Greece and its islands are well known for their rich history, excellent climate and warm hospitality. The country's lively and inviting nature makes it an easy choice for travellers of all types. From action and adventure on the mainland to relaxation on sun-drenched island beaches, families, couples and party goers alike are well catered for. Culture lovers in particular will appreciate the myriad of historical treasures. As a leader of the ancient world, Greek civilisation thrived and today the country is rightly proud of its heritage and is teeming with incredible sights. Our hotels in Athens offer a gateway to sites such as The Acropolis and Parthenon, Olympia and Delphi as just a taster of the many wonders waiting to be explored. For those seeking rest and relaxation Greece's many islands each offer their own version of paradise to calm and soothe the senses. Over 200 inhabited islands lie off the coast of mainland Greece in the Aegean and Ionian seas. Crete, the largest of the islands, easily pleases with its stretching coastlines, rugged landscapes and historical sites. Its huge variety of stunning beaches has made it one of the most well known of the Greek islands. Rhodes is another popular choice, also boasting a mixture of historical significance and idyllic island charm. Sun-worshippers seeking the ultimate beach resort should investigate our hotels in Kiotari on Rhodes, while party animals can indulge in the wild night-time fun of with cheap hotels in Faliraki, or head to the island of Corfu where plenty of drinks, dancing and cheap hotels lure in eager revellers. For a quieter experience, islands such as Lesbos, Zakynthos and Thassos offer lush landscapes, sparkling sea waters and unspoilt beaches just waiting to be discovered.
With such immense variety on offer, you'll be sure to find your perfect holiday here. Browse our superb selection of great value Greece hotels to discover more.
Religion: Dominant religion is Greek Orthodox
Time difference: GMT +2 hours
Things to do in Greece
Marvel at the Acropolis and Parthenon of Athens
The Acropolis in Athens is the most famous of its kind and one of Greece's finest treasures. Originally the upper fortifications of the city, the acropolis site includes over 20 structures, including the famous Parthenon. Constructed in honour of the Goddess Athena, the Parthenon temple is considered one of the most important buildings to arise from classical times in Greece. Visit the New Acropolis Museum to learn more about Greek history and fully appreciate this magnificent site.
Delve into Greek mythology at Knossos, Crete
According to legend, the labyrinthine palace of Knossos was constructed for King Minos, ruler of the Minoan civilisation, and is where the Minotaur the infamous half-man, half-bull figure of Greek mythology was imprisoned. Extensive restoration has meant there is plenty to see at this magnificent site, which is located in Heraklion on the island of Crete.
Relax on stunning Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia
Turquoise waters, a white pebble beach and stunning cliff surroundings have earned Myrtos the reputation as one of Greece's best beaches. It is an idyllic choice for those seeking total rest and relaxation. Amenities are modest and unobtrusive with a small beach bar providing light refreshments, while tavernas can be found along the road above.
Party in Faliraki, RhodesFor fun packed days and wild nights, visit the well-established resort of Faliraki on the east coast of Rhodes. This party capital has bars and clubs in abundance and is ideal for thrill-seeking water sports enthusiasts who can enjoy paragliding, water skiing, banana boating, and much more. If wild nights and water sports are your weakness, then you may be interested in our great summer deals on Ibiza hotels as well.
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