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Greece Holidays 2018
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If you are looking to book your Greece Holiday, we can help you. Greece is situated at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula, bordered by the Aegean Sea to the east, and the Ionian Sea to the west.
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Holiday to Greece
The capital of Greece is Athens, a city of startling contrasts, which offers both cultural heritage sites and a vibrant, cosmopolitan nightlife. Greece is comprised of over 1,400 islands scattered over a large area of the Mediterranean Sea. Its warm weather, friendly people, and fascinating culture have made Greece an enduring favourite among European travel destinations. If you're thinking about a trip to the Greek islands, there are a wide range of travel destinations available - from peaceful islands such as Paphos and Meganisi, to the hedonistic party islands of Páros and Mykonos. Whether you want to travel to Greece for a cultural summer holiday visiting historic sites and ancient monuments, or whether you prefer a last minute city break to cosmopolitan Athens, we offer cheap airline tickets and hotel deals for Greek holidays to suit everyone. From luxury villa or hotel holidays for families who just want to enjoy the sun, sea, and clear blue skies, to sailing, walking, and other activity holidays in the Cyclades, Greece has every kind of holiday.
Guide to Greece
Greece is the perfect summer travel destination, but you can find great travel deals out of season too. Only a four hour flight from London, airline tickets are surprisingly economical. Increasing competition amongst providers of hotel accommodation and villas in Greece, means that there are some real bargains available for last minute travel and hotel deals.
The busiest months for holidays to Greece are June, July, and August, but in September the weather is still sunny and the sea still lovely and warm. Many visitors prefer to travel at this time of year as airline tickets and hotel reservations can be cheaper, and the temperatures less intense. Greece really is the perfect all year round travel destination in the Mediterranean.
As an introduction to Greek culture you might want to plan your travel around the Hellenic Festival which runs from June to September. This exciting celebration features music, dance, and theatre performances in Athens, and classical Greek drama in Epidaurus, all set against the backdrop of magnificent ancient monuments. Whilst surviving examples of ancient Greek paintings are relatively rare, pottery, coins, and ancient Greek sculptures, including works by the master sculptors Phidias and Praxiteles, can be seen throughout the islands. Art, cinema, music, and sculpture flourish everywhere, so you're sure to find local performances and galleries close to your villa or hotel. Holidays in Greece offer the perfect opportunity to sample some of the highlights of Greek cuisine. Typical Greek food includes dolmades (rice, currants, and pine kernels wrapped in vine leaves), moussaka (aubergine slices with ground lamb, onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes and herbs, topped with a cheese sauce) and spanakopita (spinach pie). Feta and Halloumi cheese and olives feature in many of the traditional recipes of mainland Greece, while seafood is a staple ingredient of Greek food on the islands. Favourite drinks include ouzo, metaxa, and a variety of wines including retsina.
Tourist Attractions in Greece
Greece is renowned as the birthplace of European civilisation. Its culture reflects the heritage of not only ancient Greece but also of the Roman, Ottoman, and Byzantine empires. Its fascinating history is reflected in its architecture, art, literature, drama, and sculpture. On the Greek isle of Mykonos, which is perhaps best known for its chic bars and exclusive nightclubs, archaeological finds have dated back to the Neolithic Kares tribe who inhabited the island around 3000 BC. Roman and Greek temples can be seen throughout the islands, with famous examples including the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, and the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. Rhodes is most famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and for its medieval Old Town which is a World Heritage Site. Corfu, an island close to both mainland Greece and Albania, features some wonderful examples of Venetian houses, a Venetian citadel and the Palaia Anaktora, a huge complex of Roman buildings with gardens full of exotic trees and flowers. The ruined city of Knossós on the island of Crete is another famous heritage site that's definitely worth a visit, if you can drag yourself away from the delights of Greek beaches.
However there is much more to Greece than its history, and activity holiday enthusiasts can participate in walking, sailing, scuba diving, cycling and many other sports. The Greek isles are a particularly good choice if you're looking for a holiday to combine culture and history with adventure sports. The Cyclades are a particularly popular travel destination for activity holidays in Greece, due to their fabulous beaches, clear blue waters, and hilly terrain. This stunning archipelago of volcanic islands off the coast of Greece includes Santorini, which is famous for its hilltop walks, red beach, and wine industry. On Santorini you can also see the important archaeological site of Akrotiri which was thought to be the inspiration for Atlantis and made Thera the best-known Minoan site outside the island of Crete.
Weather in Greece
Although the weather varies between coastal and mountain regions and between mainland Greece and the islands, temperatures range from around 14°C in April to almost 29°C in July. If you're able to travel to Greece during the low season you'll find some great cheap holiday deals, both for hotels and flights. Temperatures in Rhodes regularly reach 25°C in September and the weather remains warm and sunny in most of Greece through October.
Accommodation in Greece
Greece offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxury hotels, modern apartments and villas with gardens or pools to rent, to cheap package deals offering discounts on hotel reservations and airline tickets. Hotels in Greece range from five-star luxury in Thessaloníki and Athens, to bed and breakfast type accommodation in the Greek islands. It is worth noting that tour operators offer particularly good discounts for last minute travel and low season deals.
Greece Cheap Holidays
Greece, one of the most popular, family friendly nations is Europe. Located at the South of the Continent. Made up of thousands of inhabited Islands as well as the key mainland! Situated on the tip of the Balkan Peninsula jutting into the tranquil Aegean and Ionian Seas as well as sprawling across the Mediterranean. The country of Greece shares borders with Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey. The dynamic capital of Greece is Athens, loved for its staggering history, vibrant nightlife and beautiful climate. Alive with endearing culture and welcoming locals, Greece has become a firm favourite with sun lovers looking for fun.
When thinking about a holiday to Greece the beautiful Islands generally pop to mind. With so many to choose from the decision is big! Most islands vary in their general outlook; some are steeped in history whilst others are perfect for families whilst some are infamous for their party towns! Whether you are a culture vulture, party animal or simply a sun goddess, Greece has something to suit you! Last minute deals and cheap holidays are always available. With the vast amount of accommodation up for grabs and the number of budget airlines flying into the country and her islands a holiday can always be found. With long summer seasons boasting hot, hot temperatures and warm winters to visits can be enjoyed year round as well! Hotel and apartment holidays mean big business in Greece, with plenty of boards and types of hotels to choose from. Locally ran hotels have excellent rates if you're on a budget and the big hotels boast the upmost in luxury. Villas are also available and a great option for families! Greece is the ideal for everyone whether its water sports or walking your into, sight seeing or nightlife.
Greece has a great reputation as one of the top summer holiday destinations suiting to a huge variety of travellers! At just four hours away from the UK a trip is well worth it. A country so covered with great resorts, perfect holidays are guaranteed. High energy night-life surrounds the popular party towns of Kavos in Corfu, Laganas in Zante, Malia in Crete, Faliraki in Rhodes and Kardamena in Kos. With night-life that rivals the party resorts of Spain and Cyprus' Ayia Napa! For quieter more laid back holidays visits to the capital and the beach resorts on the mainland are a great idea. Most of the islands have less lively resorts to and the more peaceful, smaller islands are great options. Lefkas and Kefalonia are really popular with couples and families looking for relaxing times in the sun. The smaller much lesser known islands of Stoupa and Tolon also make for the perfect break from the norm. The mainland resort of Halkidiki is a great way to get the best of both worlds - with lively nightlife and plenty of beach fun as well as fascinating culture and local lifestyles.
With such long seasons in Greece visits can be had throughout the year. The most popular time to visit is over the summer months. During the peak season school holiday weeks the beaches are a lot busier, the towns are often crowded and the prices are a lot higher. If possible great times to holiday in Greece are in May-July and September-October. With soaring temperatures and suntan opportunities the norm a holiday is not going to be any less. A perfect year round holiday destination, so close to home. Greece is unbeatable.
The well known culture of the Greeks is always a great experience. Athens is a great place to truly get to know the country - the birth place of the Olympics and a fabulous platter of music, dance and theatre. As well beautiful landmarks and dynamic backdrops. Typical Greek food is also something to be enjoyed, the usual mezes of fresh vegetables, dips and the tastiest flavours. As well as delicious Moussaka and spanakopita. Olives are the norm with any drink order. Ouzo is the tipple of the country to as well as delicate local wines! All wrapped up nicely a holiday to Greece is a great place to combine fabulous beaches, fascinating culture, lively nightlife and fine cuisines.
Cheap holidays and bargain getaways to Greece really have been had by the Brits for decades, this year is proving to be no exception! Located on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula in the south of Europe, the location already gives Greece a head start over other summer sun holiday hotspots. Being located further East than Spain and Portugal means that the country is blessed with much longer summer seasons, allowing for holidays taken outside of the peak holiday weeks to still enjoy soaring temperatures. Being the proud home to the very first western philosophy theories, democracy, western literature and the Olympic games, this nation really has something to shout about, As one of the more welcoming nations in Europe too, summer holidays are guaranteed to be wonderful, the predictable glorious weather of the area mean idyllic holidays too. Made up of thousands of islands as well as the map recognisable mainland, the many resorts of Greece are guaranteed to suit any traveller! Boasting the most as well as some of the best beaches in Europe too! The capital of Greece is Athens, loved for its staggering history, vibrant nightlife and beautiful climate. Athens is a great place to truly get to know the country and its people. As well beautiful landmarks and dynamic backdrops. When thinking about a holiday to Greece the beautiful Islands generally pop to mind. With so many to choose from the decision is big! Most islands vary in their general outlook; some are steeped in history whilst others are perfect for families whilst some are infamous for their party towns! At just four hours away from the UK a trip is well worth it. A country so covered with great resorts, perfect holidays are guaranteed. High energy night-life surrounds the popular party towns of Kavos in Corfu, Laganas in Zante, Malia in Crete, Faliraki in Rhodes and Kardamena in Kos. With night-life that rivals the party resorts of Spain and Cyprus' Ayia Napa! Most of the islands have less lively resorts to and the more peaceful, smaller islands are great options. Lefkas and Kefalonia are really popular with couples and families looking for relaxing times in the sun. The smaller much lesser known islands of Stoupa and Tolon also make for the perfect break from the norm. The mainland resort of Halkidiki is a great way to get the best of both worlds - with lively nightlife and plenty of beach fun as well as fascinating culture and local lifestyles. All wrapped up nicely a cheap holiday to Greece is a great place to combine fabulous beaches, fascinating culture, lively nightlife and fine cuisines. For the best deals book with Fleetway Travel, plenty of accommodation options are available, whether you choose cheap hotels, all inclusive hotels or self catering options. Budget airlines allow for cheaper flight tickets and even the use of your local regional airport too!
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