What Greece Holidays Look Like
Great Greece Holidays:
Holidays to Greece have been a favourite among Brits for decades, and with the stunning landscapes and warm weather, it’s easy to see why. Tucked away in south-eastern Europe; Greece and the Greek Islands offer you everything you could ask for – from culture and history to beaches and nightlife!
The country’s long list of resorts each comes with its own personality and charm. Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple, family, or group of friends; there’s a holiday in Greece for you. Hays Travel’s Greek island holidays include some of the most popular destinations in the region.
With hundreds of Greek island and mainland resorts for you to visit, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to holidays to Greece.
The best places to stay in Greece
We offer holidays to the most sought-after island locations like glamorous Santorini escapes, buzzing Mykonos and Kos, as well as historic Rhodes holidays. Crete boasts Malia’s electric nightlife, Rethymnon’s ancient culture and history, and Hersonissos’ water parks and beaches.
On Corfu, enjoy cocktails on the beach by day, stunning sunsets and bar-hopping by night, while Corfu Town is a shopping hotspot. Athens on the mainland leads to museums and iconic historical sites, local craft and jewellery shops, and nightlife in vibrant bars and clubs.
Greece is an amazing holiday destination especially from the beginning of May through to the end of October when daily temperatures hover between 24 and 33°C.
- Currency: Euro
- Average temp: 23°C/73°F
- Average flight time: 4 Hours
- Time Difference: 2 hours
Latest Greece Holiday Offers
Whether it is discovering a new city or re-visiting a favourite destination, our choice of funky boutique hotels to luxury 5 star palaces allows you to shape your break the way you want it.
Things to see and do in Greece
As well as a haven for relaxation, the Greek Islands’ beaches offer plentiful sports and activities - from banana boat and jet ski rides to windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, and kayaking. Waterparks and theme parks appear on some islands too.
Away from the beach, you’ll find horse riding, mountain biking, tennis, golf, island-hopping boat trips, walking tours, and abundant ancient sites, centuries-old archaeological locations, Roman ruins, and museums filled with art and artefacts.
Nightlife on your Greece holiday can include everything from glossy cocktails bars, big-name DJs, karaoke clubs, and British-style pubs to quaint tavernas, live music, and Greek folklore shows.
Weather in Greece
Average monthly temperature in the Greece (°C)
- Jan 13°C
- Feb 14°C
- Mar 16°C
- Apr 20°C
- May 25°C
- Jun 30°C
- Jul 33°C
- Aug 33°C
- Sep 29°C
- Oct 24°C
- Nov 19°C
- Dec 15°C
Food and drink in Greece
Greek favourites like Moussaka, Souvlaki, and Dolmades are best enjoyed al fresco in small tavernas. Don't miss freshly picked olives, aniseed-flavoured Ouzo as an aperitif, and the robustly-flavoured Retsina wine with your meal.
Most big resorts and cities also have a wide choice of restaurants, embracing flavours from around the world and the odd fast-food joint too. Many visitors to beach resorts choose all-inclusive holidays, where buffet meals, snacks, and selected drinks are often included in the cost.