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  • Beautiful Greece
  • Acropolis of Athens - a highlight for many while on their Greece vacation.
  • Santorini Island is a popular destination to consider when looking at Greece tours.
  • Peloponnese
  • An evening at a traditional Greek Restaurant is sure to be a highlight of any Greece vacation package.

Greece is located in south-eastern Europe, on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It lies at the meeting point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. Greece is bordered by Bulgaria and the former Yogoslav Republlic of Macedonia, Albania to the northwest, and Turkey to the northeast.

The country consists of three main geographic regions. These are the peninsular mainland, the largest area, the Peloponnese peninsula that is separated from the mainland by the canal of the Corinth Isthmus and thirdly, the more than 2000 islands scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas of which approximately 170 are inhabited; some of the better known islands on a Greece vacation are Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Corfu.

About Greece

80% of the country consists of mountains or hills, making Greece one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.  

Because of its geographical position, Greece was a crossroad of several civilizations that had left their traces everywhere. Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of Ancient Greece.  Considered the cradle of all Western civilization, Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy and the Olympic Games. This rich legacy is partly reflected in the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece. The modern Greek state, which comprises most of the historical core of Greek civilization, was established in 1830 following the war of independence from the Ottoman Empire.


The climate on trips to Greece is primarily mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. This climate occurs at all coastal locations, including Athens, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands and parts of the Central Continental Greece region. 

An important percentage of Greece's national income comes from tourism. Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries. Visitors on Greek vacations are drawn to the country's beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty. The nation's terrain is just as varied as its architectural heritage: idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north. Greece's historical sights are just as varied; the country is littered with just as many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples.

What are the top cities to visit in Greece?

The city of Athens is where most visitors first enter the country and is the centre for many major museums, archaeological sites, and other attractions, as well as being a major national transportation hub.

It is also a starting point on Greece vacations for the many island cruises which vary in length and quality.

Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and is a lively cosmopolitan centre. It boasts a large number of Byzantine churches and has a history dating back 3000 years.

What are the top places to visit in Greece?

Of the islands, while on a Greece vacation, the best known are Corfu, a lush green island with excellent beaches, Crete, not only known for its beaches but also for its Roman and Turkish architecture and ancient Minoan ruins, Mykonos, a sophisticated vacation centre and Rhodes which offers beaches as well as mountain scenery and is the home of ancient site of the Colossus, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.

Olympics

On the mainland, Delphi is known as the mystic site of the famous Oracle of Apollo and Olympia is known for being the site of the ancient Olympic Games.

With its many varied attractions, a visit to Greece will be a rewarding experience.

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

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Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Greece vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Greece.

 

 

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  • Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

    Take in Greece’s highlights as you explore the country’s ancient past and vibrant present. Tour the world-famous Acropolis in Athens, Greece’s ancient capital, before sampling the iconic nightlife of Mykonos and the rugged volcanic landscape of Santorini in the Cyclades.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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    US$ 2,277
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  • Classical Greece Tour with Meteora: Athens to Athens

    This short Greece group tour is ideal for those wanting to see the country’s most impressive ruins and other sights in limited time. It’s a memorable round trip from Athens that’s ideal for any ancient history buff.
    Duration:
    4 Days
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    US$ 781
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    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Athens and Crete Explorer

    Visit Greek's famous capital, Athens, and its largest island, Crete, on this Greece vacation. In Athens, tour the iconic Acropolis and head to nearby Delphi to see the home of the ancient Oracle, before jetting to the island of Crete where you can explore its capital, Heraklion, and enjoy its world-famous diet of seafood and cheese.
    Duration:
    7 Days
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    US$ 886
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  • 9 Night Greek Isles from Venice

    Island-hop your way through the romantic Greek Isles and explore the shimmering waterways around the Mediterranean. On the Norwegian Star, cruise passengers can immerse themselves in the charms of Venice, explore the islands of Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos and meet up with the amazing mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. On board, nestle in your cabin for a nice nap or lounge poolside with a cocktail.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    US$ 1,102
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    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Antiquity to Byzantium: Athens to Athens

    Tour the Peloponnese and explore the world of Ancient Greece on this historical cruise. As you cruise through picturesque Greek waters, you’ll stop off at important archaeological sites like Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi to see ancient ruins and learn about the history and mythology of Ancient Greece.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 1,525
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    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Athens and Santorini: Stays of Distinction

    Embark on a Greece vacation to some of the finest accommodations in the Old World. Staying at Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens and Canavaes Oia Hotel on Santorini, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations as you explore Athens’ world-famous historical centres and delight in the white-washed paradise of Santorini.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 5,616
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  • Athens Stopover

    Ancient and modern Athens is steeped in history and culture. Marvel at the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, stroll among the many important temples of the ancient gods and enjoy a day to Delphi, home of the mystical oracle.
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    4 Days
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    US$ 529
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  • Athens, Santorini and Crete

    Explore the country’s past and present on this journey across Greece. As you pass from Athens to the Greek Islands, you’ll see the iconic Acropolis, walk among the white-washed homes of Santorini, and feast on feta and olives on Crete all the while learning about the country’s ancient past.
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    9 Days
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    US$ 1,226
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  • Athens, Stay of Distinction: Hotel Grande Bretagne

    This exceptional Athens stopover proves you don’t have to visit the island to get a taste of high Greek luxury – but it doesn’t hurt! Stay in the capital, enjoying day trips out to Delphi, and a full day islands cruise.
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    5 Days
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    US$ 1,782
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  • Classic Greece with Rhodes: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Rhodes

    Experience Greece’s ancient past and vibrant present on this exploration of Athens and the Greek Islands. Passing from Athens to Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes, you’ll explore ancient temples like the Parthenon, stroll along windswept cliffs, and experience the long and storied history of this great nation.
    Duration:
    14 Days
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    US$ 1,930
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  • Classic Italy & Cruise the Greek Islands

    Explore historical treasures and windswept islands on this journey across Italy and Greece. Starting in Italy, you’ll explore the masterworks of Rome, Florence, and Venice before cruising the Greek islands and visiting the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,259
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Classic Italy & Dalmatian Coast

    Explore three of the great cities of Italy before cruising the Adriatic to Croatia and Greece. This European vacation takes you through Rome, Florence, and Venice to see iconic Italian sites before cruising the waters of the Adriatic Sea to showcase historical treasures from Dubrovnik to Athens.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,859
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Classical Greece: Cruising the Greek Islands: Athens to Athens

    Board a luxury yacht in Athens and set sail for an amazing experience taking in the beauty, culture and history of the fascinating Greek Islands visiting important destinations such as Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Hydra among others.
    Duration:
    8 Days
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    US$ 2,926
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    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Greece Highlights: Athens, Mykonos, Paros and Santorini

    Explore the most famous destinations in Greece on this journey passing from Athens to the islands of Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini. As you explore the nation, you’ll visit ancient ruins like the Acropolis in Athens, experience the iconic nightlife of Mykonos, relax on the golden beaches of Paros, and stroll the romantic windswept cliffs of Santorini.
    Duration:
    11 Days
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    US$ 2,267
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  • Greece Highlights: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete

    Experience the most famous centres of Greece on this incredible vacation passing from Athens to the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. As you explore the country, you'll visit ancient ruins, walk along gorgeous windswept cliffs, feast on delicious cuisine, and experience the living and breathing history of this great nation.
    Duration:
    12 Days
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    US$ 2,543
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    Classics (Bestsellers), Romance & Honeymoon, Stays of Distinction, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Greece Highlights: Athens, Paros and Mykonos

    Experience some of the Greek highlights as you tour the capital and a couple of the Greek Islands. As you explore the country, you’ll visit ancient ruins like the Acropolis in Athens, relax on golden beaches on Paros, and experience the iconic nightlife of Mykonos.
    Duration:
    10 Days
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    US$ 1,295
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  • Greece Highlights: Athens, Paros, Naxos and Ios

    Get off the beaten track with this journey from Athens to the Greek Islands. This Greek vacation takes you to Athens to explore the Acropolis and its historical treasures before visiting Naxos, Ios, and Paros, lesser-known islands that offer plenty of opportunity to swim, hike, and enjoy the charms of pastoral Greek life.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,322
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    Romance & Honeymoon, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Heraklion: Crete Explorer

    Venture to the island of Crete and its capital, Heraklion, on this 4-day stopover in the Greek Islands. Staying in a premium hotel, you’ll be free to wander around the pedestrian city centre full of 15th-century buildings, shop along the waterfront, explore archaeological sites, and enjoy the world-famous diet of seafood and cheese.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 436
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  • Iconic Aegean: 4 Day Cruise

    Discover the captivating Greek Islands on this cruise through the Aegean. This Greek vacation takes you to sophisticated Mykonos, the Turkish bazaar of Kusadasi, verdant Patmos, Heraklion on Crete, and the enchanting island of Santorini.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 839
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Iconic Aegean: 5 Day Cruise

    Discover the captivating Greek Islands on this cruise through the Aegean. This Greek vacation takes you to sophisticated Mykonos, the Turkish bazaar of Kusadasi, verdant Patmos, Heraklion on Crete, and the enchanting island of Santorini.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,081
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    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Idyllic Aegean: 8 Day Cruise

    Explore the idyllic Aegean on this cruise throughout the Greek Islands. As you journey from island to island, you'll experience the nightlife of Mykonos, stroll along windswept cliffs on Santorini, enjoy the pristine beaches of Milos, and feast on world-famous cuisine on sunny Crete.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,792
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise: Athens to Athens

    This leisurely cruise offers the best of the Cyclades Islands of Greece. Visit the whitewashed homes of Santorini perched 300 metres above the Aegean, see the mythical birthplace of Apollo on Delos and party like a Greek in Mykonos.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,656
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Mykonos Escape, Greek Island

    Spend time discovering the charms of this sophisticated Greek island with its old town and beautiful but deserted beaches with opportunities to swim, snorkel and scuba dive. The itinerary includes a walking tour, a bus tour and a cruise.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 799
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    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Santorini Idyllic Greek Island Stopover

    Enjoy a short stay in this spectacularly beautiful island with its sandy beaches, active volcano and marvelous sunsets. Your stay includes visits to archaeological sites, swimming in therapeutic hot springs and watching amazing sunsets.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 636
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Santorini: Stay of Distinction: Canaves Oia Hotel

    Combine a stay at a remarkable luxury hotel with exploring the delights of this amazing island. Discover ancient cities, swim and snorkel in azure blue seas, sail around the island and find out about the volcano which destroyed the archaeological gem, the city of Akrotiri.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,713
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks
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