Greece

Greece and her Islands

Greece borders Albania, Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east. Its beaches overlook the Ionian and Aegean seas. With 166 inhabited islands and a landscape that ranges from Mediterranean to Balkan. The sun-soaked coastline stretches over 13,676km (8,498 miles), providing some of the most magnificent and attractive beaches in the world. The landscape of Greece incorporates a remarkable variety: from the poplar strewn plains of Macedonia, to the gentle coastal hills of Peloponnesia. It’s the simple pleasures of these landscapes and of the country’s climate and food that make Greece special for most visitors. Whether you’re fascinated by ancient Greece and long to see the historic sites of Athens, Rhodes and Delphi, or escaping it all in the fun-filled Greek islands,This timeless land boasts a 5000-year history, encompassing the legendary such as Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and the Parthenon in Athens and the obscure, this unique history combined with beautiful sunshine and beaches the sense of living legend is a truly unforgettable experience.

Family Beach Holidays and Kids clubs Greece

Greece hydraFamily beach holidays are very popular in Greece and the islands of Greece. Many tour operators offer package holidays to all destinations in Greece using charter flights from the UK and Europe. There are many hotels in Greece that offer excellent child care and kids clubs. In particular companies such as Club Med, Mark Warner Holidays, Sunsail Family holidays and Thomson. Gay travel has excellent rates with these operators and can save you money with your family holiday to Greece.

Events in Greece, Things to do

Art and culture, the delight of good food and music, traditional crafts and You The Greek year is a succession of festivals and events, some of which are religious, some cultural, others just an excuse for a good celebration. In various regions of Greece Carnivals are held which have as their main characteristic the distinctive local colour and the people’s intention to keep the tradition alive. The Carnival celebration usually begins on Tsiknopempti with a series of cultural, theatrical and other events. The participants are masquerade parties, float parades, majorettes, ballet groups and music bands etc. which fill the streets, theatres, cultural centres and squares of the whole country. The celebrations reach their climax with the traditional party (Koulouma) on Ash Monday, when a kite-flying spectacle takes place. You cannot come to Greece and not go to one of its many cultural events, at one of its ancient or modern theatres. For information about programs and timetables on major cultural events.

Greece Tours

5 DAY TOUR (4 nights) – From only £920 pp or Tour only from £589 pp 1 night Athens Then start your Prehistory classical tour, seeing the Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on this three day tour. 1 night Olympia 1 night Delphi 1 night Athens 8 DAY TOUR (7 nights)– From only £1435 pp or Tour only from £1039 pp 2 nights Athens Athens sightseeing with Acropolis Museum. Then start your Prehistory classical tour, seeing the Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on this four day tours. 4 day round trip with Meteora – as above. 2 night Athens – with a full day Saronic Gulf cruise with lunch. 7 DAY TOUR (6 nights) – From only £1235 pp or Tour only from £870 pp 2 nights Athens Athens sightseeing with Acropolis Museum. Then start your Prehistory classical tour, seeing the Roman domination, the Byzantine Empire, the Crusades and Modern times: Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on this four day tours. Four day round trip with Meteora. 1 night Olympia 1 night Delphi 1 night Meteora 1 night Athens Essential Information on Greece Capital City – Athens Currency – Euro Electricity – 220V Flight time – Average flight time from London 3 to 4 hours. Time Difference – 27 March to October 30 GMT +3 Hours otherwise +2 hours For more information vist the Greek Tourist Board

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