Greece offers fantastic nature spiced with lots of ancient monuments and charming small islands with idyllic villages and beautiful beaches. Although the heyday of ancient Greece is long gone, modern Greece has plenty of beauty. Warm sun strokes and fantastic hiking trails are not a rarity on the attractive Greek islands, and Greece is up for both active holidays, culture and contemplation as well as of course relaxation in the chalk-white sand and the azure waves.
Greece is often associated with a few islands like Crete, Rhodes and not to forget the capital Athens. But in fact, the Greek archipelago consists of more than 2,000 islands, of which only about 140 are inhabited.
That’s why traveling to Greece is also something most people often associate with charter flights to crowded holiday hotels, but the country has so much more to offer. With Tourist Travel, you can, for example, enjoy the spectacular Greek nature on foot on one of our hikes or get new inspiration to take home from one of our art trips.
Climate and weather in Greece
Greece offers a typical Mediterranean climate, and travel to Greece is therefore possible all year round. If you want lots of sun to enjoy the azure beaches, then it is most obvious to go in the months of April to October, where you get temperatures between 19-32 degrees.
The winter season in Greece is most reminiscent of what we in Denmark have in the spring. That means mild temperatures of about 9-15 degrees and wet days. However, you can easily be lucky on trips to Greece and experience temperatures that creep up and above 20 degrees.
You must experience this in Greece
The Samaria Gorge
The Samaria Gorge is not an experience you get for yourself, yet do not deceive yourself for it on trips to Greece. The gorge is one of the greatest nature experiences you can have on the Greek island of Crete.
The walk through the gorge is not for the faint of heart as there is plenty of gravel and stones on the paths and steep descents. The tour starts at the Omalos Plateau and continues all the way down to the town of Agia Roumeli.
On the way you go through massive mountain slopes, which constantly change in color and structure. It is a picturesque nature experience that you will experience a lot of when you travel in Greece.
When you travel to Santorini in Greece, it is not only possible to experience azure sea water and white houses clumping together up the mountain sides of the island. Here you can also experience remnants of ancient Greece.
On trips to Greece you can experience on the island the ruins of the ancient city of Thira, which has actually been the island’s capital. The city was inhabited from around the 9th century and was named after the ruler of the time.
Remains of temples, houses, markets and theaters have been found in the ruins. You will find the city on a mountain called Mesa Vouno, from where you can enjoy the absolutely stunning views of the azure sea on trips to Greece.
Ruin city of Lissus
Lissus is an ancient ruined city on the Greek island of Crete. The place offers a fantastic historical insight and is a beautiful depiction of the Greek and Roman heyday on trips to Greece.
The early history of the city is unknown, but it is believed that its heyday was from around 40 BC. and up to the Roman Empire. There are several natural springs near the city which are believed to have had healing powers.
The trip to Lissus during your Greece trip can be done both on foot and by sea. The hike there is incredibly beautiful and takes you through a dramatic open gorge, from where the ruins unfold.
Cities to experience Greece
Athens is a big city that, despite its population of almost four million, oozes charm and history. Unlike many other big cities in Europe, it is one of the few that can be visited all year round on trips to Greece without freezing your toes off.
Athens offers a wonderful laid-back atmosphere where you can experience antique statues and buildings on every street corner. Explore the less populated streets, settle down at an outdoor restaurant and enjoy Greek hospitality.
Paleochora is far from the crowded hotel complexes of Greece. The city, located on the south coast of Crete, is both traditional and cosmopolitan, and it is the perfect backdrop for an art trip to Greece.
In town you can sit side by side with the Greeks at one of the many cafes and enjoy fresh squid while watching them challenge each other in another game of backgammon. Do not deceive yourself for a visit to Paleochora on your trip to Greece.
Pyrgos is an ancient village on the Greek island of Santorini that you can experience on trips to Greece. The city is beautifully situated on Mount Profitis Elias, which is Santorini’s highest mountain. The city offers both galleries, historical monuments and a wide range of wine bars.
In the city you can both experience medieval castle ruins and see the island’s oldest church Panagia Episkopi. The town is also surrounded by vineyards that produce the acclaimed Assyrtiko white wine.
Types of travel in Greece
Art course in Greece
If you need new inspiration, then art courses on trips to Greece are a good choice. Take, for example, a watercolor course in the charming town of Paleochora in Crete. Here, many foreign artists have settled down.
Hiking holiday in Greece
The hiking holiday is rarely what most people think of when they think of traveling to Greece. Despite that, it’s a great way to see the country that you have to treat yourself to. On foot you can, for example, experience Santorini’s volcanic landscape.
Questions and answers
How many islands does Greece consist of?
Greece consists of a large number of islands, some of which are better known than others. In fact, there are more than 2,000 islands in the Greek archipelago, of which only about 140 are inhabited.
What is the capital of Greece?
The capital of Greece is the largest city in the Balkans, Athens, which houses almost four million inhabitants. The capital is well worth a visit on trips to Greece.
How cold will it be in Greece in winter?
The winter on the Greek islands is most reminiscent of spring in Denmark with mild temperatures and humid days. Temperatures average 9-15 degrees, but can easily creep further up during your stay in Greece. Hiking in Greece is therefore also obvious in the winter months.