What To Do
What is your ideal holiday? Do you like to curl up with a good book and let your imagination soar while your body relaxes? Are you a connoisseur of the finer things in life looking to tantalize your palate and seduce your senses with fine dining and world-class spa pampering? Are you a history buff anxious to comb the museums and archeological sites to uncover the mysteries of the ancients? Maybe you feel the best way to blow off steam is by pushing your endurance to the limit? Whatever your getaway of choice, Greece offers a vast array of activities for all ages and all interests.
For the athletic, kilometers of rocky, pebble and sandy coastlines offer amazing opportunities for divers to observe unique ecosystems and for aquatic sports enthusiasts there are innumerable options: windsurfing, waterskiing, kite-boarding, jet-ski, and of course sailing! Year round you can discover un-spoilt areas of amazing natural beauty and bio-diversity inland as well. There are many trails for trekking or mountain biking, cliffs for free climbing, some areas offer horse riding and others white water rafting and/or kayaking and canoeing. There are several championship golf courses, tennis clubs, more than a dozen ski resorts, yacht clubs, shooting ranges… There are even extreme sports options available for thrill seekers!
Beyond the archeological sites there are countless opportunities to experience the local culture and heritage. Natural history museums, folk museums, art and craft exhibits abound and many areas even offer workshops where you can try your hand at pottery, weaving, folk dancing or preparing traditional local delicacies! Living examples from a fascinating variety of epochs and civilizations are just waiting to be explored. A visit to the monasteries of Meteora, Megaspilio, Patmos and many other areas is a journey back in time. In the mountain villages of the islands and mainland Greece you can discover artisans plying traditional crafts such as leather craft, barrel making, basket and furniture weaving, intricate wood and metal working.
For the culinary enthusiast many areas of Greece boast boutique wineries offering surprisingly unique varietals and blends. There are also many family owned and operated taverns serving fabulous fare, traditional recipes incorporating the best organic, seasonal local ingredients. You owe it to yourself to get off the beaten track and experience the heart and soul of Greece!
Hotel suggestions in Greece
Location: Vouliagmeni, Athens, Attica,
Open May-October... W Athens Astir Palace Beach satisfies every member of the family with its relaxed, but Luxurious atmosphere. Elegant, comfortable Rooms, Quality Services, Private Beach and Sw
Location: Adelianos Kambos, Rethymno
Open: April - November... It's not surprising that Aquila Rithymna Beach, has won more awards from guests and international organizations than any other hotel in Greece.
Location: Angelica, Myconos
Open: April - October... Built on the top of a small hill, offering panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and breathtaking sunsets. The Tharroe of Mykonos is a brilliant blend of traditional Mykonian archi
Location: Missiria, Crete
Open: April - October... Grecotel Creta Palace is recognised as one of the top ten resort hotels in Europe - and for good reason! Guests and international organisations alike award this hotel for its
Location: Athens International Airport
Open All Year... Welcome to Sofitel Athens Airport, the only 5 star hotel in the greater Messoghia region, where everything has been prepared to let international travellers know that they are indeed
Location: Georgioupolis, Chania
Open: April - October... Pilot Beach Resort is considered among the finest De Luxe 5 Star Hotels in Crete and offers services of the highest standards alongside the well known authentic Cretan Hospita