Greece

With more than 3500 islands scattered across the shimmering Aegean Sea and a wealth of historical sites, Greece is the perfect place to unwind, relax and soak up the sun. Read more...

Country Highlights

For rich history and classic postcard images, from the whitewashed houses with their blue shutters to the crumbling temples of Athens, Greece can’t be equalled. Explore 4000 years of history at iconic sites such as the Acropolis and Parthenon. Imagine what it would have been like for athletes from a different time at the ancient games site at Olympia. Then lie back and relax by the sea on one of the many islands lying off the coast.

The sea has shaped the history of Greece. The ancient Greeks traded with the people of other Mediterranean countries, and these days, ferries – both traditional and fast – travel between the mainland and the islands, where there are options for every type of sun lover. Explore whitewashed villages overlooking the turquoise oceans, sink your toes into the sands of golden beaches tucked into hidden bays, trek through archaeological sites, or sit back and taste the catch of the day at quaint restaurants in traditional fishing villages.

A trip to this beautiful country will leave you with memories that last almost as long as the Greek civilisation itself has.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be transported back 4000 years in Athens, the historical capital of Europe.
  • Visit the monasteries of Meteora perched precariously on soaring natural sandstone pillars.
  • Head to Mount Olympus and Thessaloniki in the country’s north, the birthplace of Alexander the Great.
  • Take a cruise of the Greek islands and be awestruck by the sunset over the caldera from the scenic village of Oia on Santorini.
  • Spend the day exploring quaint fishing villages, relaxing on a hidden beach and eating at seaside taverns on Crete.
  • Sail around the stunning Greek islands, discovering hidden coves and tiny fishing villages.