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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
Mykonos
How Many Days Should You 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
Map of 7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
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...

Athens
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...

Greece
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...

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....

Scenic views along the route
Discover Naxos on a Bike

Enjoy a road cycling session with a professional guide through the scenic countryside of Naxos. In the morning, you'll cycle along a popular route through the island's western...

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...

Our Latest Greece Content

Crystal clear waters in Balos
KimKim Staff Trip Report: Yenyi's Family Trip to Greece

Wondering what it's like to travel to Greece as a family during the pandemic? Our Head of Product visited Greece with her family in August 2021. While it does require extra planning, getting in and out of the country is easy. At-home test kits are a convenient way to test the whole family and have your results on hand quickly. Alfresco dining during the summer months is a safe way to enjoy Greek food and culture. Pick up more tips from Yenyi in the trip report below.

Looking toward Naxos town
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Naxos

Much like the island itself, the lodgings on Naxos welcome you into the Cycladic lifestyle. Whether you want to stay close to town or a bit farther out on Agios Prokopios beach, you'll find brushed white architecture and the influence of the island's agricultural character. Don't be surprised if you happen to hear mooing in the distance alongside the sound of the waves.

Oia, Santorini
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Greece

Greece is one of the most irresistible honeymoon getaways on Earth. Relax on Europe's best and most diverse range of beaches on one or more of the nation's 6000-odd islands, with a level of seaside seclusion few other countries can rival. Be transported back in time in towns and cities so full of ancient monuments they seem like open-air museums, and find out about the dramatic stories of Greek gods and goddesses. Or gaze into each other's eyes over a beach-side or clifftop meal championing one of the world's most tantalising cuisines. Here are the best honeymoon destinations in Greece, and the most romantic things to do in each.

Greece Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Greece map: 7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
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10 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Greece map: 2 Weeks in Greece - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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 22 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...

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Travel specialist Harris Bitsounis
active 22 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...

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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...

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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

Amazing Experience and Trip · Greece - Sep 18 - Oct 1, 2021

Traveler: Fernando C. - Local specialist: Maria Kytea

We are back in the US and already missing Greece. We don't have enough ways to express our thanks to Maria, Harris and the staff at Travel 12 for the help in organizing our trip. This was a surprise birthday trip for my wife and she absolutely loved it! She puts it in the top 3 of our trips and we have visited more than 30 countries. Everything went perfect. Our tours and guides were amazing. All of our guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and we could tell that they genuinely... read more

We are back in the US and already missing Greece. We don't have enough ways to express our thanks to Maria, Harris and the staff at Travel 12 for the help in organizing our trip. This was a surprise birthday trip for my wife and she absolutely loved it! She puts it in the top 3 of our trips and we have visited more than 30 countries. Everything went perfect. Our tours and guides were amazing. All of our guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly and we could tell that they genuinely loved their jobs. The Sweet Home Hotel in Athens and our hotels in Nafplio and Monemvasia were excellent. However, what really made the trip exceptional was the hospitality and friendliness of all the Greek people we came across, starting with Maria and Harris. We always felt at home, welcomed and safe. We will definitely come back to Greece to visit more of this beautiful and welcoming country.

Harris was wonderful to work with and designe... · Greece - Sep 27 - Oct 11, 2021

Traveler: patrice v. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

Harris was wonderful to work with and designed a trip that exceeded our expectations. Our activities were fun with great friendly guides, our accommodations were wonderful, and the transportation arrangements were perfect. We could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you Harris!

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Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Patrice,

I am really happy hearing that you have enjoyed your trip to Athens and Greek islands. It is great that you shared wonderful memories and I hope that we work together in the near future for another adventure in Greece.

I wish you all the best!

King regards,
Harris

Working with Harris was an absolute delight. ... · Greece - Sep 27 - Oct 11, 2021

Traveler: Mary c. - Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis

Working with Harris was an absolute delight. I have to admit I was a little nervous using Kimkim, you hear about all of these internet scams, but I forged ahead and used the service. You can imagine my relief when we arrived in Athens and there was a driver holding a sign with my name. Then I knew we hadn’t been taken! The service we received was great, it made traveling on own a breeze. Every where we we went there was a driver waiting to take us. I will use kimkim for all of my future travels. I am delighted that I found you and I will spread the word!

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Harris Bitsounis, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Mary,

Thank you very much for your kind words! I am more than happy that you left our country with the best memories and you enjoyed each part of your trip. I will me more than happy to organize a future trip for all of you in our country and discover other beautiful destinations.

I wish you safe travels!

King regards,
Harris