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 the man-made spectacles that steals the show.
Begin your luxury holiday in Greece with a journey through Athens. Marvel at the columns of the Acropolis, stroll the cobbled backstreets, visit excellent museums, and live the high life 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 culinary treats to create a unique blend of ancient modernity. For the most vibrant nightlife head to cosmopolitan Mykonos or lively Kos, where you can dance the night away at beachfront clubs, glass of champagne in hand. A more sedate pace of life is enjoyed on the breath-taking island of Santorini, famed for its sugar cube houses and unbeatable sunsets.
For the highest concentration of historic sites head to Crete, the birthplace of the Minoan civilisation, or Rhodes, the site of two ancient hilltop citadels. Our Greek escapes are guaranteed to provide an endless stream of historical adventure, gastronomical delights and photos worthy of the finest Instagram feed.
Our 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 November and March, 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.
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.
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.