Capital City: Athens
Area: 131,957 km²
Time Zone: UTC+2
County Code: +30
Government: Parliamentary Republic
Late April to June offers the perfect weather for Greece tours.
By June, sea temperatures reach the perfect level in Santorini, Mykonos, and Ios. The weather is balmy, and nights are fresh due to the sea breeze.
July and August are the hottest months in Greece, with temperatures reaching 35°C and above. Summer is the peak season for Greece tours and a perfect time to enjoy the nightlife in the islands.
September is the ideal month for having a more quiet time in the Greek islands. The warmth of summer lingers on, sea temperatures are ideal for swimming, and the beaches are less busy. It is also a good time for visiting the urban attractions in Athens without the heat and the crowds.
The average temperature in the Greek islands is around 20°C in October, and they are open for visitors until the end of the month. Visiting the attractions in Athens and the islands becomes comfortable as the heat of summer leaves the country.
The Winter season, November to February, in Greece is quiet and chilly. Temperatures range from 8 to 15°C, which is not the ideal beach weather. The islands are closed around this time, although the historic sites are open.
While most eat to live, the Greek live to eat! Eating out in Greece is an experience in itself as the tavernas, restaurants and bars come to life with atmosphere after dark.
The food in Greece favours simplicity and fresh local produce and eating in a restaurant or taverna is still largely affordable for both locals and tourists, alike. Greeks generally eat quite late in the evening, rarely venturing out before 9.00pm.
We completely understand that searching for unique and authentic dishes can often be overwhelming if you are not a local, so here is a few must-try dishes to get you started in Greece: Tzatziki, Gyros, Moussaka, Grilled Octopus, Kalamarakia Tiganita, Kokkinisto, Souvlaki, Spanikopita, Choriatiki, Amygdalota and Loukoumades.
The best time to visit Greece is May to September when the Greek islands are bustling with life, and the weather is perfect for enjoying the coast. Beginning in May, the warmth of the Mediterranean sun arrives on the islands. The balmy weather offers the perfect sailing trip, while the sea breeze makes the nights pleasant for enjoying music and cultural activities.
July and August are the busiest months, especially in popular islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, and Ios. Most cultural events take place around this time, and the country hosts the perfect beach weather. Around September and October, the temperatures are slightly lower, and the islands are less busy.
The Greek culture remains heavily influenced by its ancient past. Greeks are particularly proud of their culture, speaking of their nation with intense passion and sense of belonging. Greece is held to be the cradle of Western civilisation, the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, literature, drama, historiography, and the Olympic Games.
Since ancient times, the Greek have lived by the expression of ‘Kefi’ meaning life is meant to be lived to its fullest. Kefi is a way of life and is seen as the ‘Spirit of Greece’ because despite the hardships the country has faced overtime, the locals actively seek happiness and positivity in daily life through small moments such as a shared meal or through music and dance. It is for this reason that family, music, food, religion and traditions are essential cornerstones to the Greek culture. The Greeks are a friendly, proud and curious people who know how to enjoy life.
Religion plays an important role in the understanding of daily culture. 98% of the Greeks are Christian Orthodox. Greece is one of the few countries with such a big proportion of Orthodox Christians and you can spot a charming church in almost every plot of land or island. The Church plays a vital role in everyday life and attending weddings, baptisms, and funerals is vitally important, even for people who would not normally attend church, such as the younger people. While Greece is quite modern with its views on casual clothing and it is recommended to wear light, summer clothing; it’s important to remember that churches and monasteries will require you to cover your shoulders and legs when visiting.
STAY IN STYLE IN CHARMING COMFORTABLE HOTELSKnowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards.
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Located on the famous Syngrou Avenue, between the cultural center of the historic city of Athens and the cosmopolitan Athenian Riviera, Grand Hyatt Athens offers the ultimate hospitality experience in a city with a heady mix of history and edginess.
Athens Marriott Hotel
Located in the heart of Athens, this contemporary hotel combines luxury with comfort. After a busy day discovering the charming city, you can pamper yourself with a signature SPA treatment.
Wyndham Athens Hotel
A fully renovated, luxurious hotel in the heart of Athens to make your stay comfortable & pleasant. The rooftop restaurant offers a great variety of different cuisines and spectacular views over the city.
San Marco Hotel
San Marco Luxury Hotel & Villas is an elite luxury beach hotel in Houlakia Bay on the bewitching Greek Cyclades island of Mykonos, the island of the winds.
This luxurious hotel with a minimalist yet elegant design offers you a unique experience in the dazzling island of Mykonos. Take a drink at the pool bar and savour the Eagean way of living.
Splendour Resort Hotel
Situated in the scenic Firostefani, Splendour Resort offers elegant 5-star accommodation with views over the Aegean Sea. Nestled into hillside, the hotel blends in magically with its Cycladic surroundings and enjoys breathtaking views of the east side of the island.
The 19th century neoclassical mansion combines the tradition with comfort and offers an unforgettable stay & serenity. You can end your day with a delice at the on-site restaurant and opt for a walk in the garden covered with palm trees.
Grande Bretagne Hotel
The seafront hotel has everything to make your stay a memorable one with its neo-classical architecture, elegantly decorated rooms & service showing the great Greek hospitality.
Europa Olympia Hotel
Located on the top of the Drouvas Hill in Ancient Olympia, this charming hotel will be an escape from the rest of the world. You can take a drink & relax at the pool bar and savour the spectacular view of the Arcadian Mountains.
Kastalia Boutique Hotel
Situated in the charming village of Delphi, Kastalia Boutique Hotel offers a comfortable stay to its guests. While taking your coffee at the open-air terrace, you will witness the breath-taking views of the valley.
This charming hotel overlooking the Delphi Valley features elegantly designed rooms with private balcony/ veranda and a restaurant where you can savour the great varieties of Greek Cuisine.
Divani Meteora Hotel
The 5 star hotel offers a luxurious escape in the heart of Kalambaka with great Greek hospitality. The hotel features an outdoor pool from where you will have access to spectacular view the Meteora rocks.
MUST SEE SIGHTS IN GREECEHome to unparalleled cultural heritage, Greece presents stunning monuments and charming villages, legendary mythology and beautiful nature whether discovering the or the islands.
You will fall in love with the perfect combination of culture, history and the dynamic contemporary life in one of the oldest cities in the world.
Greece’s most famous with blue flag beaches, whitewashed streets and vibrant nightlife. You won’t want to leave the ‘The Island of the Winds’!
The most beautiful sunset in the world… This volcanic island has unique scenery with its multi-colored cliffs and beaches. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.
In the western Peloponnese, the Valley of God lies the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic event of all times; the Olympic Games. Olympia is one of the most well known tourist destinations in Greece