So much history, a vibrant, energetic culture, beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue waters all combine with friendly and welcoming locals. The choice of where to visit in Greece maybe the hardest decision you have to make about your whole holiday experience. From the historic Plaka quarter in Athens where colourful antique shops, market stalls and tavernas abound, to the more modern Athens. From the beautiful and unspoilt beaches of the peninsula which is Halkidiki to the Greek Islands that individually peddle their own unique charms and attractions there is so much to see and do that you will want to visit again and again.
Flight time from London Heathrow to Athens is 3 hours 50 minutes
Time Difference: GMT +2
We can provide general information about any health formalities required for your trip but you should check with your own doctor for your specific circumstances. Up-to-date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.
Typical of a Mediterranean climate, Greece's climate has warm and dry summers with cool winter weathers. Periods of sunshine are generally seen throughout the year. Summers can be very hot with temperatures between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius in July and August. Winters are mild in the south and cooler in the mountainous northern areas. Rain is expected anytime from November to March.
The Greek capital offers a wealth of archaeological sites to discover. From the Acropolis to the National Archaeological Museum, Athens is a fantastic destination to learn everything about Greek architecture. Other highlights include Plaka which is built into the hillside below the Acropolis and is Athens’ oldest residential Quarter. Nearby you can visit The Temple of Poseidon and Delphi.
Greece is part of the European wine route network and wine tourism has grown enormously in recent years. Holidays that combine wine tasting with a good standard of accommodation are becoming more available and popular.
Only 227 of the 6000 islands are actually inhabited in Greece. There’s a huge diversity of landscapes with pristine sandy beaches stretching over many miles, rugged mountain ranges, sheltered coves, volcanic soil, caves and wetlands as well as remnants from some of the oldest European civilisations.
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