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About Greece

Greece has so much to offer its visitors - ancient sites, sweeping coastlines, secluded beaches, turquoise waters dotted with islands, a mouthwatering cuisine and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet.

All our destinations here are available as part of a tailor-made holiday; for example, a stay in a beach resort with a town such as Corfu; perhaps a few nights in Athens followed by a week on Mykonos or Santorini; a tour of the classical sites on mainland Greece combined with a week relaxing on an island - your final holiday can be as adventurous & diverse as you wish it to be. We can pre-book transfers, car hire, some ferries, domestic flights and accommodation throughout Greece. Every year we arrange holidays to Greece for individuals and groups from all over the world.

We now include more tours on the Greek mainland and a greater selection of islands. We have increased our selection of 'off the beaten track' fly-drive itineraries to experience the thrill of the open road. For those with limited time or who wish to have a taster of this fascinating country then why not enjoy a short break? Over the past few years we have noticed a huge increase in enquiries for treks and hikes so we have put together some options in the unspoilt Zagori region, Mount Olympus and the gorgeous Pelion peninsula.

The directors of Rediscover the World lived and worked in Greece for many years, in fact their connection with the country goes back to the mid-1980s.

Their experience, together with the knowledge gained from frequent visits, enables Rediscover the World to provide you with the most up-to-date and fullest possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday - we can put together any tailor-made itinerary to suit most budgets. We are fully bonded (ATOL & TTA) and provide full financial security and assistance should any part of your holiday not happen entirely to plan. If you were to assemble your holiday yourself you would not have this sort of protection nor would you be able to benefit from many of our special rates.

Fly Drive Holidays

Explore famous sights and lesser known villages, escape from busy resorts and experience the freedom of the road on one of our Fly Drive Holidays. Discover the hidden wonders of Greece's northwest frontier - Enticing Epirus will see you visiting Meteora, the picturesque town of Ioannina, mountains and a National Park; Treasures of the Peloponnese gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Peloponnese, including the world famous Corinth Canal, Epidavrus and Nafplion. On the Classical fly drive you can discover world-renowned ancient sites. Crete, the largest island in Greece is more like a mini country; packed with history, sites of ancient civilisations and fantastic scenery a fly drive here may whet your appetite for a longer holiday in the future.

We can tailor make a fly drive itinerary for you, if you wish to have a more leisurely exploration of Greece, or you wish to include different sights on your itinerary.

Guided Tours of Greece

Rediscover the World is proud to offer its customers excellent Guided Tours of Greece - group tours of the classical and historical sites of Greece. These cultural tours all have a qualified English-speaking guide; however if you are looking for a more independent holiday then we can also offer a completely tailor made itinerary. There are so many ancient and natural sites that it is impossible to cover them all but each of these tours provides a good introduction to the country and its history and culture.

Short Breaks to Greece

At Rediscover we have always loved and appreciated the real Greece and we believe that our experience and contacts in Greece enable us to bring you an unrivalled choice of Short Breaks to this incredible country. Greece is accessible enough to make a short break or long weekend perfectly possible, especially with the availability of low cost flights. Why not spend a weekend soaking up the atmosphere and antiquities in Athens - the new Acropolis Museum is well worth a visit - or go further afield to see Olympia and Delphi, perhaps you might like to pop across to the Saronic Islands for some rest and relaxation.

Island Hopping in Greece

Greece has 3,000 islands so it seems a bit of a shame to only explore one during your holiday! Why not enjoy several holidays for the price of one and go island hopping? Each Greek island has something different to offer, from the party atmosphere of Mykonos to the incredible beauty of Santorini, from the traditional Aegina Town to the traffic-free Hydra.

Island hopping is often regarded as being the domain of the truly independent traveller, however cancelled ferries, missed connections and a lack of accommodation (especially in high season), can often thwart the best laid plans. That is where Rediscover can help. We can smooth the way for your island hopping experience by pre-booking ferries, accommodation, transfers, even sightseeing tours to help you get the most out of your holiday.

Greece Treks and Hikes

Trekking in Greece will allow you to discover Mount Olympus, the home of the ancient gods and goddesses, Meteora Monasteries, traditional villages in Zagori, the exceptionally beautiful Vikos-Aoos National Park - the centrepiece of which is the spectacular Vikos Gorge and the glorious Pelion peninsula (some of Mamma Mia was filmed here!). These treks can be done as either part of a small group or as a private trek.

 

Scroll down for our choice of islands and for suggestions on the Greek mainland and Peloponnese.

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Reviews

"I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising our holiday. We had a fantastic time and everything from being picked up at Preveza to the accommodation and return transfers went so smoothly. The resort was fantastic [Sivota] and we will definitely be returning - I have been to a number of Greek Islands and other parts of mainland Greece but this was by far the nicest as quite small, very friendly and certainly something to please everyone."

T Young, June 2011

"I just wanted to let you know that although there were only 2 of us on the tour - I had an excellent trip and cannot recommend Alex and this tour enough. I really thought he went above and beyond what was required of him to make sure we had a good holiday."

K Patel, Sept 2015

"I just wanted to say Thank You for organising such a perfect holiday for my family. All the transfers went like clockwork and the hotels were both excellent. Your suggestion of Aegina was inspired - thank you! We loved everything about the holiday."

J Bennett, August 2013

"Had a fabulous time, stress free thanks to Dawn and the Rediscover team. All the accomodation was value for money. Majority of the accomodation staff couldn't do enough for us. Ironically it was one of the more modern hotels where the receptionist was rude and totally unhelpful, and resulted in our car hire not being picked up. Although that didn't put a dampner on an altogether fantastic trip."

C Long, July 2012

"Well, I think you can confidently recommend Chalki to anyone seeking a quiet but ?civilised? place in the sun. It was rather like I remember Symi from when I first went there 35 years ago.The hotel too is to be recommended; there was no pool at the hote -. I have just looked at the website again and there is no suggestion that there is one, but somehow I had convinced myself there was! I am not a confident enough swimmer to go into the water off the hotel terrace but fortunately there was a pleasant little beach with taverna 10 minutes walk at the back of the hotel. And the restaurant was closed ? end of season! Not that that mattered too much, there were plenty of tavernas and cafes of different sorts around the quay; I?d recommend Taverna Maria for basic Greek fare, the Black Sea for seafood, Remezzo for something a bit lighter like pasta and the Minori for something with a bit more style and attention to presentation than your average taverna. That said, I can quite see that the Art Hotel would be excellent when in full swing. Altogether we had a very enjoyable week, with all the travel arrangements going like clockwork ? except for not being met at Chalki. Next year we may well change our routine and do two weeks in Greece and one in Italy or France, instead of the other way round.Best wishes and thanks for making all the arrangements."

B Sheppard, September 2012

"Hi Dawn, I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday! The accommodation was first class, the resort was the nicest we?ve ever been to and the whole thing was completely superb! We all felt very strongly that it was the best holiday we?ve ever had! Many thanks, Jen"

J Grant, August 2011

"just wanted to thank you once again for putting our trip together for us. We all had an amazing time, the whole trip went very smoothly. We were particularly impressed with the first accommodation in Dadia forest and would really recommend this. The villa on Thassos was also excellent. The only disappointment was the main car hire which turned out to be more of a van and a bit of a heap - the air con didn't work which was disappointing but it got us from a to b without incident. I just want to say how brilliant Dawn was as putting our trip together for us - we shall be using you again. Thank you! We will be in touch in the future as we are already planning our next trip to Greece."

K Cartwright, June, 2015

"Just back from our great greek adventure!!  Thanks for the brilliant arrangements - everything was just perfect. A special mention should be made to the excellent taxi driver from Argonaut - unfortunately we didn't get his name - but he was such a lovely polite lad and his timekeeping was spot on from meeting us at the airport to meeting us off the hydrofoil. We loved the route you gave us - first we managed the climb to the Acropolis (despite the 35% heat!!) which was unbelievable - the visit to monomvassia was well worth the detour, lovely little coastal village of guthion - the mani was so different - sometimes quite barren sometimes lush green, the Diros caves were stunning and loved the atmosphere in areopolis - great tavernas.  The Messini Bay hotel was perfect - picturesque setting and so peaceful. The little villages of Finikounda, Koroni and others along the way were so unspoilt and people very friendly.  Pylos was very pretty (despite a thunderstorm!!) and we were recommended to a great fish restaurant there by the hotel - loved the Mystras - so well preserved and plenty to interest us.  Then to Sparti and on to lovely Nafplion where we did the climb to the castle for the magnificent views - also spent some time on the lovely quiet beach.  Back to Athens where we loved the Plaka hotel with its rooftop bar - and one of the staff even supported Leicester City FC!!!  Off to Aegina island where we witnessed a Greek wedding in the hotel on Saturday night!!  We even hired a scooter to get round the island - its fifty years since I rode pillion - our daughter wants to know when we are going to grow up!!! Thanks again for the fantastic planning - our first time to Greece will certainly not be the last"

P Robinson, Sept 2016

"I wanted to thank you for arranging such a lovely trip for my parents. They were a bit anxious before they reached Athens but everything went so smoothly that they absolutely loved it. My parents also send their wishes and want to say thank you. All the guides and drivers made their travel very easy and relaxing. Very punctual and well informed. I would happily recommend your company to our friends and family."

S. Prabhu, April, 2015

"Just arrived back and wanted once again to thank you for helping to organise such a terrific holiday. Naxos is a jewel; the Lagos Mare delightful with lovely staff; and the Herodion in Athens a great location. Their new rooftop restaurant Point is superb. The only complaint was rather rattle and poor aircon and quite rude/abrupt reception staff but otherwise all other staff delightful. These two comments I now see are echoed on Tripadvisor so might be useful info - but in the scheme of things, minor. We particularly appreciated your responsiveness to the last minute changes. "

J Pendleton, June 2016

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