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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Where to visit
Greece's mainland has so much to offer the visitor. World-renowned classical sites, traditional villages, fabulous beaches, glorious scenery and many off the beaten track places where people still follow ...
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, one of the Ionian islands, sits opposite the wild and rugged mountains of Epirus. The island is blessed with beautiful beaches and many quiet, unspoilt villages.
Crete is renowned for its incredible beaches, traditional mountain villages, dramatic gorges and wealth of history.
There's no accommodation on the island but here you'll find one of the best archaeological sites in Greece thanks to the large collection of Hellenic and Roman ruins. Accessible from several of the Cycladic ...
No vehicles here, just the odd donkey! An extremely picturesque, high quality destination, ideal for escaping the busier islands.
The Shirley Valentine island, 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.
Skyros, the most southerly island in the Sporades, boasts crystal clear waters and golden sandy beaches.
In the 5th Century BC Athens was the centre of arts, democracy, science and philosophy; today this vibrant capital is home to over 4 million people.
Elegant and charming with a cosmopolitan mix of many cultures. In our opinion one of the best island capitals in Greece.
An excellent base for exploring the ancient sites in the area.
At the foot of Mount Parnassos in a spectacular setting lies the sanctuary of Delphi, home of the most famous oracle in ancient Greece.
A gorgeous stone village in the hills - a chance to see a more off-the-beaten-track region of the Peloponnese.
Galaxidi is a quiet port within driving distance to Delphi; it's an alternative stopover for those visiting the ancient site.
The city of Heraklion, historically Candia, takes its name from the ancient Roman port of Heracleum, which likely occupied the same site.
Konitsa is a delight for those who wish to go off the beaten track and explore fantastic scenery, forests & rivers (there are three in the area).
Situated at an altitude of 300 meters, next to the Enipeas River, with a stunning view of Thermaikos gulf and the peaks of Olympus, Litochoro provides an appealing combination of mountain and sea.
This World Heritage site is so impressive it just has to be included on any visit to mainland Greece.
Monemvasia is a breathtaking medieval tower town located on the south-eastern coast of the Peloponnese.
Time has stood still at this beautiful Byzantine site in Greece with breathtaking medieval ruins.
Overlooked by the dramatic Venetian fortress of Palamidi there is much to explore in this former capital of Greece.
Pylos is a pretty little town built on a hill on the south coast of the bay of Navarino. It is first mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey.
The mediaeval town of Rethymnon, with its Venetian palaces and Turkish minarets has a distinct atmosphere. It 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.
Heraklion is on the north coast close to the ancient site of Knossos. Fine beaches on the north coast close by & quieter resorts in the south.
On the east of Crete. Here 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 sandy beaches, dense forests and traditional villages.
Mountainous terrain with imposing gorges, caves, lush valleys and small rivers as well as some lovely villages to explore.
Mani is a stunningly beautiful region on the southern fringes of Europe.
Agios Nikolaos is situated 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, beautiful 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 to the north of Agios Nikolaos.
Falassarna beach has won awards over the years and is part of the Natura 2000 network, both due to its variety of flora and fauna and as an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Georgioupolis lies between sea and mountain and is situated between the towns of Rethymnon and Chania.
Ierapetra is the most southerly town in Europe and is known for its particularly mild climate.
For those seeking the sea, the kilometre long sandy beach of Kalamaki with its cliff sides and wooded areas is an ideal choice.
An ideal holiday spot for everyone, Kassiopi offers a good variety of nightlife and entertainment - dotted around the picturesque harbour are many bars, cafes and tavernas.
Kato Zakros is an impressive little 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.
An ideal place to stay for those of you who like to be close to the centre of the action.
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 and is surrounded by a lush green landscape.
This authentic village with its narrow streets is perfect for those who want to enjoy peace and tranquility.
Parga is built like a huge amphitheatre stretching from the harbour up to the old Turkish market.
Pelekas is a lovely village on top of a hill with a beautiful town square and a good selection of cafes and tavernas. The beach is a 10 minute walk (downhill!).
Sivota is such a beautiful place, it is quite conceivable you may wish to stay forever.
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 ...
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 ...
The Zagori region offers deep canyons, rivers, mountain lakes, old stone bridges, Byzantine monasteries and picturesque villages- only some of the highlights ...
"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