While Greece has always attracted travelers, drawn by the fascination of some of Europe’s earliest civilization, the majority of today’s visitors are also drawn by Greece’s beaches and sunshine. Greece has more coastline than any other country in Europe. You can choose between rocky outcrops, pebbled coves or long swathes of golden sand. Greece has clung to its traditions more tenaciously than most European countries. Many traditions take the form of festivals, where Greeks express their love for life through dancing, singing and feasting. But don’t think for a moment that Greece is trapped in a time warp. In towns and cities you will find clubs as lively and cosmopolitan as any in Italy, France or Britain, and boutiques as trendy. Explore and you will discover that in addition to its outstanding beauty, Greece is one of Europe’s most relaxed and friendliest countries.
THE SARONIC GULF
Salamina, Aegina, Poros, Hydra, Spetses
The Saronic Gulf Islands are the closest group to Athens. They are a very popular escape for Athenians.
EVIA & THE SPORADES
Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Skyros
Greece’s second largest island and four gorgeous mountainous islands full of hilltop monasteries, hidden bays, small farms and vineyards.
THE CYCLADES ISLANDS
Kea, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Kimolos, Skiathos, Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Delos, Paros,Antiparos, Naxos, Ios, Amorgos, Santorini, Anafi, Folegandros, Sikinos, Skiathos
The Cyclades are the quintessential Greek islands- rocky outcrops accented with dazzling white buildings offset by bright blue church domes.
THE IONIAN ISLANDS
Corfu, Paxi & Antipaxi, Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefallonia, Zakynthos, Kythira
The Ionian group is situated off the west coast of mainland Greece and is more reminiscent of neighboring Italy.
Rhodos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Tilos, Nisyros, Astypalea, Symi, Kos, Leros, Patmos, Lipsi
The remotest of the Greek archipelagos filled with a legacy of rich and diverse archeological remains, well known for its temperate climate and long tourist season.
Samos, Ikaria, Chios, Inousses, Lesvos (Mytilini), Limnos, Samothraki, Thasos
Mountainous, green and carpeted with forests they are ideal for hiking but most are endowed with long stretches of delightful beaches, ideal for those seeking a more low-key vacation destination.
The largest island of greece and home to Europe’s first advanced civilization, the Minoans.
Argolis, Arcadia, Lakonia, Mani, Messinia, Elia
Archaic ruins and medieval monuments are more abundant here than anywhere else in the country: Venetian and Frankish fortresses, Byzantine cities and ancient Greek sites. It’s a location of phenomenal and diverse beauty with towering snow-capped mountains, orchards and river valleys, fine beaches, and near desert.
The capital of Greece, home to thousands of years of history.