Europe

Greece

One of the birthplaces of western civilisation, Greece is a land of culture, history and remarkable beauty. Explore spectacular golden beaches and sun-soaked islands. Dine at cosy tavernas and discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s a land suitably fit for the gods.

Average Temperature (°C)

Spring

Spring

16.7

Summer

Summer

28.0

Autumn

Autumn

19.7

Winter

Winter

10.7

The view from the Acropolis was astonishing (I’d recommend getting there early to beat the cruise ship crowds, as the sun is rising). The wonderful antique shops of Monastiraki are worth a look. The temperatures were perfect when we went in late October in the mid-20s, I’d certainly recommend visiting outside of the hot mid-summer months.
Karen
Travel Counsellor

Try a Taste

Moussaka

Moussaka

The classic crowd-pleaser of
minced lamb, aubergine and
potato topped with béchamel
sauce, best eaten with crusty
bread and a tomato and
cucumber salad

Karythopita

Karythopita

A spiced, moist walnut cake
made with brandy, olive oil,
orange or lemon rind, cinnamon
and cloves, excellent served
with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Souvlaki

Souvlaki

Often served still on the skewer
or fast-food style in pitta bread
with chopped tomatoes, onions
and tzatziki.

From Gouvia you can jump on the bus and take a short 15-minute ride to Corfu Town for a night out or afternoon sightseeing. I really have had some of the best meals I have ever eaten in Corfu Town and can highly recommend visiting. Corfu Town is the capital and the main port, the best viewpoint is from the Old Fortress, from there you can see the whole city and mainland Greece.
Vicky
Travel Counsellor

Something Different

Cretan Cooking Class in Heraklion Discover the island’s culinary heritage and learn to prepare Cretan favourites yourself under the guidance of local cooks. In a stone village with Aegean views, cook then sit down to feast on local dishes all made with the freshest seasonal ingredients and accompanied by local wines.
Discover the Secrets of Athens Spend a day wandering along the Greek capital’s secret alleyways and into authentic neighbourhoods you won’t find in your guidebook, to browse bohemian shops amidst locals, spot colourful street art and hidden courtyards, and sample local treats in independent cafés and bars.
If you don’t want to drive yourselves, or have children and want to stay near to the beaches, then there are plenty of really fantastic hotels in the Rethymno area which have lots of kids clubs and facilities for families, plus excursions can be arranged if you want to go further afield. You can even go on trips to other islands, including the very beautiful Santorini.
Sharon
Travel Counsellor

Greek Islands

Rhodes
Rhodes
Crete
Crete
Santorini
Santorini
Corfu
Corfu
Mykonos
Mykonos
Euboea
Euboea
Lesbos
Lesbos
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