Whitewashed stonework set against an aquamarine sea. Temples lined with Doric columns. Powder-soft beaches and cypress groves. This is the backdrop to any vacation in Greece, a dream destination for leisure travellers and heritage tourists alike.
At the Acropolis Museum, families can borrow a special backpack for the kids that includes a puzzle, a memory match game and a treasure map with stickers of various Athena statues.
Adults can enjoy the museum inside the White Tower of Thessaloniki, while kids will love the twisting staircases and doorways to hidden rooms as they climb all the way to the top.
See how far your sweet nothings carry as you whisper them across the theatre at Epidaurus, where the acoustics have been wowing audiences for over two thousand years. Plays are still performed here as well, so check out the production schedule ahead of time.
Run away together to the isolated beaches at Bisti and Agios Nikolaos Bays on the island of Hydra, then explore the shops and tavernas in the marble-paved harbour.
If your group visits only one museum in Greece, make it the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Even the most jaded are impressed by the seemingly infinite number of artefacts.
Challenge your friends to a race around the original track at Ancient Olympia, where the Games were held for the first 1000 years. Be sure to get a guided tour.
Transat Holidays has something for every preference and budget. Visit the Tours and Excursions section to see what’s available in Greece.
The euro (EUR) has been Greece’s official currency since 2002.
Greek is Greece’s official language and is spoken by 99% of the population.
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