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A mosaic of sun-kissed islands, crumbling ruins, and luxury hotels where the ancient meets the contemporary.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Greece

Greece is a country of awe-inspiring natural beauty, where tree-studded hills tumble down to rugged coastlines, and pristine islands are framed by soaring mountain peaks. But in the capital, it’s manmade spectacle that steals the show. Journey to Athens and you can marvel at the columns of the Acropolis, stroll the cobbled backstreets, visit excellent museums, and live the highlife in upscale neighbourhoods like Kolonaki. In the forest laden Halkidiki and the mountainous Peloponnese, you can uncover history amidst some remarkable landscapes, and explore gorgeous beaches on the seemingly endless coastlines. On the Greek Islands, history and nature mingle with culture and cuisine. For the most vibrant nightlife head to cosmopolitan Mykonos or lively Kos, where you can dance the night away at the beachfront clubs, a glass of champagne in hand. A more sedate pace of life is enjoyed on the breathtaking island of Santorini, which is famed for its sugar cube houses and unbeatable sunsets. For the highest concentration of historic sites head to Crete, birthplace of the Minoan civilisation, or Rhodes, the site of two ancient hilltop citadels. A few things are for certain though, wherever you go in Greece you’ll be treated to breathtaking scenery, rich historical sites, and gobsmacking beaches.

Timezone
GMT+2
Currency
Euro
Flying Time
~4 hours
A luxury holiday to Greece can be enjoyed at almost any time of the year. The most popular months to visit coincide with the warmest weather in the summer, but spring and autumn can also be excellent for a beach break. Many of the island resorts close between March and November, so if you’re keen to travel during this period, aim for the cities. In Athens, the temperatures can dip significantly in the winter months, but with so much to see and do you’ll still have a fantastic experience.
Before you book your holiday to Greece visit GOV.UK to familiarise yourself with the entry requirements. During your holiday, carry your passport with you and keep photocopies of official documents.
Fantastic food and wine can be enjoyed across Greece. In the urban centres and at the large resorts, a combination of Greek and international cuisines will be available. In the smaller towns and villages, traditional fare abounds. Greek cuisine revolves around ingredients such as olive oil, feta, lemon, yoghurt and fresh herbs. At the coast you’ll enjoy delicious fresh fish and seafood, and in the mountains excellent lamb. At a local taverna you can sample classic dishes such as dolmades, pastitsio, and spanakopita, along with a glass of ouzo.
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