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More than 3,000 years ago Plato stepped up to a podium outside the Temple of Zeus in ancient Olympia to address a group gathered to watch the first Olympics. The crumbling podium still exists, as do the ancient ruins of the first Olympic village. Or, for something a bit more modern, visit Athens and stroll around the Parthenon, dedicated to the Goddess Athena as recently as 437 B.C.

A&K shows you ancient Greece at its most alive and accessible. Lovers of history, archeology and mythology are inspired and awed - and so are those seeking a vibrant culture and welcoming people.

Greece is a rich mélange of experiences and an ideal spot for those who delight in joyful music and dance, delicious cuisine and sunshine - nearly 300 days per year. Nature beckons, whether for a picnic on the gorgeous, sun-drenched coast or a walk on cobblestone Byzantine footpaths. Visit beautiful Santorini Island and drink raki at a fish tavern on the sea; this is where Jacques Cousteau looked for the lost city of Atlantis. Immerse yourself in the culture of Corfu, and order saganaki at an Athens taverna and watch waiters cry "Opa!" as the cheese erupts in flames.

Whether you're looking for ancient Greece, modern Greece or an exhilarating blend of both, a luxurious A&K holiday with our superb guides leaves you with the memories of a lifetime. Experience this and more when you join us on a Luxury Expedition Cruise, exclusive Wings Over the World adventures by private air, Connection Boutique Group Journey or your very own luxury Tailor Made journey of a lifetime.

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Best Time To Go
May–September
Climate Charts
Time Zone
ET +7 hours
Flights
Athens (ATH)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the best time to visit Greece?

    The Greek Islands are at their best from May through the end of September. While it’s possible visit in the off season, it isn’t typically warm enough to enjoy the islands’ sparkling waters, and many shops, restaurants and hotels are closed. Athens and the mainland are good off-season alternatives for history-focused travellers looking to beat the crowds.

    The Greek Islands are at their best from May through the end of September. While it’s possible visit in the off season, it isn’t typically warm enough to enjoy the islands’ sparkling waters, and many shops, restaurants and hotels are closed. Athens and the mainland are good off-season alternatives for history-focused travellers looking to beat the crowds.

  • What are the best Greek islands to visit?

    Scattered about the Aegean and Mediterranean waters surrounding the Greek mainland are islands with names both exotic and familiar: Crete, where the Minoan culture thrived as early as 2000 BC; Santorini, gem of the Cyclades archipelago; and Mykonos, with its distinctive whitewashed windmills. All offer pristine, sun-drenched enclaves with wonderful cuisine, timeless history and miles of beaches waiting to be explored. A visit to Rhodes reveals the history of the Crusades, the Knights Templar and a host of lesser-known ancient cultures.

    Scattered about the Aegean and Mediterranean waters surrounding the Greek mainland are islands with names both exotic and familiar: Crete, where the Minoan culture thrived as early as 2000 BC; Santorini, gem of the Cyclades archipelago; and Mykonos, with its distinctive whitewashed windmills. All offer pristine, sun-drenched enclaves with wonderful cuisine, timeless history and miles of beaches waiting to be explored. A visit to Rhodes reveals the history of the Crusades, the Knights Templar and a host of lesser-known ancient cultures.

  • What are the best cities to visit in Greece for ancient architecture?

    The island of Crete and a great deal of the mainland boast a wealth of ancient architecture. Sites in Athens, Olympia, Delphi and the Peloponnese bring Greece’s rich ancient past to life. To the north, Thessaloniki and the realm of ancient Macedonia — once ruled by Alexander the Great and Philip II — invite travellers to explore.

    The island of Crete and a great deal of the mainland boast a wealth of ancient architecture. Sites in Athens, Olympia, Delphi and the Peloponnese bring Greece’s rich ancient past to life. To the north, Thessaloniki and the realm of ancient Macedonia — once ruled by Alexander the Great and Philip II — invite travellers to explore.

  • What culinary experiences should I include on a trip to Greece?

    Wine tasting on Santorini is a must. Visiting a local farm to taste cheeses and olive oils before enjoying them in a meal fosters a new level of appreciation. Other Greek delicacies include dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), and grilled octopus and fish washed down with retsina and ouzo. Authentic kebabs cooked over an open fire are also popular in local tavernas all over Greece.

    Wine tasting on Santorini is a must. Visiting a local farm to taste cheeses and olive oils before enjoying them in a meal fosters a new level of appreciation. Other Greek delicacies include dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), and grilled octopus and fish washed down with retsina and ouzo. Authentic kebabs cooked over an open fire are also popular in local tavernas all over Greece.

  • What is the best way to get around Greece?

    On mainland Greece, it is a mix of driving by car and short flights. Between the islands, it will always be a combination of flights, helicopters, ferries and boats, depending on the distances and budget. It’s hard to beat the experience of travelling by water, as the ancients did, while flights offer modern convenience if time is at a premium.

    On mainland Greece, it is a mix of driving by car and short flights. Between the islands, it will always be a combination of flights, helicopters, ferries and boats, depending on the distances and budget. It’s hard to beat the experience of travelling by water, as the ancients did, while flights offer modern convenience if time is at a premium.

  • Do I need a visa to visit Greece?

    Holders of U.S. and Canadian passports are not required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into Greece for stays of up to 90 days.

    Holders of U.S. and Canadian passports are not required to obtain a tourist visa for entry into Greece for stays of up to 90 days.

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