Stretching back into antiquity, Greece can claim a history unlike any other country on Earth. Indeed, the very seeds of western culture were sown upon these glittering shores, and you won’t be hard pressed to find striking and poignant examples of some of early civilisation’s greatest achievements. From the grandeur of Delphi to Athens’ great Acropolis, from the Minoan Palace of Knossos to Ancient Olympia, these are the stuff of legend, sites to leave eyes wide and mouths gaping. And, alongside these titans of the ancient world, throughout mainland Greece and its myriad islands, you'l also find smaller, lesser-known wonders too numerous to mention. Think Santorini with its cliff-hugging houses, all whitewashed walls and piercing-blue domes, or the mountain-top monasteries of Meteora – spectacular, storied and far off the tourist trail.
But it’s not all about looking to the past. Greece's present is just as intoxicating. Endless coastlines serve up a wondrous mix of dramatic, cliff-framed bays and sweeping, sandy beaches, all framed by the crystalline waters of the Aegean and Ionian seas. These in turn host an abundance of wildlife, from dolphins and whales to seals and sea turtles. There are lush forests, vast olive groves and pretty vineyards set to a backdrop of still-active volcanoes whose slopes gaze down on idyllic villages, themselves alive with endlessly colourful festivals, traditional music and bustling tavernas serving fabulous food.
Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned Greece veteran, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to unique and special holiday experiences. And, whether it’s taking a chef-led tour through Athens’ food markets or joining a expert historian to examine the archaeological wonders of Knossos, our specialists will be on hand to design a holiday to excite and inspire. Perhaps you’ll go diving with dolphins in Rhodes, hire a yacht for a private sunset dinner cruise off Santorini, get a taste for the country’s burgeoning wine scene or escape the daytime crowds with a mountain hike followed by a traditional lunch at a local’s home. Whatever you choose, we’ve got the contacts and the expertise to make it happen.
Whatever you want from your luxury Greece holiday, we’ll pair your daytime adventures nights in some of the country’s finest accommodation, from sleek and modern resorts to atmospheric seaside retreats home to the very best in traditional Greek hospitality. Depending on your tastes, we can recommend everything from spa and wellness retreats to hotels perfectly located for exploring the very best of Greece’s unique ancient world. And, if you’re after something private, we work with several properties where standalone villas, complete with their own kitchens and pools, offer plenty of seclusions while still allowing access to the facilities of a larger resort. It really is the best of both worlds.
Santo Pure Oia Suites & Villas, Santorini
5-night luxury holiday from £1,645 pp incl. flights & transfers
A delightfully luxurious Santorini hotel overlooking the Aegean Sea and one of the world's most breathtaking sunsets, all just a short walk from the bustle of Oia.
Elounda Beach Hotel, Crete
This member of Leading Hotels of the World is a showcase for the very best in luxury Cretan hospitality.
Elounda Gulf Villas, Crete
7-night luxury holiday from £985 pp incl. flights & transfersSave up to £710 pp – ends 31 Dec
A family-run, celebrity-loved complex of private pool villas and suites set on Crete's idyllic northeast coast.
Lesante Blu, Zakynthos
7-night luxury holiday from £830 pp incl. flights & transfersSave up to £425 pp – ends 28 Feb
With its standout spa and magnificent views, this is an adults-only retreat that wears its 'Luxury Hotels of the World' tag with pride.
Katikies Mykonos Hotel
Understated sophistication on an otherwise bohemian Greek isle, with views across beautiful Agios Ioannis Bay.
New to Corfu, this stunning resort combines fabulous food, indulgent spa treatments and a unique fusion of Greek and Asian hospitality.
Katikies Santorini Hotel
Santorini is the queen of sunsets, sea views and swimming pools – and the Katikies Santorini is the perfect spot to experience all three.
Luxury Island Hopping: Mykonos & Santorini
7 days from £3,105 pp
With private touring and five-star stays, this is your chance to explore two Greek islands in depth, and in consummate style.
Athens & Crete in style
8 days from £0 pp incl. flights
From ancient Athens to sun-kissed Crete, this is the perfect introduction to the historic wonders and glorious coastlines of Greece.