Whether you are a history buff, a lover of Greek myth and legend or simply looking for a fun-filled holiday in the sunshine – a holiday filled with beaches, delicious food and plenty of culture – then Greece is the destination for you. From the islands of Crete and Santorini to the world-renowned ruins of the Acropolis and Delphi, and the outstanding restaurants and taverns to be found all over the country, Greece has so much to offer and is guaranteed to dazzle and beguile you at every turn.
If you are visiting the country to meet new people and paint the town red, head to the party town of Thessaloniki, also lauded as being the Greek cultural capital. This fast-paced historic city hosts a vibrant range of festivals and events and boasts a plethora of bars and cafés, not to mention museums, theatres and art galleries. Alternatively you could head to Mykonos, renowned for its clubbing and its lively gay scene, and dance the night away in clubs such as Pierro and Cavo Paradiso, then cure your hangover with a glass of ouzo and a morning spent lazing on the beach in the bright golden sunshine.
Tourists who prefer a quieter holiday away from the country’s party hotspots may want to head to The Zagorohoria and explore its rustic mountain villages, or make your way to Andros in the Cyclades where you can enjoy scenic walks through lush valleys, while dramatic mountaintops loom ahead. Lefkada is another intriguing island to explore and boasts some of the finest beaches in the country along its western coastline, while the interior is mountainous and ruggedly beautiful.
To experience an impressive taste of Greek culture during your sojourn in the Hellenic Republic, try to include as many of its renowned historic sites on your itinerary as you can, from the monasteries of Meteora to the Temple of Zeus in Ancient Olympia and the incredibly well-preserved Theatre of Epidavros, with its jaw-dropping acoustics, which dates back to the 3rd century.
What is the currency in Greece?
The official currency of Greece is the Euro.
How long does it take to fly to Greece?
A non-stop flight from London to Athens lasts approximately 3 hours 45 mins.
What is the time difference in Greece?
Greece is 2 hours ahead of London, UK.
When is the best time to visit Greece?
If you want to miss the crowds and the soaring temperatures which characterise the Greek summer why not opt to visit the country during the months of June and September, which offer delightful weather almost wherever you are in Greece.
What language is spoken in Greece?
Greek is the official language of Greece.