Greece Destination Guide

Greece

Greece is a destination rich in culture, history, heritage and beauty. Each city, town and island offers its own unique flavour, and you will have thousands of islands and inlets to discover. But don’t ignore the mainland with bustling cities, traditional villages and famous historical and cultural sites.

Top Greece Tours

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Classical Tour with Meteora

Classical Tour with Meteora

4 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Tour with Nafplion & Meteora

Classical Tour with Nafplion & Meteora

5 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Grand Tour of Greece

Grand Tour of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Delphi & Meteora Monasteries

Delphi & Meteora Monasteries

3 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)

Top Greece Cruises

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Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Athens

Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Athens

5 Days | Lavrion to Lavrion

4.5
(2 Reviews)
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Taste of the Aegean Cruise Athens - Athens

Taste of the Aegean Cruise Athens - Athens

4 Days | Lavrion to Lavrion

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
Aegean Circle Cruise Athens - Athens

Aegean Circle Cruise Athens - Athens

8 Days | Piraeus to Piraeus

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Greece

Classical Greece

8 Days | Marina Zeas to Marina Zeas

Tour
Cyclades Share a Sail - 14 nights cruise

Cyclades Share a Sail - 14 nights cruise

15 Days | Mykonos to Mykonos

Tour
Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 1)

Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 1)

8 Days | Mykonos to Mykonos

Tour
Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 2)

Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 2)

8 Days | Mykonos to Mykonos

Tour
Ionian Share a Sail-Corfu Route

Ionian Share a Sail-Corfu Route

8 Days | Preveza to Preveza

Tour
Ionian Share a Sail-Kefalonia Route

Ionian Share a Sail-Kefalonia Route

8 Days | Preveza to Preveza

Tour
Ionian Share a Sail-North & South Combined

Ionian Share a Sail-North & South Combined

15 Days | Preveza to Preveza

Top Greece Packages

Tour
Touch of Paradise

Touch of Paradise

7 Days | Athens to Piraeus

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Best of Classical Greece & Cruise

Best of Classical Greece & Cruise

10 Days | Athens to Lavrion

5
(10 Reviews)
Tour
Highlights of Greece

Highlights of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Memories of Greece

Memories of Greece

10 Days | Athens to Santorini

5
(8 Reviews)

Why Book Greece with Sun Island Tours?

Local Supplier in Greece with over 50 years experience

Guaranteed departures on all tours

Tailor Made Packages in Greece with options for more traditional and remote getaways

Ground support available 24/7

Greece Highlights & Experiences

Athens

The capital of Greece and one of the worlds oldest cities, home to the Acropolis, Plaka, and innumerable shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Meteora

Discover monasteries built high upon monolithic rock formations in the centre of mainland Greece.

Santorini

Romantics visit to see the oldest winery in Europe and witness the most beautiful sunset in the world at Oia, the northern point of the island. Discover volcanic beaches and walk the clifftops.

Mykonos

One of the most popular islands in the Cyclades for all types of travellers. Mykonos caters to family holidays, romantic getaways, relaxing beach escapes and just dancing the summer nights away.

Chania

Discover a typical venetian city on Crete, the largest Greek Island.

Skopelos

A small paradise nestled within the North Sporades cluster of islands and the setting of Mamma Mia the movie.

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Greece

Tours, Packages and Cruises in Greece

With its unique position in the Mediterranean, Greece offers a range of Escorted Tours on Mainland Greece as well as Island Hopping Packages and Cruises throughout the Greek Islands.

  • Escorted Tour. Travel around Mainland Greece on an escorted tour visiting the main historical sites of Athens, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora and Thessaloniki.
  • Island Hopping Package. See the Greek Islands by choosing one of our pre-made Island Hopping Packages or customise your own.
  • Greek Island Large Ship Cruising. Choose from 3, 4 and 7 night sailing around the Greek Island with Celestyal Cruises.
  • Greek Island Small Ship Cruising. Variety Cruises offers a boutique style of cruising around the popular are less touristic Greek Islands with vessel sizes holding up to 80 passengers.
  • Greek Island Sailing. We offer share-a-sail options where clients choose from set 7 day itineraries to reserve a cabin on board a small vessel with a total of 8 passengers.

Popular Tours, Cruises & Packages in Greece

Tour
Greece Experience

Greece Experience

9 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Santorini

Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Santorini

4 Days | Lavrion to Santorini

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Tour
Highlights of Greece

Highlights of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Tour with Meteora

Classical Tour with Meteora

4 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Fun In The Sun

Fun In The Sun

10 Days | Athens to Piraeus

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Touch of Paradise

Touch of Paradise

7 Days | Athens to Piraeus

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Cycladic Gems

Cycladic Gems

11 Days | Athens to Piraeus

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Cycladic Interlude

Cycladic Interlude

7 Days | Athens to Piraeus

5
(8 Reviews)
Tour
Jewels of the Cyclades

Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Days | Marina Zeas to Marina Zeas

Greece Tours, Packages & Cruises Selection Tips

Find some of our top tips for choosing the perfect trip for you!

Travelling around Greece by car is quite difficult. If you’re touring around mainland Greece, there are options for public buses or take one of our guaranteed Escorted Coach Tours. The Classical Tour of Meteora is by far the most popular and visits the main sites of Delphi, Olympia and Meteora.
Athens is usually overlooked or seen as a stopover destination for 1-2 days. Athens has more than the Acropolis to offer. Choose from our half day city tour of Athens, but spend a few more days for shopping, visiting the beaches or dining and nightlife in cosmopolitan Athens.
If you are looking at a snap shot of the Greek Islands within a small amount of time, then cruises would be the best option, however if you are wanting to spend more time on the Greek Islands (than a few hours) then look towards an island hopping package. Choose one of ours, or tailor make your own.
A one night stay is not enough time spent to discover a Greek Island. Spend at a minimum 3 nights to experience both the day time attractions and night time experiences. As ferries schedules are not released until just before departure, your time on the island may be cut short, so a longer stay of 3 or more nights allows you enough time to get a taste of what the island has to offer.

How to Get to Greece

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways fly into Athens. Emirates and Qatar Airways Fly into Thessaloniki. Qatar Airways also flies direct into Mykonos and Santorini during the European summer season. Ferries services do operate from Turkey and Italy into Greece.

Greece FAQ’s

The best time to visit Greece will depend on why you are travelling there. Most people travel to Greece for the European summer, and we find that the best time to travel is in May/June or September, when all hotels, restaurants and shops are open and the weather is warm enough to swim. By avoiding July and August you miss the large crowds and the hotels stays are cheaper by missing high season.
When choosing Greek Islands to visit, it is best to choose islands within the same group or cluster. The reason for this is because as a general rule of thumb you cannot travel by direct flight or direct ferry between islands of two different groups. Use the map at the top of the page do choose the island group colour coded for your reference, or contact one of our Greece experts.
Unless stated on your invoice and vouchers, times are not released as they are subject to change and cancellation. You may however request a certain time and we will endeavour to match this request.
As we do not release ferry schedules due to their volatility, we insist on not booking ferries and flights on the same day.
If accommodation is booked with Sun Island Tours, ferry tickets will usually be delivered to the first hotel service in Greece. Otherwise, the ferry tickets will be picked up from our local agent in Greece listed on your documentation.
For each destination it is best to check with your travel agent to ensure that you get the correct advice based on your nationality and duration of travel. Generally, most of our destinations do not require visas for leisure travel, or can be purchased on arrival in the destination.
Whilst tipping in Greece is not mandatory, it is expected for tourists to tip in the service industry. For instance taxi drivers and bell hops should be tipped around 1 Euro per bag, while tour guides and drivers can be tipped EUR 5 and Eur 2 per person per day respectively. At restaurants, a 5-10% tip is for quality service is expected.
Greek is the national language, however English is widely spoken and understood in most regions of Greece.
Departure transfer times will be made available locally up to 48 hours prior to departure.
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Contact our Greece Experts

Our team bring years of experience, and a true passion for travel.
Meet the team that bring your dream journey to life.

Britt
Britt
Reservations Consultant
Dannielle
Dannielle
Reservations Consultant

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

John
John
General Manager
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Yvette
Confirmations
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Zoe
Reservations Consultant

Reviews for Greece

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Jenny Sorrell
Loved our TOur

Review for: Egypt in Style

Sun Island Tours was very helpful and accessible whenever we had questions during the planning stage. The Cruise was wonderful, everything we had ever hoped for. We had a great time and met some wonderful people. The Greek Island package was great too! Sun Island choose the best hotels for us in Greece, and made sure that each hotel catered for us perfectly. In Santorini we wanted to stay at the beach, rather than the cliffside. All of our friends kept recommending the cliffside, for the caldera view. We spoke with Sun Island, and they ended up accepting our request for the beach, and choosing the perfect hotel with a view of the water. We were there for only two nights, so they organised a wonderful volcano trip with a sunset cruise on the first day, and we saw the sunset from Oia. The following night they recommended the perfect restaurant for us. The cruise in Croatia was wonderful. Very well organsied. Im glad we went for the deluve option which included touring in each destinations. The food was 5 star and sites were well beyond my dreams. What an amazing part of the world.
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Reply from Sun Island Tours
Thanks Jenny and Toni. Our Egypt guides are true Egyptologists so its no wonder you had such a brilliant holiday ???? Cant wait to get you both on another tour of ours. You should have already received the brochures by now and please contact your agent Jillian when you're ready to book ???? Thanks Ucango Travel & Cruise Centre
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Dot Shepherd
Good value for money

Review for: Classical Tour with Nafplion & Meteora

Takes you to the well known places effortlessly. Also stays at some less known places and supports the local community.
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Lynn Harper
Celestyal Cruises is a great way to see

Review for: Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Athens

Celestyal Cruises is a great way to see the Greek Islands. The ships are older, however they are clean and well maintained, crew is nice, food is very good, tours are extremely interesting and schedules are kept. Plan to travel on the cruise line again.