Greece is one of the most amazing and beautiful countries in the world. This is a land resplendent with history and mythical gods where, legend has it, magical beasts once roamed. Little wonder that this popular holiday destination combines traditional tranquility with fantastic vibrancy.
Whether you enjoy plate smashing in the north, ouzo in the south or dancing on an island beach, your time will be filled with great memories. Make time to explore authentic old-world taverns, trendy nightspots, attractive restaurants, serene coves and stunning golden beaches.
From the green Ionian Islands of Corfu, Kefalonia and Zante, to the ancient wonders of Athens, there is nowhere else on earth where you can discover such an array of experiences. Whether you experience the pulsating nightclubs on Mykonos, the ancient beauty of Delos or the countless sundrenched beaches of the crystal-clear azure Aegean waters, Greece is a million destinations in one.
Ancient temples, Acropolis, Parthenon, 5th Century
Culture and entertainment.
Greek folk dance, music and art festivals, theatres
Activities and sports.
Magnificent islands, stunning beaches, diving, swimming,
fishing, windsurfing, jet skiing
Apokries Carnival (three weeks long - seven weeks before Easter), Epidaurus Festival (July - August), Santorini Jazz Festival (August) Hellenic Festival (June - September)
Useful information about Greece
EUR - Euro
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Few European cities can boast a rich and varied history as Athens, whose name was taken from the goddess Athena. Considered the birthplace of European civilisation, Athens is at least 3,000 years old and is famous for the Acropolis, Atticus, Parthenon and Agora. However, there is more to Athens than just historical attractions and visitors here are often surprised to discover a modern metropolis has grown up around the remnants of an ancient world. This is a beautiful city of culture that is filled with fine restaurants, beautiful architecture and squares where people gather to chat and drink coffee. Make time to explore Athens and it will reward you in many unexpected ways.
Visit ruins at the Archaeological Site of Knossos and its famous palace to sample some of the impressive heritage of Crete.
Explore the countryside around Heraklion. Drive to Arkhanes town to admire the vineyards and orchards then head to Gournia, which has stunning views over the Bay of Mirabello.
Take a walk to Samaria - Europe’s longest gorge. Take a picnic and trek to make an unforgettable day while admiring the breathtaking panorama.
Athens is surrounded by many beautiful and popular beaches that make ideal getaways from the hustle and bustle of the city. The best beaches are in the districts of Glyfada and Marathon and you can also find pristine beaches along the east coast near the port of Rafina. Visitors often think that you need to get a ferry to the islands to enjoy lazing on beautiful beaches in Greece, but you will find many hidden gems close to the capital Athens.