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  • Beautiful Greece
  • Acropolis of Athens - a highlight for many while on their Greece vacation.
  • Santorini Island is a popular destination to consider when looking at Greece tours.
  • Peloponnese
  • An evening at a traditional Greek Restaurant is sure to be a highlight of any Greece vacation package.

Greece is located in south-eastern Europe, on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It lies at the meeting point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. Greece is bordered by Bulgaria and the former Yogoslav Republlic of Macedonia, Albania to the northwest, and Turkey to the northeast.  The country consists of three main geographic regions. These are the peninsular mainland, the largest area, the Peloponnese peninsula that is separated from the mainland by the canal of the Corinth Isthmus and thirdly, the more than 2000 islands scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas of which approximately 170 are inhabited; some of the better known islands are Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Corfu. 

80% of the country consists of mountains or hills, making Greece one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.  

Because of its geographical position, Greece was a crossroad of several civilizations that had left their traces everywhere. Modern Greece traces its roots to the civilization of Ancient Greece.  Considered the cradle of all Western civilization, Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy and the Olympic Games. This rich legacy is partly reflected in the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece. The modern Greek state, which comprises most of the historical core of Greek civilization, was established in 1830 following the war of independence from the Ottoman Empire.


The climate of Greece is primarily mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. This climate occurs at all coastal locations, including Athens, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands and parts of the Central Continental Greece region. 

An important percentage of Greece's national income comes from tourism. Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries. Visitors are drawn to the country's beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty. The nation's terrain is just as varied as its architectural heritage: idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north. Greece's historical sights are just as varied; the country is littered with just as many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples

Athens is the city where most visitors first enter the country and is the centre for many major museums, archaeological sites, and other attractions, as well as being a major national transportation hub.

It is also a starting point for the many island cruises which vary in length and quality.

Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and is a lively cosmopolitan centre. It boasts a large number of Byzantine churches and has a history dating back 3000 years. 

Of the islands, the best known are Corfu, a lush green island with excellent beaches, Crete, not only known for its beaches but also for its Roman and Turkish architecture and ancient Minoan ruins, Mykonos, a sophisticated vacation centre and Rhodes which offers beaches as well as mountain scenery and is the home of ancient site of the Colossus, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. 

On the mainland, Delphi is known as the mystic site of the famous Oracle of Apollo and Olympia is known for being the site of the ancient Olympic Games.

With its many varied attractions, a visit to Greece will be a rewarding experience.

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Greece vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Greece.

 

 

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  • 7 Night Adriatic & Greece Cruise: Venice to Venice

    Enjoy a Europe cruise filled with culture and adventure on board Norwegian Star. When you arrive in Dubrovnik, be sure to spend some time on the famous, limestone-paved main street – the Stradun – in the historic Old Town. Make colossal memories by hiking to the top of the Acropolis in Athens. In Santorini, savour the breathtaking views and a traditional Greek meal complete with authentic food, wine, music and dancing.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • 9 Day Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

    In 9 days, experience the history and legacy of Athens including the Acropolis and a day to Delphi plus the sophistication and beauty of the island of Mykonos and the spectacular rugged volcanic island of Santorini – each destination with its own personality and attractions. This travel idea includes stays at 5 star hotels. As a customizable itinerary alternative accommodation can be arranged at your request.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,531
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • 9 Night Greek Isles from Venice

    Island-hop your way through the romantic Greek Isles and explore the shimmering waterways around the Mediterranean. On the Norwegian Star, cruise passengers can immerse themselves in the charms of Venice, explore the islands of Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos and meet up with the amazing mosaics in Ravenna, Italy. On board, nestle in your cabin for a nice nap or lounge poolside with a cocktail.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,717
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Athens Stopover

    Ancient and modern Athens is steeped in history and culture. Marvel at the Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, stroll among the many important temples of the ancient gods and enjoy a day to Delphi, home of the mystical oracle.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 756
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Athens, Stay of Distinction: Hotel Grande Bretagne

    This exceptional Athens stopover proves you don’t have to visit the island to get a taste of high Greek luxury – but it doesn’t hurt! Stay in the capital, enjoying day trips out to Delphi, and a full day islands cruise.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,145
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Stays of Distinction
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  • Best of Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini

    Take in Greece’s highlights as you explore the country’s ancient past and vibrant present. Tour the world-famous Acropolis in Athens, Greece’s ancient capital, before sampling the iconic nightlife of Mykonos and the rugged volcanic landscape of Santorini in the Cyclades.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,154
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Romance & Honeymoon
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  • Classical Greece Tour with Meteora: Athens to Athens

    This short Greece group tour is ideal for those wanting to see the country’s most impressive ruins and other sights in limited time. It’s a memorable round trip from Athens that’s ideal for any ancient history buff.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 798
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours
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  • Classical Greece: Cruising the Greek Islands: Athens to Athens

    Board a luxury yacht in Athens and set sail for an amazing experience taking in the beauty, culture and history of the fascinating Greek Islands visiting important destinations such as Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and Hydra among others.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,245
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Greece (Santorini), Stay of Distinction: Canaves Oia Hotel

    Combine a stay at a remarkable luxury hotel with exploring the delights of this amazing island. Discover ancient cities, swim and snorkel in azure blue seas, sail around the island and find out about the volcano which destroyed the archaeological gem, the city of Akrotiri.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,892
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon, Stays of Distinction
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  • Iconic Aegean: Greek Islands & Turkey

    Sail from Athens and discover the captivating Greek Islands including sophisticated Mykonos, the resort of Kusadasi in Turkey (visit Ancient Byzantine Ephesus from here), mountainous verdant Patmos, quaint Rhodes, Heraklion in Crete and enchanting volcanic Santorini.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 1,652
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Jewels of the Cyclades Cruise: Athens to Athens

    This leisurely cruise offers the best of the Cyclades Islands of Greece. Visit the whitewashed homes of Santorini perched 300 metres above the Aegean, see the mythical birthplace of Apollo on Delos and party like a Greek in Mykonos.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 2,832
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Mykonos Escape, Greek Island

    Spend time discovering the charms of this sophisticated Greek island with its old town and beautiful but deserted beaches with opportunities to swim, snorkel and scuba dive. The itinerary includes a walking tour, a bus tour and a cruise.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 998
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Santorini Idyllic Greek Island Stopover

    Enjoy a short stay in this spectacularly beautiful island with its sandy beaches, active volcano and marvelous sunsets. Your stay includes visits to archaeological sites, swimming in therapeutic hot springs and watching amazing sunsets.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    AU$ 412
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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