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Greece is both an enchanting and fascinating destination. Art and history can be found in abundance, as its cities and towns are home to some of the world's most admired architecture. What is more, it has also been the setting for many a mythical tale. Whilst the 1400 offshore islands of Greece are perfect for a spot of island-hopping.

What to see

Greece, as the centre of the ancient world, has much to offer. From the Acropolis and Parthenon, to frescoed Minoan palaces in Crete. Combine the striking architecture of Athens with the beaches of the picturesque Santorini.

Tour Collection

Browse our collection of small escorted group tours and luxurious private journeys.

Key Facts

Capital: Athens
Flying time from London: 4.5 hours
Time difference: +2 GMT
Population: 11.2 million
Currency: Euro
Official Language(s): Greek
Visa (UK Passport Holders): Not required

Before You Go:

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Louis de Bernieres
When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Mamma Mia!

2008
A modern musical tells the story of a girl discovering her father using ABBA songs, filmed on the Greek Isles.
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