Take a holiday in Greece to explore ancient Greek monuments in Athens and Byzantine relics in Greece's second city, Thessaloniki. In the north, visit the Meteora region's remote medieval monasteries. Sun-soaked sands and sleepy villages or vibrant resorts await on the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos. While the natural beauty and traditional charm of Crete and Corfu will captivate.
Head to one of Greece's 60 inhabited islands for your holidays
Opt for the lush green of Greece's Ionian islands (including Corfu and Kefalonia) to the west, or the dry rocky Cyclades to the south-east - from Santorini to Mykonos. On the mainland in Thessaloniki, you'll find cove after cove of hidden treasures in Halkidiki.
City breaks in Greece
On a cultural holiday in Greece, see the ancient temples of the Acropolis in Athensand centuries-old Byzantine churches in Thessaloniki, then indulge in soutzoukakia (meat-balls in tomato sauce). On island holidays in Greece, roam the cobbled streets of Italianate Corfu Town and medieval Rhodes Town, both UNESCO-listed attractions. Then tuck into seafood – think htapodi (octopus), kalamari (squid) and xifias (swordfish).
Things to do in Greece
For a challenging holiday in Greece, charter a yacht and sail down the Ionian Sea from Corfu to Zakynthos and across the Aegean Sea from Kos to Paros, or try windsurfing off Lefkada island. For outdoor cultural holidays in Greece, explore the archaeological sites of Delphi and Olympia or in travel to the mountains of northern Greece and try rabbit casserole, stifado.
Villa holidays in Greece
Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of Greece, with its olive tree-draped hills and sparkling aquamarine seas, on a villa holiday with James Villas. The extensive James portfolio includes villas with private pools, in perfect settings for enjoying the serenity of Crete and Corfu. Or choose a conveniently located property for taking in the ancient ruins of Rhodes.