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Mainland Greece is bursting with idyllic hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Venture through towns of pure white buildings before heading to expansive olive groves, set against a backdrop of undulating peaks with small villages tucked away on the hillsides. Choose to stay along the coast and soak up the incomparable views of the Aegean Sea as you languidly laze upon the cream sands. Dive into Greece’s rich history through an exploration of its ancient ruins and finish off with delectable Mediterranean cuisine at a world class seaside restaurant.
While there explore the immaculate Blue Flag coastline of the Athenian Riviera. Boasting five star hotels and fine dining restaurants, this chic corner of Athens is a sophisticated and luxurious haven. Search for undiscovered spots along Halkidiki’s 300 miles of coastline; amble through marinas or frolic in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. Head inland for nature trails and immerse yourself in Greece’s glorious flora and fauna. Choose to holiday in the south west of Greece, where the Peloponnese is home to rugged coastlines and lush green countryside. A short trip from Olympia, take the time to visit the town where the first Olympic games were held.
Holidays in Mainland Greece offer an unforgettable experience, thanks to its picture perfect beaches and sprawling countryside, which are soaked in glorious sunshine and temperate warmth. With incredible resorts and hotels, escaping to Greece ensures ultimate tranquil luxury.
Here at Sovereign we know the importance of luxury and thanks to over 45 years of experience, we pride ourselves on the fine art of holiday making. We’ve handpicked some of the best hotels in Mainland Greece that will ensure a seamless blend of serenity and luxury. Cape Sounio Grecotel Exclusive Resort caters to families and couples, with Kids’ Clubs and romantic dinner settings. Sani Beach is set upon the seafront and boasts views of the Adriatic Sea and Mount Olympus, providing the perfect backdrop for couples. For a resort that has it all, visit The Westin Resort Costa Navarino. Moments from the beach, an array of adventurous activities and incredible UNESCO sites sit nearby.
Greece has some of the best weather in Europe – long, dry summers with poolside-perfect temperatures that kick off as early as April and last all the way to October. There’s little risk of rain, and as many as 12 hours of sunshine a day in midsummer. Things can get seriously hot, though, with July and August temperatures peaking in the early 30s – great for beach-lovers, although dedicated sightseers may want to pick the cooler spring or autumn months.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with restaurant staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.