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Greece offers a lot of variety in mainland and the islands

If you are looking for a varied holiday, Greece or one of the Greek islands (e.g. Crete, Kos, Mykonos or Rhodes) is exactly the right place on earth. Greece also has a lot to offer for a relaxing holiday or for sporting activities. The gigantic landscape paired with great entertainment programmes and the idyllic sea ensure a holiday of fine variety. Nature can be experienced in all its glory. How about a romantic walk along the turquoise blue sea with fine sand under your feet? On the other hand, gigantic dives, colourful coral reefs for snorkelling or a wonderful swell for kitesurfing provide more action. In Greece, every holidaymaker will find the right leisure activity and, in contrast, can enjoy pure nature.

Whether it’s a family holiday, a romantic holiday for two or for a cultural adventure trip; Greece offers a breathtaking variety to make the time particularly varied. The resorts are also as individual as the holiday demands. Upscale all-inclusive resorts near the beach to holiday apartments in the interior of the country and the islands make a holiday come true according to your own wishes. Maybe you are also a backpacker and are looking for inexpensive accommodation; this type of holiday can also be implemented. In Greece and its islands, you can unwind and be inspired by cultural time travel. If you are looking for peace and quiet, there are also natural bays with southern vegetation. There you can really relax after an eventful excursion.

Beaches in Crete
The bay of Balos on Crete, Image: leoks / shutterstock

The culinary delights are also not neglected in Greece and are a blessing in themselves. Traditional Greek specialties such as pickled sheep’s cheese, fish specialties and delicious vegetables delight the sense of taste and allow culinary discovery tours. An enjoyable glass of red wine comes into its own especially on the sea beach and you can enjoy your time in a relaxing holiday atmosphere. The traditional taverns invite you to regional and international specialties and provide the fine taste.

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In order to be able to enjoy the Greece vacation exactly according to your wishes, it is recommended to choose between mainland and island vacation. While the islands are particularly popular for nature experiences and relaxation times, on the mainland there is a lively leisure programme with ancient charm. Certain holiday regions of Greece are particularly suitable for families, as the beaches have shallow access to the sea and thus also delight the little holidaymakers. On the other hand, the mountains in the north can be a holiday pleasure, especially for active holidaymakers. However you envision your holiday, Greece includes popular destinations with style and comfortable holiday deals. Especially in the busy regions, joyful sightseeing excursions are offered locally and you can look forward to interesting moments. The hospitality of the inhabitants does the holiday a favour, because it allows you to have a good time and enjoy the pleasant comfort of Greece.

Travel information Greece

Capital Athens
Form of government parliamentary republic
parliamentary democracy
Currency Euro (EUR)
Area approx. 132,000 km²
Population approx. 11,160,000 (as of 2017)
Languages Greek
Electricity grid 220 Volt / 50 Hz
Area code +30
Time zone UTC+2 EET
UTC+3 EEST (March–October)