Greece holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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.
Multi activity holiday in Greece
A multi activity holiday in Greece, from €890 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Tinos, Greece
Independent & guided walking holidays in Greece, from £531 - £575 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Greece
A week's walking, from £929 - £979 (8 days) inc UK flights
Walking holiday in Crete
Hike the Samaria Gorge and enjoy the beaches and simple life, from £965 (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)
Self guided cycling holiday, Greece
A self guided cycling holiday on Ithaca, from €695 (7 days) ex flights
Cyclades walking holidays in Greece
A gently active holiday in the Cyclades, from £999 - £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Archaeology holiday in Greece
A small-group archaeology tour of Greece, from €1150 (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 family activity holiday in Greece
Ultimate family 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
Zagori luxury guesthouse, Mainland Greece
Exclusive mountain accomodation in Epirus, North West Greece, from €90 - €160 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Activity holiday in Greece
Multi-activity holiday in the pristine mountains of Greece, from €690 (8 days) ex flights
Peloponnese holiday, cultural tour in Greece
Varied historical sight seeing, from £1341 (13 days) inc UK flights
Beach hotel in Greece, Ionian Coast
Family run hotel on the unspoilt Ionian coastline, from €25 - €50 per person per night incl breakfast
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Walk ancient paths and enjoy stunning Cycladic sceneries, from £528 - £574 (7 days) ex flights
Family sailing holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Enjoy the beauty of the Greek islands, from £899 - £1072 (8 days) inc UK flights
Writing courses in Greece
Learn from distinguished writers in an idyllic setting, from £645 - £1245 (14 days) ex flights
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)
Walking holiday in Amorgos, Greece
Exclusive walking to the heart of island life and landscape, from £605 - £655 (9 days) ex flights
Athens to Santorini tours
Uncover 3000 years of civilisation in Athens, from £945 - £1030 (8 days) ex flights
Yoga holiday in Greece
Sun, Sea and Yoga holidays in Southern Greece, from £595 - £895 (7 days) ex flights
Crete cooking class & cultural day tour, Greece
Cooking Demo of Authentic Cretan Diet in Rural Crete, from €185 - €700 admission price
Santorini private half day tour & wine tasting, Greece
Santorini Panorama and Wine Tasting Tour by Private Van., from €90 - €140 (4 hours) admission price
Self-guided walking holiday in Ithaca, Greece
Walk the ancient paths of this mythical island, from £1400 (14 days) ex flights
Corfu self catering cottages, Greece
Lovely old olive press converted into selfcatering cottages, from €60 - €120 per accommodation per night
Sailing & conservation holiday in Greece
A unique wildlife & sailing adventure, from €711 - €790 (7 days) ex flights
Dubrovnik to Athens tour
Join us on a whirlwind adventure through the Balkans, from £1796 - £1995 (15 days) ex flights
Lipsi island organic farm bed & breakfast, Greece
Eco Adventures And Organic Farming and Vineyard, from €40 - €250 per accommodation per night

121 reviews for Greece holidays4 star overall rating

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Archaeology holiday in Greece
We will have lasting memories of the wonderful ancient sites, beautiful villages and towns, fantastic food and the friendly people of this diverse and attractive region (more)Andrew Douglas
It was excellent in every way. I wouldn't hesitate to do another tour with Chrisos and his crew...Chrstos and everyone he works with were incredibly accommodating. I think there may be more than one Christos, given everything he does. (more)Tim Kearley
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
From €1150 excluding flights
Multi activity holiday in Greece
Superfabulous...Overall the holiday was very memorable & exciting, however, rafting was the best as we could take even a seven year old. Nafplio was just an amazing place to be (more)Cheryl Suares
Excellent, we all really enjoyed the different activities. The rafting was brilliant, although in fairness all the activities were excellent, well organised and suited to all abilities....We will definitely be back! (more)June Nelson
Every day was special and exciting and We would repeat every day again...Everybody in the organisation did their best to make everything wonderful (more)Nicolescu ion
From €890 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 £645 - £1245 excluding flights
Sifnos walking holiday in the Cyclades, Greece
Excellent...we stayed at a family run guesthouse, ate at local taverns, tried local products, used public transport and walked to get to places. We cleaned up a beach after having a picnic. Our guide in general provided useful information about the local flora and fauna, the culture, economy and environmental issues (more)Xenia Karantani
Very interesting and enjoyable. We're very pleased with the experience. The hiking was great exercise. However, I think the most memorable part will be the good company we had in Annie Antonatou, our guide and host. (more)Deborah Pearson
From £528 - £574 excluding flights
Cyclades walking holiday, Greece
Very enjoyable, it’s the first hiking holiday we have done...wonderful fresh air, beautiful scenery, small plants and scents, and nobody around. We felt very peaceful, and relaxed. (more)Gillian Arcone
Very relaxing and enjoyable. People were very friendly and nice. Great food. (more)Liz Drye
From £528 - £574 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 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 £929 - £979 including UK 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 £899 - £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 £965 including UK flights
Peloponnese holiday, cultural tour in Greece
Excellent...Getting to Mycenae early enough to go straight to the top of the sight and having five minutes absorbing the atmosphere on our own. (more)Nicholas Rigby-Jones
The mountains around Nizwa in Oman and the night spent on the dhow off the coast near Muscat was the most memorable. (more)Vicki Neech
From £1341 including UK flights
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
There were so many highlights it is hard to pick out the best - snorkelling in clear blue waters, visiting deserted beaches, wandering through the streets of ancient villages far away from all the tourists, eating marvellous local food, seeing ancient ruins, sailing under starry skies.... (more)Madeleine Minto
Awesome! I recommend everyone to try it. (more)Ruben Campos
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
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
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
Peloponnese self catering cottage sleeps 2, Greece
One of the best holidays we have spent in Greece, and we have been many times. Koroni is a beautiful unspoilt town. (more)Corinne Bushby
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
Holiday house in the mountains of Crete, Greece
Memorable parts? The drive to Panokosmos, once we had left the main autoroute was exciting. The road wound up into the hills and the last 200 yards the road was narrow and hair- raising but what a fantastic place to reach - brilliant hill top home with the most fantastic views. Looking out over the mountains and valleys each morning never ceased to impress us. Panokosmos is a place to escape to - to relax in and just 'unhook' yourself from the daily madness that could well be your daily existence.... (more)flis hughes
From €80 - €200 per accommodation 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
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
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
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)

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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.

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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