For those who are looking for class, sophistication and an ideal retreat away from fury and fumes of a metropolitan, should visit Greece. This country in the southeastern part of Europe provides a wholesome experience for the vacationers in terms of natural exquisiteness and fascinating history. It not only comprises of spectacular cities but is also famed for its tranquil intriguing coastline, stunning islands, spectacular beach resorts and historical rich quaint towns on the Ionian and Aegean Seas. There is a rich influence of history in this country; one can say that it is the foundation of western civilization. Athens its capital is dotted with historical sites, moreover Ancient Delphi, Cape Sounion and Peloponnese etc., also offer a tour back in time. Many romantic retrievers head over to the glamorous and classically romantic spots in Greece such as Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, and Crete. Especially during the summers, this country becomes a prime travelling destination in Europe. You can find Flights to Greece to delve in the spirit of this exceptional country.
Yes, direct flights to Greece from UK are fairly frequently operated. The most preferred flight route for direct flights is from Heathrow and Gatwick Airport to Athens (ATH) or Heraklion (HER).
There are fifteen international airports in Greece. Of these fifteen airports, the busiest are as follows:
Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (ATH), as the name suggests serves the city of Athens. The city of Athens is just 30 kilometres away from the airport. The airport has handled 21.7 million passengers in 2017 and has two 3.8 kilometre runways capable of entertaining heavy traffic. Last year 1.2 million British passengers landed at the airport.
Heraklion International Airport (HER) is the primary international airport that serves the island of Crete. British airlines top the list of 'routes per week' to the island at about 40 every week, especially in the summers. The airport has two decent runways and has served 7.5 million passengers last year.
Thessaloniki Airport "Makedonia" (SKG) is the international airport at Thessaloniki. The airport is only 13 kilometres away from the famous white tower of the city. The airport has two crossed runways both of them 2.4 kilometres long. The beachside airport has served 6.4 million passengers last year.
Rhodes International Airport, "Diagoras" (RHO) is the international airport that serves the city of Rhodes, as the name suggests. The airport has one 3.3 kilometres long runway and has served 5.3 million passengers in 2017.
The best time to book flights for Greece is in mid-January after the holidays and in late October after the summer has left Greece. Tickets become prohibitively expensive in June and July, so it’s best to book tickets in these months. If it is necessary to leave for Greece outside these 'goldilocks months' then contact a really good agency (us) to get you the best ticket prices, and be sure to give us a three-month head start.
A British Citizen with a valid passport does not need a visa to enter Greece. Greece is part of the European Union and is a signatory of the Schengen Agreement and allows free travel to all European citizens under the treaty.
The best time to visit Greece is obviously in the summer. However, in the summer, Greece becomes too crowded for a nice vacation. So we recommend that you visit the country from April to June or September to October, avoiding the overbooked July and August.
In these two time periods, Greece is blossoming in the breeze of spring or basking in the gold of autumn. Even though the water around Mykonos wouldn’t be as warm as it is July, you would at least have some room to yourself and some privacy.
The Greek civilization is considered by some to be the cradle of western civilization. The many great philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates and Hypocrites came from the country and gave thought to many civilizations that came after them. Greece is more commonly associated with its ancient history and the white beaches of its many islands.
Culture revolves around religion in Greece. Ever since the independence of Greece from the Ottoman Turks in 1825, religion has become a part of the patriotic culture of Greece.
Greece has the lengthiest coastline in all of Europe. It is estimated that the country comprises of 1,200 islands, of which only 250 are inhabited. Clearly, the most common mode of transportation in Greece is the ferry. Ferries connect islands to islands and islands to continental Greece. The city of Athens and Thessaloniki both have mass transit systems, with an underground metro aided by bus networks. Intercity travel, be it by air or bus is cheaply available.
There are many beachside hotels in Greece. The most elite are on the coast, facing the whitest beaches in the world, others are more inland but definitely more economical. They are;