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

Tour
Classical Tour with Meteora

Classical Tour with Meteora

4 Days | Athens to Athens

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

Classical Tour with Nafplion & Meteora

5 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Tour
Grand Tour of Greece

Grand Tour of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Tour
Delphi & Meteora Monasteries

Delphi & Meteora Monasteries

3 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)

Top Greece Cruises

Cruise
Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Athens

Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Athens

5 Days | Lavrion to Lavrion

4
(7 Reviews)
Cruise
Taste of the Aegean Cruise Athens - Athens

Taste of the Aegean Cruise Athens - Athens

4 Days | Lavrion to Lavrion

4
(7 Reviews)
Cruise
Aegean Circle Cruise Athens - Athens

Aegean Circle Cruise Athens - Athens

8 Days | Piraeus to Piraeus

4
(7 Reviews)
Cruise
Classical Greece

Classical Greece

8 Days | Marina Zeas to Marina Zeas

Cruise
Cyclades Share a Sail - 14 nights cruise

Cyclades Share a Sail - 14 nights cruise

15 Days | Mykonos to Mykonos

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Cruise
Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 1)

Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 1)

8 Days | Mykonos to Mykonos

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Cruise
Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 2)

Cyclades Share a Sail (Route 2)

8 Days | Mykonos to Mykonos

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Cruise
Ionian Share a Sail-Corfu Route

Ionian Share a Sail-Corfu Route

8 Days | Preveza to Preveza

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Cruise
Ionian Share a Sail-Kefalonia Route

Ionian Share a Sail-Kefalonia Route

8 Days | Preveza to Preveza

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Cruise
Ionian Share a Sail-North & South Combined

Ionian Share a Sail-North & South Combined

15 Days | Preveza to Preveza

4.5
(2 Reviews)

Top Greece Packages

Package
Touch of Paradise

Touch of Paradise

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Package
Best of Classical Greece & Cruise

Best of Classical Greece & Cruise

10 Days | Athens to Athens

4.5
(29 Reviews)
Package
Highlights of Greece

Highlights of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Package
Memories of Greece

Memories of Greece

10 Days | Athens to Santorini

5
(22 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

Package
Greece Experience

Greece Experience

9 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Cruise
Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Santorini

Greece and Turkey Cruise Athens - Santorini

4 Days | Lavrion to Santorini

4
(7 Reviews)
Package
Highlights of Greece

Highlights of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Tour with Meteora

Classical Tour with Meteora

4 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Package
Fun In The Sun

Fun In The Sun

10 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Package
Touch of Paradise

Touch of Paradise

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Package
Cycladic Gems

Cycladic Gems

11 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Package
Cycladic Interlude

Cycladic Interlude

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(22 Reviews)
Cruise
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.
View Sun Island Tours FAQs

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
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Dannielle
Reservations Consultant

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

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General Manager
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Confirmations
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Reservations Consultant

Reviews for Greece

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Louise
Cruising the Greek Islands

Review for: Aegean Circle Cruise Athens - Athens

We book a Celestyal Cruise through Sun Island Tours for August 2020, Unfortunately due to the circumstances of COVID we had to post pone. We were lucky enough to had book through Sun Island Tours who stayed in touch without through the last 2 years and helped our re organise our plans for 2022. It was nice to see that a company actually cared about us and ensured we still got to travel in the future. During times like these we really appreciated this and won't hesitate to ever book with them. Fast forward to May 2022 we finally got to embark on our Greek Cruise. The staff were so warm and welcoming, It was so nice to see things finally going back to normal. The cruise overall was excellent value for money. Nothing too fancy but perfect for us. We are sad to be home but we are already planning our next holiday to Croatia.
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Julie
Wonderful way of seeing Greece

Review for: Wonders of Greece

Great trip, wonderful way of being introduced to Greece, and all of us had a lot of fun. The accommodation was excellent and the hotels had great locations. there was a great balance of free time and designated sights and a good group. Would definitely recommend.
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Joseph
My wife and I tried this company

Review for: Sun Island Dreams

My wife and I tried this company for the first time, and we loved the professionalism, efficiency, and quality service of their agents and managers. We would definitely recommend 100x this company to individuals that are looking for the best customer service yet. We look forward doing business with them again. Definitely worth the five stars. To summarize we went to Greece for my wife’s birthday. A 9-day trip visiting Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini in May. A trip that was planned for June 2020, but with the pandemic we had to cancel, so it was no easy task to plan a trip during this unstable time. However, Sun Island Tours kept in touched with us the whole time. Giving us updates on our accommodation and the situation within Greece with the pandemic. They had to adjust our accommodation a couple of times cause of the pandemic, but the changes were well worth it. From Athens, to Mykonos, to Santorini, our accommodation was great. Especially the Dana Villas in Santorini was top notch. From the views from our room, to the service, and management of the hotel was excellent. We couldn’t have asked for a better accommodation. We couldn't recommend a tour company anymore than this one, If you are thinking about going. Just go. It will be worth every cent.