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Greece Holidays

Offering something for everyone it is easy to see why Greece holidays are so popular with so many visitors each year. Mainland Greece and its array of Greek islands set in the Mediterranean offer a spectrum of holiday destinations and holiday types. One of the main attractions for holidaymakers to Greece is the warm weather. From May to October is the most popular time for holidays to Greece, with temperatures rarely dipping below 20 degrees Celsius during this period, in fact in July and August temperatures regularly reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, this opportunity to top up tans and enjoy the sunshine is many visitors primary reason to choose Greece as their holiday destination.

It is not just the glorious weather that attracts visitors to Greece; the country is steeped in history and culture. No matter where in the country you decide to holiday, you will never be far away from a site of ancient significance. From the Acropolis in Athens, to the Palace at Knossos on the island of Crete to the Askeplion on Kos each area of Greece has its own sites dedicated to the rich history of the country. For those interested in history Greece holidays really capture the imagination.

Away from the ancient ruins, historic monasteries, old towns and classic architecture Greece also boasts some excellent beaches and modern beach resorts. There is an array of resorts across the Greek islands each offering a different atmosphere, some are excellent for water sports for example Dassia on Corfu or Kardamena in Kos. Some offer excellent facilities and entertainment with beaches perfect for families including Kolymbia in Rhodes and Sissi in Crete. Many younger people on Greece holidays are looking for a lively nightlife and Greece offers come of the most famous party hotspots in Europe, Kavos (Corfu), Malia (Crete) and Faliraki (Rhodes) are among the most popular resorts with the party crowd. Away from the bustling beach resorts there are an a variety of quieter resorts and fishing villages with picturesque harbours, good restaurants and a more laid back, Mediterranean atmosphere perfect for those looking to spend their holiday relaxing.

The real charm of Greece holidays is the diverse range of holidays available. From those on party holidays dedicated to bustling nightlife to those looking for family holidays on child friendly beaches with good entertainment to those looking for relaxing holidays in quiet traditional fishing villages or smaller beach resorts. Whatever type of holiday you want Greece's beautiful beaches, picturesque views, welcoming people, great food and wonderful weather will guarantee a great holiday is had by all. Cheap holidays to Greece are available with Holiday Gems, so book online today!

USEFUL INFORMATION
Currency: Euro
Language: Greek
Local Time: GMT+2
Flight time: Approx. 4 Hour flight from the UK


Where To Stay On Holidays To Greece

Corfu

Located off Greece’s north west coast, the popular island of Corfu offers sunshine in abundance, beautiful beaches and leisure options to suit every need.

With a range of fabulous resorts to choose from, this friendly destination is perfect for holidaymakers of all ages, welcoming families, couples, groups and solo travellers.

Whether you’re seeking action or relaxation, Corfu has you covered, with water sports, nightlife, culture and natural beauty all on offer on this sensational holiday island.

Crete

Greece’s largest island, Crete is a destination with something for absolutely every visitor.

Golden beaches, glorious weather, endless activities and fun-packed entertainment make this Mediterranean hotspot a superb choice for an unforgettable holiday.

Those seeking a lively party scene should head for Malia, with its colourful bars, pubs and clubs, while quieter resorts such as Sissi are ideal for anyone preferring romance, relaxation and a laid-back taste of traditional Greek island life.

Halkidiki

Located in northern Greece, Halkidiki is a superb choice for a sunshine holiday, offering incredible natural beauty with green forests and glorious beaches set beside glistening Aegean waters.

This wonderful destination also boasts a range of superb leisure options, as well as fascinating cultural attractions.

Hotels and resorts are available to suit all needs, with options for a romantic break as a couple or a fun holiday with all the family in tow.

Kefalonia

Sitting in the Ionian Sea, to the west of mainland Greece, the island of Kefalonia is blessed with spectacular scenery.

Offering pretty beaches, whitewashed villages and endless days of sunshine, this spellbinding destination is an ideal choice for a romantic holiday or a relaxing getaway with friends or family.

Travellers will also find a choice of nightlife options, while the superb range of hotels and resorts provides for all needs and budgets.

Kos

The island of Kos has it all.

From peaceful beaches and charming scenery to colourful nightlife and thrilling water sports, this sun-kissed destination ticks every box.

Whatever type of holiday you crave and whoever you are travelling with, Kos has you covered, with options for family-friendly fun, relaxation, romance and recreation across its many fantastic resorts.

Visitors will also find a variety of hotels to choose from, with accommodation to suit absolutely every taste.

Rhodes

Settled in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is an excellent choice for a Greek island holiday.

As well as superb weather and sensational beaches, Rhodes also boasts a rich heritage, an array of fantastic water sports and a colourful party scene.

The island’s resorts cater for every need, while a wide range of accommodation options are available to suit families, friends, couples and solo travellers.

Skiathos

Beaches galore, exciting water sports and breathtaking scenery are just some of the reasons why the island of Skiathos is such a sensational holiday destination.

Perfect for travellers of all ages, Skiathos offers both fun and relaxation, with laid-back resorts offering quiet, family-friendly hotels, while options are provided for those seeking a livelier getaway, with pubs and clubs nearby where they can party the night away.

Santorini

The volcanic island of Santorini is an ideal choice for anyone craving spectacular natural beauty and stunning sunsets.

Santorini’s appeal doesn’t end there, as you can also expect wonderful beaches and activities aplenty during a holiday to this sun-soaked Greek destination.

The island’s hotels and resorts cater for every need and budget, with options for romance, family fun and relaxation.

Zante

Also known as Zakynthos, the island of Zante, in the Ionian Sea, is a perfect destination for all.

Along with glorious weather and stunning beaches, holidaymakers will find wonderful scenery, spectacular wildlife and fascinating cultural attractions.

Zante is also a popular nightlife destination, with a number of resorts serving up a party atmosphere, as well as a variety of pubs and clubs.

Beach Holidays in Greece

Greece is an excellent choice for a beach holiday.

With almost 16,000km of coastline around the mainland and its many islands, this fabulous Mediterranean destination has so much to discover when it comes to sun-soaked sands, pretty coves and charming bays.

From secluded spots offering picturesque seascapes to lively shores alive with activities and water sports, there’s a beach to suit every holidaymaker.

Families are catered for in all destinations, while couples will find plenty of peaceful beaches where they can relax in complete solitude.

There are also options for those seeking beachfront parties, with islands such as Crete, Corfu and Zante providing nightlife venues just a stone’s throw away from the sand.

Food and Drink

Wherever you are in Greece, you’re sure to be well catered for when it comes to cuisine, with a myriad of culinary delights on the menu in the local restaurants and tavernas.

One popular dish not to be missed is souvlaki, which sees skewered chucks of grilled pork served in a pitta bread, along with tzatziki (a yoghurt, cucumber and garlic dip) and salad.

Another meaty favourite is moussaka. This tasty baked treat consists of layers of minced lamb, aubergine and potatoes, covered with a creamy bechamel sauce.

Seafood is also featured on many Greek menus, with gilled fish, calamari and octopus particular favourites.

Dolmades are also well worth sampling. These steamed vine leaf parcels are different wherever you go, with fillings of herby rice, vegetables or meat to choose from.

If it’s a sweet hit you’re after, you should definitely seek out baklava. This delicious dessert is made of filo pastry soaked in honey and filled with crushed nuts.

When it comes to beverages, Ouzo is considered the national drink of Greece. Aniseed in flavour, it can be served straight or with water and is often offered with appetisers called mezes, which include olives and cheese.

Family Holidays in Greece

Greece is a fantastic destination for a family holiday, with plenty of child-friendly resorts right across the mainland and throughout the many islands.

When it comes to activities, you are also well catered for, with plenty to do and see on land and at sea.

Fun-filled days can be enjoyed at one of the many beautiful beaches, while a boat ride promises unforgettable sights and wildlife experiences.

A host of excellent family-friendly hotels are also available in every destination, with accommodation to suit every need and budget. Those seeking a completely carefree holiday even have the option to go all-inclusive.

Couples Holidays in Greece

For an unforgettable holiday with a loved one, look no further than Greece.

Whether you’re seeking romance, relaxation or recreation, this wonderful destination ticks all the boxes.

Find a tranquil spot on the beach in Kefalonia or savour the stunning sunset in Santorini. Rhodes, Corfu and Crete offer options for a fun evening out, while all offer plenty in the way of scenery, culture and water sports.

Accommodation options are available for all tastes with a selection of adult-only hotels on offer for those preferring a child-free holiday.

Group Holidays in Greece

Greece is a superb choice for a holiday with a group of friends.

This sensational destination offers spectacular nightlife, superb water sports, beautiful beaches, fascinating culture and much more besides across a range of island and mainland resorts.

You’ll also find a range of hotels to suit every budget.

With so many options, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting your ideal spot for your group holiday.

Solo Holidays in Greece

Greece is a perfect destination for a solo adventure.

Whichever island or mainland resort you choose to explore, you’ll find excellent weather, wonderful scenery and a spectrum of wonderful activities to enjoy.

Maybe a solo beach break is more your thing, with plenty of water sports to enjoy, or how about historical attractions? Whatever your preference, Greece has you covered.

You’ll also find a variety of hotels to choose from, with great budget and boutique options available to suit solo travels.

Greece All Inclusive

Greece is a land where ancient ruins and millennia-old tradition meet modern luxury and exhilarating thrills. Discover the places the ancient Greeks called home, tuck into delicious and wholesome Mediterranean cuisine, visit the shops and markets in Athens or take the plunge and splash in the sea by some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Find your perfect cheap Greece all inclusive holiday with HolidayGems today. Don’t miss out on all inclusive holidays in Greece, book now!

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Plenty to see and do on Greece Holidays

The stunning beaches of Greece are one of the main attractions for holidaymakers. If you are visiting the mainland then the beaches of Halkidiki also known as "The Greek Riviera" are excellent and all of the greek islands offer wonderful beaches, take time to relax and soak up the sun surrounded by white sand and crystal waters. If you are looking for a little more activity then Greece offers excellent facilities for a number of water sports including jet skiing, water skiing snorkeling and diving.

Holidays to Greece aren't complete without enjoying the excellent greek cuisine in a traditional Taverna. Mezes, Greek Salads, Moussaka, fresh pitta bread are some of the most popular specialties and don't forget to wash it down with the traditional shot of Ouzo.

Explore some of the ancient ruins or historical buildings that Greece has to offer. Depending on where you are depends on what ruins and points of interest you can find. In Rhodes the Acropolis of Lindos is a popular attraction, on Crete the Palace of Knossos, on Corfu the ruins of the ancient Roman baths at Acharavi or on Kos visit the Askeplion. So rich and diverse is the history of Greece that no matter where you are you are never far from a point of historical interest.

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