Greece

At a glance

  • Soak up the sun and the views in stunning Santorini
  • Enjoy the vibrant nightlife of stylish Mykonos
  • Explore the gloriously lesser-developed Peloponnese

Greece insider review

Language:

Greek

Passport and Visas:

Visa not required for UK passport holders

Events & Festivals:

June–September: The Hellenic Festival, Athens - Takes place at the Herodes Atticus Theatre with myriad modern and ancient theatre.

July-August: The Epidaurus Festival, Athens: One of Greece’s most popular and is found approx. two hours outside of Athens offering world-renowned ancient Greek theatre.

July-August: The Varkarola Festival, Corfu - Celebrates Saint Spyridon with moonlight music, dance and much serenading. Small fishing boats are decorated with candlelight that illuminates the whole of Kalami Bay and on larger boats local choirs sing.

August: The Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Santorini - Takes place in a beautiful byzantine Church, with thousands of locals flocking here to worship and celebrate.

Good to know:

• A tourist tax applies to all hotels in Greece and is only payable locally.