Plenty of pictures come to mind when you think of Greece holidays: ancient history, party islands, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses. But Greece is all of these and more!
If you’re after some exotic sun just a few hours from the UK this summer, Greece is your best friend. Sunseekers can soak up some rays wherever they go, but also to hit up as many beaches as they can! After all, there’s plenty of them! You’ve got everything from the famous black sand of Santorini to the picture-perfect pink beaches in Crete, and everything in between. You’ll never be short of the sandy stuff.
But the country is often called the birthplace of Western civilisation, and they’ve got the landmarks to prove it! From Athens’ iconic Acropolis and Parthenon to Rhodes’ Old Town (a UNESCO Heritage Site) and Governor's Palace. Its past and present has been influenced by a mixture of different empires and colonies, including Byzantine, Italian, Ottoman, Balkan, and Roman.
Looking for the best nightlife in the Med? You’ve found it here! Kos, Zante, and Mykonos are impressive contenders, with bar-lined streets, cocktail bars, and beach raves. Whether you’re out on a pub crawl, hitting up the celeb-filled clubs, or something more relaxing, you’re sure to have a night you won’t want to forget (although we’re not judging if you do!).
Holidays in Greece are a dream for foodies. Enjoy traditional favourites like moussaka, souvlaki, mastelo, and the catch of the day at seafront restaurants, or grab yourself some fresh ingredients for a farm-to-table meal. If it’s olives you’re after, you’re in luck! It’s said that Athena gave an olive tree to Athens, so it’s no wonder they’re loved across the islands.