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A stunning view of Greece from atop the whitewashed domes of Santorini, down to the deep blue Aegean Sea below

Greece Holidays


A Mediterranean paradise, Greece is home to a plethora of idyllic islands scattered across the shimmering waters of the Ionian and Aegean Seas. Enjoy a sundowner while catching a picture perfect sunset of Santorini, against the backdrop of traditional whitewashed buildings. Spend quality family time while relaxing in the pristine surrounds of sun-drenched Crete and indulge in the mouth-watering cuisine Greece is renowned for the world over. With access to ferries, let Trailfinders map out your dream Greek island hopping itinerary, including the chic island of Mykonos.

Ancient ruins provide an insight of a bygone era. Cycle along the Peloponnese coastline taking in its fascinating classical history and superb variety of landscapes or discover the archaeological treasures of Athens with a stay in this vibrant city.

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OUR HOLIDAYS TO GREECE

Greek Island Hopping
Multi Centre Holiday
10 days / 9 nights

The unique Greek islands offer unrivalled beauty, charming culture and historic architecture. Explore these magnificent islands by ferry and enjoy the laidback pace of life, delicious Greek cuisine, wonderful beaches and glistening waters.
Discover Historic Athens and Crete's Hidden Coves
Multi Centre Holiday
8 days / 7 nights

Culture, art, history and the relaxed pace of Greek life combine spectacularly on this fantastic trip to Athens and Crete.
Sparkling Seas & Serene Sunsets: a luxury escape to Santorini & Mykonos
Multi Centre Holiday
8 days / 7 nights

The luxury of stunning Santorini and magnificent Mykonos awaits on this wonderful island hopping holiday to explore two of Greece's most beautiful islands.
Exploring Ancient Athens and Magical Mykonos
Multi Centre Holiday
8 days / 7 nights

Discover the wonders of Athens and sparkling beaches of Mykonos on this beautiful twin centre holiday.
Crete and Santorini Family Holiday
Family Holiday
15 days / 14 nights

A villa holiday offers the perfect family getaway with the chance to spend some well-deserved, quality time with your loved ones. Combine two of Greece’s most unique islands; from historic Crete, acclaimed for it’s wonderful beaches ideal for sandcastle making and splashing around in the shallow waters, to stunning Santorini, where breathtaking views and delicious cuisine provide all the ingredients for a great family holiday .
Chania's Golden Sands and Alluring History
City Break
8 days / 7 nights

Renowned for its beauty, Chania sits on Crete’s north-west tip and boasts no shortage of beaches, quaint seaside villages and captivating history at every turn.
Elounda's Stunning Beaches and Unique Islands
City Break
8 days / 7 nights

Elounda is surrounded by a number of Crete’s most luxurious resorts, one of which will be your home for the week! Enjoy the range of fantastic facilities on offer, relax on the simply stunning beaches and savour delicious, fresh cuisine in this Mediterranean paradise.
Heraklion's History, Coastline and Beyond
City Break
8 days / 7 nights

Heraklion, Crete’s fascinating capital, is home to ancient palaces, beautiful architecture and inescapable Greek charm. Delve further beyond the city’s streets to discover miles of popular coastlines and unique, rugged bays on your beach holiday to remember.
Classical Greece
Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
8 days / 7 nights

The Greek islands were made for exploring by small ship. Sailing overnight means more time to discover delightful harbour towns, archaeological gems and the natural beauty of the Aegean Sea.

WHERE TO GO IN GREECE

Greece map
Mykonos
An enthralling mix of luxurious glamour and modest natural beauty make Mykonos the ideal place for everyone to bask under its clear blue skies. The capital town of Hora is a Cycladic maze brimming with trendy bars and restaurants creating a stylish, modern Greek scene against the striking cobalt sea.
Crete
Home to one of the earliest civilisations in Europe, Crete’s mesmeric landscapes, beautiful beaches and dreamy villages have stood for over 4000 years. Now a fantastic mix of vibrant towns, traditional tavernas and luxurious hospitality, the island offers a wealth of ancient treasures and wonderful holiday resorts.
Santorini
A sparkling jewel in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is undisputedly one of Greece’s most magnificent islands. Its traditionally white buildings are nestled along striking cliffs, boasting spectacular views of the clear sapphire waters.
Athens
Athens provides a diverse mix of ancient history, vibrant culture and spectacular architecture. At every turn the landmarks of ancient Greece offer an awe-inspiring backdrop against bustling streets filled with energetic charm, striking street art and the sound of live music.
Corfu
The northernmost and second largest of the Greek Islands, Corfu, or Kerkyra to the locals, enjoys an excellent Mediterranean climate. Covered in cypress trees, olive groves and wild flowers, Corfu is often referred to as the Emerald Isle and has a multi-cultural heritage from years spent under Venetian, French and British rule before it was united with Greece in 1864.
Rhodes
The largest of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes boasts an appealing blend of soft sand beaches, fascinating history, picturesque towns and beautiful landscapes. The island is home to some of the finest beaches in Greece, from the golden sands at Lindos overlooked by its dramatic acropolis to the spacious shore at Tsambika.
Kefalonia
A slice of paradise in the heart of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is the largest of the Greek Ionian islands. Known for the beautiful setting behind Louis de Bernières’ novel ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, the island attracts visitors from far and wide for its breathtaking natural landscapes of verdant mountains, white sand beaches and clear, turquoise waters.
Kos
Long, sandy beaches, lush valleys and a plethora of historical landmarks abound on the beautiful island of Kos. One of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands, Kos boasts a wealth of beaches to suit all tastes, from golden sands to delicate pebbles, from vibrant and lively beaches to secluded coves.
Zante
In the heart of the Ionian Sea, you’ll find the enchanting island of Zante, or Zakynthos. Renowned for its white, sugar sand beaches, glittering turquoise waters and vibrant nightlife, Zante is one of the most popular of the Greek islands. The island’s lively capital, Zante Town, is well worth a visit.
Paros
Tucked away in the Aegean Sea amongst the Cyclades, picturesque Paros is home to pristine beaches, rural villages and charming fishing harbours. A quieter island than many of its neighbours, Paros’ hustle and bustle is concentrated around its capital, Parikia, and the vibrant port of Naoussa.
Thassos
On the picturesque island of Thassos, discover abundant forests that melt into a sparkling sea, sandy beaches scattered along a rugged coastline, peaceful fishing harbours and hidden mountain villages. Renowned as one of Greece’s greenest islands, Thassos is tucked away in the north of the Aegean Sea, just 12km from the mainland.
Lefkas
The lush and fertile island of Lefkas, or Lefkada, stands out for the long causeway that connects the isle to mainland Greece. Yet, despite its proximity to the mainland, Lefkas remains peaceful and relatively untouched by tourism. Lefkas Town, the island’s relaxed capital, is perched at its northernmost tip and it's worth taking the time to admire its bright, colourful architecture and lively central square.
Sporades Islands
The Sporades are made up of four small islands situated in the heart of the Aegean Sea. Famous for its role as the idyllic backdrop to Mamma Mia!, the heavenly island of Skopelos retains a peaceful atmosphere and understated charm. Think authentic white washed buildings adorned with colourful shutters and Mediterranean foliage, cascading down the hillside towards the glittering sea.
Lesbos
The lush, green island of Lesbos (Lesvos), or Mytilini as it is also called, is blessed with splendid beaches, traditional quaint hillside villages and a wide variety of birdlife. Although it is the third largest of the Greek Islands, it is virtually unaffected by mass tourism therefore prides itself as being the perfect place to experience the traditional Greek way of life.
Milos
This charming and laidback Greek Island gem boasts an enchantingly beautiful landscape with its rich history, quaint fishing villages and glittering bays. With over 40 exotic beaches to discover, gorgeous Sarakiniki Beach is the most iconic on the island with its volcanic gleaming white rock formations and crystal clear waters.

OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN GREECE

Elounda Gulf Villas
5 star

Crete

Carved into the hillside, with stunning panoramic views over to Spinalonga island, this exclusive retreat is made up of 15 beautiful suites and 18 pool villas. Staggered up Elounda’s coastline, each boasts wonderful vistas of the sparkling sea. Offering guests a luxurious escape, the contemporary Mediterranean style is matched with exceptional service. This boutique property is fantastic for families with the kids’ club providing an array of activities for plenty of fun whilst adults can enjoy relaxation with a revitalising spa treatment or head to the private beach club, just a short drive away. Enjoy delicious authentic Greek cuisine at the Argo Restaurant where the children’s menu ensures everyone is catered for, or dine at the Daphni Restaurant where delightful dishes are complimented by the exquisite setting, perfect for any special occasion.
Daios Cove Luxury Resort
5 star

Crete

This luxurious, family friendly hotel is set in a tranquil cove with views overlooking the glistening sea. The private sandy beach is ideal for families with shallow waters, superb for watersports and splashing around. Children will love the range of facilities in the fantastic kids’ club whilst parents can chill out around the adults only pool and at the expansive spa. There are four atmospheric restaurants serving delicious seasonal cuisine in a beautiful alfresco setting. The dedicated family early dining hour and all premium inclusive Residents’ Club for guests at the suites and villas make this the ideal family option on the picturesque Greek island of Crete.
Abaton Island Resort & Spa
5 star

Crete

Opened in 2018, this stylish, contemporary resort boasts uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea. With a distinct modern design, the Abaton Island Resort & Spa hugs the coastline and provides direct access to a sandy beach. Guests can relax beside the chic pool, wonder the elegant lawns or enjoy a therapeutic treatment at the revitalising spa complete with an indoor pool. The choice of five restaurants provide worldwide cuisine ranging from delicious Greek specialities to local ingredients off the grill at the WOW Steakhouse. The exclusive Buddha-Bar beach club was new for 2019 and is the ideal spot to enjoy a sundowner at this luxurious resort in Crete.
OMMA Santorini
5 star

Santorini

Perfectly situated in Imerovigli, boasting a commanding position high on Santorini’s caldera this peaceful location offers stunning panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the beautiful island landscape. Boutique in style, 30 individually designed rooms, suites and villas provide a wonderfully minimalist contemporary design. The whitewashed walls and innovative architecture flows through the pristine grounds where guests can relax by the main infinity pool to admire the serene views, or simply kick back in the spa. Enjoy exemplary service and Mediterranean delights at OMMA restaurant with an extensive menu and amazing vistas, the ideal spot to watch the sunset.
Mystique, A Luxury Collection Hotel
5 star

Santorini

Overlooking the glittering Aegean Sea, this wonderful property sits high on the famous Oia cliffs, inviting guests to escape the bustling town and immerse themselves in the serenity of this exclusive destination. The picturesque infinity pool offers an ideal spot to enjoy magnificent views over the caldera, whilst three exceptional restaurants serve locally inspired dishes with ingredients sourced from nearby farms, to complement the incredible setting. With a secret 150 year old wine cellar, guests can indulge in the rare indigenous wine selection and enjoy private dining experiences in the candlelit cave or choose from a variety of peaceful settings for a truly memorable evening.
Andronis Arcadia
5 star

Santorini

Superbly situated on the edge of Oia, this spectacular resort is just a short stroll from the renowned village centre. Offering guests peace and tranquillity, each of the beautifully designed suites boast elegant interiors and a private pool to admire the sparkling Aegean Sea. Evexia Spa has a range of tailored treatments including the unique water path allowing for the perfect escape. Enjoy delicious Greek flavours at the chic Opson Restaurant or delight in fresh sushi at the Pacman Restaurant where Oia’s stunning sunset can be viewed. With an expansive infinity pool surrounded by private cabanas, the Andronis Arcadia has all the makings for a wonderful stay.
Kouros Hotel & Suites
5 star

Mykonos

Recently renovated, this luxurious, boutique hotel boasts an excellent location within walking distance of vibrant Mykonos Town and close to a lovely beach for those wanting to explore. With beautiful views of the Aegean Sea from the expansive pool, the Kouros Hotel & Suites epitomises the islands sophisticated ambience. Stylish and elegant, the traditional Myconian architecture is home to a revitalising spa offering a range of therapeutic treatments including a traditional hammam experience. In the evening, dine at the intimate Narcissus Restaurant offering guests modern fine dining in an exclusive setting with majestic sunset views.
Katikies Mykonos
5 star

Mykonos

Perched overlooking the sandy Agios Ioannis beach, the boutique Katikies Mykonos offers a serene seafront setting and chic ambience on the island of Mykonos. Boasting effortless Myconian style interspersed with contemporary touches of colour, the hotel features a wealth of luxurious facilities. Spend the day relaxing by the infinity pool, the perfect spot for a refreshing cocktail from the pool bar, and admire panoramic views from the Mikrasia Restaurant with its distinct beach club feel, echoing the aura of this vibrant island. All sea view suites provide a haven of relaxation, with expansive terraces offering moments of tranquillity.
The Westin Costa Navarino
5 star

Costa Navarino

Located on the Peloponnese peninsula, overlooking the stunning Ionian Sea, this family friendly hotel combines traditional local architecture with a chic, modern twist. Boasting two signature golf courses and two specially designed kids’ clubs packed with activities, there is something for all of the family. The Westin Resort Costa Navarino has an expansive golden beach, the ideal place to make sandcastles or go for a swim. There is a fantastic range of dining options where a wealth of delicious dishes can be sampled in sensational settings or even learn to make them yourself in a traditional cooking class. The rooms reflect the property’s distinct style and feature minimalistic design with modern touches for a truly revitalising stay on Greece’s Costa Navarino. Golf: 2 x 18 hole championship course. Green fees approx €72 and golf club rental approx €40 (payable locally).

THINGS TO DO IN GREECE

City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Attraction Ticket
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Choose from a 24 or 72 hour pass
  • 37 stops

  • Markets, Ruins & Ancient Athens
    Approx 3 hours
  • Learn the secrets of Athens
  • Wander the fascinating markets
  • Enjoy a coffee at a local hotspot

  • Dinner in the Sky
    Approx 1.5 hours
  • Unique dining experience
  • Fantastic aerial views
  • Choose between Sunset Dinner or City Lights Dinner

  • When is the best time to visit Greece?

    Greece Climate Guide
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    Greece - Mykonos & Santorini

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    Top Tips From Our Experts

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Barry MacCourt

    Athens is most famous for the Acropolis, don’t miss the opportunity to ascend the hills nearby for a fantastic photo oppurtunity of the famous site and the surrounding city.

    Expert Travel Consultants
    Suman Sharma

    When you're in Rhodes, a day trip to Lindos definitely needs to be on your list. Sample delicious local food, shop in the Lindos markets and also walk up to the Acropolis - an archaeological site which offers beautiful views of the island.

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