About Greece

When on a lookout for a holiday that is a perfect blend of pristine beauty and an irresistible cultural flair, there is no better destination than the resplendent Greece. Athens is the capital of Greece and it is made of the mainland and over 140 inhabited islands. With its myriad of experiences to offer, it is well known as one of Europe’s newest holiday hotspots that are both vibrant and soothing. Part of the European Union, Greece is well known for its dazzling beaches and alcoves as well as a strong historical background with sites dating back to the bygone eras.

From the ancient beauty of Delos; the grandeur of Delphi and the earthiness of Ioannina to the pulsing nightclubs of Mykonos, the rugged hillsides of Crete and the enigma of ancient Athens, the Greek landscapes and activities have something in store for everyone.

Besides, when in Greece, one cannot miss visiting the Acropolis, Olympia, the world renowned Santorini and Rhodes. Its beautiful beaches, restaurants and archaeological sites have been popular for decades. If you are in for a more relaxed time, hop over to the lesser known, yet breathtaking islands like Sifnos, Lesvos, Kea that have always been attractive to those looking for a more quiet escape.
 
With a multicultural society, Greece is a destination of many languages and friendly communities. One could bask in its history and architecture of this wonderful destination or simply wander through the markets of Athens where one can experience the foot tapping throb of the rembetika (blues songs) or simply sample some Greek cuisine with tzatziki and coffee over some casual gossip.


Quick Facts

Location: Southeast Europe

Time: GMT + 2

Capital: Athens

Visa: Pre-departure visas required for some nationalities. 

Language: Greek (Ellenika)

Weather
 
The weather is fairly uniform throughout Greece. Due to its geographical position, Greece and the Greek Islands have mild winters and warm summers, cooled by the different kind of seasonal winds. The summers are characterized by sunshine and very little rainfall that makes it a great summer holiday destination.

Currency

The Euro is the currency of Greece since 2002. Previously, it was the drachma.

Accommodation

  • Greece stands as one of the most romantic jet-setting destinations in the world and the Myconian Imperial Resort & Thalasso Spa Center is a must for every luxury le...

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  • Greece enchants every visitor with its historic and scenic wonders. For those who are looking for a relaxed holiday retreat, the Royal Myconian Resort & Thalasso Sp...

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  • Myconian Ambassador Hotel & Thalasso Spa Center in the true sense is truly the most fanciful destination hotel in Greece, renowned for its cosmopolitan character an...

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  • The Myconian K Hotels & Thalasso Spa Center (Kohili-Korali-Kyma-Kalypso) are perfectly positioned, only 10 minutes walk from the cosmopolitan Mykonos town. Greece m...

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  • The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort is a breath taking setting upon the dramatic stretch of the Athens Riviera peninsula that is usually considered to be in the...

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  • Greece embodies the classic elegance of a medieval era with the style and luxuries of the present day. The perfect place to experience this is a memorable stay at the D...

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  • Have you ever wished to live like royalty?  Your dream holiday shall definitely transform to a luxurious reality at King George Palace Hotel. One Athens’s mo...

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  • If you are looking for a getaway that offers the perfect setting for rare moments of romance, adventure, excitement…and memories to last a lifetime, come experie...

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  • Discover a magnificent piece of paradise in Mykonos with a welcoming stay at the Belvedere Hotel. Just across from the School of fine Arts, Belvedere is known for its &...

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  • Welcome to you personal paradise with the luxurious Bill & Coo Luxury Boutique Hotel. This little piece of pure bliss is set on the beach of Megali Ammos, facing th...

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  • The luxurious Petasos Beach Resort & Spa majestically sits on a private peninsula offering transpire great class, impeccable taste in seductive and stunning sea vie...

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  • Saint John Hotel is the finest beach resort on Mykonos Island providing the ultimate romantic, pampering experience on the island of Mykonos, the avant-garde Island of ...

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  • The breathtaking scenery welcomes you to the luxurious Hermes Hotel. Welcome to your fantastic holiday with white coloured houses accompanied by the sensational views o...

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  • Emerging from the depths of the seas like a lost Atlantis, Santorini Island provokes powerful emotions, from the moment one first approaches the imposing Caldera, among...

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  • Oia, is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. Known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, it is certainly the most beautiful and picture...

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  • With awe inspiring views of the Agean Sea, Santorini is an award winning island holiday destination. Situated amongst its scerene beauty is the Vedema Resort. It is your ultimate getaway where styl...

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  • On Santorini, legend is almost indistinguishable from reality. Known to have been the land of Atlantis, it offers travelers with the finest views of the azure sea. Nest...

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  • Welcome to Greece and its wonderful collection of islands. Situated in wonderful Santorini is a luxury hotel like no other. On the Rocks welcomes guests to an unforgett...

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  • The  Grace Santorini brings timeless elegance to Imerovigli, a cosmopolitan, picturesque village on the north coast, with traditional white houses, carved into the hillside. It is an exclusi...
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  • Grace is an intimate, exclusive boutique hotel located just north of Mykonos town above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos. Guests at the Grace Mykonos are...

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