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Mainland Greece Beach Holidays

Travelling To Greece / April 24, 2022

History is all around you in Greece. Ancient cultures including Turks, Arabs and Romans have all left their mark and helped shape the nation. Wonderful museums, stunning medieval fortresses and ancient sites such as the Acropolis can be found throughout Greece and are not to be missed. Also of interest is the ancient city of Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos and considered one of the most atmospheric historic sites in the country.


Greeks are passionate about windsurfing and kite surfing so getting out on the water is easy. Board hire and tuition are widely available throughout Greece. One of Europe's biggest windsurf centres is at Vassiliki, Lefkadha on the West Coast where sheltered coves and bays provide ideal conditions for beginners.

Walking and Hiking

Exploring on foot is a great way to experience the sheer beauty of inland Greece. The incredible Vikos Gorge at Zagori and a trip up Mount Olympus, the highest and most awe inspiring peak in Greece are a must. There are numerous coastal trails offering the serious hiker or leisure walker a unique perspective of Greece.

Island Hopping

With over 100 inhabited islands off the mainland, jumping on a boat and taking a day trip is a great way to explore. Regular ferries or organized boat trips will whisk you over the crystal clear waters to islands with their own unique character and colour or why not hire your own boat to discover deserted coves and beaches.


Greece offers numerous opportunities for sailing, catering for all abilities. Yacht hire is available for skilled sailors or newcomers can relax on a sailing cruise and let the crew do all the hard work. There can be few more stunning locations for a spot of sailing than the Greek seas.