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GREECE

From exploring the sun-kissed temples and time-worn towns of its mainland, to the history of its romantic islands, no two trips to this holiday favorite are the same. While in Greece, take full advantage of the array of flavors on offer. Think crumbling feta, briny olives, moussaka and ouzo-steamed mussels.

In Athens, ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Visit the Sacred Way and temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Temple of Zeus in Olympia and the centuries-old monasteries of Meteora. Journey to Mycenae and walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where Schliemann uncovered golden treasure, while hearing tales of Agamemnon from your Local Expert.

With Insight Vacations gain access to exclusive experiences: • Gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums • Meet the artisans of a family-run pottery studio in Mycenae and learn about their unique traditional methods • In Santorini, join a Geology Expert who will reveal how the island and surrounding islands were formed • Head to Mykonos and join a foodie walking tour where you’ll get to stop off at various delis and try local flavors.

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This journey should top every traveller’s wish list. Explore the sun-kissed temples and time-worn towns of the mainland and visit two of the most romantic islands on earth, where relaxing on the beach or in local cafes is the order of the day.

Glories of Greece

7 days from US$2,150

Join an expert in antiquities, as you explore the wonders of Kalambaka and Olympia, visiting monasteries, monuments and ancient sites along the way.

Greek Island Hopper

from US$3,950

A sun worshipper’s paradise, you’ve made it to Greece. Delve into the unique history of this ancient country as you make your way around its beautiful islands via land and sea. Capture the beauty of Santorini’s Cycladic houses, the warmth of Mykonos’ locals and the legendary charm of Athens’ ancient relics. Topped off with a selection of scrumptious Greek delicacies along the way, this bright trip is one to be savoured.

Travel Tips

When to go: There is no bad time to head to this pretty country. Greece's Mediterranean climate means that temperatures are good all year round. To avoid crowds perhaps head there out of peak season, from September through to May.

SPRING

MAR - MAY

overcast

19 °C

Avg Temp.

SUMMER

JUN - AUG

sun

27 °C

Avg Temp.

AUTUMN

SEP - NOV

rain

21 °C

Avg Temp.

WINTER

DEC - FEB

snow

12 °C

Avg Temp.

Time Difference

London GMT +2

Currency

Euro (EUR, €)

Language

Greek

Population

10.77 million

Capital City

Athens

Electricity

European Standard of 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz.

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