Greece Holidays - History, Fun and Sun

Sandy beach in one of Greece’s famous resorts.

Greece is one of the best loved holiday destinations in Europe, with visitors flocking in their thousands every summer for a week or two of sun, sea, sand and so much more. Whether it is on a Greek island beach with your beloved, a relaxing five star break to a mainland resort, or perhaps an all inclusive break with the family, holidays to Greece cater for everyone and anyone.

Greece offers a unique blend of culture that suits all tastes, from hedonists to history lovers (and all in between). It is a country steeped in history but maintaining a sense of contemporary entertainment. Athens was the birthplace of democracy, basic philosophy, mathematics and the sciences while at the same time specific resorts are recognised worldwide as key party destinations.

The mix of brilliant weather and beautiful beaches attracts all types of visitors, from those in search of pure relaxation and family holiday fun to the livelier crowd. With such diversity across the islands, no two holidays in Greece are the same. Reasonable prices, delicious cuisine and each resort offering you something different mean holidays to Greece are considered amongst the best in the world.

Perfect Greek Island Holidays

Greece - A perfect family holiday destination.

Holidaymakers traditionally associate holidays in Greece with the major islands such as Rhodes, Crete or Corfu, but there are hundreds of smaller unspoilt islands and islets such as Thassos, Kalymnos, Symi and Paxos that are well worth exploring, where traditional customs are still apparent. The small fishing towns and villages scattered around the coast of the smaller islands offer a unique insight into traditional Greek culture.

We can provide you with your perfect tailor made island holiday giving you the opportunity to sample some of the fresh local dishes from around the country. Traditionally clad women will still bring vegetables to the small restaurants and tavernas in the more rural locations, travelling often on donkeys. Classic white buildings and narrow cobbled streets still remain throughout, adding to the romantic charm of the islands. Greece boasts several collections of wonderful islands including the Ionian islands of Corfu, Zante, Kefalonia and Lefkada, the Dodecanese (Rhodes and Kos), Cyclades (Mykonos and Santorini) and Sporades (Skiathos and Skopelos), not forgetting Greece’s largest and most southerly island – Crete.

Nightlife options across the Greek islands range from dining in traditional Greek tavernas which can be found in abundance on all of the islands to partying until sunrise in resorts such as Laganas, Kavos, Faliraki, Kardamena and Malia.

Holidays to Greece's Mainland

Boats in the harbour in Hora, Naxosl.

Greece’s mainland resorts are as varied and as interesting as its Island variants. Sun-worshippers looking for the ultimate beach holiday will be more than satisfied with PargaPeloponneseSivota or Halkidiki whereas Athens itself is the perfect place for a cultural city break.

Greek holidays are becoming increasingly popular with dozens of flights departing from the UK every day from major British airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham as well as several regional airports.

Whether you are after an all inclusive family holiday, a tailor made romantic break or if you’re the adventurous type, an activity holiday! Packyourbags Travel offer a comprehensive holiday booking service, so get in touch with us today.

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