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Greece holidays 

Greece is a country full of history, myths and legends, but it’s also a vibrant, modern destination with sun-drenched beaches on beautiful islands dotted around the Mediterranean Sea. On a holiday in Greece you can explore the heritage, enjoy bustling tavernas in little towns and villages, and receive the warmest of welcomes with fine Greek wine and food.

There are so many places to choose from, so check out our selection of Greece holidays to find the perfect deal for you.

Mid 30s °C

In summer you can expect temperatures up to the mid 30s (°C) on the islands, with mainland Athens sometimes into the 40s, though spring and autumn are cooler.

4 hours

There are international airports on most of the Greek Islands including: Crete (Heraklion HER and Chania CHQ), Zante (ZTH), Corfu (CFU), Kos (KGS) and Rhodes (RHO). 

On the Greek mainland the primary airports are Athens (ATH) and Thessaloniki (SKG). 

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Book a beach holiday to Greece with Airtours and find pristine sandy beaches with the chance to explore a rich and ancient heritage. 

Featured holidays in Greece

Afrodite I, II & III

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Young & lively
  • Adult only 18yrs+
  • Only 20m from The Strip

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 95 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Legends Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Friendly family-run apartments
  • 25m to shops, bars and restaurants
  • Apartments sleep up to five

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 469 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Canadian Aparthotel

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Perfect for a lively or couples holiday
  • Central location for nightlife and beach
  • Restaurant and bar

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 386 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
  • Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Minas Apartments

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 408 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7. You can reach us on holiday through any of the following channels: 24hr helpline, digitally with SMS, WhatsApp and Email, plus live chat.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Fili Apartments

14 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 340 reviews

What is included ?

  • Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 15kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
  • This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
  • At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
  • We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7. You can reach us on holiday through any of the following channels: 24hr helpline, digitally with SMS, WhatsApp and Email, plus live chat.
  • Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Whether you're looking to have a budget holiday in a Self Catering apartment or you want to have an All Inclusive break at a top hotel, there are plenty of options to choose from with our range of holidays to Greece. 

It doesn't matter whether you just want to relax on the beach or by the pool, have some adventures on (or below) the water or take some time to explore the sights of Greece. There's something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for a fun packed holiday or just the chance to unwind. The Greeks are friendly and very hospitable, and will happily point you in the direction of what you want to do. 

 

With our great selection of beach holidays in Greece you'll always be close to the water, so why not make the most of it? It doesn't matter if you're experienced or not, you can try out water sports in a safe environment at one of the many tourist resorts. Snorkelling is great for kids to see some underwater wildlife, and taking a ride on a banana boat is a great way for teens and adults to have fun out on the waves. Families will enjoy going out for a day of deep sea fishing with the excitement of landing something special from the depths of the ocean. For real adventure, try parasailing or learning how to dive around the coasts of Kos or Corfu.

Greece is full of ancient sites and you can discover little monasteries and churches on the islands as well as remains dating back thousands of years. The Acropolis in Athens, the temple at Delphi and the amazing Knossos in Crete are fascinating glimpses into Greece's ancient culture.

Greece is a haven for those with a sweet tooth and its well worth taking the time to seek out the delicious sweets they produce. As well as tempting sugary snacks you can buy from shops and street vendors, don't forget to order those to-die- for desserts such as baklava and kataifi.

Greece is best for

Families: The clear, warm waters of the Mediterranean gently lap the shores of the islands of Zante, Corfu, Crete and Kos, and are safe for swimming and paddling. 

Lovers of history: Archaeological evidence of Greece's civilization goes back thousands of years. Knossos, the centre of the Minoan culture on Crete, is a spectacular site and the origin of the legendary Minotaur.

Water adventurers: With the sea all around there are plenty of water sports to enjoy. Whether it's snorkelling, banana boats, jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing or parasailing you’ll find choices for everyone.


Fast facts

Language: The official language is Greek and the letters of the alphabet are very different to ours. Most people working in the tourist industry speak English fluently.

Currency: Euro. 

Local Time: Two hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Athens International Airport or the international airports on Kos, Crete, Rhodes, Zante (Zakynthos) and Corfu.

Flight Time from the UK: Flights to all Greek destinations are around 4 hours from London Heathrow.

Tourist Information: Find more tourist information on Greece 

Visa and Health: Before travelling to Greece with Airtours make sure you’ve got the right health and travel insurance in place.


Weather and climate

Temperature: It can get very hot in July and August, into the mid 30s or sometimes above, though it's generally cooler on the islands than in Athens, thanks to sea breezes. 

Best time to visit Greece: If the heat is what you want then the summer is the perfect time to go. A beach holiday with plenty of time in the shade around a pool is exactly what the Greek islands offer. You’ll find cooler temperatures in May and September, a more relaxing mid 20s is normal, but Athens can be really hot and uncomfortable in high summer so try spring or autumn for a visit.


Getting around

By train: There aren't any trains on the islands but if you're on the mainland you can get a few intercity trains and there is a suburban network from Athens.

By Taxi: You can find taxis everywhere in the main resorts and they can be quite cheap. 

By boat: Ferries to and between islands operate regularly, or try a water taxi to explore the hidden parts of your island.

By Hire Car: Available mainly at airports when you arrive or booked in advance.

By bus: There are regular bus services on the islands and relatively inexpensive.


Events

For art lovers: Athens Epidaurus Greek Festival happens every summer during June and August. It includes a great range of performances such as modern theatre, opera, ballet, jazz, ancient drama, art exhibitions and classical music concerts. These events take place in a number of theatres around Athens. 

Soak up the culture: The Hippocrates Festival runs from July until August in Kos Town. As well as a range of concerts, plays, exhibitions and folk dancing, not to mention ancient Greek dramas, there are also sailing contests to enjoy and to get a flavour of how the islanders have always been seafarers.


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