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115 wonderful hand-picked Greece holidays run by people who care a lot about Greece and keeping it unspoilt by tourism. Travel like a local experience Greece like you live there. Enjoy the peace and quiet of your Greece holidays or the pace and excitement as much as people who live there do. A choice of exceptional Greece holidays run by remarkable people.

Greece holidays
Self guided cycling holiday, Greece
A self guided cycling holiday on Ithaca, from 695 (7 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Greece
A week's walking, from 899 - 979 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking holiday in Tinos, Greece
Independent & guided walking holidays in Greece, from 531 - 575 (8 days) ex flights
Cyclades walking holidays in Greece
A gently active holiday in the Cyclades, from 999 - 1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from 2495 - 4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Archaeology holiday in Greece
A small-group archaeology tour of Greece, from 1150 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Crete
Hike the Samaria Gorge and enjoy the beaches and simple life, from 899 - 965 (8 days) inc UK flights
Peloponnese family activity holiday in Greece
Ultimate family multi activity holiday in Greece, from 890 (8 days) ex flights
Beach hotel in Greece, Ionian Coast
Family run hotel on the unspoilt Ionian coastline, from 25 - 50 per person per night incl breakfast
Crete villa accommodation sleeping 6, Greece
Self catering villas situated in the village of Elounda, Crete, from 90 - 178 per villa per night (sleeps 4-6)
Zagori luxury guesthouse, Mainland Greece
Exclusive mountain accomodation in Epirus, North West Greece, from 90 - 160 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Athens to Santorini tours
Uncover 3000 years of civilisation in Athens, from 728 - 1030 (8 days) ex flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries, from 528 - 574 (8 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Greece
Multi-activity holiday in the pristine mountains of Greece, from 640 - 750 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Amorgos, Greece
Exclusive walking to the heart of island life and landscape, from 605 - 655 (9 days) ex flights
Writing courses in Greece
Learn from distinguished writers in an idyllic setting, from 625 - 1245 (14 days) ex flights
Family sailing holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Enjoy the beauty of the Greek islands, from 898 - 1072 (8 days) inc UK flights
Greek Islands cycling and sailing holiday
Cycle and sail around the Cyclades Greek Islands, from 1250 (8 days) ex flights
Liveaboard diving and sailing holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing and diving adventure in the Greek islands, from 711 - 790 (7 days) ex flights
Wildlife photography sailing holiday in Greece
Inspiring trip to learn wildlife photography whilst sailing, from 840 (7 days) ex flights
Peloponnese holiday, cultural tour in Greece
Varied historical sight seeing, from 1299 - 1405 (13 days) inc UK flights
Multi activity holiday in Greece
A multi activity holiday in Greece, from 890 (8 days) ex flights
Cyclades sailing & walking holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing & hiking adventure around the Cyclades, from 711 - 790 (7 days) ex flights
Greece cycling holiday, archaeology tour
Discover Greek history and the Greek seaside beauty by bike!, from 698 (8 days) ex flights

108 reviews for Greece holidays4 star overall rating

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Archaeology holiday in Greece
Excellent! Our group consisted just of my wife and I so we got personal service from Christos, the Company Operations Director, for the the whole week. The hotel we stayed in was very comfortable, the staff most attentive and the general atmosphere most congenial. (more)Julian Grubb
Excellent. One of my favourite holidays - I'd loved the Peloponnese when I went once as a child and it all lived up to my rose-tinted memories of the place. Two of us in the group had studied Classics which was our reason for going, and we weren't disappointed by the archaeological guides who took us round or the amount of time we had to explore for ourselves. As a company they were great at making sure we were taken care of and a great holiday. (more)Naranee Ruthra-Rajan
This was a wonderful holiday... The guides we had at the sites were excellent and our tour leader just great. The tour was quite simply more than we could have imagined! (more)Alison Marshall
From 1150 excluding flights
Multi activity holiday in Greece
Memorable parts? Every day was special and exciting and We would repeat every day again Tips? We would tell them to enjoy and expect ecactly what they came for Local benefits? I think we could give a little bit of support to the greek people that face rough times now Overall rating? Everybody in the organisation did their best to make everything wonderful (more)Nicolescu ion
From 890 excluding flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Memorable parts? Arriving at a sunny beach with a great blue sea after a walk across barren land. Tips? Sun cream is needed!The Django ice-cream parlour is great. Local benefits? Definitely impacted local people - every place we stayed or had food was owned and managed by local people. Overall rating? Very relaxing and enjoyable. People were very friendly and nice. Great food. (more)Liz Drye
From 528 - 574 excluding flights
Writing courses in Greece
Our Yoga in the morning with wonderful views, our teacher Shelley Weiner, our Demos in the mornings, our writing course and our fun evenings with singing, dancing and auctioning. Vaso's food was also a memorable experience. Our boat trips were also brilliant. All in all, very beautiful place, very interesting people and participants and very helpful staff. (more)Alexia Papageorgiou
The instructors, the food, the town, the people who ran it... It was the most perfect holiday. (more)Maya Van Kirk
From 625 - 1245 excluding flights
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Pretty much perfect!.....The tranquility, the love and care in every detail and the warmth and generosity of our hosts. (more)Michelle Aloof
The wonderful view of the sea from the cottage, and the fantastic swimming in the clearest, blue sea water i have ever seen ... Just go - you will be rejuvenated! (more)Raju Bhatt
The estate is absolutely beautiful and we really did feel at home. Overall - great holiday! The most exciting thing was hiring a boat and exploring and discovering deserted coves in this beautiful, unspoilt island. (more)Francesca Gill
From 2495 - 4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
We couldn't agree on our most memorable or exciting part of our holiday; so here is a list of some of our best memories: racing over the waves at full sail, dolphins, moonlit walk along an ancient path, night snorkelling, travelling by bus to tavernas in remote villages, with our skipper and first mate. We were immersed in local culture. (more)sarah kendal
We sailed..really sailed..which was great. We discovered off the beat locations to explore...we met amazing people and swam and dove in beautiful locations,...we hiked on deserted islands, had camp fires, and swam under the stars at night. (more)Debbie Jenkins
The most meomorable part was snorkelling with Sotiris and my kids. It was a whole new experience for us, and the water and rocks were beautiful. (more)Trish Ahlin
From 531 - 590 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Tinos, Greece
Memorable parts? It's impossible to just pick out one thing. The places we stayed were well chosen and really nice to be in. The walks were all wonderful - varied and interesting. The instructions beforehand and those for the actual walks were excellent and included lots of information about the island. Our manager was very knowledgeable and friendly and efficient and made it possible for us to walk on our own in places we would not have otherwise ventured, knowing that we had total backup... (more)Hazel Hayhurst
From 531 - 575 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Amorgos, Greece
Memorable parts? Arriving on foot at some of the the most ancient settlements in Greece and having them all to ourselves. Walking on old mule tracks through the mountains, eating picnics by sacred water sources, swimming in the turquoise Agean. Tips? We enjoyed being able to customise this holiday to suit our level of fitness and we built in quite a few days of lazing around on the beach as well as walking. The weather in late September was still fairly hot so walking early was a... (more)Helen Grove-White
From 605 - 655 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Greece
Memorable parts? Visiting the Temple of the Dragons on the top of Mount Oci, Evia. Tips? Make sure you have stout walking boots. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Excellent. Will book again. (more)Jan Pryer
From 899 - 979 including UK flights
Peloponnese family activity holiday in Greece
It was lovely and authentic, not mobbed with foreign tourists, we felt we got to meet local people in their setting. Fabulous part of Greece with so much to see and do. Tripoli is not a tourist destination, which was nice in some ways but we stayed there a little long, the hotel could do with a pool, could be nice to also have a couple of nights elsewhere. (more)Julie Dickerson
Absolutely wonderful. Every day was different, but wonderful. We really enjoyed the scenery, the food, the people and the activities. (more)Angela Terrill
Fantastic holiday. Will certainly go there again. We spend the following week in Creta and enjoyed beaches and diving. Will have to there again to see other Greek wonders, including vineyard and olives trees. (more)Celine Bergeron
From 890 excluding flights
Sailing holiday in the Ionian Sea
Every moment on the boat was highly enjoyable, the islands we travelled to were extremely beautiful, the food was exquisite, the sea so clean and blue as you would only imagine on postcards. The most memorable moment of the holiday was a night swim and snorkel amidst the luminous plankton. (more)Carolin Sommer
Fantastic we were well looked after, and very welcome on board the sailing boat. Swimming and sailing also the Greek food and Taverna's recommended by Annie and Satera were fantastic. (more)Vanessa Sutcliffe
From 531 - 590 excluding flights
Sailing & conservation holiday in Greece
The whole experience was wonderful. Sotiris, our skipper was fantastic , very professional, kind and fun. This holiday was wonderful...it could not have been better...we should have stayed longer. It really was a very unique experience, very special to me. (more)Joanne David
Excellent! Every aspect was amazing. My partner and I are both deeply grateful to everyone who works for the operator for making such a special and memorable experience. We will almost certainly be booking up again! (more)Alison Crawford
A fabulous holiday. Sotiri and Melita were delightful and knowledgeable hosts. Annie who did the reservations was efficient and friendly. The boat was well equipped, safe and comfortable and the fellow guests good company. (more)Susan Sargeant
From 711 - 790 excluding flights
Liveaboard diving and sailing holiday in Greece
Excellent...For me it was the opportunity to see some amazing places, both on land and underwater. The night dive on Polygaios with the bioluminescent plankton was mind-blowing, Avatar style! (more)Mathias Bredvei
It was wonderful to visit islands that we would not normally visit, we particularly enjoyed that some of them were off the beaten track. (more)andrea jackson
Fantastic experience. Sailing and diving every day amidst gorgeous islands and in great company, what more can one want? (more)Franco Civello
From 711 - 790 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Naxos, Greece
Memorable parts? Discovering Greece through Naxos. Tips? That your advice was excellent and accurate. Local benefits? It was some income for locals who are on hard times between their debts and Euro needs. The islanders seemed to feel that a return to the drachma was not an option. Overall rating? Very good. (more)Anne Leaver
From 531 - 575 excluding flights
Villa holiday in Crete, Greece
Memorable parts? I went on holidays with my 96-year-old mother, which is memorable in itself... At the last minute she had some health problems so it seemed we had to cancel the holiday but she was so keen to go! And we had a great time. Tips? Get a car to go around, the place is unreachable otherwise and not easy to find if not with very clear directions; by night almost impossible. Local benefits? The environmental impact is definitely low, no air-conditioning and solar... (more)Laura Palmucci
From 24 - 70 per room per night
Lesvos holiday accommodation, Greece
Memorable parts? Just being able to completely relax and read and enjoy ourselves. The sea is beautiful and clear. The whole atmosphere of the place is very chilled. Batteries definitely fully recharged. Tips? Vatera, Lesvos is a place to go if you want a completely chilled 'do nothing' kind of holiday (which we did). It was perfect for our needs because it enabled us to wind down, read a lot, swim a lot, and not a lot else. If you like a holiday with things to do or lots of exploring... (more)Emily Hunka
From 35 - 99 per accommodation per night
Family sailing holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Memorable parts? Jumping off the boat into the beautiful blue sea, the stunning scenery & sights enhanced by our knowledgeable guide and sleeping under the stars. Tips? Take less clothes than you think you need and more books!! Local benefits? Yes. Our guide arranged meals at local tavernas on some evenings and told us that he varies them each trip to share the income around and keep quality up. We were encouraged to use local shops and produce and discouraged from littering... (more)Maria Nichols
From 898 - 1072 including UK flights
Walking holiday in Crete
Excellent!...The beautiful scenery, excellent guide and amazing Greek food. (more)Anne Robson
The highlight was the group-- a great bunch; and the scenery (more)Lisa Najavits
From 899 - 965 including UK flights
Cyclades sailing & walking holiday in Greece
10 out of 10 based on the companionship, weather, knowledge and sheer good fun that was had by both of us during this holiday. (more)Rebecca Coker
First-rate. A great and memorable experience. It also introduced us well to the people of these smaller islands and their way of life. Happy to recommend strongly. (more)Lawrence Holden
One night we went swimming off the boat and saw stars in the water. It wasn't a reflection of the sky but light that tiny sea creatures gave out when we touched them. When we came out of the water it seemed that we were sparkling too!...A rare and very special holiday! (more)Janet Grimwade
From 711 - 790 excluding flights
Peloponnese holiday, cultural tour in Greece
Memorable parts? The mountains around Nizwa in Oman and the night spent on the dhow off the coast near Muscat. Tips? Up until the end of October, Oman is still hot, so don't take too many warm clothes. Also, although a sleeping bag is recommended, it is not really necessary for camping. Local benefits? Oman has a problem disposing of garbage and there is no recycling yet, so I feel we contributed to the problem by using bottled water. Also, driving on beaches and sand dunes... (more)Vicki Neech
From 1299 - 1405 including UK flights
Greek Islands sailing holiday, Dodecanese Islands
Amazing!! Beats sailing on a cruise liner any day. A much more personal and genuine experience. (more)stef rendina
Great relaxed enjoyable trip. I loved the flexibility of the Skipper too...Enjoyed getting in there and helping as needed - putting on the new mainsail was a memorable experience - thanks Sotiris! (more)Louise Whiteside
Snorkelling was the most memorable. (more)Gini Miller
From 531 - 590 excluding flights
Turtle volunteering in Greece
Memorable parts? Discovering new turtle nests. Tips? The information from the tour operator was disorganised - make sure you get confirmation that information has been passed on. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Good. (more)Andrea Richardson
From 995 - 2995 excluding flights
Peloponnese self catering cottage sleeps 2, Greece
Just the very best holiday I've ever had. The climate was ideal; the place superb. Nik and Jina are so helpful; you couldn't ask for more. (more)Alison Kirby
Excellent. Our first time in Greece and a lovely family holiday, very peaceful and relaxing, we were outdoors a lot. It's a beautiful place to take photos or draw. (more)Susanna Burton
From 350 - 650 per accommodation per week
Hydra hotel, Saronic Islands, Greece
Memorable parts? Being able to relax in peaceful surroundings and enjoy a great breakfast at the hotel with stunning views from patio Tips? Great food and beautiful views - steps are the only minus - quite a lot of them - but the view makes up for it Local benefits? Yes as we enjoyed eating out in local tavernas all were superb with excellent quality and fresh produce (more)John Salter
From 70 - 160 per room per night
Naxos holiday accommodation, villa and B&B, Greece
We stayed with Gilly as bed and breakfast guests for a week in early May this year and I thought I must write to say how friendly and welcoming Gilly and Robin were. They gave us a delicious breakfast each morning and made our stay very special by giving us lots of excellent information on exploring Naxos and tips on tavernas to eat at. Our apartment was very thoughtfully decorated and equipped, the rooms light, pretty and tasteful, in a simple Greek style but with personal touches and everything... (more)Kate Hay
From 40 - 200 per accommodation
Ikaria Island holiday, organic farmstay villas in Greece
Overall we would rate our holiday 10 out of 10 and fully intend to visit again in the spring, when the wild flowers are blooming. The vineyard is one of the nicest places we have stayed - just what we needed after a stressful year in our business. (more)Helen Maggs
The highlight was the welcoming nature of our host family who shared with us not only their beautifully and painstakingly restored property with its breathtaking view of their terraced vineyard, but also their time, thoughts, knowledge, skills and family fun. (more)Lee Anne Wallach
We were attentively looked after by our hosts, Giorgos & Eleni. They took us to a village festival on the island, Ikaria, and our 17 year old daughter joined the dancing in the village square until 6 in the morning. (more)Gabriel Irwin
From 50 - 90 per house per night
Southern Peloponnese accommodation in Greece
1Memorable parts? We really loved the Mani peninsula - rugged, historic, lots of tourist facilities but not over-run by those pesky creatures (other tourists, I mean!) And, of course, Greece is an incredibly beautiful place! The accommodation was excellent - beautifully-renovated stone house, immaculately clean, lovely room with balcony, comfortable bed, gorgeous surroundings, enjoyable breakfasts (although they could have benefited by more variety). Our only other suggestion would be to... (more)Alan Franks
From 45 per room per night
Eco hotel and villa accommodation in Crete
Memorable parts? Having enjoyed two weeks travelling around Crete, we spent the last three nights of our holiday at the villa high in the mountains, overlooking rugged countryside with views down to the sea. To find such wonderful accommodation in so rural a location was quite amazing. Our villa was a very well designed, spotlessly clean, spacious house. The owner, Smaro Mourtzanakis was a most gracious hostess - her casserole was the best meal my husband ate throughout the trip! Tips? Having... (more)Ada Bradbury
From 70 - 95 per villa per night (sleeps 4)
Holiday retreat in Greece, Saronic Islands
A great holiday, very relaxing. (more)Niamh O Conghaile
The important factor for us was that the accommodation is a family-run business and it works well. (more)Peter Gander
If you want a quiet, restful holiday where you can read, walk, swim, eat good food, watch the ferries come to and fro and generally chill out, this is for you. (more)Victoria Gunn
From 50 - 103 per room per night
Zakynthos holiday accommodation in Greece
Memorable parts? Where to start......we were staying at Logothetis with our 3 yr old daughter so we could have been a bit restricted in activities, but the mountain bikes had a child seat so we were able to take her off road and to the beach and she loved those bumpy rides. Swimming in the sea - calm enough for her to gain confidence and learn to swim and sandy enough for sand castles when she was tired. Boat trip with Mario - an enjoyable day snorkelling and learning about turtles. Of course... (more)lynn irving
From 315 - 1750 per week

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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"I visited the island of Gavdos for the first time back in 1994 as part of my usual summer holiday. It was a long journey from Athens to the southernmost point of not only Greece but also Europe. A unique and unforgettable experience, my journey to the island deeply enriched my understanding of travel and tourism, its meaning and impacts to the destination area. I was so amazed by the natural beauty, history and local life style that I went back for 4 years in a row. I felt the need to study this magical place so in 2000 I took the same journey to complete a two-month in-depth research on how tourism affected their life and environment. I aimed to present the hosts' point of view because it is their place we use for our holiday and it is them who have to deal with what we leave behind once we're gone. A tiny island (hard even to spot on the map), Gavdos lies in the middle of the Libyan Sea with a permanent population of approximately 60 inhabitants. Covered by 60% of flora and a stunning combination of rocks, dunes and pristine beaches the island has today become the place myth for modern travelers. Far from what we consider a technologically advanced world but with a rich and exciting history, landscape and culture, the island attracts more and more visitors who seek authenticity, spontaneity and a contact with nature and people." Read more of Villy Ioannou's article about Gavdos in this Greece holiday article.

"At the Gaia production plant, formerly the old school house in the village of Kanadas, the members are juggling a whole host of projects and special orders. Outside in the organic garden, a production line of women are harvesting red peppers, eggplant and tomatoes and piling them into crates. Some vegetables are loaded into a van to be sent off to area restaurants while others are stacked up in the foyer for production. Inside, maneuvering in a maze of small rooms with limited workspace, one team is monitoring an industrial-size mixer filled with sweet red pepper dough, while another pair divides finished mounds into smaller rounds, which are then delivered to the production room to be divided into thumb-print pieces and lined up on massive racks to dry." Read more of Nikki Rose's article about the Gaia cooperative in this Greece cooking holiday article.

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Country facts for Greece holidays

Weather
Greece has a mostly Mediterranean climate, with sunshine from April until November. Temperatures are highest from mid-July to mid-August and the most pleasant months are May to June and September to October.

Languages
The official language in Greece is Greek.

Money
The currency in Greece is the euro (EUR).

Time zone
Eastern European Time, GMT+2 (UTC+2), or Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3).
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