Prepare to be mesmerised. A holiday destination that will appeal to all of your senses, Greece is one of the highlights of any European holiday.
A country of proud people, irresistible food, strong coffee (and ouzo), ancient ruins, and regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilisation; Greece never ceases to fascinate, challenge and amaze the waves of curious tourists that descend upon its shores.
Flights to Greece more often than not arrive in Athens, the capital and home to the iconic ruins of the Acropolis citadel, which dates back to 5,000 BC. Pay a visit to Parthenon, its central temple dedicated to the goddess of wisdom Athena.
Bust myths and encounter legends
All over Greece you'll find reminders of its highly advanced ancient civilisation. These include Olympia, the original site of the first Olympic Games first held in 776 BC, and the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, home of the famous oracle and once thought to be the centre of the world.
Mount Olympus is the place of origin of the pantheon of the temperamental gods of Greek mythology, with its highest peak reaching 2,917 metres. Make sure to grab a Greece travel guide to get the background information on all the sites and the myths associated with them.
Bordered to the north by Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria, and Turkey to the east, it's the dazzling blue oceans surrounding Greece that attract many to the country. Indulge in one of the many Greek Islands tours available if you want to really see the diversity of the country.
All Greece tours will undoubtedly make a stop at the Cyclades Archipelago. Beckoning with its shimmering white and blue buildings, whose roofs reflect the sunshine and deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea, the Cyclades Archipelago is postcard Greece at its best.
Sun by day and shake by night
Contained within the island group is Santorini, a resplendent city of rugged cliffs and sensational sunsets over shimmering water that's best observed from the village of Oia. Nearby Mykonos is Greece's flashy party destination and attracts countless visitors to its stunning beaches and hedonistic nightclubs.
Beach lovers are also fond of Kefalonia and the stunning Myrtos Beach, while Crete appeals to history buffs wanting to delve into the heritage of the ancient Minoan civilisation, as well as avid hikers on their way to explore the beautiful Samariá Gorge.
Back on the mainland, Thessaloniki is a surprisingly cosmopolitan city. Arguably the hippest city in the country, many believe Thessaloniki to be the best place in Greece to go on a taste adventure. Here you will also find many chic hotels, bars and boutiques, and more eateries per square metre than anywhere else in Greece!
A land of fascinating history, ancient cultures and exotic cuisine, find out for yourself why Greece is one of Europe's best-loved tourist destinations.