Book flights to Greece and the Enticing Greek Island Holiday Destinations
If you plan for Greece and the enticing Greek Islands to be your next holiday destination, our online booking makes it easy to book your flights to Greece and organise your hotel accommodation and travel insurance all at once. The code for the international airport in Athens is ATH, and Athens is an easy departure point from which to visit the Greek Islands.
Greek Island Hopping Pass is the ideal way to explore the islands, with a choice of accommodation and length of stay on the islands you choose. It's recommended to spend 2-3 nights on each island to truly experience their beauty.
Greece is one of the ancient cornerstones of civilisation, whose legacy of archaeological sites and monuments in a land of rugged beauty attracts travellers all year round. The area offers a temperate climate, dramatic landscapes, wonderful beaches, and a sparkling sea. Combine this with the delicious Greek food, the great hospitality and you have one of the most enticing holiday destinations in the world.
Enticing Holiday Destinations in Greece
Athens - one of the world's oldest cities and worshipped through the ages. One of the most important sites is the Acropolis, the ancient crumbling citadel towering above the city, dating back to the 5th century. The remains of the ancient buildings include the Parthenon, Athens most classic monument. Beneath the Acropolis is Plaka, the old city within Athens, and pretty much without traffic. Here you can find typical Greek taverns, cafes, and relatively inexpensive jewellery. Be sure to visit Syntagma Square, the heart of Athens constitutional centre, with Parliament and the Presidential Palace guarded by the Evzone soldiers in uniform.
Delphi - ruins lie on the slopes of Mount Parnassus and regarded by the Greeks as the centre of the world. The most famous and sacred Sanctuary of Apollo and Sanctuary of Athena are both located here, as well as the Delphi museum containing Greek sculpture masterpieces.
Greek Islands -The enticing Greek Islands comprise of six groups, of which the Cyclades group is the most popular and typical. Mediterranean charm abounds with picturesque whitewashed villages, quaint cobbled alleyways, golden beaches, pretty churches and windmills on hilltops, as well as chic bars and nightclubs appeal to all.
Further afield in the Dodecanese Islands, the old walled town in Rhodes is a highlight, and Samos in the north eastern Aegean Islands produces the sweet Muscut desert wine.
Crete - the most populous and largest island, a jewel in the middle of the Mediterranean. Crete is the heart of the Minoan civilization and archaeological ruins at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, attract large numbers of visitors. The island has something for everyone: mountainous landscapes, beaches and rocky inlets, seaside towns and harbours, tiny old villages, and superb cuisine. The hotel resorts are in some of the most beautiful locations in the world, and are a holiday destination in themselves.
Alternatively discovering the magnificence of the Islands by cruise ship is a fantastic holiday experience. Cruising the Greek Islands captures all the beautiful sights of the Mediterranean, and is an unforgettable holiday.