Explore Greece

An Idyllic Escape

It’s hard to go wrong with any Mediterranean destination, but Greece is among the best. This beautiful country is known for its iconic islands, rich history, and some of the best food in the world. Unearth the Mediterranean gem with our curated Greece travel guides.

When to visit?

Any time of the year is great to travel to Greece. Peak tourism runs from May through September when the sun is out and the islands are crowded. Shoulder season, April to May and September to October, is an ideal time to explore if you’re okay with a little cool weather and don’t plan to spend all your time on the islands. During off season and shoulder season, many ferries stop running and a lot of businesses on the islands shut down. There are still plenty of things to do and plenty of restaurants open, but you must plan accordingly.

Where to explore?

Athens is a must, but you don’t need more than a couple of days to explore the Parthenon and the Plaka district. If you only want to hit one island, we recommend Santorini, or Corfu for a different feel. Crete offers a unique feel and delicious food; stay near the coastal old towns in Chania and Rethymno and you’ll certainly have a good time. If you have a few extra days in your itinerary and don’t mind a scenic five hour train ride, Meteora is well worth a two day trip. For those up to renting a car and getting off the beaten path, the Peloponnese peninsula offers an adventure full of amazing food, good wine, and abundant history.

How long to stay?

If you’re only looking for the quintessential Greek tourist experience, Athens and Santorini plus one island or Meteora is manageable in a week. To really experience the culture and dive into the cuisine, allocate at least two weeks for your Greek adventure. Many people return again and again after their initial visit, so be prepared to fall in love with this beautiful place. Plan your Mediterranean expedition today with our Greece travel guides!

Getting around

Greece travel brings in a lot of tourism, and the transportation infrastructure supports that. Trains are available in northern Greece, but are scarce in the rest of the country. The islands are easily accessible by ferry, or by a quick plane ride. To navigate the mainland, many tourists rent cars but the Greek bus system is also very efficient in its own right. The buses are comfortable and once you figure out how to navigate it, the system makes sense.