Our Greece vacations

As tempting as it is to spend your Greece vacations on the beach, you’d do yourself a disservice. The best way to experience those beaches is by approaching them on a walking trail in Corfu or Crete, admiring them from the sea aboard a luxury gulet, or watching as turtles crawl out of the water to lay their eggs while you monitor them on a volunteer vacation in the Peloponnese. Greece might be a cradle of civilisation, but it’s on trips like these, where you stay in small family-owned hotels and are shown around by local guides, that you gain an appreciation for Greece as it is today.

Our top Greece vacations

Archaeology vacation in Greece

From 1380
8 days ex flights
A small-group archaeology tour of Greece
Small group2022: 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct

Luxury gulet cruise in the Aegean

From £1250
8 days ex flights
5 star services while cruising the Greek Islands in luxury
Small group2023: 27 May, 2 Sep

Walking vacation in Corfu, Greece

From US $2200 to US $2320
15 days ex flights
Hillside villages, whitewashed monasteries and quiet beaches
Small group2022: 28 May, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 2023: 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct

Kefalonia, Lefkada & Ithaki hiking vacation

From £697 to £1112
10 days ex flights
Walk with us and explore the lush, green Ionian islands
Small group2022: 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct

Walking vacation in Crete

From US $1030 to US $1280
8 days ex flights
Hike the Samaria Gorge and enjoy the beaches and simple life
Small group2022: 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 8 Oct, 2023: 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 7 Oct

Athens tailor made vacation in Greece

From 219
5 days ex flights
Explore Athens, living the true life of the Athenians!

Greece hiking vacation, Kythnos

From 435
6 days ex flights
Hiking vacation on Kythnos, a beautiful Greek island in the Cyclades group
Small groupDeparting every Monday from 3rd April until October. Runs with a minimum of two people.

Peloponnese family activity vacation in Greece

From 860 to940
8 days ex flights
Ultimate family multi activity vacation in Greece
Small group2022: 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct

Self drive vacation in Northern Greece, hike & tour

From £425 to £550
8 days ex flights
Macedonia & Epirus - sightseeing & walking in ancient Greece

About our Greece vacations

Epic adventure vacations in Greece

Greece is much more than a beach. It can be more fun to swim off the back of a sailing boat than off the shore (and you don’t get covered in sand). The adventurous can combine diving and sailing, or white water rafting and windsurfing. On dry land, there are hiking vacations that take you to see what’s at the top of Mount Olympus, or through deep gorges where you have less chance of disturbing angry deities. The intrepid can even go on a journey to the center of the world: the Ancient Greeks thought that this was at Delphi.

Greece vacations, cultural

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, they copied the Greeks, who gave much of Europe a vocabulary for science, a blueprint for sculpture, a theory for modern medicine and a template for debate. Cultural tours mix millennia of history with insight into modern Greece, and you can travel with an archaeology expert to make sense of the society behind the stone ruins. Perhaps the biggest Greek legacy is not what still exists, but what never did. Its myths and legends – from Odysseus’ journey to Zeus’s rage – play on whenever a modern traveler looks on Olympus or reaches for Ithaca.

Active vacations in Greece

Cycling is a good way to see Greece. Don’t think that you have to commit to one island – you can take the ferry or even charter a sailing boat to experience different places on two wheels. Walking vacations, too, take you across islands like Kythnos, where you’ll walk along historic terraces, hike the famous Samaria Gorge in Crete, or go up into the Pindos Mountains on the mainland. Multi activity vacations are for those who can’t settle on one sport – one day you’ll be sea kayaking and the very next, mountain biking. The variety is great if you’re traveling with kids.

Greek vacations on the water

Island-hop to your heart’s content with the help of a small ship cruise. A gulet – a sailing boat designed in neighbouring Turkey – could be your home for the week on an Aegean cruise, whilst in the Ionian you can get to uninhabited islands and silent anchorages. Sailing vacations are great – and you don’t need to learn the ropes if you pick a trip that comes with a skipper and crew. If you want to be captain, you could always bareboat or go on a flotilla – that way you can factor in as many swimming stops as you please.

Greece vacations, families

If your children are water babies, then Greece is the word: on a family vacation they can swim in safe and stunning surroundings, and you might even spot turtles in the water. There are multi activity vacations on Rhodes or the Peloponnese for those who need to blow off steam – on white water or by kayak. Sailing vacations suit those who are learning as well as those ready to rule the waves. There are ways to keep costs down: it’s inexpensive to feed a family on delicious taverna dinners – just don’t fill up on all that delicious bread before the starters.

Where to go on vacation in Greece

Do you want to go to the islands, mainland or somewhere in-between? The ‘in-between’ in question is the Peloponnese peninsula. Connected to the mainland by a thread at the Isthmus of Corinth, it has plenty of underexplored headlands and long beaches. Mainland Greece has forests, mountains, and, of course, Athens, the capital. The Greek islands can be sorted by group. The Dodecanese, Cyclades, Ionian and Saronic are all top choices, but few islands beat Crete – it’s one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, and is stuffed with sights.
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