Gorgeous Greece Holidays 2020
We owe a lot to Greece, arguably the birthplace of modern European civilisation, this fascinating country keeps on giving.
What is there to do in Greece?
Things to do include historical sites to explore, like the Acropolis of Athens, the ancient city of Kamiros in Rhodes, or the Temple of Apollo in Delphi.
You can relax on Greece’s pristine beaches, island-hop to a handful of Greece’s magical islands, visit the misty mountains clothed in olive groves, or explore exciting cities like the capital Athens.
What kind of holiday does Greece offer?
Explore museums, historic sites and galleries across Greece, and get a feel for how monumental this country is in terms of European history.
Athens offers a city break option, with local cuisine recommendations including souvlaki, moussaka and delicious calamari.
Visiting one of the many Greek Islands, from Kefalonia to Skiathos, is a must. For more information on the Greek Islands, visit our Greek Islands holidays page.
Greece is great for:
- All inclusive holidays - The Greek Islands offer some impressive all inclusive package holidays. Three of the most popular islands include Rhodes, Corfu and Crete.
- Family holidays - Booking a last minute family holiday and unsure if you want a city break or a beach holiday? Look no further, as Greece has it all.
- Cheap holidays - For a cheap package deal, Mykonos is a great option, while Santorini offers glamour and tradition at a reasonable price.
Greece at a glance
Sample the local food
Think crumbly feta, tender lamb, delectable seafood & all bathing in golden olive oil
Must-visit historical sites
Don't miss out on the Acropolis, Ancient Delphi, Meteora
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Head to Mount Athos to discover 20 monasteries dotted over scenic slopes
Discover the best beaches
From long golden stretches of sand to pebbly beaches
Try the local wine
Great Greek wines include the red Ksinomavro and the white delight of Athiri
Sample the cafe culture
Embrace the laid-back way of life, sipping on a café frappé, people-watching at its best
If lush green landscapes, sapphire blue waters and scorching sunshine are what you’re seeking, you’ll find what you’re looking for …from £122 pp
One of the most historic cities in the world and the perfect place for food, wine, culture, action and sun, …from £130 pp
The Peloponnese peninsula of southern Greece is home to striking mountain ranges, dramatic coastlines and some of the richest history …from £140 pp
Central Greece in Greece, Mediterranean …from £334 pp
Parga holidays take you to the Greek mainland, something a little different from your typical Greek Island holidays. Indisputably one of …from £227 pp
Attica in Greece, Mediterranean …from £164 pp
Top resorts in Greece
Pefkohori is a beautiful tourist town located in the southeast of the peninsula of Kassandra in North Greece. Its name comes …from £173 pp
Idyllically situated on the Greek peninsula Kassandra of Halkidiki, holidays to Kriopigi in 2020 offer endless opportunities to soak up …from £122 pp
Framed by vibrant pine trees and olive groves, holidays to Gerakini encapsulate the heart and beauty of the Halkidiki peninsula …from £213 pp
A true Greek town, holidays to Nea Moudania are known for their insightful allure into an intriguing town, one that, …from £199 pp
Located in the northeast of mainland Greece, holidays to Hanioti are ideal for those looking to get the most of …from £130 pp
If you’re looking for a holiday to Greece away from the hustle and bustle of the busiest resorts, Sani in …from £306 pp
Things to do in Greece
Even the smallest, most isolated Greek fishing village will boast a taverna where the day starts with coffee and ends with grilled lamb in aromatic mountain herbs. The popular resorts will have even more choice, including lots of cuisines to suit both British and international tastes. For seafood, any of the main Greek Islands, such as Crete or Kefalonia, will serve up some delicious cuisine.
Big cities like Athens, where you’ll find a good handful of Michelin-starred restaurants, will give you more sophisticated options and lots of familiar international favourites. Greek cuisine is very varied with lots of regional differences. Meze – a mix of appetisers – is a good way to sample the flavours on offer. Wherever you go look out for good quality cheese, olives, aubergine, courgettes, herbs, bread and yoghurt - the staple ingredients of Greek cooking.
Greece is known as one of the most popular European destinations when it comes to nightlife and nowhere is that truer than the Greek islands. Clubs are second nature to many of the islands and they have a wealth of experience behind them to ensure you have the best nights when visiting. Most are open from around midnight and stay open till 6 or 7 o'clock in the morning, so make sure to work on your stamina and remember to pack your dancing shoes.
Many Greek islands clubs, particularly on Mykonos island, Paros island, Ios island, Crete island, Rhodes island, Kos island and other popular destinations, have famous DJs from all over the world are invited to play their music to the masses of crowds that congregate inside. The alcohol is abundant in clubs and the thirst for fun is on a par with the many cocktails on offer.
The islands mentioned above are all amazing places to check out for vibrant nightlife and if you want to experience the quintessential party resorts among them then Zante on Rhodes Island and the beach parties on Ios start from midday and burn brightly long into the morning.
Nightlife in mainland Greece is also a huge draw for many people and the capital of Athens is a stellar destination for international music, fine-dining and atmospheric cafes, but it of course still provides bars and clubs aplenty.
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Greece holidays can be cheap. You’ve just got to be committed to sticking to your budget. Flights to Greece won’t be too expensive and you’re sure to find a budget hotel, or maybe even self-catered apartments which will cut down the cost. Then, visit sights off the beaten track and add free activities (like visiting the beach!) to your list of things to do.
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