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Is a trip to Greece on your travel wishlist? Our Greece tours offer travellers the perfect introduction into the ancient home of democracy and architectural wonders.

Ancient Greece is often called 'the birthplace of western civilisation' as Greece boasts a wealth of history, culture and architecture. Immerse yourself in Greek culture and history with our range of Greece tours.

Our Greece tours will give you a comprehensive experience of this historic nation. At its peak, ancient Greece led the world in science, the arts and philosophy. Founder of the Olympic games and democracy, Greece's enduring legacy is clear to see and helps to shape the way we live today.

From the towering Acropolis in Athens, to the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, to the myriad Greek islands that dot the Aegean Sea, our Greece tours have something for everyone whether philosopher, artist or fun lover.

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Istanbul Old City, Cappadocia scenery, Underground city, Pamukkale, Ephesus ruins, Acropolis & Parthenon in Athens, Epidaurus, birth place o...


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The Acropolis, Meteora monasteries, Tirana, ancient Budva, spectacular Bay of Kotor, walled city of Dubrovnik, scenic Ad...


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe to travel to Greece?

Whilst Greece has experienced periods of unrest in recent years, the country is still safe for tourists with most crime being small, petty crimes(pickpocketing and scams). As with any destination, it is always important to take precautions.

What is the official currency of Greece?

The currency used in Greece is the euro. In main cities, credit and debit cards can be used, but we suggest carrying cash for the more rural destinations.

When is the best time of the year to visit Greece?

Greece is best experienced in spring and early summer (mid-April to mid-June) or autumn (September to mid-October). During this time of the year, the temperature is not as scorching and there are fewer crowds.

Is it standard to tip in Greece?

The tipping customs in Greece vary and, in some restaurants, the service charge is added to the bill. However, tipping does remain a common practice, especially in tourist areas.

What time zone is Greece on?

Greece lies in Eastern European Time, which is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. During summer, daylight-savings is observed in Greece and time is shifted forward by one hour.

How do I plan a trip to Greece?

Planning a trip to Greece depends entirely on your own individual interests and travel goals. If you are looking to avoid crowds and the heat, then the seasons of Autumn, Winter and early Spring would be the ideal times to visit. However, if you are seeking a Summer holiday with plenty of warm weather and water activities, then the months of June-August would be the ideal times for you to visit.

How many days in Greece is enough?

We generally recommend spending 7-12 days in Greece as there are plenty of sights to see and places to visit throughout the country. We recommend spending at least 3 days in the capital of Athens so that you have enough time to see important sights such as: The Acropolis, The Parthenon, Plaka and many more. A trip to one of Greece’s beautiful beach destinations is also not to be missed during a trip to the country, treat yourself with a few days in Santorini, Mykonos or Crete.

What is the best month to visit Greece?

Greece is best experienced in spring and early summer (mid-April to mid-June) or autumn (September to mid-October). During this time of the year, the temperature is not as scorching and there are fewer crowds.

How much is a meal in Greece?

An inexpensive meal with a drink ranges from €10-20 in Greece. Whilst a meal at a higher class establishment can cost in the region of €25-40 with a glass of wine or beer.

Do people in Greece speak English?

Whilst Greek is widely spoken and the official language throughout Greece, many locals speak English. English is taught in most Greek schools and therefore many Greeks will be able to understand and speak conversational English. Those in the tourist industry, especially in the locations favored by foreign tourists, usually have a good command of English as well as a few other languages.

Do you need vaccinations to go to Greece?

Whilst is it not mandatory, it is recommended to ensure that your vaccinations are up to date for the following diseases before visiting Greece: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

How much would a trip to Greece cost?

The cost of a trip to Greece is entirely dependent on the time of year that you visit, which destinations you are interested in staying in as well as the activities that you plan on enjoying during your visit.

Where should we go in Greece?

Greece is a fantastic destination which boasts ancient history, beautiful beaches, delicious food, friendly locals and plenty of activities to suit a range of individual tastes. The top destinations to visit in Greece include: Athens, Delphi, Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu.

Is Santorini expensive?

The prices in Santorini are slightly more costly than those of Athens, with accommodation prices and food prices averaging 10-20% more than Athens. However, it is still possible to enjoy Santorini on a budget, with many street vendors selling affordable food and incredible beaches to relax on.

Is Santorini worth visiting?

Santorini is an incredible destination which should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Santorini boasts beautiful weather, stunning sea views, breath-taking beaches, delicious food and a myriad of activities to enjoy.

How many days should you spend in Santorini?

We recommend spending a minimum of 2 days in Santorini in order to fully enjoy the beautiful scenery and immerse yourself in the traditional Greek culture which is so prevalent in Santorini.

How safe is Santorini?

Santorini is a highly popular tourist destination which attracts millions of people from across the globe each year. It is a relatively safe place to visit, with small petty crimes such as pickpockets and scammers making up the majority of crimes.

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Amazing tour. Any issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the resolutions were satisfactory. My only complaint is the driver picking us up was late and none of the cell numbers worked when we tried to call and figure out what to do.

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Time: GMT+3
Dial Code: +30
Area: 131,957 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Greece is the Mediterranean Sea (at sea level) | The highest point in Greece is Mount Olympus at 2,917m high (9,570.21 ft.)
Population: 11,142,161 (2018)
Capital: Athens
Governemnt: Parliamentary republic
Language: Greek

Officially named the Hellenic Republic, Greece was historically known as Hellas. This country is positioned in Southern Europe with a population of approximately 11 million people. The capital of Greece is Athens, which is the largest city followed by Thessaloniki.

Greece lies at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula with the Aegean Sea to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west and the Cretan Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The country's coastline is the 11th longest in the world and features many islands. Mount Olympus is the highest peak at 2,918 metres, and 80% of the country's landscape is mountainous.

Regarded as the cradle of Western civilisation, Greece is seen as the origin of democracy, political science and the Olympic Games. The country has 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which reflect Greece's rich history.

With an advanced high-income and a high standard of living, Greece is a democratic and advanced country as well as a founding member of the United Nations. It is also the largest economy in the Balkans. This popular holiday destination draws tourists from all over the world as a result of its notable cultural heritage, successful tourism industry, and appealing location.

The climate of Greece is mainly Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The more mountainous areas in the northwestern parts of Greece have an Alpine climate and experience heavy snowfall in the winter.

Highlights

  • The Acropolis - an ancient citadel set on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens.
  • The Parthenon - a temple located on the hill of the Acropolis that was built in 5th century BCE.
  • The Acropolis Museum - an archaeological edifice displaying artefacts from the site of the Acropolis.
  • Olympia - the birthplace of the Olympic Games positioned on the Peloponnese Peninsula.
  • Temple of Apollo at Delphi - the ruins of an ancient Greek temple dating back to 4th century BC.
  • Mycenae - a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was one of the major centres of Greek civilisation.
  • Epidaurus - a city housing a theatre regarded as the best remaining ancient Greek theatre.
  • Santorini - one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea with whitewashed buildings constructed into a cliff.

Tips

  • Drink bottled water instead of tap water when staying on one of the islands.
  • Avoid using flash photography in places of worship.
  • When visiting a church, you should dress respectively in long sleeves, long skirts or trousers.
  • Expect service in restaurants to feel slow as dining in Greece is a lengthy experience.
  • Watch your valuables when travelling on crowded transport in big cities.
  • Bargaining is acceptable in markets, but expect to pay the stated price everywhere else.
  • Greeks dine late in the evening and many restaurants don't open until 7pm.
  • Shaking your head indicates 'yes', and 'no' is shown by raising the head and eyebrows.

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