Greece has long been a mecca for sun worshippers, lured by the cultural odyssey of the mainland, or one of the 227 inhabited islands. Creating a shortlist is no easy task; while each destination may share the same climate, they nevertheless remain as distinct as you like, generous in their servings of history, culture and scenery so astonishing it’s hard to imagine being just an olive stone’s throw away from the UK.

Where is Greece?

Greece is located in southeastern Europe, at the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Albania, North Macedonia, and Bulgaria to the north, and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece also includes several islands in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas.

A Collection of Island Idylls

Ancient heritage meets sun-soaked landscapes

Greece, often hailed as the cradle of Western civilization, is a mesmerising blend of rich history, culture, and awe-inspiring landscapes. From the ancient ruins of Athens to the vibrant islands scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, Greece offers an unparalleled journey through time, paired with lip-smacking cuisine and renowned Greek hospitality.

Why should I visit Greece?

Spectacular Scenery
Unrivalled History
Sumptuous Cuisine
Island Hopping

Spectacular Scenery

Santorini and Mykonos lead the charge in terms of picture-perfect destinations - although Greece has its fair share. The latter may have gained a reputation as something of a party hotspot, but tranquillity is never far away. For every Ibiza-like stretch, there’s a more refined alternative - wholly impressive for an island of its size. Both of these Eastern Mediterranean enclaves exude effortless beauty, where whitewashed walls are splashed with hot pink bougainvillea, as wisteria-draped walls provide the headiest perfume. Santorini’s soaring cliff faces even come with the added geological clout of being formed by a submerged volcano, which has thankfully remained dormant for long enough to add intrigue rather than peril. 

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