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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.

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.

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.

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 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
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

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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
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,...

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...

Day Trip to Antiparos Island from Paros

Discover the charm and beauty of Paros' neighbor, the island of Antiparos. A short ferry ride takes you to this special Cycladic island, where you can walk almost everywhere in...

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....

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Thessaly's Monastery of St. Rousanou is part of the Meteora monastery complex
Map of 15 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
15 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 15 days in Greece, you can easily see many of the country's highlights or base yourself in one region for more in-depth cultural, historical, and culinary experiences. Whether you choose to explore the wonders of mainland Greece on a road trip, relax in the beautiful Cyclades Islands, or get active around Meteora, the Zagori villages, and the lovely isle of Corfu, these five itineraries showcase some of the best that Greece has to offer.

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.

Greece Travel Maps

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7 Days in Greece - 7 Unique Itineraries
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Greece map: 10 Days in Greece - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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 10 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 8 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 17 hours 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

Eleni was very responsive! She made sure we h... · Greece - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2022

Traveler: Jamie L. - Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli

Eleni was very responsive! She made sure we had all the tickets we needed for travel and followed up with us after our travels. Highly recommend using KimKim and Eleni as your travel agency and agent! read more

Eleni was very responsive! She made sure we had all the tickets we needed for travel and followed up with us after our travels. Highly recommend using KimKim and Eleni as your travel agency and agent!

Amazing family trip to Greece · Greece - Jun 12 - Jun 26, 2022

Traveler: Ranga R. - Local specialist: Eleni Koropouli

We are a family of 4 and just completed a phenomenal trip to Greece. Eleni was our local specialist and she was awesome. The trip was a great mix of historical sites, beach/water activities, food, wine, culture and people. All trips, transfers and activities were perfectly arranged and we just needed to show up with a smile. I'd recommend a trip to Greece arranged by Eleni for everyone - we visited Athens and 3 islands and the logistics can be complicated without a local expert.

Wonderful experience. Chris did a great job p... · Greece - Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2022

Traveler: Rachel A. - Local specialist: Chris Leontopoulos

Wonderful experience. Chris did a great job planning a trip for our family to Crete and understood the types of trips we like and lodging we like. Lina who gave us a tour of Knossos was excellent The hospitality at our lodgings in Archanes and Milia was superb. This is my first time using a travel agent. I usually plan all of our trips but due to my busy work schedule I used an agent for the first time which turned out to be a good thing. My husband had an injury hiking and this required a... read more

Wonderful experience. Chris did a great job planning a trip for our family to Crete and understood the types of trips we like and lodging we like. Lina who gave us a tour of Knossos was excellent The hospitality at our lodgings in Archanes and Milia was superb. This is my first time using a travel agent. I usually plan all of our trips but due to my busy work schedule I used an agent for the first time which turned out to be a good thing. My husband had an injury hiking and this required a last minute change to travel plans (we rented a car with stick and my husband is only the only person who drives stick but was unable to after his injury). Irene from the travel agency promptly helped come up with a solution. I would have spent hours on the phone trying to make changes with a language barrier but fortunately she was able to make adjustments for me with a few texts exchanged between us. It was worth the use of travel agency.

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Milia Mountain Retreat

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Beautiful remote location. Fantastic food. The staff is beyond great.

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