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 diverse (or relaxing) as you wish. We can pre-book transfers, car hire, ferries and flights within Greece as well as 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 us to provide you with the most up-to-date and best possible assistance in planning your ideal holiday.
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 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.
If you wish to have a more leisurely exploration of Greece, or you wish to include different sights then we can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.
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. Classical sites, traditional villages, fabulous beaches, glorious scenery and many off-the-beaten-track places, where time has stood still.
Although Aegina is 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 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.
There isn't any accommodation here but we think that Delos is definitely worth a visit. Day trips available from Mykonos.
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, great beaches and much to see. Great for combining with Mykonos or Santorini.
Poros is carpeted by pine forests and lemon groves and is only a short boat ride across the channel from the Peloponnese.
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 ...
This medieval tower town, the 'Gibraltar of Greece', is linked to the mainland by a causeway.
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.
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 two day tour stops at Delphi, a real Greek treasure!
A short tour of the essential sites in Greece. Visit famous archaeological sites and museums and experience the glory that was classical Greece.
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 ...
"we had a fantastic time - everything went very well, the hotels were great and we loved the itinerary. We so enjoyed Meteora and the Zagori particularly, also Thessaloniki seved well as a city break, bookending the holiday. We hope to return to the Zagori and do more walking. Thanks for all your help."
C James, UK, Sep 2018
"Everyone had a most enjoyable holiday, not bad for a party of nine. The arrangements were all as expected, locations, hotels and especially travel arrangements and drivers, which were very good indeed. I am not a smart phone user but most others were and Vamoos got a big following, a real success. Your information beforehand, timings during the two weeks and overall setting of expectations proved excellent. Thank you for all that and please accept my thanks for your professional, knowledgable and genuinely helpful approach that provided us with such an enjoyable holiday. I will certainly recommend Rediscover to others."
M Read, UK, July 2018
"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, USA, Sept 2017
"We just wanted to thank you both very much indeed for organising a truly fantastic walking holiday in Greece for us. Our self-guided walking holiday in Zagori National Park & Mt. Olympus was absolutely superb in every respect. The organisation, accommodation, food, walking & our local guide Alex were all excellent. I seem to remember asking when we first made contact if you could organise some walking for us in remote areas of Greece, away from the normal tourist haunts & having the “wow” factor. Well you certainly achieved those aims for us. The small hotels/guest houses you organised for us were all excellent & the food & welcome we received was second to none. I would thoroughly recommend the holiday as a brilliant means of seeing spectacular parts of Greece & staying in marvellous small hotels . The food was exceptional everywhere. The local people very friendly & welcoming. Thanks again for all your efforts to ensure that we both had a wonderful walking holiday & witnessed magnificent parts of Greece that we didn’t know existed."
R Tookey, UK, Sept 2016
"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, UK, Sept 2016
"I've been meaning to write since we got back from our trip to thank you for helping us to organise the 8 day self drive part of our longer trip to Greece. We had a fantastic three and a half weeks away, with all the different parts fitting together really well. Northern Greece was a revelation to us, absolutely stunning. All the accommodation was good, with really friendly and helpful staff.The directions you sent were excellent, although, as the Greeks don't seem to go much for road signs, we did have problems getting in and out of town (having stopped in town) onto the right road around Ioanina. Luckily my husband had a portable GPS that he uses for geocaching which proved very helpful. Apart from that it was fine!"
P Thomson, UK, August 2016
"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, UK, June 2016
"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,UK, Sept 2015
"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 at 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, UK, June, 2015
"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, UK, April, 2015