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The old part of town on the island of Skiathos in Greece

Greece - Something for Everyone

"Greece offers some of the most beautiful beaches not only in South-eastern Europe, but the entire world.."

Greece needs no introduction as the fountainhead of Western culture and also one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With a land as rich in natural beauty as it is in history and culture, a holiday in Greece will have something for everyone, making it a very popular choice among families, couples and young people alike.

Most people especially look forward to the beautiful Greek beaches, with clean white sand and the crystal blue warm waters of the Mediterranean. Greece offers some of the most beautiful beaches not only in South-eastern Europe, but the entire world.

Greece offers a full range of accommodation, including some overpriced resorts and you should expect to pay more in the peak season. Of course there are still plenty of moderately priced rooms, but it is advisable to book well in advance in July and August as all the best deals get snapped up quickly.

Cheapholidays.com have plenty of great offers to choose from, which means you can easily find a cheap holiday to Greece suitable for families and couples or if your departure date is drawing in, try searching our last minute Greece holiday deals.

Activities & Attractions

Shipwreck near Githeio, Greece
"Explore the underground caves and centuries old shipwrecks in guided scuba diving tours.."

Greece really does offer a multitude of attractions, landscapes, experiences and activities. Get in touch with the wonderful history of the Hellenic Republic by visiting the magnificent Acropolis in Athens, where the Parthenon, a temple to Greek goddess Athena built in the 5th century BC, still stands with all its glory and attracts tourists from around the world, especially those who are interested in ancient history.

Also, if you have time make sure to check out the Delphi, which can be reached by coach from Athens. Famous for the theatre ancient ruins and also the Temple of Apollo, this classical site was thought to have been the centre of the Universe and played a key role in the Greek world.

Greece is so rich in its ancient history heritage that you can even witness underwater ruins in the sea along with the spectacular marine life, while you are scuba diving. This is a special feature, which you will hardly find anywhere else in the world. Explore the underground caves and centuries old shipwrecks in guided scuba diving tours.

Once you've taken in the history there is always the popular option of enjoying the (crowded sounds a bit negative) beautiful beaches for a bit of rest and relaxation on your holiday in Greece. There is a very good why reason people come from around the world to enjoy Greece's beaches; their breath-taking beauty and the hot climate is a big pull. When swimming, reading and bathing begin to get tiresome why not try windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, paragliding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, swimming or sailing?

Restaurants, Nightlife & Shopping

Santorini by night - Greece
"Take in the Greek traditional dances along with the sound of famous Greek lute, the bouzouki.."

Greek food offers some of the most sought-after delicacies on the planet with high quality restaurants available all over the country. Although there is a wide variety of international cuisine available, such as the Italian and the Chinese cuisine, but you will hardly experience the essence of a Greece unless you try the Greek cuisine and Greek specialities, which are famous for their healthy quality such as homemade Moussaka or Giuvetsi washed down with a shot of Ouzo.

Dance away those calories at one of the many pulsing nightspots in Mykonos, Kos, Corfu or Kavos. Most clubs remain open until 6 or 7am and offer a wide range of music with international DJs being particularly popular.

If you prefer to try some more traditional Greek music, it can easily be found all over the country. You will be able to take in the Greek traditional dances along with the sound of famous Greek lute, the bouzouki. If you're in Athens during the daytime check out the Kapni Karea Café for a taste of Rembetika music, developed in the hashish dens in the early the 20th century, it is the fore father to modern Greek pop music.

Your holiday in Greece wouldn't be complete without a trip to a traditional Greek street market (called laikes agores meaning "people's market"). No town or city will be without these once a week events where your eyes can feast upon the bright array of colours emanating from the fresh fruit and rugs and carpets. Indeed, the shopping options here are endless with souvenirs, jewellery, clothing, shoes, bags, refreshments, leather goods and a lot more all present at reasonable prices in markets throughout the country.

Weather and Climate in Greece

Traditional Greek tavern
"Summer lasts from May to September, the best time to visit the place if you're looking for sun on your holiday.."

Summers in Greece are pleasant, but the temperatures can occasionally exceed 30°C with 12 hours of sunshine in a day. This is one of the reasons why it is so popular among tourists along with its beautiful beaches and sites. Greek summer lasts from May to September, and is the best time to visit the place if you are looking for a plenty of sun on your holiday. July and August are the warmest months of the year. Rainfall is rare during the summer months. But don't worry too much about the heat, as the humidity is constantly reduced by a cooling breeze that sweeps in off the coast.

The winter in Greece is at its peak during January and February, when the temperatures are still around 14°C, and with 5-hour sunshine a day.

Where is Greece?

Take a look at this map of Greece before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Greece
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