From rural farmhouses to five-star hotels, Greece has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Escape from the crowds at intimate hideaway Pounda Paou, in the Aegean Island of Pelion. Overlooking the ocean, the adult-only accommodation comes with use of a motorboat for exploring nearby villages and bays.

Top boutique properties include the Fresh Hotel in Athens, and the stylish Emelisse Art Hotel, in Cephalonia.

Families will enjoy one of Greece’s all-inclusive resorts, such as the four-star Kipriotis Village, in Kos.


Greece fact sheet

Flying time: London to Athens – three hours, 30 minutes.

Airlines: Direct flights are offered by airlines including British Airways, easyJet, Air France, Lufthansa, Olympic Airways and numerous charters.

Tour operators: Specialists include Argo, Amathus, Aspire, Libra, Ionian Island Holidays, Kosmar, Olympic, Planet and Sunvil while Simpson, Sovereign, Thomas Cook and Thomson all have extensive Greek programmes.

Currency: Euro.

Visa requirements: None.

Jabs: None.

Pitfalls: Put toilet paper in plastic bins – Greek plumbing can’t handle it.

Weather: Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures rising above 30C in July and August. Winters are wet and mild with occasional cold spells.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice: High temperatures resulted in 100 forest fires on the Greek mainland and the north coast of Crete in June and July.

The FCO advises travellers to take extra care in woodland areas, by not lighting barbecues and putting out cigarettes.


Agent offers

Touchdown offers a selection of holidays to Greece with flights from £148 return including all taxes and surcharges.

Accommodation is available from £21 per person per night bed and breakfast.

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