Layers of white buildings set against blue skies and accents of pink flowers: it’s a typical picture of Greece. 

Beyond the quaint towns and idyllic island scenes, though, there are many layers to Greece. No two islands are the same and discovering each one’s quirks and surprises isn’t a bad way to pass a week, a month or more.

The more time you spend in Greece, the more you’ll want to explore. Arrive here with an open mind and don’t limit yourself to one destination or a single trip.

Streets of Heraklion Greece

Why visit Greece:

Greece is home to some of the best historical sites in the world, but its modern culture is just an intriguing. 

Greece is an irresistible blend of history, culture and weather. Its hilly landscapes are just calling to be explored, as are its many picturesque towns and villages.

Greek food may be some of the best in the world, too. While you’re there, make sure you add a Greek salad, gyros, souvlaki, tzatziki and moussaka to your must-eat list, and start every day with a freddo cappuccino – an icy local favourite with plenty of froth.

While you can fit in a surprising amount on a single trip to the Greek Islands, it simply won’t be enough. Part of the fun of travelling Greece is getting to know each island’s unique personality, and the quirks and traits of every village within it.

Essential Reading: Plan your Greek Island itinerary

Only have a week or two to explore the Greek Islands? Here’s how to plan your Greece trip to maximise your time (and money!) and minimise stress. Because a Greek holiday should be relaxing, after all.


Do it differently: Travelling the Greek Islands on a budget

The Greek Islands can be a pricey place to visit, but they don’t have to be. Here’s everything you need to know to have the same amazing trip without avoiding your bank balance for months after.


Travel prepared: A comprehensive Greece packing list

Wondering what to pack for Greece? Here’s everything you will want to pack for your trip – and some things you definitely don’t need! There’s also a free downloadable so you can tick it all off.