Introducing Greece

Greece’s charms are as many and varied as its islands. Seek out ancient and modern treasures on a city break.  Escape to pure luxury beside turquoise waters or high in historic mountain villages. Or savour the quiet life in tucked-away villages and tranquil island getaways. With some of the world's best hotels, Greece is sure to capture your heart.

Key Information

Practical Information

Currency: Euro (in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500 notes).

Cuisine: A Greek feast will often consist of moussaka, kalamári, and mezédhes – not to mention delicious seafood and plump olives.

Tipping etiquette: Tipping is not essential as most restaurants include a service charge.

Transport: There are buses available, but train networks are limited. To get around Greece think about renting your own car or scooter.

Top tip: Go beyond the guidebook. From ruins to secret coves and sweeping views, Greece is full of hidden gems waiting just off the beaten track. 

When to go

There’s plenty to see and do in Greece all the year round. Summer sees the country in full swing, with lots of tours and activities on offer. Spring and autumn are a more peaceful time to explore the coast and countryside. Many resorts close in winter – plan carefully and you could enjoy many regions almost to yourself.