fantastic beach parties. Rhodes, Kardamena, Zante and Kos are among the best places to visit in Greece if you're on the lookout for after-dark dancing and cool cocktails. However, Crete takes pole-position, with towns such as Malia and Stalis offering legendary DJs, manning the decks at celebrated clubs, such as Kings Cross and The Zoo. You'll also find exciting boat parties; Up the Pukka is one of the most famous, taking you out for a fun-filled day and returning you to the shore, just in time for the clubs to open. Whatever you want from your holiday, you'll find an abundance of places to see, some outstanding attractions in Greece and some memory-making places to visit.