It would be very simplistic to summarize Greece in terms of its archaeological sites and mild climate. If three quarters of its territory is mountainous, Greece is above all a beautiful story between people and the sea, on the coastline of continental Greece as well as on the 6,000 islands that swarm in the Mediterranean basin, symbolized by Crete, Corfu and the Cyclades. There is so much to see as you travel the thousands of kilometres of these fragmented coasts with your tour guide to Greece, from the beaches and seaside resorts of the Apollo coast south of Athens to the fortified village of Monemvassia in the Peloponnese, from the Corinth Canal to the perched monasteries of Greek Macedonia in the north. Lovers of ancient Greece will rush inland to visit the many often remarkably preserved archaeological wonders that dot the territory and whose list is almost endless: the theatre of Epidaurus, the fortress of Mycenae, the stadium of Olympia, the sanctuary of Delphi, the monuments of Athens... A trip with multiple perspectives whose pleasure will be magnified by the encounter with a population renowned for its hospitality, its wines and its cuisine!

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When to go to Greece?

The best times to go to Greece are spring and autumn. The ideal conditions are in place between Easter and the end of June. The weather is mild, tourists are still few, while transport is already organized for the summer season. Unfortunately, in the city centre, hotel prices are at their highest.
The same from the end of August to mid-October, when the heat subsides and the climate returns to mild. In addition, the cultural season is resuming and activities are multiplying.

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  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

The agencies offer itinerant tours along the main ancient sites (Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Athens, Cap Sounion) or more sedentary thematic tours: agrotourism, thalassotherapy, diving... A great classic of the organized trip is to discover the Peloponnesus peninsula, from the great ancient sites to the small ports of Magne.

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Athens is easily accessible by plane. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

The bus is the most used means of public transport by the Greeks because the rail network does not serve the whole territory. The national bus company is called KTEL. Its network is quite extensive on Greek territory and its prices are rather reasonable. Be wary of the schedules and frequency of buses in some of Greece's small, remote villages. There are many ferry connections to the islands, although the most important ones have an airport.

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  • Tailor-made trip
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When to travel?

The best times to go to Greece are spring and autumn. The ideal conditions are in place between Easter and the end of...
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Weather forecast

Weather wise, Greece is the sun destination par excellence. In July and August, the heat is hot. It is milder from Ma...
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Budget

Greece is part of the euro zone. Despite untimely increases linked to the changeover to the euro, and then to the cou...
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Formalities

As a European resident, there is no need for a visa to apply for and you only need a valid passport or identity card...
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Health

No particular risk in Greece. No vaccination is mandatory, just make sure your vaccination record (Polio DT, etc.) is...
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How to travel by yourself?

Athens is easily accessible by plane. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but...
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How to get organized?

The agencies offer itinerant tours along the main ancient sites (Delphi, Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Athens, Cap Sou...
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Getting around

The bus is the most used means of public transport by the Greeks because the rail network does not serve the whole te...
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