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Introducing Greece

Greece beckons virtually every type of traveler. From dynamic cities like Athens and Thessaloniki to quaint seaside villages on remote islands, you are certain to find something right for you. Experience the country like a local with the help of kimkim's local specialists, taking in the beauty of today and feeling the weight of past centuries.

When is the best time to visit?
Greece is incredible year-round, but since it is an internationally renowned destination, expect crowds in the premier tourist destinations from late spring through early fall and during holidays. If you have the flexibility, try and visit during the "shoulder seasons" from late April through May and late September through October. Winter is a great time to visit mainland Greece, but many islands virtually shut down during this period. Learn more

Where should I go in Greece?
Athens and Santorini are famous for a reason and shouldn't be missed. But Greece has a virtually endless list of islands and other regions that are lesser-known (and less crowded) but offer an authentic Greek experience, from Naxos to mainland highlights like Nafplio and Meteora. Your local specialist can help you find the perfect destinations for you. Learn more

How many days do I need?
A week is barely enough to scratch the surface of the highlights of Greece, but it is enough to visit Athens and an island or two. Two weeks or more is the ideal amount of time to experience Greece's history, scenic beauty, and culture. And no matter how long you stay, you'll undoubtedly want to return for your next visit. Learn more

Getting around Greece
Ferries are a great option for convenient (and scenic) island-hopping, though it's good to note that routes and schedules can shift throughout the year. Driving is a good bet on the mainland but can be challenging on the islands. If short on time, domestic flights connect Athens to many major points of interest in Greece. Learn more

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Greece Tours & Itineraries

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Little Venice in Mykonos
Map of Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete - 10 Days
Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete - 10 Days

Experience some of the greatest aspects of Greece and its islands on this itinerary. You'll start in Athens, traveling back in time with a visit to the Acropolis and other key ancient sites around the city, viewed through the lens of Greek mythology. Then head into the islands, starting with a tour of Mykonos and its neighboring mythological island of Delos. Off to Santorini next for sunsets and sightseeing, followed by the historic sites and traditional villages of Crete before you return to Athens.

White and blue churches over Santorini's caldera
Map of Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 14 Days
Discover Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 14 Days

Delve into Greece's modern culture and ancient history with this exciting itinerary. Immerse yourself in Greek mythology in Athens and Delphi before beginning your island hopping adventure. Explore the picturesque streets and inviting waters of Mykonos and the volcanic island of Santorini, with a stop at the sacred island of Delos along the way. Then head to Crete for more fascinating archaeological sites, hiking in the mountains, and visits to traditional villages before returning to Athens.

Sunrise over the Parthenon
Map of Highlights of Athens - 5 Days
Highlights of Athens - 5 Days

A perfect fit for first-time visitors, this five-day city tour highlights both Athens' ancient history and modern culture. Visit the sleek Acropolis Museum, tour Athens' tasty food markets, and bask in the Riviera sun at the Temple of Poseidon.

Balos lagoon on Crete
Map of Laidback Athens, Tinos, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 14 Days
Laidback Athens, Tinos, Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete - 14 Days

Need a vacation? Find your piece of paradise with the 2-week version of this laidback itinerary. Start with street food and native wine varietals in Athens, before heading to Tinos for a cultural tour. Glamorous Mykonos and Santorini are next, before continuing to Crete, where turquoise lagoons and village tours making sure you're fully blissed out before you go back to Athens.

Al fresco dining at its finest
Map of Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 8 Days
Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 8 Days

Escape the troubles of the world with eight days in the Cyclades. You'll arrive in Athens, then head to the islands to explore famous Mykonos and Santorini as well as lesser-known but spectacular Naxos. Enjoy your Greek vacation filled with sun, sailing, and sampling, with cooking classes and traditional dinners accompanying your days of blissful idleness.

Santorini rooftop foliage
Map of Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 10 Days
Relaxed Athens, Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos - 10 Days

Take the coast of the Cyclades from guidebook covers straight to your own social media feed with this 10-day itinerary. These famous islands have captured travelers' imaginations for centuries, and now it's your turn to explore via boat, bike, and more, whether you're riding smoothly past sunny beaches or settling in for dinner and stories on an island farm.

Make the Most of Your Time in Greece

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
How Many Days to Spend in Greece?

Spend at least seven days in Greece, and you'll be able to comfortably explore Athens plus one or two Greek islands—pair Mykonos and Santorini, for example, or stick to the...

7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
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7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries

A popular option for a week in Greece is to spend a day in Athens upon arrival and then head out to the Greek islands by ferry or flight. Another recommended option is a road...

Map of 10 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days to spend in Greece, travelers won't have too many tough choices to make. You'll have plenty of time to island hop around the Cyclades, do a deep dive into ancient...

Sunset over the island of Mykonos
Map of 2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks is a great length for a Greek vacation. You'll have plenty of time to see multiple islands and historic mainland sites, taking part in cultural or outdoor activities...

Greece Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Oia Town in Santorini, Greece
Best Time of Year to Visit Santorini

Santorini is always a good idea, whether you are visiting in fall or during summer. The spring is perfect for enjoying warm weather, hiking, and exploring the island in a more...

Best Time of Year to Visit Greece

Greece has a Mediterranean climate with four seasons and a long, dry summer. There's never a bad time to visit the country, but depending on how hot you like it, the most...

Greece Travel Advice

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
Hike through Samaria Gorge
Guide to Hiking Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge cuts through the rugged White Mountains of Crete, running 10 miles in length and ending at the shores of the Mediterranean. Take it all in from the trail,...

How to Visit Athens Like a Local
How to Visit Athens Like a Local

You’ve visited the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Ancient Agora—now it’s time to experience Athens like a local. We’ve made it easy by selecting the best places and local...

Greece Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
A rock formation frames the sea on Corfu, Greece
Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping in Greece

Cyclades, Saronic, Dodecanese, Sporades: to plan an island-hopping trip around Greece, you'll need some background on each of the island groups. Read on to learn what to expect,...

Greece Experiences

Unique things to do in Greece
The Parthenon - Photo from Alternative Athens
Acropolis & Ancient Greek Mythology Tour

Discover the endless history of Athens with a fascinating mythology tour through the heart of the city. Your guide will share captivating stories from ancient Greek mythology...

Photo from Fabulous Crete
Samaria Gorge Hike on Crete

Hike through Europe's longest (and Crete's most popular) river gorge, Samaria Gorge. As one of the island's natural wonders, you'll enjoy incredible views of the rushing river,...

A favorite in all seasons
Olive Grove and Olive Oil Experience

Like many other countries in the Mediterranean, Greece has been producing olive oil for centuries. It's a rich culinary tradition that makes for a tasty and enlightening tour....

Santorini Catamaran Cruise

Cruise along Santorini's famed caldera with this lunch cruise aboard a stylish catamaran. Along the way, admire moon-like rock formations, explore volcanic coves, and soak in...

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Santorini at sunset
Gourmet Experience & Outdoor Adventure in Athens, Crete & Santorini - 12 Days

Offering the perfect balance of outdoor activities and gourmet pursuits that provide insight into Greece's history and culture, the pleasures of Athens, Crete, and Santorini await. Begin in Athens and discover the city, kayak around Cape Sounio at sunset, and hike in Parnassos National Park. Then it's off to Crete to sample local cuisine and relax on the famous pink sand beach of Elafonissi before ending the adventure with several days on Santorini.

Dinner for two on Santorini
Wine, Sun, and Romance in Athens & the Greek Islands - 13 Days

Experience the best of Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini on this romantic 13-day luxury voyage. You'll explore the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and sample local delicacies before being whisked away to drink red wines around Nemea and sail along the picturesque coastline of Nafplio. Then it's off to discover the beautiful beaches of Greece's islands, cruise turquoise waters on a catamaran, and cap the experience with a professional photographer documenting your sunkissed excursion around Santorini's most scenic locales.

Relax on a holiday on Oia, a Santorini Greek island
Sun and Sea in Athens, Naxos & Santorini- 11 Days

Soak up the sunshine on this 11-day luxury tour of Greece, Naxos, and Santorini. Enjoy a guided tour of Athens' ancient Acropolis, an escorted drive of the coastline, and a sunset over Cape Sounio. On Naxos, take lessons to windsurf, sail to the Small Cyclades, and catch a high-speed ferry to Santorini for a catamaran cruise over pristine waters to swim, snorkel, and lie out on the island's famous volcanic beaches.

Greece Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
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7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
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10 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Greece
Travel specialist Tasos Mylonas
active 16 hours ago

Tasos Mylonas

Traveling is a very personal matter! Following masses and ticking checklists has never been my cup of tea! As founder & director of travel12, I see every client as a unique personality who is...

Travel specialist Harris Bitsounis
active 18 hours ago

Harris Bitsounis

Traveling is a #never-ending_experience! I come from the cultural hub of Athens with its UNESCO sacred rock of Acropolis and breathtaking Santorini with its spectacular Caldera views. What I...

Travel specialist Christos Mylonas
active 1 day ago

Christos Mylonas

When I first traveled as an adult in a Greek island in Cyclades, 24 years ago, it was an experience that changed my life. I was 18 and it was really exciting to be in charge of my holidays. Due to...

Travel specialist Dimitris Zografos
active 1 day ago

Dimitris Zografos

I have organized my first adventure ski trip in mount Parnassos for my classmates at the age of 14. One year later, I was lucky enough to surf in Oahu Hawaii. Since then I have never stopped...


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Trip Reviews for Greece

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Amelia did a great job from start to finish m... · Greece - Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2022

Traveler: Michael G. - Local specialist: Amalia Symvoulidou

Amelia did a great job from start to finish making sure all of our needs and requests were met. Great accommodations at all destinations. read more

Amelia did a great job from start to finish making sure all of our needs and requests were met. Great accommodations at all destinations.

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The treasures of Athens


Overall Rating
Activity Review

It was great. A little chilly when we went in March, but i would not change anything.


Guides, drivers and staff

Quality of Experience

Trip to Athens, Meteora and Santorini · Greece - Apr 14 - Apr 22, 2022

Traveler: Gayatri Y. - Local specialist: Christos Mylonas

From the initial trip planning to all execution to the simplest details was taken care off very well by Christos and the team.

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Christos Mylonas, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Gayatri
Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad that you had a nice trip to Greece.
Best wishes


A first-class experience with friends! · Greece - Apr 25 - May 10, 2022

Traveler: Renee M. - Local specialist: Dimitris Zografos

A first-class experience! Our specialist, Dimitris, created an island-hopping trip to Paros, Naxos, and Santorini that more than met our expectations. After a long flight that arrived after midnight, the arranged transportation to the Electra Hotel was really appreciated. Dimitris’ selection of this first hotel was amazing - waking up to find the view of the Acropolis while enjoying breakfast on the balcony and the short walk to see the changing of the guards at the Greece Parliament were... read more

A first-class experience! Our specialist, Dimitris, created an island-hopping trip to Paros, Naxos, and Santorini that more than met our expectations. After a long flight that arrived after midnight, the arranged transportation to the Electra Hotel was really appreciated. Dimitris’ selection of this first hotel was amazing - waking up to find the view of the Acropolis while enjoying breakfast on the balcony and the short walk to see the changing of the guards at the Greece Parliament were unexpected experiences since we were in Athens a brief time.
Having Dimitris organize the airline, ferry and transfer arrangements within Greece made an incredible stress-free difference from self-planning. He arranged the perfect combination of free days with suggested activities as well as planned experiences on each island. We hiked with Chris from Paros Hikes along the Byzantine Way, chatting about history and plant life. The hike with Thanos in Santorini took us along the caldera, getting amazing views, photos, and the best restaurant reservation. In Naxos, we wandered with Kyriaki thru the old town castle area, tasting wonderful local food. Kyriaki went out of her way to buy and deliver tomato jam to our hotel the following day! The wine tasting at modern Estate Argyros in Santorini was informative and paired with delicious bites. All of those were top-notch. Poor weather conditions prevented the all-day catamaran cruise in Naxos, which was disappointing. However, the cooler weather resulted in renting cars and exploring parts of the islands we may not have otherwise seen. Car rental was easily arranged through our hotels and reasonably priced.
A special note about our hotels: We requested hotels with a balcony for down time which all had. In addition to the Electra Hotel, we especially enjoyed the boutique Hotel Iris in Paros and the Saint Vlassis Hotel in Naxos. Both were in a walkable location to restaurants and shopping. We experienced the wonderful Greek hospitality and as we left, we felt we were leaving new friends behind. We would have enjoyed the Santo Miramare Resort on Santorini more if the weather had been warmer. Its location is close to the beach and numerous restaurants. Returning to Athens, the Vouliagmeni Athenian Riviera hotel was walkable to the beach. The receptionist arranged for necessary travel Covid tests at a nearby clinic, convenient and inexpensive.
A special note to Dimitris: we appreciated the phone calls when our catamaran cruise cancelled and when we misunderstood the winery location.
This 16-day Greek trip enriched with culture, history and food is one we will never forget. We highly recommend KimKim and Dimitris for your adventures in Greece!

Hotel Reviews

Electra Hotel Athens


Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Welcoming staff, great location, delicious breakfast with amazing view!

Tips for future travelers

Close to the Parliament and park. Late night restaurant/bar is close. Good shopping & wandering.

Cleanliness & Comfort

It met our over-night needs.

We were directed after midnight to a local "watering hole" that was open to wind down after our long flight.
Authenticity & Character

Classic hotel

View from breakfast. Walkable area. Food available nearby.

Iris Hotel

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Great location to walk (though lots of steps) to the town. Anastasia was an amazing host and soon felt as a friend. Comfortable accommodations and traditional breakfast.

Tips for future travelers

Need to be able to walk the stairs going down to the village.


It worked for us though would be difficult for travelers with mobility issues.
Cleanliness & Comfort

No complaints! Comfortable and clean.

Welcoming staff. Great restaurant recommendations.
Authenticity & Character

Hotel was passed down (enjoyed the family photos and beach touches).

The Saint Vlassis Hotel

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

Welcoming and helpful staff. Breakfast was amazing with local foods to try each morning.

Tips for future travelers

Location is a bit of a walk to the village center though we did it every day.

Cleanliness & Comfort

Very comfortable and clean.

Extremely helpful. They arranged car rental, laundry service, pizza delivery as well as great day trip recommendations.
Authenticity & Character

Wonderful Greek hospitality!

It was a bit outside of the main town but close enough to walk to restaurants and shopping.

Santo Miramare Resort


Overall Rating
Hotel Review

This is a resort and not a "hotel". Nice pools and close to the beach and restaurants. Good breakfast and pool bar. Reception poorly staffed with too few and inexperienced individuals. Too few pool chairs as they were claimed just after breakfast though not necessarily occupied.

Tips for future travelers

Stairs to most rooms. Don't expect to hang by the pool.

Athenian Riviera

Overall Rating
Hotel Review

A rental car would be best if staying here as a tourist. Beach is very close as well as restaurants. In a more neighborhood area. Beautiful classic hotel.