Luxury Holidays in Greece

recognised as the land of myth & legend, With Miles upon miles of crystal blue waters, sun-drenched ruins, white-washed buildings and gorgeous cobbled streets, it's not hard to see why greece and her islands are a popular destination to holiday.

Luxury Greece holidays

From the oracle at Delphi to Mount Olympia where the Olympic Games were first played out more than two thousand years ago, and the mighty Parthenon sitting atop the Acropolis in the Greek capital Athens, the mainland is replete with classical treasures waiting for you to discover.

If your idea of a holiday is more relaxing on a beach than traipsing around the antiquities then Greece is your ideal destination. With as many as 6,000 islands, 200 of which are inhabited, ranging from Santorini to Kos and Crete to Corfu, Greece is renowned for its blue skies and sun-soaked beeches inviting you to take it easy. Hire a Greek villa for a week or longer, or go on a sailing trip around the Greek islands to really discover what the country has to offer.

Like in Italy, the heart of the country lies in its cuisine. Fortunately the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest on the planet so there is no reason for not indulging. Go beyond the staples of feta and olives to discover the richness of Greek cuisine, and at the same time feel the warmth of the local hospitality. For one thing is for sure, you will never be alone for long on your Greek holidays.

Places to visit in Greece

Athens is like no other place on Earth, whether it is the wonderful climate, the excellent cuisine, or the amazing Acropolis there is more than enough to delight in the Greek capital before you venture off to the islands.

For culture lovers few countries can compete with Greece. From Delphi to Olympia on the mainland to Knosssos on the largest island Crete, there are temples everywhere just waiting for you to explore. Not that all the treasures date back to the Ancient Greeks, the wonderful caves near Meteora contain mesmerising monasteries built by Byzantine monks in the 14th Century.

With so many glorious islands it is hard to choose one to visit in Greece. So why bother? Go sailing in Greece or island hop in the Cyclades. Feel the water splash against your face or jump in and take a plunge in the delightful warm waters before enjoying some barbecued fish on the beach.

Rhodes Old Town is a wonderful place to get lost for a day or a lifetime. Meander along the old cobbled streets and imagine you are a Knight of Rhodes before retiring to a taverna.

Our favourite Greek Hotels

Greece has so many great hotels for all types of peoples and budgets. Here are some of our favourite hotels to whet your appetite and to get your creative juices flowing, but if you already have a place in mind, we would love to help organise your dream holiday.

5* Archipelagos Hotel, Mykonos

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, located in a unique location of Mykonos which enjoys stunning views of the Cycladic sea. A stones throw from Kalo Livadi beach, this small but luxurious hotel may be traditional in design but offers all modern facilities and a laid back vibe.
A wonderful five star hotel suitable for both families and couples searching for the perfect Mykonian holiday and Mykonos experience.

5* Gennadi Grand, Rhodes

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

On a secluded beachfront in the quaint area of Gennadi on the southeast coast of Rhodes, the Gennadi Grand Resort is an eco-friendly establishment that is sure to redefine modern luxury, offering comfortable accommodation, delectable dining options, and attentive service in a contemporary setting, with floor to ceiling windows flooding the property with natural light. The resort is perfect for couples and families.

5* Atrium Prestige Thalasso, Rhodes

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

An outstanding property on the East Coast of Rhodes, in the picturesque setting of Lachania. Elegance, luxury & style are at the heart of this hotel. You and your guests are guaranteed memories that will last a lifetime, with a tailor made wedding of your dreams amongst the enchanting scenery of Rhodes. Enjoy the secluded position and instant access to the beautiful water and flawless views over the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. 

5* Stella Island, Crete

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

You can expect nothing less than refined luxury and attentive service at this stunning resort. A complete haven where comfort meets elegance, a temple of relaxation. Located in the beautifully traditional village of Analipsi, with direct access to its own private beach where you can also enjoy scuba diving and sailing, as well as sunbathing. This resort is not shy when it comes to luxury, if you are looking for a little escapism then you don’t need to look any further.

5* Lesante Blu, Zakynthos

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

Set in the picturesque village of Tragiki, sits this luxury award-winning all suite hotel where you will experience one-of-a-kind exclusivity and five star comfort.  Surrounded by spectacular views of the blue sea, a private beach, luxurious spa and discreet service, your every need will be met.
Take the opportunity to enjoy private excursions with the resorts own luxurious yachts to complete your wonderful holiday experience.

5* Marbella Nido Suite Hotel, Corfu

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

You’ll be mesmerised by the landscapes of Corfu from this traditional hotel.  This Greek island’s charming heritage is reflected throughout while the high-end modern facilities cater for your perfect stay. Situated only moments from the beachfront so you can enjoy the sun, sea and sand. A stunning adults-only haven with a glistening infinity pool where you can recline in the secluded sunbathing area and enjoy a cocktail or two at the pool bar. The perfect Corfu paradise.

5* Abaton Island Resort & Spa, Crete

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

This luxurious resort is located on Crete’s northern coastline with un-interrupted sea views. The gastronomy has a large part to play here, offering food from the world-famous Buddha-Bar which brings its signature Asian cuisine to a highlight.
Indulge mind, body and soul in a blissful setting for shear rest and relaxation, from fine cuisine, lavish rooms and sumptuous surroundings this hotel is no doubt the ultimate couples retreat.

5* St Nicolas Bay Resort, Crete

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

Enjoy a unique ambience, with personal service and fine cuisine.  A member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’, this fantastic resort occupies its own little secluded part of the island with sea facing rooms and luxurious suites, most with private pools, all with easy access of its ‘Blue Flag’ beach.
Ideally situated a short distance from the lively harbour town of Agios Nikolaos, a superior hotel with superior facilities and services.

5* Kirini Suites and spa, santorini

7 NIGHTS – BASED ON 2 SHARING

A stunning hotel which is a member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, combines tradition with luxurious living and exceptional views of the Aegean. Perched high on the Caldera cliffs, above the azure waters offering you the experience of unparalleled romance and luxury.
The island itself is famous for its legendary sunsets and lively cultural scene. An ideal location for that picture perfect wedding, a true lover’s paradise.

Greece Experiences

Sailing

Few experiences can compare with drifting in your own boat though the crystal clear waters of the Aegean, Mediterranean or Ionian seas on your own sailing boat. Whether you charter your own yacht or go on an escorted sailing trip in Greece, simply relax and top up your Vitamin D with all that wonderful Mediterranean sun, passing the most amazing cultural temples along your way.

A great way to try Italian cuisine is to stay at an agriturismo, a farmhouse where you and the whole family can stay and enjoy the healthy and often organic local fare while exploring the local area.

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Exceptional Greek Villas

Alternatively, rent a Greek villa for a week or a month, and spend some quality time with your family and friends. With so many islands to choose from, Greece has a wonderful range of villas on offer catering to whatever your budget or requirements. You can even book one for your Greece weddings.

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Greek Cuisine

Experience Greek cuisine whether it is in the local taverna or on a Greek cookery course, you will discover it to be both tasty and healthy. Cretan cuisine with its fresh artichokes, figs and virgin olive oil is not to be missed. But wherever you journey in Greece you are bound to have a culinary delight.

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Greek Tours

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There is a reason why Greece was an essential component on the Grand Tour. Retrace the steps of your forefathers through Athens, Delphi, Corinth and Mount Olympia to discover where democracy was founded and realise why western civilisation is so indebted to the Ancient Greeks.

Going on a classical tour through Greece might not have the instant gratification of the sun-soaked islands, but it will be a memory that will stay with you forever. And who is to say you have to choose between Ancient Greece and the a beach holiday, part of the wonder of a holiday in Greece is that you can combine the both – even in the same day. Temple in the morning, beach in the afternoon, dine in the evening and party through to the early hours, a Greek holiday truly has it all.

Whichever of the plethora of Greek experiences you choose, you are sure to have an unforgettable time, whether it’s the sun, the sea, the fantastic cuisine, amazing culture or the warmth of the people that you remember most when you reluctantly return home.

Weather - when to Visit Greece

Below is the list of what it is like to travel to Greece by month. Our most viewed article, The Best Greek Islands To Visit In May And June gives a much more detailed breakdown of the islands to visit during these months. These islands are some of the hidden greek treasures, away from the tourist traps and are perfect for an island hopping tour. Speak to our team if you would find out more. 

January in Greece

Winter is not the best time to visit Greece, although you will encounter many a blue-skied day on the southern islands, especially Crete where the temperature is mild.

February in Greece

As winter starts to really bite, avoid the north of the country, unless you wish to gaze at snow-capped mountains or perhaps go skiing in Greece.

March in Greece

The approaching Spring will see the temperatures start to rise although you still might encounter some rain. Easter in Greece sees an explosion of celebrations, especially in Patmos.

April in Greece

Although the weather can be unpredictable, April is a good month to visit Greece, with the spring flowers in bloom, and temperatures reaching 20C in Athens and the islands.

May in Greece

Perhaps the best month to visit Greece before the summer crowds descend. Crete and the islands of the Cyclades are at their best, although the waters might still be a tad cold.

June in Greece

By June the temperatures have started to soar and the rains have dried up. A great time to experience the islands and beaches of Greece.

July in Greece

Like June, July guarantees clear blue skies and glorious hot sun. This is when the islands of Samothráki and Thássos start to bloom.

August in Greece

The Peak holiday season sees the islands start to fill up. Unless you are in to partying, rent yourself an isolated Greek villa or sail around the Cyclades.

September in Greece

September is still a great month to visit Greece, as the hot sun starts to relent a little, this can be a good time to visits Athens and some of the antiquities on the mainland.

October in Greece

Although still hot across the country, in October the weather starts to become a bit more unpredictable. Crete is still extremely pleasant but expect the occasional storm.

November in Greece

The off-season sees places close and less ferries running so it is harder to travel around Greece. However, temperatures are still mild, and you will be able to escape the crowds.

December in Greece

December sees temperatures drop and the rains fall, but the approach of Christmas means there will be plenty of celebrations. Kala Christougenna as the Greek’s say Merry Christmas.

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