About Greece
Capital city: Athens

With a Mediterranean climate comes benefits for all kinds of tourists. If you’re keen to explore then the conditions are just right in winter, while autumn offers a quieter, more laid-back holiday experience. But Greece and its islands are most famous as a summer sun getaway, and with hot, dry summers, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to top up your tan. If you can tear yourself away from the beaches, Greece has some of the best preserved historic sites in the world, both on the mainland, and the surrounding islands. Athens has filled many a page with city break ideas, including a trip along the 2.5 mile Archaeological Promenade linking all the major sites, while Kefalonia has enchanting caves for all the family to explore. Whether you choose to base yourself in Thessalonki, Athens, or the island of Corfu, make sure you order some traditional cuisine. Cretan Ntakos or Gemista anyone?


The Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos on 15th August is the biggest religious holiday in Greece. You’ll find locals all over the country celebrating.