Holidays to Greece 2016/2017
Co-operative Travel’s cheap holidays to Greece in 2016 & 2017 offer something for everyone. Whether you choose mainland Greece or one of the many stunning Greek Islands with fabulous beaches, warm Mediterranean sunshine, magnificent scenery and, of course, the amazing cultural heritage. At Co-operative Travel, we have a fantastic selection of bargain holidays to Greece as well as a great choice of luxury holidays ranging from vibrant mainland resorts to quiet island retreats; try island resorts like Thassos and Lefkas for a change of scenery.
Mainland holidays in Greece offer travellers the chance to visit spectacular sites like the Acropolis and Mount Olympus. You can relax on sandy, sun-washed beaches like those of the Kassandra peninsula, or enjoy the nightlife of cities like Athens. Many all inclusive holidays to Greece are booked on the Halkidiki peninsula which combines thousands of years of history with lush scenery and spectacular beaches. Late deals in Greece range from traditional village resorts like Ouranoupolis - in the shadow of Mount Athos, to the vibrant purpose-built holiday villages around Kassandra.
Families wanting last minute Greece holidays 2016 will find plenty to choose from among the Greek Islands - each of which has its own special character and charm. Romantic couples flock to the striking volcanic island of Santorini to exchange their vows, while families book cheap Greek holidays in Corfu to experience a wide variety of attractions - from the simple greenery and mountainous interior, to the stunning beaches and crystal blue sea.
For many holidaymakers, cheap holidays to Greece mean jetting off to Crete - the largest island in Greece and somewhat of a nation in its own right. The island is split into two peripheries, (or states): Chania and Heraklion - both of which have superb resorts, beaches and historical sites with magnificent displays of wild flowers in the spring months.
If you're looking for luxury, then Greece has a great selection of 4 and 5* hotels, and smaller boutique properties that provide the perfect luxury break.
Booking Ahead - Greece Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Greek holidays in 2017.
Booking ahead for your holiday to Greece in 2017 has real advantages. Whether you are booking a romantic getaway or a treat for the family, then look no further. Not only can you get an amazing deal by booking in advance, but it will also take the hassle out of taking last minute time off work. The sooner you book, the sooner you can look forward to it!
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Wherever you decide to book your Greece holidays, there are plenty of packages to suit your budget. Greece and its islands abound in top quality hotels - which can be booked on a bed and breakfast, full or half-board basis. However, many bargain holidays to Greece are self-catering owing to the large number of villas and holiday apartments available. Look at the last minute Greece holidays we have on offer for the latest deals.
Greece – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Attracting over 20 million visitors each year, Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. In Greece, you’ll find a wide range of exclusive resorts, golden beaches and fascinating ancient ruins. The Greek islands are an important part of Greece’s culture and tradition. One of the most popular islands is Crete, which has over 650 miles of coastline and spectacular historical architecture.
Ideal Time to Go: Greece has a Mediterranean climate which means that you can expect to get a good amount of sunshine all year round. If you want to get the most sunshine out of your Greece holidays, then you should book holidays to Greece in July to August. This is when the weather is the hottest. If you’re looking for cheaper holidays, then we recommend booking cheap holidays to Greece in April to June. These months are just outside of the summer high season and inflated prices.
Weather: Greece’s Mediterranean climate means that there will be hot summers and mild winters. The summer season in Greece is usually very hot with July being the hottest month. The average temperatures for July can reach up to sunny 35°C. Whereas in the winter season, January and February are the coolest months with average temperatures dropping below 12°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights from London to Greece will take around 3+ hours depending on your airline.
Time Difference: Greece is 2 hours ahead of UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Greece is a very mountainous country with its tallest peak reaching a height of 2917 metres. This mountain is known as Mount Olympus, which has over 50 peaks.
Top Tip: Remember to carry some physical cash with you. Most of the established shops do accept credit cards, but there are still smaller shops which only accept cash.
Places to Go on your Greece Holiday
With a variety of vibrant resorts, beautiful beaches and quaint towns, it can be difficult to find a starting point on your holiday. We have put together a short list of our recommended places to visit during your Greece holiday:
Greek Islands – With over 2,000 islands to choose from, the Greek Islands is one of the top holiday destinations in the world. The most popular islands to visit are the Cyclades and the Ionian islands. Santorini is part of the Cyclades and is one of the most picturesque islands to visit.
Athens – This is the capital city of modern Greece and has a very long history which dates back to the 5th century. With great historical culture, Athens is home to some of the best ancient attractions, such as the Acropolis, Ancient Agora and Parthenon. If you love sight-seeing and exploring, then this is the ideal destination for you.
Crete – Crete has a perfect balance of great weather, picturesque scenery, vibrant night life and a variety of exciting attractions. You can explore the world-class archaeological sites which 4,000 years of civilisation has left. A long with the fascinating Greek history, there are also some magnificent beaches with modern waterpark resorts.
How to Get There
Greece is a very popular holiday destination and as a result of this, direct flights from the UK are available all year round. Direct flights to Greece are available through most airports across the UK. London and Manchester both offer direct flights to Greece all year round. We recommend booking direct flights as it can be cheaper than connecting flights and it could be faster.
All Inclusive Holidays To Greece
If you're looking to make your holiday money go a bit further, we have a huge choice of all-inclusive holidays in Greece, covering all the top destinations. You'll find a small selection of these deals below and again, if nothing takes your fancy, you can use the simple search at the top of the page to look for more, or call our expert team and they'll do the hard work for you!