Greece is an intriguing country that has been built on a wealth of captivating legends, gods and goddesses, and mythological creatures. A land of ancient civilization, it is the birthplace of democracy, the cradle of western philosophy and literature, the origin of Olympic games. Immerse yourself into the rich history and diverse cultures of this Southern European nation and get lost in the countless heritage and archaeological sites dotted across the country, before unwinding on sun-baked beaches and experiencing the Greek hospitality and traditions in idyllic villages. Whether you are lovebirds seeking for a romantic vacation, or a multi-generational family on the lookout for kids-friendly experiences, this wonderful destination has something to satisfy everyone.
The Greek islands are definitely one of the main allure, with 6,000 islands and a diverse landscape of golden beaches, rocky bays and coves and volcanic cliffs. Headliners Santorini and Mykonos aside, there are many other options to suit a range of palates, from traditional villages, ancient ruins, impressive mountainscapes, or hidden beaches away from the crowds.
Many visitors tend to overlook the mainland Greece, which showcases a more authentic side of country, where ancient monuments, spiritual sites and fortified towns dot the landscape of lakes, forests, mountains and even coast. Gear up for some wonderful hikes through a lush countryside, mingle with locals in bustling cities or quaint villages, tantalise your tastebuds with a variety of gastronomic delights of Mediterrenean influences.
We love visiting in spring (May – Jun), when the weather is pleasant and wildflowers are in bloom, or fall (Sep & Oct), with abundance of sunshine and still-warm waters. Avoid the winter months on the islands as many hotels and restaurants close between Nov and Apr, and boat service may run on a limited schedule.