Round Trip Greece Travel Packages on Sale
Greece is known for being the cradle of ancient civilizations, its idyllic islands and beaches, the grandeur of temples and ruins. When to travel to Greece? The best time to visit Greece will depend on your tourist profile and what you want to do there, but it is important to know when it is cheaper and what the seasons are like before planning your trip.
How is the weather in Greece?
O winter in greece is usually very cold, tourist destinations tend to be empty. Few islands remain open to receive tourists, many taverns and hotels close and it can be difficult to even find open restaurants. Greece has more than 15 ski resorts, and if you want to ski or see snow, the ideal time is from December to March.
O Greece's summer is one of the most sought after in Europe, because they offer beautiful landscapes at a lower price than most European countries, and that's why it's a season that has a lot of tourists. The heat is very high (the temperature varies from 34 to 43 degrees), mainly from June to August, and it is a great option for those who want to take a tour of its islands.
In late spring (June) or early autumn (September), the number of tourists is lower, prices drop and temperatures are very mild.
Round Trip Packages on Promotion
Travel agencies usually offer closed travel packages according to the types of tour, but some allow you to customize according to your interest, budget and time available. The most common are:
History and Culture of Greece
Package with tours of the main icons of the cradle of western civilization, such as Athens, Olympia, Delphi and Kalambaka. In this itinerary you will visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Parliament, the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos Stadium (headquarters of the First Olympics of the modern era) and the three buildings that represent the architecture of the 19th century with classical influence: the Library, the Academy and the University.
In Olympia, you will visit the Tomb of Agamemnon, the Sanctuary of Asclepius, the Theater of Epidaurus, the Temple of Zeus and the Archaeological Museum of Olympia. Delphi has one of the holiest shrines in Greece (Oracle of Apollo) and is known as the center of the world, and when in Kalambaka be sure to visit the monasteries built on rocky ridges.
This 8-day package costs an average of US$1000 per person, with accommodation, guide in Spanish or Portuguese, tickets and breakfast, without airfare.
History, Culture and Beaches
If you want to include the beaches in your package, chances are you will include the cities of Athens, Mykonos and Santorini. The tour of Athens is very similar to the previous package, going to the islands of Mykonos and Santorini afterwards, with a cruise option.
Mykonos is a cosmopolitan island frequented by celebrities, with crystal clear water beaches and super exciting nightlife, with clubs that receive the best DJs in the world.
Santorini is known for the cluster of white houses that seem to fall from the top of a cliff and the view from the top is unforgettable, especially at sunset. The island has several bars and restaurants, and the itinerary includes a visit to the volcanic islands Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni.
This 8-day package starts at 1300 euros per person, with accommodation, tickets and breakfast, without airfare.
snow and ski
If you are going in winter and want to ski, there are buses that leave from Athens and do daily packages to the ski resorts. Kalavrita is one of them, and it is about two hours from Athens. In addition to skiing, you can visit the area's museums and caves.
Parnassos is a slightly more sophisticated (and expensive) ski resort than Kalavrita, and is located in a small town close to the famous archaeological site of Delphi.
There are several airports in Greece, and most Greek islands also have an airport, and you need to know which one is best for your travel itinerary, and the airline you choose.
Main Greece airport is Athens international, where most international flights arrive and most flights to the islands depart from, with domestic flights operated by Olympic Airlines (OA) or Aegean Airlines (A3).
Visa to Greece
To travel to Greece (for a stay of up to 90 days) it is not necessary to apply for a visa in advance. It is only mandatory that the passport is valid for at least 6 months from the return date.