Greece Holidays 2020/2021

As one of the world's most loved holiday destinations, an All Inclusive Greece holiday is the perfect way to experience this culturally rich country. Known for its incredible olive harvests, slow pace of life, passionate people and rich history and culture, the country's 227 inhabited islands are all ripe for exploration.

Greece Holiday Deals 2020/2021

Low Availability

Alea Hotel and Studios

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece

(103)

7 Nights

30th Sep 2020

Self Catering

Stansted - Direct

Based On Studio

Low Availability

Finas Hotel and Studios

Pefkos, Rhodes, Greek Islands, Greece

(1063)

7 Nights

30th Sep 2020

Self Catering

Stansted - Direct

Based On Studio

Low Availability

Serita Beach Hotel

Agkisaras, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

(1995)

7 Nights

18th Oct 2020

All Inclusive

Bristol - Direct

Based On Main Building Twin Room

The island mentality

Greece is blessed with 2,000 registered islands, of which more than 200 are inhabited. The truly fascinating thing about these islands is each and every one of them has their own unique culture, which is a result of their importance to the various Greek empires in classical eras.

The island of Corfu, for example, is heavily influenced by nearby Italy due to its past Venetian occupation and humid climate. Whereas Crete, which is far west of the mainland, is very much its own culture, with different social etiquette and community values to many of the other islands.

The differences extend to little islands like Lesvos too, whose proximity to the Middle East makes it a much more cosmopolitan area, with particularly strong influence drawn from Turkey. Holidays to Greece always bring new things – wherever you go, the culture, climate and people are different.

One thing all the islands share is a laid-back attitude. A Greek does things at his or her own pace, and by and large will not rush, panic or compromise if they do not judge it necessary. It takes a little getting used to, but once you get into the flow of things on the islands you’ll wonder how you ever lived any other way. Plus, it makes them some of the most friendly people you will ever meet.


Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Population: Approx 10.5 million

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Regions

Samos

An island of immaculate beaches, charming restaurants, friendly bars, and lots of activities – Samos is the jewel of the Aegean Sea. With history and culture, this island is vibrant yet relaxed, with a bustling capital and an abundance of interesting places for you to explore on your holidays to Samos.

Santorini

Magical Santorini has been used as a backdrop for countless novels, films and travel posters. Famed for its dramatic natural landscape as well as its beautiful villages, holidays to Santorini are ideal thanks to purpose-built tourist resorts throughout the island.

Skiathos

Skiathos is a little island with a lot of personality, blanketed with pine woodlands and an incredible assortment of sandy beaches. Holidays to Skiathos are the epitome of laid-back, with drinks along the waterfront and hikes through the rugged green landscape inviting you to unwind.

Thassos

Thassos' green landscape is edged with over 20 beaches, mainly of golden sand. This small island packs in some of Greece's most impressive archaeological sites, top scuba diving conditions from its shores and a landscape of mountains and woods from which to enjoy outdoor activities during a Thassos All Inclusive holidays.

Zante

Home to one of the most photographed beaches in Greece, you'll recognise this cinematic paradise straight away. The sheer limestone cliffs, white sand beaches and clear blue waters have put this southern Ionian island on the map, making Zante one of the most popular choices for cheap package holidays to Greece.

Corfu

Corfu is an intriguing island on the west side of Greece. Sharing a climate with the Italians, but a culture with the Greeks, holidays to Corfu have a unique atmosphere that combines humid green landscapes, luscious forests and golden beaches with backgammon, ouzo and a slow-paced lifestyle.

Crete

One of the most popular Greek islands to visit on holiday, Crete has earned its reputation as a beach paradise with gorgeous shores, mountain landscapes and wild nightlife. If that's not enough, the food is phenomenal and there's temple-loads of history here too - after all, this is the fabled birthplace of Zeus.

Halkidiki

Whether you're into ancient ruins or white-sand beaches, Halkidiki holidays have it all. Its shores are dotted with beach resorts, many with distant views of Mount Olympus. Halkidiki's stunning landscape houses traditional Greek villages paved with cobbles and luxury marinas sited within an ecological reserve. Across the region, you can dine on precision-cooked fresh food, skim the ocean on a jet ski or simply perfect your tan.

Kefalonia

Though it's the largest of the Ionian Islands, holidays to Kefalonia enjoy a lack of crowds. Visitors come for the island's understated beauty and quiet beaches, as well as inland natural wonders such as lakes and caves. You can sample Kefalonia's unique cuisine and traditions on cheap package holidays to Greece, including the August snake festival.

Kos

Holidays to Kos pack it all in, with historic Grecian structures, a lively nightlife scene and family-friendly attractions. For a small island, there's plenty to see and do. Whether you're looking for a quiet stretch of beach or a bustling shopping centre, there's a resort for you.

Lefkas

One of the quietest Greek islands, holidays to Lefkas draw those in need of relaxation, as well as sailing and watersports enthusiasts. Handily, it's also joined to mainland Greece by a causeway. This wonderfully green island is full of olive groves, and its mountainous interior provides outstanding scenery as a backdrop to your Greece package holidays. The hills roll down to lush valleys on the east coast and rise to sheer cliffs on the dramatic west.

Lesvos

A traditional Greek island with a slow pace, Lesvos sits in the Agean Sea offering beautiful scenery alongside a wonderfully hot climate. The island attracts beach-lovers, history buffs, wildlife spotters and those who want to focus their Greece holidays on relaxation.

Mykonos

Holidays in Mykonos are as diverse as their visitors. You can spend your days exploring the beautiful tranquil beaches and historic landmarks and then, in the evening, party the night away in one of the island's many nightclubs.

Naxos

In the middle of the South Aegean Sea is a sun soaked island with whitewashed houses, ancient ruins and a whole lot of charm. Naxos ticks the holiday checklist with sun, sea, sand and culture we bet you can't wait to explore.

Parga

The town of Parga can be found in the northwestern Greek region of Preveza. It is the most popular summer destination in the area, thanks largely to the town's isolated position in a bay on the Ionian Sea. Holidays to Parga are also a good launchpad to explore other areas of western Greece like Sivota, Preveza and Lefkas.

Rhodes

The largest of the Greek Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes All Inclusive holidays attract holidaymakers with its ancient culture, cosmopolitan capital city and expansive beaches. Clubbers flock to Faliraki and the island's epic open-air music venues, while families can enjoy traditional Greek seaside resorts and the old-meets-new charm of Lindos. Rhodes is a sunshine island packed with entertainment.

Location

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Easy access

Greece’s sprawling landscape is incredibly diverse, with snowy mountains, sun-kissed beaches, secluded islands and bustling cities, all within easy reach of each other. Transport between these locations is generally very cheap, with coaches running regularly for tourists and locals alike, and ferry connections between islands.

Incredible local cuisine

The climate in Greece yields ingredients that are juicier, richer and larger than almost anywhere else in Europe. The menus reflect this, with a culinary tradition that is based on simple ingredients of meats, fish, cheeses, vegetables and herbs, all of which are found in British food but taste nothing like anything you’ve ever eaten back home.

Cheap holidays to Greece offer you the chance to experience traditional Greek restaurants which are also known as tavernas, and these specialise in all the classics – Moussaka, Stifado, Kalamari and Souvlaki are top of the list to try. For breakfast, try a spinach or feta pastry and iced coffee. Lunch is a cheap lamb wrap from a street vendor, and for dinner, a hearty meat and tomato stew or an entire swordfish, washed down with ouzo or retsina, and baclava for dessert.

A beach lifestyle

The sheer amount of islands to choose from on Greece holidays is outdone only by the amount of beaches. On every island you will find the popular resorts with loungers and parasols galore. However, just down the road you’ll stumble across your very own strip of paradise, in the form of a secluded cove for you and your travelling companions to relax on, away from anybody else.

It is the variety on the coasts of Greece that brings people to the country again and again. From beach parties to scuba-diving hotspots, energising sunrises to sleepy sunsets, you’ll find there’s a beach out there with your name written in its sand. Plus, with great tourist coach services on most islands, you’ll find it easy to dart between them at your leisure.

It's all ancient history

Of course, Greece is most famous for its classical heritage, its rich and fascinating ancient history. It is said Greeks were the inventors of theatre, democracy, court systems, philosophy, the Olympics – and even screws. As such, our contemporary society is literally built on things that Greece thought up, and the proof is in the pudding once you get there.

Marvel for hours in the marble towers, forts, temples that have been crumbled over time and through wars waged throughout Greece’s history. Every island has its unique story to tell, and history lovers will be itching to visit each and every one to see just how it fits into the astonishing story of Ancient Greece – a story you could become a part of by visiting today.