The cultural and historical heritage of Greece is impossible to overstate – philosophy, theatre, the Olympic Games and modern democracy are all Greek innovations that have shaped our world immeasurably. From busy Athens, to the gleaming white villages of the Mediterranean islands, Greece is famous for its ancient sites, lots of sun, good food and the beautiful ringing of church bells.
Luxury Holidays in Greece
On a holiday to Greece you’ll experience endless miles of aquamarine coastline, sun-bleached ancient ruins, strong feta and stronger ouzo. The Greek landscape thrills, and Greek people are passionate about many subjects such as politics and coffee and will light a certain fire in you as well. Greece is a gorgeous destination, equally attractive for hedonistic sun worshipers as for those who want to pay homage to the old gods.
5 Great Reasons to Holiday in Greece
- Around 200 inhabitable islands, all of them breathtaking.
- The pulsing nightclubs of Mykonos are pure entertainment
- The rugged Cretan hillsides boast spectacular vistas. Visit the Kate Paphos Archaeological Park and the Paphos Mosaics - House of Dionysus
- The beauty of Santorini speaks for itself – simply stunning
Things to Do Whilst on Holiday in Greece
Greeks pride themselves on their cuisine and as some of the most hospitable people on the globe you’re guaranteed to be well fed every time you sit down for a meal. The Greek menu is ﬁlled with scrumptious cuisine and basic ingredients like feta and olive oil are found in kitchens across the country, but it’s the regional dishes and styles of cooking that make dining here so intriguing. Turkish and Italian legacies are woven throughout many dishes and you’ll discover islands or towns known for distinct ingredients. The secret of Greek cooking is often found in the back garden where many of the ingredients are freshly gathered and produced, a renaissance in traditional cooking means that chefs are increasingly taking time-honoured recipes to new gourmet heights.
Greece experiences a Mediterranean climate that features a mild to cold winter and a hot and dry summer. Summer arrives in May and lasts till September. During this period weather in Greece remains dry and hot with the average high temperature in the late twenties. Winter in Greece is somewhat similar to English spring although it remains wet. December is the wettest month of the year when Greece receives abundant of rainfall.
Interesting Facts about Greece
- Population - 11,304,000
- Area - 50,949 sq miles
- About 40% of the population live in Athens, one of the oldest cities in Europe, first inhabited over 7000 years ago
Greece Holidays in 2017
A vast and varied landscape, with wide open skies and a sea speckled with islands, where days melt from one to the next, while you relish the white-sand and palm-fringed beaches; that’s Greece for you. Book your Greek holiday today and enjoy your 2017 getaway in the Mediterranean.