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Green Holidays in Greece

Few countries in the world hold the status and appeal of Greece in the popular imagination, and not for nothing: centre of Classical civilization, today's Greece is littered with countless ancient monuments, temples and ruins across its ruggedly mountainous, verdant landscapes that plunge down to the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Aegean and Ionian seas. Its thriving, dynamic capital, Athens, has been at the centre of Western Civilization for thousands of years, and second city Thessaloniki is a unique melting pot of histories and cultures.

What still makes Greece the holiday destination par excellence for many is its collection of over 6,000 islands, scattered like precious gem-stones, each one unique - and with balmy weather, beautiful beaches and leagues and leagues of water, they are a holiday playground like no other. A day tour of the great sights of Athens, a wonderful eco-friendly villa on the quiet island of Lefkas and a traditional holiday island hopping in the Dodecanese are just some of the exciting holiday choices you have to experience the very best of Greece. 

For some great ideas, have a look at  sustainable holidays in Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean on our blog and check out a great range of holidays in Greece that you can reach by train and ferry, below.

Villa Arbutus Lefkas

Villa Arbutus, Lefkas, Greece

Perched on an ancient olive grove overlooking the sea, islands and mountains of the south coast of Lefkas, this wooden house with stone floors and infinity pool is a perfect spot for a self catering holiday with friends or family.
Between £1400 to £1800 per week in high season for up to 5...

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How to travel by train, ferry and bus to Athens


Athens is one of Europe's top destinations and for more information about how best to travel there, including where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets, follow the links below:

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Ornella Beach Hotel, Thesprotia, Greece

Nestled on a gentle slope looking out to gorgeous St Nicholas Bay, Ornella Beach Hotel certainly lives up to the promise of its name; you can sip cocktails on the private beach, and the crystal-clear waters of Bella Vraka beach are just minutes away.
50 rooms - doubles, twins, suites

Doubles from €60 (including breakfast)

The main courtyard of the Elounda Island Villas

Elounda Island Villas, Crete, Greece

A family-run hotel in Elounda, the only accommodation located on the idyllic Spinalonga Peninsula. Steps from the seashore, the solar-powered traditional-style apartments have verandas with direct views to the sea and surrounding mountains.
3 up to 2 people, 2 up to 3 people, 4 up to 4 people

2 people 80 euros/day, 3 people 95 euros/day, 4 people 110 euros/day

Archontiko Dilofou, Dilofo, Greece

On the slopes of Tymfi, this clutch of beautifully renovated stone buildings plumb in the middle of the village is a gem of a place to stay, with 10 traditionally decorated bedrooms and local produce at breakfast. Masses of activities from the door.
10: 9 doubles, 1 suite

From €60

Ikarianwine club the stone houses and part of the organic farm

Ikarian Wine Club, Ikaria, Greece

Recently restored traditional stone houses on an organic farm in the middle of the forest and close to beautiful beaches. Ideal for walking and trekking, as well as cycling. And gloriously free from mass tourism!
6:3 doubles, 2 triple, 1 single

Per house with breakfast 100 Euros (from 29/7 till 3/9)

Thoukididis Guest House, Kapesovo, Greece

This enchanting restored merchant's home must be one of the loveliest hideaways in Zagori. Every room has its own unique charm and style. Don't miss the Sterna shop, a treasure trove of interesting traditional food products and gifts.
5 doubles, 1 suite

Doubles from €65 B&B

Artsistas Houses, Aristi, Greece

In the style of a traditional hamlet, these 7 houses are built in traditional style but are stylish and modern inside. On the edge of Zagoria National Park with a fabulous view of the Astraka Towers, Artsistas Houses create a truly relaxing getaway.
6 doubles/triples, 4 family houses

Doubles from €80 B&B

Magda’s Apartment Hotel, Parga, Greece

A fine alternative to touristy central Parga. This is a return to the Greece of old: there’s traditional décor in spotless rooms and a warm welcome from the owners, a local family. It also offers a tranquil garden with a sea view, pool and jacuzzi.
40 doubles, 2 villas

Doubles from €50

Gamila Rocks, Aristi, Greece

Tucked on a green hillside near the stunning Vikos Gorge, Gamila Rocks is a fantastic base for all kinds of outdoor activities in the beautiful surroundings. It's also a great place to just stay and relax, with a sauna, gym and outdoor hydropool.
10 doubles

Doubles from €65 B&B

Utopia Studios, Parga, Greece

Relax in one of seven light and airy studios, all with private balconies offering beautiful panoramic views over Krioneri Beach. Just minutes from the centre of Parga, from where you can easily set off to explore historic castles and ancient ruins.
7 studios sleeping 2 to 4 people

7 nights from €600 per person

Astra Inn, Megalo Papigo, Greece

A charming family stay overlooking the Astraka Towers in the beautiful region of Zagori. The cottages combine traditional and modern styles in harmony with the environment to create an oasis of calm, and the homemade breakfast is delicious.
2 doubles, 4 family maisonettes

Doubles from €60 B&B

The Captain’s House, Preveza, Greece

There’s a quiet elegance about this small hotel just off Preveza harbour, formerly the mansion of a 19th-century sea captain. It has a secluded garden and balconies with views of the marina, and they also offer free bike hire to guests.
7 doubles, 2 suites

Doubles from €80 B&B

Villa Arbutus Lefkas

Villa Arbutus, Lefkas, Greece

Perched on an ancient olive grove overlooking the sea, islands and mountains of the south coast of Lefkas, this wooden house with stone floors and infinity pool is a perfect spot for a self catering holiday with friends or family.
1 double, 1 twin

Between £1400 to £1800 per week in high season for up to 5 people. Significantly less at other times. See website.

Astraka Refuge, near Megalo Papigo, Greece

A family-run hikers’ hostel three hours’ walk from Megalo Papigo that’s great for outdoor activites such as hiking and rock climbing on Mount Timfi. Yet non-walkers will also appreciate the extraordinary escapism and dramatic views.
50 beds in 4 mixed dormitories

Bunks from €12

Alonaki Beach, Preveza, Greece

The tranquility of a beautiful beach-side stay just over a mile from central Preveza. This small hotel is on a quiet sand beach with calm clear water, making it ideal for young families.
15 doubles with adjoining twin

Doubles from €55

Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas, Aristi, Greece

The stone villas of this small luxury hotel boast superb panoramic views of the Astraka Towers, and inside, the minimalist furnishings exude laidback cool. There's small pool and spa, and the delicious breakfast is organic and locally-sourced.
11 doubles, 7 suites, 6 family rooms, 3 villas

Doubles from €130 B&B

SESA, Kanali, Preveza, Greece

A boutique beach hotel in a quiet resort popular with Greek holidaymakers. The minimalist-style rooms are decorated with colour palettes based on sea, earth, sand and air (hence Sesa). A haven of tranquility just a few steps from the beach.
6 doubles, 1 suite

Doubles from €80 B&B

Kipi Suites

Kipi Suites, Kipi, Greece

Escapism in style and then some. On a hillside of a traditional village, a former stables is now a design guesthouse that marries cool and charm. It's perfect for exploring the stunning surroundings and has amazing panoramic views.
8 suites

Doubles from €90 B&B

Eumelia's eco farm house

Eumelia Organic Agrotourism, Greece

A clutch of beautiful Greek guesthouses on an organic farm, hidden in a valley in the shadow of the mountains. Sign up to a cookery or yoga course, join in on the olive harvesting or relax with a book or an easel in the shade of the olive groves.
5 eco farmhouses, each sleeping 4

€110 for 2; €30 extra person

Zagori Philoxenia, Monodendri, Greece

A good budget option in the more commercialised village of the Zagori, with comfortable, immaculately maintained rooms. The friendly, knowledgeable owners offer excursions in the beautiful surroundings.
14 doubles, 2 suites, 3 family rooms

Doubles from €40 B&B

Papaevengelou, Megalo Papigo, Greece

Literally at the end of the road, this wonderful small hotel ticks all boxes for escapism, especially with the view: a beautiful widescreen panorama of the Astraka Towers almost within touching distance.
2 rooms (3 doubles, 7 triples) plus 4 studios for families

Doubles from €75 B&B

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Cruising to the Cyclades, Greece

Cruising to the Cyclades, Greece

Relax aboard a luxurious 12-cabin Greek gulet as you spend two weeks soaking up the history and culture of over a dozen Aegean Islands including Kos, Santorini and Anafi.

£3,675 per person Sing supp £925

15 Days
Various departures from May

Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure

During the tour, Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure, you can admire and discover Greek history, explore new places, meet new people, relax, swim, snorkel, taste different foods and enjoy the daily adventures and bring your family closer.

£2,695 (children up to 12, £2,550) / Single Supp.: £695

8 DAYS
SAT JULY 22 – SAT JULY 29 2017
Greece - Intrepid trips

Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos

Spend eight blissed-out days under sun-drenched skies, sailing on a skippered yacht and enjoying the best the Greek Islands of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos, Small Cyclades, Naxos and Mykonos have to offer.

From £921 (maximum group size 8)

8 days
Saturday departures from May to October
History in the Mountains and Villages of Evia, Greece

Walking the Mountains and Villages of Evia, Greece

In this this walkers' paradise we visit Roman quarries and aqueducts, Byzantine churches and Frankish castles and, in the summer months, we end the days swimming at deserted beaches and coves. Karystos town is our base for the week.

From £649.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures from May to October
Lovely Greece

Sailing Adventure Holiday from Mykonos to Santorini, Greece

Sail through the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, from Mykonos to Santorini, stopping at smaller islands to relax on white sand beaches. Test your hand at sailing or just relax on the deck. Stroll through local villages & sample traditional food & wine.

From 664.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures from May to October
Beautiful gulet

Cruising the Aegean: From Kos to Patmos

Cruising the Aegean on a gulet, through the Dodecanese islands, perhaps the most ethereally beautiful part of the Aegean, in a sparkling topaz-blue sea, experience e a rich and intricate history stretching back millennia, and a distinctive culture.

from £2,525 to £2,575 / Single Supplement: £665-£675

8 DAYS
SAT MAY 27 - SAT JUNE 3, 2017 and SAT SEP 16 - SAT SEP 23, 2017
Ruins in Greece

Walking on Mountains and Through the Villages of Greece

Evia offers unique history and culture - visit Roman quarries and aqueducts, Byzantine churches and Frankish castles, deserted beaches and coves. Enjoy five day-walks on the island, from Dimosaris Gorge to the coastal village of Kalliani.

From £649.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures throughout the year

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Birth of a Legend

A brand new tour for 2013. On this tour you will see some of the greatest temples, cities and tombs of the Greek and Macedonian world.

£2,695 per person Hotel Sing Supp: £280

11 Days
Various departures from April to May
Temple in the Peloponnese, Greece

Cycling in the Peloponnese, Greece

Starting and finishing in the buzzing city of Athens, the ride offers plenty of opportunities to discover some of Greece's treasures, from the azure blue of the sea to the green olive trees. We cycle Poros Island and the beautiful town of Nafplio.

From £899.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures from April to October
Domed rooves on the Greek Isles, Greece

Walking on the Greek Isles, Greece

We start in the city of Athens, before heading towards three beautiful islands, Naxos, Santorini and Paros. We see the cultural centre of ancient Greece, volcanic caldera, the famous sunsets and the whitewashed villages and architectural wonders.

From £779.00 GBP

8 days
Various Sunday departures from March to November
Coastal Greece

Sail Greece: Cyclades Islands

Sail aboard a fully-equipped, skippered yacht around the Greek islands. Explore laidback islands like Small Cyclades and vibrant holiday meccas like Mykonos, as you discover ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and fresh seafood along the way.

From £1,139 (maximum group size 8)

10 days
Various departures from May to October
Mt Olympus to the Aegean, cultural Macedonia

Mt Olympus to the Aegean, cultural Macedonia

From the Slopes of Mt Olympus to the Shores of the Aegean: the archaeology, food & wine of Macedonia - a spectacular land tour of Northern Greece: explore the history and culture in a rich panorama of one of Europe’s heartlands.

£3,595 per person Sing Supp: £495

14 days
Wed Sep 2 - Tue Sep 15, 2015
Exploring the Peloponnese, Greece

Exploring the Peloponnese, Greece

The Peloponnese, the large peninsula forming the southern extremity of the Greek Mainland, is a veritable heartland of European and Western culture and also central in myth and legend. Join us to explore the historical and cultural wealth here.

£3,650 per person Sing Supp £670

15 days
Wed May 18 - Wed Jun 1, 2016

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