Travel to Greece & the Greek Islands
Useful Greece travel information for visitors to Greece, one of the most favourite travel destinations in the world, and also travel information about the different Greek islands and various mainland destinations.
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Few words about Greece...
Greece is known for:
- Amazing landscapes and beaches
- Warm climate
- Ancient history
- Traditional culture
- High developed tourism
- Warm hospitality
- Vivid Nightlife
Why choosing Greece?
Really loved by people, this country is so rich in culture and beauty that it never seems to be fully explored, no matter how many times you come for holidays. This is, after all, one of the reasons that brought it in the list with the top 20 tourist destinations in the world.
Apart from its highly cosmopolitan side, Greece has a more substantial way to charm. With numerous historical sights dating from 3,000 years ago and a gorgeous natural beauty, it is not an exaggeration to say that Greece is a real heaven on earth.
Who goes to Greece?
The country attracts 18-20 millions of tourists every year. Traveling to Greece is a dream come true for people today. Even celebrities come to Greece, while many of them have holiday homes in the Greek islands.
When to go to Greece?
Tourist season in Greece is officially April through October, with July and August being the two high season months.
If you are looking for privacy, relaxation and less crowded places, then you should prefer the period between April and June. During this season, it will be easier to find budget accommodation and to book tickets for your transportation to and from Greece.
Of course, there is always high season that lasts from mid July till late August. The popular Greek islands receive the majority of visitors these two hot months, but the more secluded islands keep their calm atmosphere.
Although Greece is mostly popular for summer vacations, tourists should also know that the Greek mainland constitutes a wonderful destination for winter city breaks and ski holidays. Athens is so enjoyable off season, when the ancient sites are not packed with tourists and the weather is not so hot. The most popular ski centers in Greece are Arachova and Kalavryta, while many other centers are found in northern Greece.
How to come to Greece?
The transportation for your holidays in Greece is something you should not worry about, as this is one of the most easy-to-reach destinations.
By plane: Obviously the fastest and easiest way to travel to Greece is by plane, especially if you live in Europe. Many international air companies have regular flights to Athens and in tourist season there are many flights to Greek islands.
By ferry: There are greek ferries between Italy and Greece all year round. Particularly there are ferries from Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi in Italy to Patra, Igoumenitsa, Corfu and Kefalonia in Greece, facilitating European visitors who want to come to Greece with their car.
You must visit Greece
Whatever type of traveler you are, you will not be disappointed from your trip to Greece! Whether you like beaches or mountains, winter or summer, relaxing or partying, Greece is the best choice for holidays. Some of the best islands are Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Rhodes, Corfu, Zakynthos, Skiathos and Crete.