Don’t be fooled by the laissez-faire atmosphere and its reputation for leisure, Greece is a dynamic and vibrant location, bursting with life and culture, making it ideal for a luxury holiday to remember, whether you like to take it easy or live life in the fast lane.
If you’re looking for rest and recuperation, Greece can hardly be beaten, boasting a millennia-long history of wellness and fitness therapy, as well as a warm climate and picturesque landscape guaranteed to put even the most stressed of travellers at ease. From the ancient holy site of Epidauros, sacred to Asclepius the god of healing which is guaranteed to make you feel in touch with nature to modern spas and saunas which employ both ancient and modern techniques to harmonise your mind and body, Greece is a land of pure serenity and wellness.
For party animals and adrenaline junkies too, Greece is a treasure trove of opportunity, from the bars and casinos found on island resorts such as Mykonos, Limnos and Rhodes to the wealth of watersports available at any decent beach from Thessaloniki to Elounda, no holiday will ever be boring in Greece. Walking holidays here offer everything from stunning views from the country’s cliffs and hilltops to peaceful strolls through lush valleys such as Epta Piges and Phocis, with ancient monuments and charming villages at every turn.
Of course one of the most iconic features of Greece is its long and vibrant history, and this can best be explored in the City of the Violet Crown – Greece’s capital Athens. Climb Mount Lycabettus or the Acropolis and witness the whole city spread out below you as you explore the cultural gems to be found at the peaks, or take a meandering stroll around the ancient Agora, where a fully-restored stoa houses an archaeological museum, and the Temple of Hephaestus offers a chance to witness an almost totally complete ancient Greek temple.
Athens is a vibrant destination for all, with plenty of boutiques and restaurants to satisfy your shopping cravings and supply you with plenty of trinkets and souvenirs. The district of Monastiraki is the principle shopping area for commercial shoppers and curious tourists alike, with its winding streets packed full of charming cafés and independent shops. Other towns across the country offer equally vibrant streets and markets, from Thessaloniki’s Tsimiski Street to the seafront boutiques of Santorini, Mytilene and Kalamata.
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Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +2
- Capital: Athens
- Currency: EUR
- Instagram Opportunity: Epidauros Asclepeion
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 9°c||Feb: 11°c||Mar: 14°c|
|Apr: 19°c||May: 24°c||Jun: 28°c|
|Jul: 30°c||Aug: 29°c||Sep: 26°c|
|Oct: 21°c||Nov: 13°c||Dec: 8°c|