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Don't know where to go? Looking for some ideas for your Greek Travel? Maybe considering having a Greek Wedding, but unsure where to have your island honeymoon? Are you looking to take an island cruise, but you have no idea what you will find there?
This page has brief write ups on many of our destinations, from the popular tourist destinations to some of our more out of the way and more remote places. Allow yourself the time to dream. Find out more about our diverse and fascinating country. And then book your Travel Package of a lifetime.


  • athens travel Athens Athens, the home of modern civilisation, the place where modern thought started, an outrageously fast-paced mix of modern and ancient, traditional and contemporary, quaint and cultured. Athens is an ...
  • Achaia Achaia Achaia, the prefecture at the top of the Peloponnese has much to offer the modern tourist. The local population frequent the region as a holiday destination,...
  • Aegina Aegina Aegina is the largest of the Saronic islands and the island closest to Athens, so close that many live on the island and commute to the city for work. On the...
  • Agios-Nikolaos Agios-Nikolaos Agios-Nikolaos is situated at the eastern end of Crete and is the capital of the Lassithi prefecture. It serves as the main hub for Eastern Crete, but there ...
  • Alexandroupolis Alexandroupolis Alexandroupolis is the most northern of all the Greek cities. It is a modern city, close to the Turkish border, and on Greek terms, short on history. It is...
  • ALONISSOS Alonissos Alonissos is a peaceful island, clean and quiet sitting on the edge of the Aegean Sea. Like the rest of the Sporades Islands, it is green and hilly, with dram...
  • Amorgos Amorgos Amorgos is the most easterly of the Cyclades Islands, and because of its remote location, one of the quieter islands of the group. Mountainous, barren and st...
  • Anavyssos Anavyssos Anavyssos is located 40 kilometres south-west of Athens towards the Saronic Gulf, linked to the city by a major motorway. It is also a short trip from the new ai...
  • Andros Andros Andros is the most northern and second largest of the Cyclades Islands, just a short trip from Athens, and a mere 10 kilometres from Evia, a lush haven away ...
  • Astypalea Astypalea Astypalea's castle at the top of the town is a stark reminder of the history of the most western of the Dodecanese Archipelago. This green and hilly island, sha...
  • Chania Chania Chania is the capital of Crete's most western province, the second largest town on the island and argueably the most beautiful city on Crete. Divided into a num...
  • Chios Chios Chios is located just south of Lesvos and very close to the Turkish coast. The island was once known as an artist's haven where sculptors came to learn their ar...
  • Corfu vacations Ionian Islands Corfu Corfu, the most northern and second largest of the Ionian Islands, and according to many people, it is one of the most beautiful islands in the country, lush
  • Corinth Corinth Corinth lies at the top of the Peloponnese joining the Peloponnesian peninsula with the Greek mainland. Historically it's one of the most important places in Greece...
  • Delphi Delphi Delphi, nestled high up in the mountains north of Athens, is one of the most remarkable places in the world. A visit to Greece is incomplete without visiting the...
  • Evia Evia Evia is the second largest island in Greece, but it's often viewed as part of the mainland with its proximity so close to the eastern mainland coast. It is often...
  • Faliro Faliro Faliro is on the coast of Athens, a suburb divided into two parts, Neo Falira is a part of Piraeus, while Paleio Faliro is a subdivision of Athens. The suburb...
  • Florina Florina Florina in the mountains is very close to the Former Yugoslavian border, and a place regularly overlooked by tourists. It is friendly and pleasant place, with s...
  • Glyfada Glyfada Glyfada is known as the Athenian Riviera. Found on the Saronic Gulf South of Piraeus and Faliro, the suburb is minutes away from the site of the old airport and...
  • Gythio Gythio Gythio is best known as the port of ancient Sparta, a reputedly founded by Heracles and Apollo. Today it is a bustling fishing village and port town built in th...
  • Heraklion Heraklion Heraklion is the administrative capital of Crete and the fourth largest city in Greece. Unlike Chania and Rethymno, it is a modern city, rebuilt after brutal bo...
  • hydra-island hydra-island hydra-island's main drawcard is that there are no motor vehicles on the island. To get around the main town you have two options, you can go by donkey, or you can...
  • Igoumenitsa Igoumenitsa Igoumenitsa is often the first taste of Greece many tourist receive being the first Greek ferry stop for the boats from Italy and other Western European destina...
  • Ioannina Ioannina Ioannina is the capital of the Epirus province, an important commercial centre of the North and the perfect spot to stay when visiting the Vikos-Ooos National...
  • Ios Ios Ios has made a name for itself as the party capital of the Cyclades, and rightly so. What appears to be a quaint island, with pristine beaches and white houses ...
  • Itea Itea Itea is at the base of Mount Parnassos and located on the North shore of the Corinthan Gulf, giving access to the best of what the mainland has to offer. A rela...
  • Kalamata Kalamata Kalamata is the capital of the Messinia and the second largest city in the Peloponnese. It's known across the world for the figs and olives the region produces....
  • Kalambaka Kalambaka Kalambaka rests at the bottom the Meteora rocks, an awe-inspiring sight. The rocks that make up Meteora are sheer cliff faces. They appear to come out of nowher...
  • Kalymnos Kalymnos Kalymnos claim to fame is the sponges that were farmed from its seas. Today it's known for its large and busy capital, Pothia, and for its great beaches, stunn...
  • Karpathos Karpathos Karpathos is the second largest island in the Dodecanese Archipelago, spectacular, rugged and quieter than many of the islands in the region. The island's long ...
  • Karpenisi Karpenisi Karpenisi sits high in the mountains in the centre of Greece. Well forested and hilly, it is great for trekking in the summer and close to the skiing fields in ...
  • Kastoria Kastoria Kastoria has the reputation of being the most beautiful city in northern Greece, set on a piece of land in the middle of a lake. Named after the beavers that us...
  • Kefalonia Kefalonia Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands, a green and mountainous haven, rich with flowers, trees and herbal scents that greet you as you arrive. The island...
  • Kos Kos Kos is the third largest island of the Dodecanese has much to off the traveller. Its reputation as an island filled with package holidaymakers isn't unfounded...
  • koufonisi koufonisi Koufonisi is a tiny group of islands to the south east of Naxos, quiet, serene and charming. Like hydra-island in the Sporades Islands, there is practically no...
  • Kythnos Kythnos Kythnos is an island close to the mainland and consequently a place often frequented by Athenians looking to get away from the heat of the city. It is often seen...
  • Lagonissi Lagonissi Lagonissi is 20 minutes east of the Athens airport and home to a number of deluxe resorts. The island's name translates to Rabbit Island though today there is n...
  • Lefkada Lefkada Lefkada is so close to the mainland that it is joined to it by a causeway attaching it to near the town of Preveza on Greece's west coast. In ancient times...
  • Leros Leros Leros in the north of the Dodecanese, has a chequered history, particularly in the eyes of the Greeks, as in the not too distant past, the island was home to a ...
  • Lesvos-greek-island Lesvos Lesvos, or Mytilini as the Greek population knows it, is the third largest of the Greek islands, home to some of the best olive oil in Greece and a massive amou...
  • Limnos Limnos Limnos is found in the centre of the North Eastern Aegean and is often overlooked by visitors, although it has much to offer those looking to get away from the ...
  • Lipsi islands Lipsi Lipsi is a collection of islands in the northern Dodecanese. Small, quiet, traditional, it has much to offer the tourist looking to escape the crowds. The islan...
  • Loutraki greece vacations Loutraki Loutraki is situated six kilometres north of the Corinthian canal and best known for its natural springs, the town's name is derived from the Greek for "spring"...
  • travel information for Messinia Messinia Messinia is an area of Greece often missed by tourists. At the South West corner of the Peloponnese, it has the benefit of being away from the normal tourist ha...
  • Metsovo Travel to Greece Metsovo Metsovo is a picturesque, traditional village in the north of Greece near the Albanian border, a place where time has stood still. From its mountain perch, over...
  • Milos Milos Milos is found in the south west of the Cyclades Islands and is often overlooked by tourists, mainly because of its tucked away location. There is much to offer...
  • Monemvassia travel Monemvassia Monemvassia is the Gibraltar of Greece, the giant rock cliffs rising out of the Aegean greeting visitors with its majesty. The island seems to be docked like a ...
  • greece Mykonos Mykonos Mykonos is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, a vibrant, fascinating and ultimately rewarding place no matter what its detractors say. This barre...
  • Greece Paros Paros Paros is the quintessential Greek Island, with its wonderful beaches, green rolling hills, friendly atmosphere and beautiful towns. It's the perfect Cycladic island for those looking for fun without the massive,
  • Mystras Mystras Mystras is a Byzantine wonder at the base of Mount Taygetos in the Pelopennese, a town with a long and amazing history, now documented in the ruins of the town....
  • Nafplio Nafplio Nafplio has much to recommend it, being a charming seaside town, near many of the Peloponnese's major archaeological sites and an important role in Greece's his...
  • Naxos Naxos Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades group, a green, mountainous jewel of an island amongst many barren places. It is a wonderful isle to spend a couple ...
  • tours in Olympia Olympia Olympia is the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games and consequently one of the most important archaeological and historical sites in Greece. In the prefectur...
  • vacation to Patmos Patmos Patmos is as much an island for sun lovers as it is for modern day pilgrims. The island is the site on which St John wrote the Book of Revelations found in the ...
  • Patra Patra Patra, at the top of the Poloponnese, is often the first stop for those coming to Greece by the ferry from Italy. As the capital of Achaia, Greece's third large...
  • Pelion Pelion The Pelion Penisula is one of the most naturally beautiful and diverse areas of Greece, situated on the western Aegean sea and enclosing the Pagasitic Gulf. Known...
  • Petalidi Petalidi Petalidi, at the top of the Messinian Gulf is a small town filled with the charms of a place out of reach of tourists. Just the reason you need to visit. The to...
  • Piraeus vacations Piraeus Piraeus is inextricably linked to Athens, being its major port, an often maligned area of the city that is there to be enjoyed if you go looking for it. Being s...
  • Poros greek island Poros Poros is separated from the mainland by a slender channel that is 360 metres wide at its narrowest point. The island, made up of two smaller islands, Sferia, wh...
  • Travel to Preveza Preveza Preveza is the capital of the Preveza prefecture, and a town popular with the Greeks and European holidaymakers. Situated on the Adriatic Sea at the mouth of th...
  • Greece Pylos Pylos Pylos, on the edge of the Ionian Sea, was the city formerly known as Navarino. The town's beautiful natural harbour, once home to a large battle during the War ...
  • Rafina Rafina Rafina is on the Eastern coast of Attica and is Athen's main fishing port as well as a harbour that services ferries to and from the Cyclades Group. The port is...
  • Rethymno Rethymno Rethymno is the third largest city in Crete, and like Hania, takes its name and ambiance from the Venetians, with its narrow, colourful streets, daring balconies...
  • Info about Rhodes Greece Rhodes Rhodes is the most easterly and the largest of the Greek islands, a hilly, green island with a coastline full of wonderful beaches and towns rich in history. It...
  • Samos Samos Samos is the most southerly of the Northern Aegean islands and sits very close to the Turkish coast separated only by the narrow Mykale Straight. Known for its ...
  • Santorini Santorini Santorini is the jewel in the crown of all the Greek Islands, and undisputedly one of the most beautiful spots the world. It is always coming up on lists of pla...
  • Serifos Serifos Serifos, one of the smaller and lesser known of the Cyclades Islands, recognised for its iron and its role in history. As an mining island it produced iron. Myt...
  • Sifnos Sifnos Sifnos is tucked in between the more visited islands of Milos and Paros in the Cyclades Islands, and on first appearance at the port, there seems little to offe...
  • Sikinos Sikinos Sikinos sits to the south of the Cyclades, often overshadowed by the more famous neighbouring islands of Ios and Santorini, and remains a quiet, unspoiled haven...
  • Skiathos Skiathos Skiathos is all about sea and sand. The smallest island of the Sporades group is blessed with over sixty beaches, all with golden sand and warm water. This beac...
  • Skopelos Skopelos Skopelos is the largest island in the Sporades and it provides a more traditional view of Greek Island life. Known as the greenest of all the Greek Islands, thi...
  • Skyros Skyros Skyros is the largest and most isolated of the Sporades Islands, located in the centre of the Aegean Sea. The island has two distinct sections; the north of Sky...
  • Sparta Sparta Sparta is in the centre of the Lakonian prefecture in the Peloponnese and is one of the most famous towns in world history. Home to the Spartans, it rivalled At...
  • Spetses Spetses Spetses is an island found at the bottom of the Argolis peninsula. Once known for its pine trees, it is the island furthest away from Athens in the Saronic grou...
  • Symi Symi Symi, in the Marmaris Straits, is the Greek island closest to Turkey. It's a quiet island with a long history of sponge diving and ship building. Today, it rece...
  • Syros Syros Syros is the administrative capital of the Cyclades Islands, found at the centre of the island group, and an island that has not succumbed to the lure of mass t...
  • Thassos Thassos Thassos is the most northern of the Northern Aegean Islands, close to the city of Kavala on the northern mainland. Thickly forested, tourist-friendly and quiete...
  • The-Mani The-Mani Mani is the name given to the middle "finger" or peninsula of the southern Peloponnese, a part of Greece that is rarely visited by tourists. Known as a dry...
  • Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Thessaloniki is Greece's second largest city, the capital of Macedonian Greece, the gateway to the north and a place often missed by tourists. The city of a...
  • Tinos Tinos Tinos has a special place in the hearts of the Greeks. A lush, green island in the north of the Cyclades, Tinos shows a more traditional side to the Cyclades Is...
  • Tolo Tolo Tolo, on the Argolis coast, is another popular resort town frequented by the Greeks looking to escape the city heat. Its pristine beaches, great nightlife, wate...
  • Volos Volos Volos, at the top of the Pagasitic Gulf, is a busy, modern city seen by tourists as a hub for the Sporades and the Pelion Peninsula. The town has a young and vi...
  • Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni Vouliagmeni lies 20 kilometres South East of Athens on the Saronic Gulf on a small peninsula. The town is known for its sunken lake and proximity to Mount Hymet...
  • Zakynthos Zakynthos Zakynthos is the most southerly of the Ionian island group and one of the jewels of the all of the Greek Islands. Lush, green, with a coastline filled with sand...
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