Greece has 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.
Go island-hopping, explore the world-renowned archaeological sites, go off the beaten track in the Peloponnese, or join a small group walking tour. We can put together a completely tailor made holiday for you (and your budget!) Your holiday can be as adventurous and divers (or relaxing) as you wish. We can pre-book transfers, car hire, ferries and flights within Greece as well as the accommodation and our office in Greece is there to give peace of mind and assistance if you need it during your holiday.
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. These can be done as part of a small group or as a private trek (minimum numbers apply).
If you have limited time, why not enjoy a short break? Flights are frequent to the mainland and to some of the more well-known islands so it's easy to pop over for a long weekend to explore, relax, refresh the soul (and enjoy some fabulous Greek food!)
The directors of Rediscover the World lived and worked in Greece for many years and their experience, together with the knowledge gained from frequent visits, enables Rediscover the World to provide you with the most up-to-date and best possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday - we can put together tailor-made itineraries to suit most budgets.
Most importantly 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.
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 this area, 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.
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.
At Rediscover we have always loved and appreciated the real Greece and 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 possible, especially with the availability of low cost flights. Why not spend a weekend soaking up the atmosphere and antiquities in Athens - the 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 a taste of island life.
Greece has 3,000 islands so it seems a bit of a shame to only explore one during your holiday! Island hopping is incredibly popular in Greece as each island has something different to offer- from the party atmosphere of Mykonos and the picture-postcard beauty of Santorini, to traditional Aegina Town and traffic-free Hydra, you are sure to find an island to suit you.
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 we 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.
Trekking in Greece has become extremely popular during the past few years. Discover Mount Olympus, the home of the ancient gods and goddesses; the towering Meteora Monasteries; characterful villages in Zagori, the dramatic beauty of the 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 (minimum numbers apply).
Where to visit
Greece has thousands of islands so it would be a shame to only visit one during your holiday!
Greece's mainland has much to offer the visitor. World-renowned classical sites, traditional villages, fabulous beaches, glorious scenery and many places less geared towards tourism, where people still ...
We love Aegina! Although it's one of the closest islands to the Greek mainland it has a strong get-away-from-it-all island feel.
Corfu sits in the Ionian opposite the wild and rugged mountains of Epirus. The island is blessed with some gorgeous beaches and many quiet, unspoilt villages.
Crete, Greece's largest island, is renowned for its incredible beaches, traditional mountain villages, dramatic gorges and wealth of history.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site has to be one of the best archaeological areas in the country, thanks to the large collection of Hellenic and Roman ruins. The island can easily be accessed from several ...
No vehicles here, just the odd donkey! A picturesque, high quality destination, ideal for escaping the busier islands.
The Shirley Valentine island is famous for its party image but there is more to discover here.....
An enchanting Cycladic island with a Venetian town, fantastic beaches and much to see. Great for combining with Mykonos or Santorini.
Poros is carpeted with pine forests and lemon groves and is only a short boat ride across the channel from the Peloponnese.
Skyros, the most southerly island in the Sporades, boasts crystal clear waters and golden sandy beaches.
The Cradle of Democracy. The centre of arts, democracy, science and philosophy in the 5th century B.C, today this vibrant capital is home to around 4 million people.
Venetian and Turkish influences combine to make this one of the most delightful cities in Greece.
Elegant and charming with a cosmopolitan mix of many cultures. In our opinion one of the best island capitals in Greece.
Ancient capital, modern canal - this is an excellent base for exploring the ancient sites in the area.
Home to the most famous oracle in ancient times, Delphi must surely have one of the most spectaular settings of any archaeological site in Greece.
The villages of mountainous Arcadia are certainly off the beaten track but it's definitely worth the effort!
This quiet port town is within driving distance to Delphi; an alternative stopover for those visiting the ancient site.
The capital of Crete, Heraklion, takes its name from the ancient Roman port of Heracleum, which likely occupied the same site.
Calling all nature lovers! For those who wish to go off the beaten track to explore fantastic scenery, forests & rivers, Konitsa is the place for you!
Litochoro slumbers in the foothills of the gods, Mount Olympus, next to the Enipeas River and not far from the sea, making it the perfect tourist destination any time of the year!
Monasteries perched atop towering rocks - this unique World Heritage site is so impressive it has to be included on any visit to mainland Greece.
On the slopes of Mount Pindos, on the edge of the National Park, is Metsovo. A traditional stone-built village it's the place to come for off the beaten track character with some fabulous homely resta ...
Often referred to as the Gibraltar of Greece this medieval tower town is linked to the mainland by a causeway.
Overlooked by the dramatic Venetian fortress of Palamidi there is much to explore in this former capital of Greece.
Mentioned in Homer's Odyssey, Pylos is a pretty little town on the south coast of the bay of Navarino.
The mediaeval town of Rethymnon, with its Venetian palaces and Turkish minarets also has the longest beach on Crete!
Crete's fifth largest town is more laid back than many other towns on the north coast and is a great base from which to explore eastern Crete.
Mountains and gorges meet beautiful beaches. Chania, with its Venetian and Turkish influence, is also worth a visit.
Towards the east of Crete you'll find villages, ports, a palm-fringed beach, the stunning Lassithi plateau and the reputed birthplace of Zeus.
Pelion is an outstandingly beautiful area of mainland Greece renowned for its traditional villages and spectacular beaches.
Mountainous terrain with imposing gorges, caves, lush valleys and small rivers as well as some lovely villages to explore.
Agios Nikolaos is right in the heart of the Bay of Mirabello with its breathtaking vistas, azure blue seas and pleasant climate.
This exceptionally pretty resort lies around a horseshoe-shaped bay and boasts some excellent seaside tavernas.
From Almyrida you can explore picturesque inland villages, dramatic mountain gorges and some of Crete's best beaches and bays.
The long bay of Avlaki sits between Agios Stephanos and Kassiopi and is relatively unknown to most of the island's visitors.
Originally a small fishing hamlet which has grown into a bustling tourist village, with pretty white houses and lots of flowers.
Elounda and Plaka are picturesque fishing villages along the coastal road not far from Agios Nikolaos.
Falassarna beach has won awards over the years and is part of the Natura 2000 network, due to its variety of flora and fauna.
An ideal holiday spot for everyone, Kassiopi offers a good variety of nightlife and entertainment.
Kato Zakros is an impressive traditional fishing village, tucked away in the south-east corner of Crete.
The little seaside resort of Makrigialos, east of Ierapetra on the Libyan Sea, is an ideal spot for a relaxing beach holiday.
An island in the Bay of Mirabello. The fishing village opposite (also called Mochlos) is famous for the specialities served in its tavernas.
A good choice if you want to be close to the nightlife (but not too close!). Ornos lies only a few kilometres from the town and is easily accessible by local bus.
The village of Palekastro is a former farming village that has grown in recent years yet still retains its delightful character.
This former fishing village on the south west coast sits on a small peninsula in the midst of a lush green landscape.
This authentic village with its narrow streets is perfect for those who want to enjoy peace and tranquility.
Parga is a relaxing, chilled-out resort in the heart of the scenic Epirus region. Like a huge amphitheatre it stretches from the harbour up to the old Turkish market.
Pelekas is a lovely village perched on top of a hill with a square and a good selection of cafes and tavernas. The beach is a 10 minute walk (downhill!).
Things to do
The north of Greece is a region rich in cultural and religious history as well as an abundance of natural beauty. MINIMUM 4 PERSONS.
A superb introduction to the Argolis region - an area rich in scenery and history.
A bustling city with a fantastic range of shops, restaurants, cafes and ancient sites.
Greece through the centuries will unfold before you on this four day tour.
This whistle-stop two day tour stops at Delphi and the world renowned Meteora Monasteries. A great side trip for those staying in Athens!
This trip to the beautifully unspoilt north of Greece is perfect for those who prefer active holidays! Minimum age: 8 years old. Participants under 18 ...
Uncover traditional villages, hilltop monasteries and the incredible natural beauty of the Zagori region. START / FINISH - Athens
Visit sites of antiquity in the Argolis region; Monemvasia [the Gibraltar of Greece]; the towered villages of the remote Mani and ancient Sparta. &nb ...
Explore Greece's world-famous classical sites near Athens, across the Peloponnese and in the mountains around Delphi.
Combine one of Greece's remotest areas (Zagori) with her second city and the fabulous Meteora monasteries! START / FINISH - Thessaloniki
Spend a weekend soaking up the atmosphere and antiquities in Athens - or go further afield to see Mycenae, Epidavros or Delphi.
Discover the famous home of the gods - a unique trekking experience on Greece's highest and most famous mountain plus the World Heritage Site of Meteora. START ...
7 nights/8 days
Explore beautiful northern Greece on this private journey: Greece's second city, Thessaloniki; Pelion, Land of the Centaurs; the towering Meteora ...
Our most popular holiday itinerary/tour in Greece. Visit the classical sites of the Greek mainland and enjoy a leisurely four days in its capital to explore ...
Deep canyons, blue water rivers, mountain lakes, stone bridges, old monasteries and picturesque villages are only some of the highlights of this trekking ...
"Just wanted to say that we are (reluctantly) home from sunny Crete and that we had a fabulous time - almost too hot which is hard to believe looking out of the window this morning! Almyrida is charming despite a growing number of bars along the main front strip - the Niriides Apartments are great - our apartment at the back on the first floor was lovely and quiet and their pool and facilities are fantastic - the apartment was cleaned daily and the family that run it live on site and are friendly and helpful - we had several late afternoon 'melon and sun-downer' moments with them :-) Definitely one for your list! Several fabulous restaurants and the bus service into Chania is not bad - we loved Chania - beautiful. Thanks as always for organising the trip for us - we really are big fans of your service and it is always so nice to have a taxi waiting at the airport. Take care and best wishes Until the next time.."
L Kew, July 2012
"Thankyou, all went according to schedule with out a hitch. The Amalia in Nafplio and the Europa in Olympia were excellent. The Pantheon in Gythio was well placed on the sea front and the staff were very pleasant but the building had seen better days and the breakfast was awful. What struck me as particularly bad, was twin pipes approx 1 foot long near the foot of my bed, which were disused and had been sliced off at an angle, so as to leave a dangerous spike. This was room 109. The Lazaretto at Monemvasia was very interesting and the staff were pleasant. No glasses or soap were provided and the washrooms were rather cramped, so that one banged ones elbow on the shower glass side panel while getting on and off the WC. I felt it was worth it as I have a particular interest in leprosy, but that is not usual. The setting for breakfast was marvellous and the restaurant next door was good. The Enalio studio in Lecheo gave us a very good breakfast but the greek Taverna they recommended 5 mins away was very poor. The washrooms were cramped but this was only for one night and fullfilled the need satisfactorily. The owner/manager took great pains with the breakfast. The car was very good and the boot adequate. On arrival there was some difficulty as Kyros stand in was at B4 departures gate and not at Arrivals. We had to ring him as we could not find him. All in all we had a very good holiday thanks to you!!"
Beryl Palmier, September 2012
"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
"We had a fantastic time. The planning by Dawn was perfect. The holiday was everything I had asked for, it was all spot on!"
L Funnel, September 2012
"I wanted to thank you for all your planning an assistance in our recent Greece trip. The drivers, additional island flight, and ferries and hotels were wonderful with no glitches."
A Swanlek, Sept 2017
"We returned from our holiday to Greece on Saturday, and I thought you would like to know that we had a fantastic time. All three accommodations that you arranged for us were lovely. We were also lucky to be upgraded at the Ganimede to a luxury family suite and one grade on the hire car. Driving in Greece wasn't nearly as hard as I'd been told and the twisting mountain roads up to and back from Galaxidi were absolutely beautiful and a joy to drive. So thank you very much for your efforts. I imagine that we will be in touch again for other holidays."
Julia & David, September 2010
"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
"Some arrangements I made myself, so it was the 4 day Classical tour and half day tour of Athens, that you arranged for me. It was absolutely brilliant, and if you are able to feedback to our guide Martina from GO, I would be grateful. The trip and choice of visits was really superb and Martina looked after us and gave us so much information. It was the best trip ever. Rediscover were always so helpful and gave me good advice from the start. You are so helpful, thanks yet again. I have been telling everyone how good you are, there's nothing like a recommendation!"
Ms C Chapman, July 2012
"A quick note to say thank you for the arrangements for our trip to Syros - all very efficient as usual. Even the 'plane at Gatwick pulled back on the dot of the second of its scheduled time. The one part of the journey you weren't responsible for, getting us from Gatwick to Brighton on the return, took us four hours from landing to getting home, longer than it took from Mykonos to Gatwick! We enjoyed the Hotel Alkyon - very friendly and helpful, including driving us to the local taverna when we wanted to eat out."
B Sheppard, September 2013
"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