Experiences in Greece

Experiences

Whatever a travel experience means to you – exploring, discovering, hiking, tasting, sharing or just loving the moment – you’ll find it in Greece

You don’t need much encouragement to get out and explore Greece’s cities and islands. The weather, the landscape, the history, the food, the locals ... they all seem to be calling out to you the moment you arrive. So whether you’re bound for the mainland or an island, don’t forget to pack a pair of trainers or walking shoes to get the very best out of your destination on foot.

How else could it be when an entire area is an experience in itself? Of course you’ll be visiting the Acropolis when you’re in Athens. But what about all those districts around it, giving life and colour to the city – ancient, modern, traditional, hip all in one.

In Thessaloniki, the city seems to spread out before you like an open-sights tour of cultural monuments and influences. Where every step echoes another heartbeat of Greece’s famously welcoming and diverse second city.

Island life

Walking tours are just as much a part of an island holiday as a day on the beach. On Rhodes and Corfu, the entire old towns have been designed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll be transported to a medieval world of chivalry and knights on Rhodes and everything from the Byzantines, Venetians, French and British – all with an unmistakably Greek air – on Corfu.

Just picture a labyrinth of Cycladic island alleyways. The cobblestones, whitewashed houses and churches, pink and purple bougainvillea and potted geranium plants … and so often with a Venetian castle perched right at the top of town, as in Syros or Folegandros. There’s no way you’re not exploring them on foot.

And whoever said it only needs to be on foot? If you want an island to explore on bike, Kos has your name on it, whether you’re in the old town or heading to the beach.

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View of traditional tavern in Pythagoreio

Village-hopping in Samos, from mountain to coast

One of Greece’s most culturally rich and green islands is also home to a wealth of villages. Whether you explore the coast or wine-growing foothills,...
View of the medieval castle in Rhodes

Exploring the medieval old town of Rhodes

Imagine stepping into a world of chivalry and knights, with castle walls and lamp-lit, cobblestone streets. Now bring that city to life and you have...
There’s a 13km cycle lane stretching right along the waterfront

A bespoke bicycle tour of Kos town

With generous cycle lanes in the main town, there’s no better way to discover Kos’ cultural and historical highlights than jumping on a bike.
Beautiful summers day on the Greek island of Symi

A boat trip from Rhodes to the old world charm of Symi

Be transported to the days of colourful mansion houses and simple living on little Symi, an island with a grand past and an equally big...
The entire Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exploring the atmospheric Old Town of Corfu

From Venetian fortresses and British mansions to stately palaces and French esplanades, a walking tour around Corfu’s Old Town is like exploring an open-air museum
A walk around Nimporio will leave your heart brimming with peaceful thoughts and ineffable joy

A boat trip to timeless Halki

Step back in time on a day trip from Rhodes to the smallest of the Dodecanese islands, with aristocratic mansion houses, quaint alleyways and age-old...
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