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From the ancient Acropolis in Athens to the mountaintop monasteries of Meteora, holiday packages to Greece offer historic highlights of mythical proportions. Witness the ring where the Olympics was first created and athletes, hungry for victory, competed. Find yourself in the town of Delphi, where the Oracle would utter the words sent to her by Apollo. Greece is a country that has something for everyone, from its rich history and culture to its stunning beaches and islands. The country’s islands are equally impressive, with Santorini and Mykonos being two of the most popular destinations. Santorini is known for its stunning sunsets and picturesque villages, while Mykonos is famous for its vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches. Greece makes for a fabulous beach holiday with family or friends.

Other European holiday destinations that are worth considering include Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, and Croatia, each with their own unique charm and attractions.

Travel to Greece

While the mountainous interior beckons adventurers to dust off their hiking boots and climb the rocky landscapes, the glistening Aegean Sea invites sunseekers to hop from one idyllic Greek island to the next. With influences from exotic neighbours, Greece is a culinary delight. Think freshly baked breads, uniquely herby pastas, and fish straight from the sea.

Whether you’re looking for a secluded island retreat, an affordable family holiday, or the ultimate cultural adventure, book one of our holiday packages to Greece to experience this timelessly classic destination. 

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Top Activities and Tourist Attractions in Greece

  • Athens: Bustling Athens is a mix of ancient history and contemporary edginess. 
  • Santorini: Santorini is a cliff top maze of white and blue Cycladic houses.  
  • Acropolis: Crowned by the Parthenon, the ancient Acropolis presides over Athens. 
  • Mykonos: The party never ends on cosmopolitan Mykonos. 
  • Corfu: The Emerald Isle is a popular addition to many Greek island tours.  
  • Olympia: The site of the first Olympics has been inhabited since prehistoric times. 
  • When planning a holiday to Greece from South Africa, pre-book activities to avoid long queues. 
  • Consider holiday packages to Greece that don’t include meals so that you can explore all the delicious treats this culinary destination has to offer. 
  • Greek cuisine is known for its red meat, so make like a local and try the rotisserie-cooked meat known as gyros which is typically served in a pita with some tangy tzatziki. 
  • While Greek island hopping, dine on fresh seafood. 
  • Despite imported drinks being generally expensive in Greece, local beer and wine is fairly cheap in the tavernas and there are countless cavas (bottle stores) where you can buy drinks to take back to your hotel. 
  • Explore side streets for quirky hidden tavernas to avoid pricey restaurants in the main tourist areas. 
  • Tap water is typically drinkable in Athens and other cities but stick to bottled water on the islands. 
  • Greek island tours are known to be gloriously sunny, so don’t forget to pack sunscreen, a hat, and some good quality sunglasses. 
  • Mosquito repellent and a comfy pair of walking shoes are also essential. 
  • The best time to travel to Greece from South Africa is between May and October. 
  • Greek island tours are not ideal between October and early April as tourism facilities such as hotels, tavernas, souvenir shops and travel agencies close down on many of the smaller islands. 
  • Some large islands, like Corfu, Rhodes and Crete, remain relatively lively even in winter. 
  • There are over 140 Greek islands to choose from with most first time visitors heading for popular favourites such as Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and Corfu. 
  • ATMs and credit card facilities are available in towns throughout Greece, on the mainland and on the islands. 
  • Travelling from Athens to the islands by ferry is often far more enjoyable than flying, though if time is an issue, flights are quicker for more distant islands such as Corfu, Crete, and Rhodes. 
  • Athens city centre is served by frequent buses and trolleybuses, and its reliable underground system extends to the airport. 
  • While taxis in Athens and most major cities are safe, plentiful, and cheap, on the more commercial islands they can be expensive and are typically scarce, especially during peak times. 
  • All Greece’s main cities and towns are connected by an extensive network of long-distance buses, which almost always prove more efficient than the train. 
  • A trip to the Greek islands is the perfect opportunity to stretch your sea legs, with many types of yachts and sailing vessels available to be hired with or without crews. 

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