Most Greek island hopping packages depart from main transportation hubs in Greece, including Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes. There are many Greek island combinations for all preferences. In particular, there are packages for people who need cosmopolitan, budget or relaxing holidays. For first-time visitors to Greece, very suitable is the package from Athens to Mykonos and Santorini, the two top Greek destinations. Island hopping packages vary in length and usually include all costs (except flights to/from Greece), such as accommodation, ferry tickets, transfers and others. Special prices for low season travelers (except July and August).
Organize your holidays in Greece and the Greek Islands, the mythical land. Organize your Greece travel and discover some of the many locations in the country. The country is the perfect place for an enjoyable holiday and actually millions of tourists from all over the world come to this fabulous country, which is characterized by a long coastline with amazing beaches, mountainous landscape, sunny weather, rich history and an authentic culture.
This section provides information about holidays in Greece organized by types and themes, in Athens, the mainland and more than 50 Greek Islands. You can also check our travel guides with information about the Greek islands and mainland, as well as a list of the best destinations. Through our website, you will find all the tools and necessary information to organize your Greece holidays in the most complete way.
Holidays packages and tours
Greece is a fantastic destination for every type of traveler. If you enjoy traveling but do not want to get lost in the organizational details, have a look on holidays packages and tours. Greeka.com has a lot of Greek holidays packages, tours, cruises and other services to help you organize you perfect trip to Greece and the Greek islands!
As Greece is a country with many archaeological sites and interesting sightseeing, taking a tour is a popular and quick way to see everything you have to see. Most tours in Greece, especially to archaeological sites, also include licensed guides so that participants get to really understand what they are seeing. Tours in Greece can be both boat or bus tours. A very popular boat tour is Santorini volcano tour, where participants get to actually visit the top of a volcano surrounded by a water-filled caldera. Bus tours can be daily or multi-day. Many tourists prefer bus tours to explore an island, while others want to see all Athens in one Athens sightseeing tour or take a tour from Athens to ancient sites in the Greek mainland.
Taking a cruise to the Greek islands is a very enjoyable way to travel comfortably and explore as many places you want. Most Greek cruises depart from the port of Piraeus in Athens, however over the last years some large cruise shops also depart from the port of Lavrion, located on the southern side of Attica. The length of cruises vary, from one day cruise to Saronic islands to multi-day cruises around the Aegean Sea and Turkey. Many cruises to the Greek islands also depart from Italy, Spain, Cyprus and other ports in the Mediterranean Sea.
A very enjoyable way to travel around Greece is to take self drive tours. These packages include car rentals and accommodation in pre-arranged destinations. Driving in the Greek roads is relatively easy as most parts of the National Motorways are reconstructed. Some attention is needed in country roads, where there is usually one line per direction, and when traveling at nights as there are very few lights in almost all roads in Greece. Self drive tours are very popular in the Greek mainland, where there are many sights to see on the way.
Although Greece is officially not a winter destination, over the last years there is a large wave from people who are coming to Greece for winter city breaks or off season holidays. In fact, visitors seem surprised to discover that apart from the sea and sun type of holiday, Greece has a very interesting and lively atmosphere all year round. Greek winter holiday packages include multi day tours to the Greek mainland, visits to ancient sites, organized visits to farms or wineries, agricultural activities, trips to secluded towns, and many more.
With many years of experience in tourism industry, Greeka.com offers all kind of travel services in Greece. We can help you choose the right hotel for your holidays, book your ferry tickets to the Greek islands, make a car reservation, pick up a complete island hopping package or a tour, organize a conference or incentive trip, and many more. If you have a holiday plan in mind and you need us to realize it, we can create the perfect holiday package for you. If you just need our advise or suggestion on your Greek holidays, feel free to contact us.
Holidays by type
Here is a list for all the different types of holidays in Greece. We have covered all kind of vacations: from luxurious to budget, from summer to winter, from active to relaxing. With rich culture, interesting monuments and wonderful nature, this country is perfect for all holiday types. Either you are looking for culture or for beaches, Greece holidays will be the most incredible experience of your life!
Although summer is the most popular period to visit Greece for holidays, many visitors also come in spring and autumn, when the islands are not that busy and prices are generally cheaper. Over the last years, there are efforts to present Greece as a winter destination as well and extend the tourist season to cover all year round. In fact, many visitors are starting to discover secret places, traditional villages, ancient sites in the mainland and explore Greece off the beaten track.
Greece offers many chances for luxury holidays and leisure, particularly in the most tourist destinations such as Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Rhodes and Crete. These are places with spa resorts, private villas and casinos, where visitors can enjoy some thrilling moments during their Greek holidays. Such Greek destinations are also great for honeymoon and weddings as they combine romance and fantastic hotel amenities. In fact, Greece is among the world top wedding and honeymoon destinations.
If you believe that Greece is only about sightseeing and swimming in the sea, then you must probably know that there are many active things happening around lately! Theme parks have opened in many destinations, bar or beach parties are frequently held in summer and sports activities have developed, from touring to diving, cycling or sailing. Apart from the normal bus tours, visitors also choose more special ways to discover the country, such as motorbike or jeep tours.
Greece is a fantastic place for alternative holidays. The nature of the country is a paradise for ecotourism and geotourism, two quickly developing tourist sectors. In fact, many people come to Greece for sports and activities connected to nature, like bird watching, fishing, golf or ski in the many ski centres of the country. Others come for therapeutic holidays in the thermal springs and spa resorts. Art, photography, language, gastronomy and yoga courses are starting to develop, and so is religious tourism in Meteora, Tinos and many historical monasteries. Gay people come to Mykonos, naturists go to the Small Cyclades islands, and various organizations around the country are calling for volunteers. Educational tourists go on archaeological visits to important ancient sites, traditional wineries and castle sightseeing.
The Greek nature thrives in variety and different landscapes: there are large valleys between mountains covered with forests, impressive canyons with rare flora and fauna, lakes and rivers, active and dormant volcanoes, caves with stalactites and stalagmites, and of course the longest coastline in Europe measuring 13,676 km in length. The Greek countryside is a wonderful place to discover by foot or car and many farms have opened for agrotourism in the mainland and the Greek islands. The nice climate of Greece and the modern medical equipment have helped develop health tourism in the country. You can enjoy nature also in the many campings.
It is not exaggerating to say that for every holiday type, Greece is the best option! Whether you are looking for romance with your mate, youth parties, single adventures, shopping options, total relaxation on the beach, culture holiday with interesting festivals and events, or just a quiet place for family and kids, have no doubt that you will find the perfect destination in Greece. If you are on a tight budget, try home exchange. In any case, come to Greece! These will be the holidays of your life!
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About holiday destinations
Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Holiday in Greece is the dream of a lifetime for many people, as shown by surveys in different countries. It is worth mentioning that Greece holds the 15th place of the world's tourism rating and every summer about 16-18 million tourists come to experience the famous Greece holidays.
Greece and the Greek islands are mostly famous for the wonderful, sunny weather, the crystal clear beaches, the historical sites, cultural events and picturesque villages. Tourism in Greece has flourished over the last decades but, in such a short time, has managed to develop all the necessary facilities in order to offer tourists a comfortable and enjoyable vacation in Greece. You will find every type of accommodation in this country, from villas and luxurious hotels to rooms to let and camping sites. Greece is the perfect place whether you want to enjoy a luxurious or a cheap holiday. To make things easier for you and avoid all these booking troubles and procedures, have in mind that there are various holiday packages that include tours, greek island cruises and Greek island hopping options.
Holidays in the Greek islands
The Greek islands are visited by millions of tourists all year round. You can access them by flight or Greek ferry. The peak season starts in May and ends in September, due to the wonderful, sunny days that are bound to make your holidays even more special. It rarely rains in summer, though some Greece resorts can get quite windy. However, every single Greek resort will definitely enchant you with its special architecture, delicious gastronomy, impressive castles and endless nightlife...
Holidays in the Greek islands is a dream for many people. Every island works nowadays as an individual holiday attraction where tourists can take a view of the Greek traditional ways of life, admire the cultural influence of the foreign occupations, do some sightseeing and experience water sports, such as sailing, sea safari, scuba diving, sea kayak and windsurfing. For more fun, try to spend a day in the theme parks or take a motorboat cruise. Many islands, such as Mykonos, Ios, Corfu and Rhodes, are also ideal for party animals, because they organize wild beaches parties that last till the morning.
If you are about to get married soon, have also in mind that Greece is a wonderful place to celebrate your love and exchange vows. Many tourists choose to perform their wedding ceremonies in Greece and especially in the Greek island of Santorini, the time when the sun sets in the sea and the sky is painted in a soft orange color. After getting married, you can spend an amazing honeymoon in Greece, as you will have the chance to drive a car or a motorbike around the Greek mainland and sail across the Greek seas.
Active and alternative holidays
Apart from summer holidays in Greece, there is a great effort by the Greek state to promote winter, active and alternative holidays as well. Many ski resorts have been created in various areas of the Greece mainland, with the cooperation of the local municipalities, the Greek governments and the EU. These ski resorts compete the great European ski centres in terms of facilities, but hold the advantage of being cheaper.
The Greek countryside is ideal for new types of tourism, ecology tourism (ecotourism), geotourism and active tourism that addresses to nature lovers and includes practicing various types of activities, such as visiting mineral areas and protected areas but also canoeing, river trekking and rafting in the deep rivers, mountain biking, rock climbing, jeep tours, horse riding or just some walking and bird watching in the steep mountains and the Greek National Parks. However, we should always make sure that our activities do not disturb the environment. If you are fond of some even more extreme sports, try bungee jumping, kite surfing or wake boarding. If you prefer more relaxing sports, then golf holidays and gymnastics are more suitable for you.
However, if active holidays do not attract you at all, Greece offers other alternative types of holiday, too. The art holiday is ideal for people with artistic character. Discovery holidays and archaeological holidays are perfect for history lovers. Yoga holiday and also recreational activities and excursions are available.
Working holidays are especially organized for people who want to offer voluntary work in archaeological excavations or social projects. If you do not want to work voluntary, you can certainly apply for jobs in Greece for the summer, or for even more. Furthermore, people with a deep faith to God can practice religious holidays and pay a visit to the uncountable churches and monasteries of Greece. These last years spa holidays have known a great flourishing and many spa centres have been created to serve human physical beauty and relaxation. Greece has also developed a special medical holiday type and many people come to Greece from abroad to recover from their illnesses in clinics or the natural thermal springs that have helped Greece to flourish some therapeutic tourism. Moreover, an increasing number of companies and institutions choose Greece to host their meetings in some of the beautiful conference centers both in Athens and the Greek islands.
The experience of a lifetime
Greece is an ideal tourist destination for both families and individuals and result in the experience of a lifetime for most tourists. Some resorts are more suitable for a comfortable family holiday while others fit more to couples, singles or gay people. If you are even practicing naturist holidays, nudism is allowed in some remote beaches.
Along with its beautiful landscapes and beaches, Greece is also famous for its ancient culture. Do not miss to visit some Greek museums and ancient sites while in the country and taste some traditional food and delicious Greek wine.
Your vacations in Greece will definitely stay in your mind for many years to come! It is easy to reach Greece by all means of transport and getting around within the country's limit is equally easy. For any trouble or information, you can contact the travel agencies and the braches of the Greek National Tourism Organization which are spread around all over the country.
If you finally want to buy a house in Greece, our website offers a wide range of real estate agencies that will happily help you during your search. This way, you can enjoy Greece holidays any time of year, at your own convenience. Many foreigners also buy a house and move there when they get their pension.
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