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
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Tour with Nafplion & Meteora 2024

Classical Tour with Nafplion & Meteora 2024

5 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Grand Tour of Greece

Grand Tour of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Delphi & Meteora Monasteries

Delphi & Meteora Monasteries

3 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Argolis Overnight

Argolis Overnight

2 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Delphi Overnight

Delphi Overnight

2 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Meteora Monasteries Overnight

Meteora Monasteries Overnight

2 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Tour

Classical Tour

3 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Classical Tour with Nafplion

Classical Tour with Nafplion

4 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)
Tour
Northern Greece

Northern Greece

5 Days | Athens to Athens

5
(36 Reviews)

Top Greece Cruises

Cruise
Classical Greece

Classical Greece

8 Days | Marina Zeas to Marina Zeas

5
(3 Reviews)
Cruise
Unexplored Greek Islands

Unexplored Greek Islands

8 Days | Marina Zeas to Marina Zeas

5
(3 Reviews)
Cruise
Jewels of the Cyclades

Jewels of the Cyclades

8 Days | Marina Zeas to Marina Zeas

5
(3 Reviews)
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 3 Nights

Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 3 Nights

4 Days | Lavrion to Lavrion

4
(8 Reviews)
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 4 Nights

Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 4 Nights

5 Days | Lavrion to Lavrion

4
(8 Reviews)
Cruise
Idyllic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 7 nights

Idyllic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 7 nights

8 Days | Piraeus to Piraeus

4
(8 Reviews)
Cruise
Three Continents Celestyal Cruise - 7 nights

Three Continents Celestyal Cruise - 7 nights

8 Days | Piraeus to Piraeus

4
(8 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
Cyclades Share a Sail cruise 14 nights 2024

Cyclades Share a Sail cruise 14 nights 2024

15 Days | Mykonos to Mykonos

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Cruise
Ionian Share a Sail

Ionian Share a Sail

8 Days | Lefkada to Lefkada

4.5
(2 Reviews)
Cruise
Antiquity to Byzantium

Antiquity to Byzantium

8 Days | Marina Zeas to Marina Zeas

5
(3 Reviews)
Cruise
Eclectic Aegean Celestyal Cruise - 7 nights

Eclectic Aegean Celestyal Cruise - 7 nights

8 Days | Piraeus to Piraeus

4
(8 Reviews)
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 3 Nights (End Santorini)

Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise - 3 Nights (End Santorini)

4 Days | Lavrion to Santorini

4
(8 Reviews)
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise (Mykonos - Athens) - 3 Nights
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise (Athens to Santorini) - 2 Nights
Cruise
Iconic Aegean Summer Celestyal Cruise (Mykonos to Athens) - 4 Nights

Top Greece Packages

Package
Highlights of Greece

Highlights of Greece

7 Days | Athens to Athens

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

Best of Classical Greece & Cruise

10 Days | Athens to Athens

4.5
(44 Reviews)
Package
Memories of Greece

Memories of Greece

10 Days | Athens to Santorini

5
(36 Reviews)
Package
Greek & Turkish Explorer

Greek & Turkish Explorer

14 Days | Athens to Istanbul

5
(57 Reviews)
Package
Grecian Beauty

Grecian Beauty

13 Days | Athens to Santorini

5
(36 Reviews)
Package
Jewels of Greece

Jewels of Greece

11 Days | Athens to Athens

4.5
(44 Reviews)
Package
Magical Greece

Magical Greece

14 Days | Athens to Athens

4.5
(44 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

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Greece Tours 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.

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

Britt has travelled throughout Egypt, including Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh; as well as cruising down the Nile.

John
John
General Manager

Being Greek Cypriot, John knows Cyprus. Contact him for information around Cyprus including Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos, Troodos, Protaras, Ayia Napa and the Northern Region.

Yvette
Yvette
Confirmations

Yvette has travelled on both religious and cultural tours throughout Israel and the Holy Land, for over 30 years.

Zoe
Zoe
Reservations Consultant

Reviews for Greece

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Sophia & Anthony Santamaria
Thank you to Jerry

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

My husband and I were booked on a lovely 4 day Classic Tour of Greece through our agent Helloworld. Unfortunately on the 3rd night my husband became seriously ill and required medical attention. Thomas, our guide very kindly took us to the medical clinic in Kalambaka and from there Anthony was transferred by ambulance to the General Hospital in Trikala. The very next morning I had a message from Jerry Theodossis of Sun Island Tours enquiring about my husband's health. Jerry was amazing - he went over and above anything I would have expected - he arranged for transport on a Go Tour bus back to Athens (if needed) and organised retrieval of our bags in the hotel in Athens to the hospital my husband had been transferred to in Larissa. It was 3 weeks before we were able to travel and return to Athens but we were so impressed with Jerry and the assistance and support he gave to us, we visited him in his office in Athens to say THANK YOU personally. Jerry takes great pride in his role of welcoming guests to Athens and environs and ensures it is a positive and memorable experience for all. We highly recommend this tour and hope to be able to complete it one day. Sophia & Anthony Santamaria
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Carol Marchant
My sister and I recently booked a holiday in Greece

Review for: Classical Tour with Meteora

My sister and I recently booked a holiday in Greece through Clinton Turk at FlightCentre, Toowong, Queensland (Australia). Clinton liaised with your colleague(s) at Sun Island Tours and again with Sunquest Tours in Athens. We would just like to express our gratitude as the two weeks were amazing. Your assistance with the accommodation, transfers, tours etc were excellent. We had chosen to stay at Hotel Adrian in the Plaka, Athens, due to its ratings, reviews and position. The staff were very courteous and the breakfast they offer on the rooftop overlooking the Acropolis with its fresh orange juice and coffee made it perfect. Your assistance made everything work like Clockwork. The same applies to the hotel Tzekos in Santorini, with its view of the Caldora. There were lots of stairs but walking up and down enabled us to justify the cocktails. What an amazing island. We hired a moped and explored the island ourselves. The hotels you chose near Olympia and Delphi were amazing too. We had the best position and View! (Other people on the tour who had obviously booked elsewhere, went to another hotel...but ours was, as I said, the best. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and handled us all well. Delphi is a must see, as is Meterora. Thanks also for the Hydrofoil bookings and transfers.
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Rachel B
Guide was graet

Review for: Delphi & Meteora Monasteries

The tour guide was top notch. She's very knowledgeable. The logistical details lacked planning. We waited 15-20 minutes at the pickup location, way past when our pickup was due. We took way too many bathroom breaks. I understand that some people need the breaks, but I wish there was a different option for people that don't need any many or as long of breaks... we could have spent longer at Delphi or seen an extra church in Meteora with all this extra time. Seeing Meteora was the highlight of the trip!