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    Greece Hotel Travel Guide

    Greece is the perfect vacation package. From its majestic beaches along the Mediterranean Sea to the ancient sites and archeological wonders, this destination offers it all. Book a getaway to the Grecian islands for the ultimate sojourn.

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    Geography

    Greece is a peninsular country that juts out into the Ionian Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It’s located in Europe, east of Turkey and south of Albania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria. The country also includes over 1,000 islands, the largest of which are Crete and Cyprus. While Greece is known for its picturesque coastlines, much of the country is mountainous. The Pindus mountain range is the most prominent, while Mount Olympus is the highest point in Greece.

    Best and Worst Times to Visit

    Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Greece because the weather is pleasant, and the summer vacationers aren’t around. It’s warm enough to swim in the sea and the sun is out. Keep in mind though, Easter is one of the most popular holidays in the country, so hotel availability can be sparse at this time. Also, many shops open in June and close in October, so you could face fewer options during the off-season.

    If you don’t want to deal with swarms of vacationers and soaring temperatures around 100 degrees F, avoid visiting during August. The scorching summertime attracts visitors, which causes rates to skyrocket. Also, temperatures drop from November to February, and Greece becomes chillier and cloudier. This time span is considered one of the worst times to visit if you’ve got your heart set on beach weather.

    Lodging

    Greece is a hot spot for honeymoons, family trips, and solo getaways. Here at Expedia.com, we offer the best selection of affordable hotels in Greece that suit all your vacation preferences. Whether you’re traveling with your kids or celebrating your anniversary, there’s a place for you. Some of these hotels feature restaurants with authentic Greek cuisine and complimentary breakfasts. Many of them provide a bar, 24-hour front desk service, and Wi-Fi access in public areas, too.

    You’ll also find a selection of Greece resorts that include additional amenities than those offered at the hotels. Some feature full-service spas and outdoor pools, while others present poolside bars and nightclubs. When you browse our assortment, you’ll find cheap deals on resorts and hotels in Greece that fall within your travel budget.

    Things to Do

    If you’re venturing to Greece to bask on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, head straight to Crete. As Greece’s largest island, Crete flaunts a picturesque coastline and secluded beaches. Balos Beach is a top pick and has been compared to the Caribbean for its white sand and clear water, while Vai is another favorite beach, surrounded by Europe’s largest palm tree forest. Island hop to other picture-perfect destinations, such as Mykonos and Santorini, which boast magnificent sea views, cobblestone streets, and the famous white-washed houses.

    There’s more to this Mediterranean paradise than the aqua water and white villas stacked along the coastline. The country is steeped in history, and Athens is one of the top places to see some of the most celebrated landmarks. Visit the Acropolis of Athens, which is an ancient citadel, and discover the Parthenon that dates back to 440 BC. While you’re in town, browse the exhibits at the National Archaeological Museum, explore Syntagma Square, and then rest up at one of the nearby hotels in Athens.

    Turn up the adventure during your Grecian getaway. Hike around the ancient sites in Delfi or explore the serenity of nature at the Aoos Gorge. Get some height with a rock climbing excursion at Mount Timfi, paraglide over Drama for a bird’s-eye view of the region, and whitewater raft in Tzoumerka. From sea kayaking around Kefalonia to mountain biking in Mount Olympus, you’ll see a different side of the Greek islands.

    Culture

    Greece has an extensive history, and much of its past is still celebrated and preserved today. The concept of theater was developed in Athens, while the Olympic games are traced back to Olympia. The Greek people are responsible for creating marble and bronze sculptures along with the style of Greek Romantic art.

    There are also a number of festivals that take place in Greece. Carnival is one of the most famous celebrations the country. During the three weeks leading up to Clean Monday, the streets become a colorful sea of carnivals and parades. Live music blares, while costumed performers dance along elaborate floats. Teams compete in treasure hunts, searching for clues throughout the city; children play games; and fireworks fly through the sky.

    After observing Carnival and Lent, the Greek people host Easter, which is one of their biggest holidays. They start the celebrations on Maundy Thursday by dying eggs red, and then decorating the Epitaph on Good Friday. Easter Sunday marks the end of their 40-day fast, prompting a massive lamb feast.

    Food

    Greek food follows the Mediterranean diet. Many of the dishes feature olive oil, fish, and vegetables, however, each region of Greece adds its own spin. While there are variations on many of these meals, some of the most popular fare includes dolmades, moussaka, and courgette balls. Olives and feta cheese often accompany the cuisine, while honey and baklava make for a sweet desert.

    Whether you’re craving some fresh Mediterranean cuisine or a peaceful getaway at the seaside, Greece is the answer to all your vacation desires. Sort through our selection of cheap deals on hotels and flights to Greece to get your island sojourn started today.

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    Hotels in Santorini Island

    Abyssanto Suites & Spa - Santorini Hotels
    Rating: 3.0 Stars

    Abyssanto Suites & Spa

    Imerovigli, Santorini - Map
     
     
    "nice hotel - great location"
    lovely hotel in great location. close to local amenities and easy to get to Oia etc by scooter. Lovely refreshing pool overlooking med
    Traveller from London
    Located in Imerovigli, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Skaros Rock, Archaeological Museum, and Museum of …More
    Villa Olympia - Santorini Hotels
    Rating: 2.5 Stars

    Villa Olympia

    Perivolos, Santorini - Map
     
     
    "Excellent family-run hotel"
    We had a great time at Villa Olympia. Rooms were spacious and comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. The swimming pool was a decent size with a small pool for babies and free towels.
    Traveller from Hamilton, Scotland
    This family-friendly Santorini aparthotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Perivolos Beach and Waterpark …More
    The Majestic Hotel - Santorini Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    The Majestic Hotel

    Fira, Santorini - Map
     
     
    "Excellent Hotel with Excellent views"
    I don't usually write reviews (just a quick survey type of guy), but this hotel was truly an excellent one. It was our first time in Santorini and I was a bit worried about choosing the right place to stay. Those concerns were quickly put to rest with The Majestic. The views are amazing on both sides. Great pool, great food, and really friendly staff. I was able to book an ATV rental, sunset catamaran tour, and couples massage, all from the front desk. They even had free service between the airport. I can't say a single negative thing about this place. Don't take my word however, just check it out yourself and thank me later!
    Traveller from Chicago
    This family-friendly Santorini hotel is located in Fira, within 1 mi (2 km) of Plateia Theotokopoulou, Museum of Prehistoric …More

    Hotels in Athens (and vicinity)

    Melia Athens - Athens Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Melia Athens

    Chalkokondyli 14 and 28th October Av., Athens - Map
     
     
    "Beautiful new horel"
    Beautiful, elegant and comfortable room and facility. Loved the rooftop pool with view of Acropolis. Easy walk to metro, which we used daily. Not the nicest nowghborhood, but felt safe.
    Traveller from austin tx
    Located in Omonia, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Alfa Theater and National Archaeological Museum of …More
    Athens Gate Hotel - Athens Hotels
    Rating: 4.0 Stars

    Athens Gate Hotel

    10 Syngrou Avenue, Athens - Map
     
     
    "Great Location"
    I would definitely recommend this hotel! The location is absolutely prime. It's within walking distance of all the sites such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Zeus, the Olympic Stadium, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Syntagma Square, and the Plaka which is where you'll find lots of restaurants and shopping. The mini bar in our room was well stocked, and the room was very clean. The service is excellent. The view from the rooftop restaurant simply can't be beat. There is a free breakfast buffet which was nothing special, but still good. The bed was not the most comfortable, but it wasn't bad. This hotel is on a very busy street, so I would not recommend the Temple of Zues view rooms for anyone who is a light sleeper, you'll definitely be woken up by traffic, the Parthenon view side is much quieter, but the view of the Parthenon isn't that great unless you're on the 7th floor as there is another building in front of the hotel when you're facing the Parthenon.
    Traveller from Calgary, AB, Canada
    The Temple of Zeus and Hadrian's Arch are directly across from this hotel, ideally located in Athens' historic district. The …More
    Royal Olympic Hotel - Athens Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Royal Olympic Hotel

    28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Str, Athens - Map
     
     
    Door to bathroom attached incorrectly. You need to dodge it so you don't get hit by it.
    A Traveller
    This luxury Athens hotel is located just infront of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Acropolis. Recently refurnished offers a …More

    Hotels in Mykonos Island

    Myconian Imperial Hotel & Thalasso Centre - Mykonos Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Myconian Imperial Hotel & Thalasso Centre

    Elia Beach, Mykonos - Map
     
     
    "Amazing in every way!!!❤️"
    I can not rate this hotel highly enough..it was simply amazing! The staf:, Thanos, Dimitris, head barman, Georgio entertainer, Fanos the DJ, Andreas manager, we're all wonderful, friendly and helpful. The food is fantastic, the facilities superb, the settings beautiful! I travel a great deal all over the world but this was the best by far. Thanks to all the beautiful staff! Xxx
    A Traveller
    Perched on a hillside with spectacular bay views, this resort is a 5-minute walk from the golden sands of Elia Beach, one of …More
    Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa - Mykonos Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Saint John Hotel Villas & Spa

    Aghios Ioannis Beach, Mykonos - Map
     
     
    "Fantasy World"
    This place is beautiful. Everything is wonderful about it. The people the food, the pool, the beach.. This place is priceless. The only little thing that was confusing was getting concierge to help you. They seemed very busy multi tasking instead of giving different solutions for you to do things. And paying attention to one customer at a time. But other then that if you a traveler then you would figure things out for your self.
    Traveller from NY
    Nestled on the beach, this Agios Ioannis hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Agios Ioannis Beach, Windmills of Mykonos, and Aegean …More
    Myconian Villa Collection - Mykonos Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Myconian Villa Collection

    Elia Beach, Mykonos - Map
     
     
    "Amazing hotel with great interior design. "
    Brilliant hotel, one of the best we have stayed at. Staff are brilliant. My wife loved the interior design and the freedom to move between the 4 or 5 resorts they have close by is a real plus. It is expensive but money well spent.
    A Traveller
    This family-friendly Mykonos hotel is located by the sea, within 3 mi (5 km) of Elia Beach, Monastery of Panagia Tourliani …More