If you love history, if you love the sun or if you enjoy good food…you should start the year 2016 with a beach holiday in Greece. In fact, why don’t you usher in the Happy New Year 2016 while holidaying in one of the Greek islands.
Tourists who holiday in Greece (with family or without family) for the sun go back home with a lot of tan to talk about, those who love the Greek food go back home and start looking for Greek restaurants nearby and those who love history keep coming back for more of it. That is Greece for you.
Of course you always have the choice of holidaying only on the mainland Greece or you can choose between the numerous Greek islands set in the Mediterranean. In the mainland Greece there are the monasteries, the architectural marvels, the ancient ruins, towns older than history itself and other attractions. Either ways, these holidays in Greece are very popular the World over. One of the other reasons for the popularity of Greek holidays is the relative low cost of these vacations.
Best time to visit Greece in 2017
The best time to visit Greece with family or with your spouse for a romantic vacation is between May to October. This is the time when the temperature hovers around 20 degrees Celsius making it the most appropriate weather for lying down on a beach towel with just the sunscreen on. Unless you are fine with temperatures ranging from 35 to 40 degree Celsius, we don’t recommend booking a holiday in Greece during July and August. So go ahead, book your 2016 summer holiday in Greece between May to October and enjoy the typical Mediterranean climate. If you want a relaxed, less crowded Greece Holiday we recommend planning a holiday in the autumn of 2016 when the crowds have dispersed but the temperatures are still good.
Why is Greece the destination for 2017
Greece holidays are some of the best in the World today because of the wide variety available for vacationers to choose from. If you are looking for a Greece beach holiday full of music, dance and pubs, the country has it, if you are looking for a child-friendly and family-friendly beach holiday with exciting entertainment options, Greece has that as well and if you are looking for a quite holiday where you don’t want to be disturbed, the country tops there as well. In short, when it comes to vacations in Greece, the country has something for everybody. Whatever be your need, a perfect beach holiday in Greece is available for you at the drop of a hat. So look no further, book just the right holiday for year 2017.
Greek beach resorts & holiday experiences they offer
Since different beach resorts in Greece offer different kind of holiday experience – from party holidays, to family-friendly holidays to relaxed vacations, we have listed then below the specialty of each Greek island. Make your pick:
Greece holiday full of water sports: Dassia on Corfu or Kardamena in Kos
Greece family holiday with entertainment: Sissi in Crete and Kolymbia in Rhodes
Greece holiday with lots of nightlife: Kavos in Corfu, Malia in Crete and Faliraki Rhodes
A quite Greek holiday: There are various vacation options across all islands where you can have a quite holiday.
Planning the perfect Greek holiday in 2017
To have the perfect Greek holiday, you should do what thebettervacation.com recommends …
You should definitely check out the beaches of Halkidiki in the mainland. In fact all of the Greek islands have a few beaches, so plan accordingly. We also recommend that on a vacation in Greece, definitely try the water sports such as jet skiing, diving, water skiing, and snorkeling. As for the historic side of Greece we suggest that you visit Acropolis of Lindos (in Rhodes), ancient Roman baths (in Corfu), Askeplion (in Kos) and the Palace of Knossos (in Crete).
What is a Greek holiday without trying out the famed cuisine of this amazing European country. We strongly recommend trying the following dishes of Greece:
– Calamari (squids) drizzled with ladholemono
– Courgette balls
– Grilled Octopus
While you are trying out the above given Greek delicacies don’t forget to top up your glass with the traditional shot of Ouzo (it is considered to be a substitute for Absinthe, so beware!).
Best vacation islands of Greece
For some of the best beach holidays in Greece in 2016, check out these islands -Santorini, Corfu, Crete, Kos, Kefalonia, Zante Thassos, Lesbos, Kalamata, Parga, Lefkas, Rhodes, Skiathos & Skopelos,
Some of the best beach resorts to stay in, in Greece
For some of the best beach holidays in Greece in 2016, check out these resorts – Stalis, Katelios, Sami, Skala, Laganas, Kassiopi, Malia, Stoupa, Arillas, Aghios Nikolaos, Kavos, Elounda, Kalamata, Roda, Rethymnon, Kefalos, Lefkas, Petra, Lindos, Pefkos, Skiathos, Sidari, Heraklion, Alykanas, Kalamaki, Laganas, Hersonissos, Rhodes Town, Santorini, and Tsilivi
Key facts about Greece
Language spoken in Greece: Greek is the language spoken in Greece. Though they speak a lot of English too
Currency of Greece: Greece uses the currency Euro
Local time in Greece: It is 2 hours ahead of GMT
Greek airport to fly into: Athens International Airport
Greece related tourist information: For any tourist information on Greece, please visit www.visitgreece.gr
Visa & health advise for Greece travel: Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for advice on visas and health for your Greek vacation.
Population of Greece: 11,319,048