Welcome to
Greece

Greece conjures up a myriad of images, of ancient legend and mythology, of thousands of islands scattered across the Aegean and Ionian seas, endless beaches and landscape dotted with vineyards and olive trees. Everywhere there are remains of the country's long and distinguished history; the flat topped hill of the Acropolis, home of the Parthenon, the temples of Delphi, Byzantine churches, medieval castles and nestled beneath the Acropolis in Athens are the narrow streets of the Plaka, lined with tavernas, cafés and an amazing variety of shops. Piraeus Port is the gateway to the islands and although each island is unique, all offer the traveller a memorable holiday of lazy days and balmy nights.

The Islands

Mykonos
One of the most visited Greek Islands, Mykonos is renowned for its lively atmosphere. It has a number of beaches ranging from cosmopolitan to secluded and a good selection of tavernas, bars and nightlife. The beautiful capital, Hora, is representative of the island's architecture which is typically Cycladic with whitewashed cubic houses with flat roofs, blue doors and windows, narrow paved streets, flowered balconies and a magic atmosphere.

Crete
The largest and most southerly Greek island Crete has, despite a busy tourist industry, preserved its unspoilt nature, local traditions and ancient monuments. The capital and main port, Heraklion offers a good variety of cafés, restaurants, nightlife and shops whilst the island itself has some fine beaches, rugged mountains, spectacular palaces and reminders of the Monoans, Europe's oldest civilisation.

Rhodes
An island steeped in ancient history with an abundance of impressive medieval ruins, its own Acropolis and the capital, Rhodes city, is the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe. The island as an energetic feel about it with a wonderfully friendly atmosphere. There are a wide selection of activities on offer,numerous beaches and a rich landscape varying from arid and rocky around the coast to lush forest inland.

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When to go

Greece's mediterranean climate is pleasant from April through to October. The hottest months are June, July and August when temperature can reach 33°C. Temperatures in winter range from 6°C - 8°C this is also the wettest time of year.

Additional Information

Time Difference Local Currency Local Language Average Flying Time
GMT/UTC +2 Euro Greek 4 hours 30 mins