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Holidays to Greece
Greece is a country that woos everyone with its simple, down-to-earth approach to life and the friendliness of its people. With a coastline ranked 11th in the world and three summer months of guaranteed sunshine, it’s no surprise Greece is synonymous with a beach holiday, but there’s more to the country than that. Athens and Thessaloniki are two top city breaks, mountainous interiors offer tremendous hikes – even skiing, and Greece’s glorious history ensures there are impressive ancient sites all over, including Delphi, Mycenae and Olympia.
I still remember my amazement when confronted with a fresco of Hades abducting Persephone in the tombs of the Macedonian Kings in Vergina. For here was a chariot that was depicted with modern perspective, a technique that wouldn’t take off in Western Art until it was ‘invented’ by Italian masters in the Renaissance. Greece has a knack of constantly surprising you with the unexpected.
Walking the White Mountains of C
Super Yacht Sailing
Now you can enjoy the freedom of your own boat to explore the Greek Islands but with the luxury of a boutique hotel. The “Argentous” is a 65 foot sailing cruiser with all the performance and style of a super-yacht, and with the accommodation of a private villa.
- Holiday duration: 8 days
- Price from: £1,120
- Operator: Fleewinter
On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos
Greece & Patrick Leigh Fermor
Following in the Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor in Greece is a highly original 11-day tour dedicated to the celebrated writer. We begin in central Athens, then travel to the monasteries of Meteora, Missolonghi with its Lord Byron associations and the southern Peloponnese.
- Holiday duration: 11 days
- Price from: £2,581
- Operator: Kudu Travel