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Greece

Greece – Sovereign country located on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula in Southern Europe. Greece borders Albania, Bulgaria, and the Republic of Macedonia to the north, and Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west.
Quick Facts

Country Code +30

Capital City : Athens

Time Zone : India is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greece

Language : Greek And English

Temperature Chart – 

  Annual JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEARS CITIES
Average Temperature (C) 16.9 8.7 9.3 11.3 14.7 19.2 23.6 25.9 25.7 22.5 18 13.7 10.4 38 83
Average High Temperature (C) 21.1 12.4 13 15.2 18.8 23.5 28.1 30.4 30.4 27.2 22.3 17.6 13.9 33 72
Average Low Temperature (C) 12.1 5.2 5.5 7 9.7 13.5 17.4 19.8 19.8 17.1 13.6 9.9 7 33 72
Average Precipitation (mm) 643.2 90.7 77.7 65.1 42.5 29.1 15.1 9.6 11 28 70.6 93.9 106.3 40 77

Getting There:

Flying is the best way to cover large distances in a short time. You’ll spend less time travelling and more time on the ground savouring Australia’s can’t-miss landscapes and laid-back lifestyle.  Greece  domestic airlines Aegean Airlines (AEE) Air Mediterranean( MAR) Astra Airlines (AMJ)  - serve all state capital cities and regional centres. Competition  amongst domestic airlines means that great fares are available.
Fly From India Emirates, Jet Airways , Brussels Airlines etc.


Getting Around

Drive:

Driving the mountainous roads of the mainland and the busy streets of some of the more popular islands is not for everyone. If you’re up to the challenge, over 21 years old and comfortable with a standard transmission, renting a car is definitely a great way to explore remote villages that are not reachable via public transportation. In destinations all over Greece, you’ll find small local agencies that rent cars (as well as mopeds and ATVs). Larger, better-known companies include Europcar, Budget and Kemwel.

Bus:

For getting around mainland Greece and Athens, you’ll find an extensive and efficient network of buses. All are operated by a government organization, Ktel. In general, they are clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. Information on schedules and routes is available at local tourist information centers everywhere you go.

Train:

If you’ve taken trains throughout Western Europe, you’ll be very disappointed with the Greek rail system. Greek trains are slow and generally not very clean, and they don’t cover the whole country. That said, they are cheap and connect Athens to the major Greek cities including Thessaloniki, Patras and Volos.

Boat:

Considering that Greece has nearly 3,000 islands (227 inhabited) and more than 8,500 miles of coastline, it should come as no surprise that boats are one of the most common ways to get around. Indeed, Greece has an expansive network of ferries between the various islands and archipelagos, as well as ferry services to Italy and Turkey.

Climate:

The climate in Greece is predominantly Mediterranean. Due to the country's unique geography, Greece has a remarkable range of micro-climates and local variations. To the west of the Pindus mountain range, the climate is generally wetter and has some maritime features. The east of the Pindus mountain range is generally drier and windier in summer. The highest peak is Mount Olympus, 2,918 metres (9,573 ft). The north areas of Greece have a transitional climate between the continental and the Mediterranean climate.

Cuisine:

Greeks are master of charcoal-grilled and spit-roasted meats. Souvlaki is still Greece's favourite fast food, both the gyros and skewered meat versions wrapped in pitta bread, with tomato, onion and lashings of tzatziki. At the taverna, local free-range lamb and pork dominate, though kid goat is also a favourite.

Accomodation
We have boutique hotels ands backpackers and self-serviced apartments, rustic country pubs and camping. You can expect friendly service and the best standards in whichever budget range you choose.

                                                          

Beautiful Seaside Home
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1.Greek Islands

The beautiful and exotic Greek islands lure droves of tourists every year, making them one of the world’s top travel destinations. With more than 2,000 islands to choose from they may initially be bewildered by their number and variety. From gorgeous beaches, ancient ruins, colorful harbors and active volcanoes the Greek islands have it all.    
 

2. Athens

Inhabited for more than 3,000 years, Athens is widely known as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The city presents a confusing blend of historical and modern features. Athens is famous for its archaeological ruins and monuments such as the famous Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and the Theatre of Dionysos just to name a few. However, Athens is not just about ancient ruins. This bustling city is also an important center for business, culture and nightlife.


3.Crete
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a spacious land of pleasing contrasts where landscapes range from stunning coastline to rugged mountains and rolling countryside dotted with olive trees. Bustling metropolitan cities spread beyond to quiet villages centered around outdoor coffee shops. Steeped in history, Crete still bears archaeological traces of the many civilizations that inhabited it down through the centuries.


4. Chania

Chania is one of the most popular destinations in Crete. The old buildings clustered near the Old Venetian Harbour, a string of quality waterfront restaurants and narrow streets lined with shops, make the city a desirable destination for tourists. There are several museums, providing a good introduction to the history and culture of Crete and Chania itself, such as the Naval Museum (also called the Maritime Museum) and the Archeological Museum. Around Chania there are a plethora of interesting sites, such as the Samaria Gorge, the Venizelos Graves, the district of Tabakaria, and a score of interesting small villages perfect for immersing yourself in Cretan culture.


5.Arachova
Arachova is a town in the mountains of Viotia in Southern Greece. The village sits in a picturesque location at the base of Mount Parnassos and is a popular winter getaway that is a favorite among skiers. Mount Parnassos also has the biggest downhill ski resort in the country. Arachova is a dreamy mountain ski town with fully modern facilities for tourists. You may even sight a celebrity or two, so keep your eyes open. The town also has a vibrant nightlife, which attracts young Athenians and tourists alike to its bars and clubs. During the summer, a range of hiking trails and mountain tours provide beautiful views of the beautiful scenery near Arachova.

6. Santorini

Besides the Cyclades group this destination is one of the most picturesquare across the globe. It consist of many villages such Oia and Fira that cling to the cliff slides overlooking the turquoise sea. One amazing thing in these villages is that there are several  Zigagging steps ascending and winding through the rows of tiny pretty houses and cobblestone lanes with blue domed roofs.


7. Mykonos

An active lifestyle friendly  atmosphere and buzzing nightlife scene are some of the many reasons why Mykonos has been ranking as one of the most visited islands in Greece. It is located in the Aegean sea and is one of the Cyclades islands group. It features a modern and cosmopolitan community blanded with ancient white washed house, maze like streets and colorful verandas.
 

8. Corfu

Corfu is an island located off of the northwest coast of the country. Along with its rich cultural heritage, the island also boasts rugged mountains and some of the best beaches in Greece. Corfu definitely is one of the most popular places to visit in Greece. If the throngs of tourists are not your thing, isolated beaches stretch along the winding coast of Corfu. With so many beautiful beaches on offer, it is very easy to find your own perfect piece of paradise.

9.Zakynthos
 Some of the Greek Islands’ best nightlife, Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful spots in the whole of Mediterranean. Turquoise water, white sandy beaches and huge chalk-white cliffs, all give Zakynthos its signature beauty.The island is also home to one of the most photographed spots in Greece, the incredibly beautiful Shipwreck Cove. Otherwise known as Navagio beach, this alone makes Zakynthos a must visit destination. The centre of the Island is less explored than the coastline, with fir trees and olive groves adding to the island’s charm.

10. Rhodes.

The Island of Rhodes, located off of the southwestern coast of Turkey is one of the Greek Islands’ most visited spots. Rhodes caters to all tastes, from backpackers to the rich and famous, all a drawn to this teardrop in the Aegean.Boasting some of the best swimming spots in Greece, Rhodes has the perfect mix of quaint towns, pristine beaches and archaic history. Whether you want to party the night away in Faliraki or relax in luxury at one of the many 5 star hotels, Rhodes covers every angle.

11. Delphi

Here is another destination for the history lovers. Delphi, the religious centre of the ancient world still clings on even today. Perched on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, these ancient ruins were once a place which drew even kings, to hear the words of the Oracle. The Oracle of Delphi has been etched into Greek history and the priestess of Apollo’s words has echoed through the ages. The Temple of Apollo still stands and is one of the highlights of Delphi. Along with the Temple of Apollo there is also the Athena Priene, a theatre and an ancient stadium. 

Day 01 : ARRIVAL

Meet and assist at Athens International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend to explore this fascinating city. Athens. A magical city. The city with the most glorious history in the world is worshipped by gods and people. The enchanting capital of Greece has always been the birthplace of civilization. It is the city where democracy and most of the wise men of ancient times were born. The most important civilization of the ancient world flourished in Athens and relives through superb architectural masterpieces.

- ATHENS CITY TOUR WITH ACROPOLIS MUSEUM

From the Acropolis to Omonia Square, with the half-day Athens sightseeing and Acropolis  museum tour you'll see all the famous sites of ancient and modern Athens on this comprehensive morning tour. Offering a perfect overview of the city, this guided half-day tour, the only one which includes headphone system will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens. We start with a photo stop at Panathinaikon Stadium where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. It is the only stadium in the world that is built out of white marble.

We continue the tour with a short pleasant walk passing by the Herodion and Dionysus Theater in order to visit the Acropolis Museum. We skip the lines of the new museum and proceed to see the main attractions such as votives, artifacts of everyday life, statues from archaic period, Caryatids, and of course the Parthenon hall with the metopes, the pediments and the frieze that     will amaze you. Evening free or optional Cape Sounion or Athens by Night tour. Accommodation in Athens.

Day 2- ATHENS-MYKONOS

Today after breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Athens and transferred to Piraeus port for your ferry embarkation to Mykonos Island. Mykonos sits amidst the Aegean Sea like a unique Jewell handcrafted by time, the Greek sun and an anonymous local craftsman. Mykonos,  famously called 'the island of the winds' due to the constant wind that blows, is the most popular and cosmopolitan island of the Cyclades and considered as one the most famous islands of the world. The sunlight of Mykonos from its first sunshine of dawn all the way to its last of the sunset is astonishing and supplements an atmosphere of images that seem to have sprung out of a painting. Arrival in Mykonos and transferred at your hotel. Rest of the day is free in order to explore the island. Accommodation in Mykonos

Day 3 - MYKONOS

Today, after breakfast the day will be free in order explore the island. Among the cobbled streets, next to the churches, behind the freshly painted shutters, through the delivery of island living, the heavenly beaches and the liveliness of the night, Mykonos still keeps its secrets: The happiest different moments for everyone, here, on  the most famous island in the world, each one of us
makes each moment UNIQUE. Mykonos retains full beauty through the passage of time, and is and always will be a perfect host to visitors, offering unlimited vacation and great expectations.
Accommodation in Mykonos

Day 4- free for leisure.

After breakfast day free for leisure on your own.Mykonos is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It's popularly known for its summer party atmosphere. Beaches such as Paradise and Super Paradise have bars that blare thumping music. Massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and typically stay open well past dawn. Iconic landmarks include a row of 16th-century windmills, which sit on a hill above

Mykonos town.

Day 05 - MYKONOS-SANTORINI

Today, after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred at Mykonos port for your ferry embarkation to Santorini Island. A thousand sunsets, a thousand memories, a thousand heartbeats, colours of blue red & gold streaking the sky ... this is Santorini island ... Poets have written about it, artists attempt to capture its beauty. Nothing can quite describe ... the unsurpassed magic of Santorini. This tiny Greek island in the Aegean Sea, rich in history & steeped in myth, is situated on the southern east tip of the Cyclades Cluster. Once famous for its seafaring captains & thriving trade from Russia towards England, France & Italy, & even further back in time the biblical volcanic catastrophe of 1500 BC, today Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations worldwide. Arrival in Santorini and transferred at your hotel. Rest of the day is yours to spend in order to explore the island and admire the breathtaking view.
Accommodation in Santorini

Day 6 - SANTORINI

Today, after breakfast you will be picked up for a cruise at the caldera and its hot springs. During this tour, you will have the unique chance to visit the active volcano of Santorini, walk on dried lava up to its peak, feel the heat underneath your feet and see the steam of sulphuric gases emerging from the earth bowels. Next, you will sail to the thermal springs where you can dive or step down into the blue waters in order to swim towards the springs (35-36 C). Last you will visit the traditional sister island
of Santorini, Thirassia, where you can either swim,  go up to the village
or simply relax and have something to eat. Return at your hotel.

Day 07 Santorini
After breakfast day free for leisure. Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles

Day 8 SANTORINI-ATHENS
Today, after breakfast you will be transferred at Santorini port for your way back to Athens. Arrival at Piraeus port and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation in Athens

 

Day 9- DEPARTURE

Today, after breakfast you will be transferred at Athens Airport for your international departure flight. 
 

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