Greece is ancient sun-bleached ruins piercing blue skies, the balmy Aegean lapping an endless coastline and a culture alive with passionate music, wonderful cuisine and thrill-seeking activities. When to visit: Greece has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry weather May–Sep, […]
Greece is ancient sun-bleached ruins piercing blue skies, the balmy Aegean lapping an endless coastline and a culture alive with passionate music, wonderful cuisine and thrill-seeking activities.
When to visit:
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry weather May–Sep, the peak travel period. Holy Week and Easter (Mar/Apr, dates vary) is a key national religious celebration, with church services, candlelit processions and fireworks. Numerous cultural events spanning May–Sep include the Athens and Epidaurus Festival (dates vary) with Ancient Greek drama, classical music and more. In Jul–Aug, many of the Aegean & Ionian islands get packed and have a party atmosphere. Nov–Apr is a quiet time of year, with mild to cool weather.
Athens – Greece’s capital, famous for preserved ancient ruins like the Acropolis citadel & Parthenon temple.
Santorini – Aegean island with whitewashed villages Fira & Oia, beaches, a volcanic landscape & Minoan ruins.
Mykonos – Chic Greek island with party beaches, massive nightclubs & the whitewashed harbor town of Mykonos.
Rhodes – Greek island known for Rhodes City’s medieval landmarks, Kamiros’ ancient ruins & beaches.
Corfu – Greek isle with a rugged coastline, beaches, Venetian forts & the party resort of Kavos.
Meteora – 6 Eastern Orthodox monasteries listed as a World Heritage site, built on top of rock pillars.
Oia – Greek coastal town on Santorini island, with Naval Maritime Museum & sunset views from Oia Castle.
Thessaloniki – Greek port with Ottoman White Tower, churches & ruins of Roman Emperor Galerius’ 4th-century palace.
Zakynthos – Ionian island with famed shipwreck on Navagio beach, Zakynthos city, beach resorts & marine life.
Halkidiki (or Chalkidiki) – Halkidiki has long been famed for its cosmopolitan seaside resorts, beautiful natural landscape, and exotic beaches. In fact, Halkidiki is a peninsula, which is divided into three smaller peninsulas, the so-called legs.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) issues travel advice on destinations, which includes information on passports, visas, health, safety and security and more.
For advice please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.