Greece Holidays: An Overview

Greece is the ultimate Euro highlight with its archaic mainland peppered with beautiful beaches and a handful of picture-perfect islands cropping out of the crystal clear Mediterranean waters.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Crystal clear and warm seawater. In Sani, the white sandy beach will have you pinching yourself to make sure you didn't somehow board the flight to the Maldives instead
  • The clutch of recently-opened small hotels in wonderfully rustic locations - but with 5-star service
  • More ancient history than you can throw a stick at. Amphitheatres, columns, statues, archaeological remains abound in the crucible of the world's first European superpower so you can inject some culture into your luxury holiday
  • Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide
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Original Highlight

Takis’ Taverna in Limeni, Peloponnese. Fish so fresh you can see the next catch still swimming freely in front of your table, the best Greek salad you’ll find anywhere and crisp, excellent local white wine. It’s easy to see why locals travel from Athens to get here!

Flora, Original Traveller

A note on price

A romantic, relaxing break to gorgeous Santorini (staying in the best room on the island with a private pool, Club class flights and private transfers) would cost approximately £3,600 for two. Alternatively, families of four could expect to pay around £3,300 for a week in the Peloponnese’s Costa Navarino. Learn more about our pricing

Top picks for Greece

Grace Mykonos

Grace Mykonos

Mykonos

Perched on the hills above Mykonos, and with views of the glittering Aegean, the Grace Mykonos is as pristine and white as the sandy beach below.

Where to stay

Grace Mykonos
Ikies

Ikies

Santorini

A small ‘village’ of ten self-catering houses, situated in the northern part of Santorini, on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Oia.

Where to stay

Ikies
Grace Santorini

Grace Santorini

Santorini

The ultra luxurious Grace Santorini is made up of typical Cycladic white houses carved into the hillside high above the Caldera and is the perfect place from which to watch the island’s famed sunset.

Where to stay

Grace Santorini
Iconic Santorini

Iconic Santorini

Santorini

What goes around comes around, and a few thousand years after every self-respecting caveman was shacked up in a rocky hole, today’s trendy troglodytes are doing just the same at Iconic Santorini.

Where to stay

Iconic Santorini
Mykonos Blu

Mykonos Blu

Mykonos

Set on a low bluff overlooking one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches, Mykonos Blu is a haven for jet-setters and romantics, close enough to the town’s pulsating nightlife, yet secluded enough for ultimate relaxation.

Where to stay

Mykonos Blu
Peloponnese

Peloponnese

Greece

Few, if any, destinations have had as significant an impact on the Western psyche and vocabulary as the Peloponnese peninsula in south-western Greece.

Where to go

Peloponnese
Perivolas

Perivolas

Santorini

Perivolas is an immaculate Aegean retreat and one of the most famous hotels in Greece.

Where to stay

Perivolas
Bill & Coo

Bill & Coo

Mykonos

Taking its name from the sounds lovey doves make (the bill bit refers to the way doves touch each other’s beaks, apparently), Bill & Coo is spot on for lovebirds of a non-avian persuasion.

Where to stay

Bill & Coo
Cavo Tagoo

Cavo Tagoo

Mykonos

Built into the cliff side, Cavo Tagoo is a luxury five star hotel minutes from Mykonos Town, and has spectacular views over the ocean.

Where to stay

Cavo Tagoo
Mykonos

Mykonos

Greece

Cosmopolitan Mykonos is renowned for its nightlife (it has been described as the Ibiza of the Aegean, but the jury is out as to whether that's a good thing or not), trademark windmills and its attractive ‘capital’ Hora, considered one of the most beautiful towns in the Cyclades.

Where to go

Mykonos
Santorini

Santorini

Greece

Crescent-shaped Santorini is perhaps the most famous Greek island, and physically one of the most spectacular islands in the world, with its giant sea-filled caldera created by an ancient volcanic eruption.

Where to go

Santorini
Crete

Crete

Greece

Crete has great diversity and offers everything from dramatic mountain scenery, golden beaches and secluded coves to ancient Minoan ruins and remote rural villages.

Where to go

Crete

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