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Greece Tour Packages from India 2021

Greece has a greater number of airports than most other countries in the world. Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.

There is a story there.

And it doesn’t end with the islands of Greece becoming the darling destination of international celebrities from Hollywood and from all over the world.

Set out to explore this wonderful land of ancient ruins standing witness to its proud history, stunning landscapes, awesome weather and contemporary forwardness of nude swimming and gay-welcoming hospitality establishments.

Greece tour packages from India from Flying Squirrel Holidays will help you get there.

OVERVIEW

GREECE TOUR PACKAGES FROM INDIA 2021

Greece tourism draws over 30 million visitors to the country annually, a very large number for a small country. The reason is not very difficult to fathom. And, it is not just the heritage sites, important though it is.

Greece is one of the most enchanting destinations in the world. Its natural beauty, its bright mild climate and its varied topography from mountains to sea coasts to islands and canal, all combine to make Greece the come-hither dream destination.

It is among the few countries that have an easily accessible cosmopolitan city with all the modern facilities sitting right in the midst of ancient ruins and monuments. A destination where you can combine business with pleasure, sightseeing with cultural-educational tour and thrill with leisure.

It’s 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 16 of them cultural and 2 of cultural and natural import, makes it that much more alluring.

Greece, located in south-east Europe is at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia. Sharing land borders with Turkey, Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria and the waters of Aegean Sea, the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, it largely has a very pleasant Mediterranean climate with local variations like a cool breeze blowing from the sea.

Comprising of the mainland and thousands of islands in a cluster, it presents a difficult choice to the visitors in terms of regions to visit. Mainland or islands, each region has an amazing uniqueness to offer.

Mainland Greece

The mainland, mostly mountainous, constitutes 80% of the total area of the country. The Pindus range runs through the country like a spine. The mainland is separated from the Peloponnese peninsula by the Corinthian Gulf with the Corinth Canal just 70 meters wide passing through it.

Though mostly mountainous, the mainland of this peninsular country is a wonderful destination for both winter and summer holidays.

The popular belief about the mainland is that it is a series of amazing ancient ruins, cultural and archaeological history and inspiring museums. True they are. But, facts like it having skiing centres are not very well known. Old walled cities and calm fishing villages are the lesser-known beauty of the mainland.

Large cities in the mainland are the capital city of Athens and Thessaloniki.

Greek Islands

Home to some of the oldest civilization that developed on the Greek islands like the Minoan and the Cycladic civilization, each of the islands has architectural heritage specific to the island or region and has unique architectural sites.

Greece has over 12000 islands and islets with only 227 of them inhabited. The islands, mostly located in the Aegean Sea, are clubbed into seven different groups. The Cyclades with 56 islands is the biggest group and has islands of Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Paros and Naxos among them that are more visited.

The Crete with four prefectures and the Dodecanese where Rhodes is located are among the other attractions.

The Cycladic architecture of Mykonos that lies on the west coast and Santorini, a remnant of a volcanic caldera to the south-east of Athens take the largest share of the island tourists of Greece.

Delos, the birthplace of Apollo, once an important religious centre for entire Greece and a leading trading port during the Romans, is a big attraction for curious visitors.

Mountains and valleys, gorges and seascapes with village houses dramatically perched on sharp bulges attract visitors to the Naxos. Crystal clear water and curious Byzantine footpaths are the attractions of Paros.

Gorgeous beaches, splendid mountains and sharp gorges in the vicinity of admirable residues of remarkable civilization are an enticing invitation to the Crete. At Rhodes, the statue of the Colossus of Rhodes is no more there but the temple ruins that are still there are attracting visitors to contemplate what colossal levels the people of the bygone eras had achieved.

HIGHLIGHTS OF GREECE

PLACES TO VISIT

Mainland Greece

Mainland Greece has a number of cities and towns of scenic beauty and sites of historical, cultural and archaeological notability. Prominent places to visit among them are the capital city of Athens, the ancient town of Delphi, a small town of Olympia and the area of Meteora.

Athens

Five thousand years.

That’s how long the city has been continuously inhabited, an amazement anywhere in the world.

In this long journey, the city has seen itself taking massive strides in cultural achievements that lay the foundation of Classical Greece and thereby of western civilization. No wonder, every nook of the city has some ancient or historical archaeological sites to explore.

The city’s inheritance of the classical era is clearly apparent in the ancient monuments and works of art, prominent among them being the former temple of Parthenon.

A bustling modern capital city now, it is a cultural, financial, commercial and political capital of Greece with elaborate tourists’ facilities, bars, cafes, eateries and nightlife.

This Beta global city is an amazing blend of the classical and the modern.

Surrounded on three sides by the mountains, the city is spread around seven hills and is a must-go place in the mainland of Greece.

Other places in the mainland

Among other places of interests in the Greek mainland are the sites of Delphi, Meteora and Olympia.

The ruins of Delphi and the monasteries of Meteora are among the 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece. The Olympia is an archaeological site that was a major religious sanctuary and where the ancient Olympic games were held.

Delphi is located in southern Greece across the Gulf of Corinth from the Peloponnese. Meteora is in central Greece overseeing the town of Kalambaka. Olympia is a small town in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula.

Islands of Greece

Ferry rides away from the mainland and from each other are the beautiful islands of Greece that are places of interests for tourists. Remarkable among the many are Mykonos, Santorini and Delos.

Mykonos: International celebrities’ love for the Mykonos island is now very well known. A small island, with an airport of its own, it is the most glamorous island destination of Greece. Sandy beaches, clear blue waters, clear night skies and the maze of streets through the white-washed building is an enticement tourist can’t resist.

Boats, planes, yacht and private jets bring in celebrities from Hollywood and elsewhere to the impeccable high-end hospitality at Mykonos.

Santorini: It is an island in the southern Aegean Sea about 200 km south-east from the Greek mainland. Drawing 2 million visitors annually, it is a favourite place for honeymoon and pre-wedding getaways and an essential part of any Greece honeymoon tour package.

Loved for its mesmerizing sunset and romantic feel, Santorini is the island in the region you just can’t miss.

We, at Flying Squirrel Holidays, have a special spot for couples beginning their new life. Our Greece honeymoon packages all-inclusive sits right with your aspiration.

Talk to us and we will customise it for you. Or, you could be looking to rekindle the passion with your spouse of some time at a Greek island. We will customise our Greece holiday package for you. Come fall in love again.

Delos: A short ferry ride away from Mykonos is the uninhabited island of Delos, where Cleopatra’s house, the Temple of Apollo and the Terrace of the Lions are major attractions.

THINGS TO DO

Each of the regions of the mainland and the islands has a plethora of choices on offer for the activity visitors can revel in.

Mainland
Athens.

Join an organised tour available at Athens or take a self-walk tour. Join a 3-hour guided walking tour taking Plaka and Monastiraki on the way or take a hop-on hop-off bus tour that includes all the important sites including the Athenian Riviera.

Explore the unbelievable Acropolis, the site of the throbbing ancient bastion of the rulers and spend some time at the Acropolis Museum. Pay a visit to the Parthenon, the temple to Athena.

Watch the elaborate ritual of the Change of Guards at the Syntagma Square. Admire the Parliament Building and spend some relaxing time at the National Garden nearby. The National Historical Museum is another place of interest which has, among many other exhibits, the first constitution of Greece.

Make sure to visit the Byzantine Church of Panagia Kapnikarea, one of the oldest churches in Athens.

Partake some of the pleasures from the innumerable cafes, roof-top bars and shops at the gentrified neighbourhood Psyri and wonder at the fact that the place was the starting point of the revolution of graffiti as an art of dissent.

Wander about on the cute streets of the authentic Greek neighbourhood of Plaka. Pick up some souvenir of artifacts from the classical, Roman or Hellenistic periods from the Stoa of Attalos. Don’t forget to visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus which was built with104 Corinthian-style columns of which only 15 are left but a sure reminder of the time that was.

Near the Monastiraki Square walk up to a place called Agoraios Kolonos. Halt and brood at the place where Socrates taught and died. The exact place where the idea of democracy took birth.

Stroll on the pedestrian-only Ermou, the street of the big brands' stores among the five most expensive in entire Europe.

Go rock climbing at Meteora and if you are a Bond movies fan, then flag off the spots you have seen in the movie. Or, simply marvel at the place for what it is, a deliberately inaccessible place the monks chose for a monastery. The place is now a World Heritage site.

At Delphi and Olympia, pick up any subject of your choice and go around the numerous sites for a serious study in architecture, archaeology, culture or history. Or, just go plain sight-seeing.

Islands
Mykonos

Join the revelry of loud non-stop parties at the Paradise Beach and if you are in a wilder mood, go nude swimming. For a relaxed unwind, go and lie down under the numerous cabanas lining the Elia Beach. Take your family to the Platy’s Gialos beach and inspect the curious windmills. Go a little further away from the crowded beaches and play beach volleyball at the sombre Panormos Beach.

You can go for snorkelling and water sports too on the west coast of Mykonos.

Santorini

Go up the hill and find a place or a restaurant at any of the cliff edge village to see the magic of Santorini sunset.

Breath in the romance in the air.

The entire of the island of Delos is an archaeological site and a treasure trove for a serious study of the subject.

Mykonos, Santorini and the Delos are part of the itinerary of our Greek Island Tour. Plan a memorable holiday with us to the Greek islands.

Standing tall in the form of a rocky bulge amidst the city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Acropolis of Athens. It is the symbol of Classical Greece, reminding the world of Greece’s place in the making of the modern western civilization and contribution to concepts of democracy and debate. Another of the heritage site is the Byzantine era Daphni monastery.

Alongside the foot of the hills is the Archaeological Promenade, a pedestrian path connecting to the many other ancient attractions like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora and the Kerameikos.

Complementing the ancient Acropolis is the ultra-modern Acropolis museum. This extremely popular tourist attraction has among its exhibits the Moschophoras, the Caryatids and the Parthenon marbles; some of which are from the 6th century BC.

The Theatre of Dionysus, the oldest theatre in Greece, the Byzantine and Christian Museum with more than 25,000 artifacts, some as old as the 3rd century are some of the never-ending lists of cultural and historical sites in Athens. The Temple of Athena Nike of the wet-drapery sculptor, The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the musical performance amphitheatre, are some of the other attractions.

Others sites in the mainland

Delphi, 180 km from Athens, is among the 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece. With its ruins of a theatre, a stadium and number of temples stand witness to the heights the Greeks had attained between the centuries 8th BC to 2nd AD.

Meteora is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. The monasteries built on top of the rocks is a jaw-dropping sight.

The Archaeological Site of Olympia, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Museum of the Olympic Games are some of the top draws of Olympia.

In the islands
Mykonos

Mykonos, the seductively enticing Cyclades island, is a popular destination for its night-life, glamorous boutique hotels, fancy sea-food restaurants and the music scene. It is a gay-friendly tourist spot and the LGBT community is well served by many of the island’s establishments.

Many sandy beaches along the south coast and the 15th-century church of Paraportiani with its asymmetrical shape and rare style of Byzantine architecture are the other attractions.

The nude-friendly Super Paradise Beach of loud music and 24 hours revelry has built a tourist base of its own. While at the Elia beach, it is the recurring rounds of lazing under the cabanas interspersed with swimming in the blue waters.

The quieter Panormos Beach calls family travellers to beach-volleyball. The family-friendly beach of Platys Gialos in the half moon bay is another hit with the family travellers.

The Kato Mili windmills which are iconic to the Mykonos island and which can be seen from anywhere in the town is a curious attraction with children and family visitors.

Santorini

There are plenty of beaches on the island. The black pebble beach of Kamari is a big draw, lined as it is with a number of tavernas and bars overlooked by the picturesque white buildings and churches with vibrant blue domes.

Delos

The Terrace of Lions, a row of magnificent white marble lions, is the most clicked attraction. Believed to be the birthplace of Apollo and now a World Heritage Site, this uninhabited island is the top attraction for students of mythology and Greek history. The Sacred Precinct, The Sacred Lake, The Temple of Isis are some other attractions. Hikers are drawn to Mt. Kynthos.

So many attractions, you will feel like visiting Greece again and again. It is a dream destination.
Let us plan a Greece holiday package for you to suit your budget and inclinations. Here is a sample itinerary which is customisable.

TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

In Mainland Greece

At Athens

Standing tall in the form of a rocky bulge amidst the city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Acropolis of Athens. It is the symbol of Classical Greece, reminding the world of Greece’s place in the making of the modern western civilization and contribution to concepts of democracy and debate. Another of the heritage site is the Byzantine era Daphni monastery.

Alongside the foot of the hills is the Archaeological Promenade, a pedestrian path connecting to the many other ancient attractions like the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Ancient Agora and the Kerameikos.

Complementing the ancient Acropolis is the ultra-modern Acropolis museum. This extremely popular tourist attraction has among its exhibits the Moschophoras, the Caryatids and the Parthenon marbles; some of which are from the 6th century BC.

The Theatre of Dionysus, the oldest theatre in Greece, the Byzantine and Christian Museum with more than 25,000 artifacts, some as old as the 3rd century are some of the never-ending lists of cultural and historical sites in Athens. The Temple of Athena Nike of the wet-drapery sculptor, The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the musical performance amphitheatre, are some of the other attractions.

Others sites in the mainland

Delphi, 180 km from Athens, is among the 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece. With its ruins of a theatre, a stadium and number of temples stand witness to the heights the Greeks had attained between the centuries 8th BC to 2nd AD.

Meteora is one of the top tourist attractions in the country. The monasteries built on top of the rocks is a jaw-dropping sight.

The Archaeological Site of Olympia, the Archaeological Museum of Olympia and Museum of the Olympic Games are some of the top draws of Olympia.

In the islands

At Mykonos

Mykonos, the seductively enticing Cyclades island, is a popular destination for its night-life, glamorous boutique hotels, fancy sea-food restaurants and the music scene. It is a gay-friendly tourist spot and the LGBT community is well served by many of the island’s establishments.

Many sandy beaches along the south coast and the 15th-century church of Paraportiani with its asymmetrical shape and rare style of Byzantine architecture are the other attractions.

The nude-friendly Super Paradise Beach of loud music and 24 hours revelry has built a tourist base of its own. While at the Elia beach, it is the recurring rounds of lazing under the cabanas interspersed with swimming in the blue waters.

The quieter Panormos Beach calls family travellers to beach-volleyball. The family-friendly beach of Platys Gialos in the half moon bay is another hit with the family travellers.

The Kato Mili windmills which are iconic to the Mykonos island and which can be seen from anywhere in the town is a curious attraction with children and family visitors.

At Santorini

There are plenty of beaches on the island. The black pebble beach of Kamari is a big draw, lined as it is with a number of tavernas and bars overlooked by the picturesque white buildings and churches with vibrant blue domes.

At Delos

The Terrace of Lions, a row of magnificent white marble lions, is the most clicked attraction. Believed to be the birthplace of Apollo and now a World Heritage Site, this uninhabited island is the top attraction for students of mythology and Greek history. The Sacred Precinct, The Sacred Lake, The Temple of Isis are some other attractions. Hikers are drawn to Mt. Kynthos.

So many attractions, you will feel like visiting Greece again and again. It is a dream destination.
Let us plan a Greece holiday package for you to suit your budget and inclinations. Here is a sample itinerary which is customisable.

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    ITINERARY

    Day 1

    Arrival at Athens airport. Transfer to hotel. Day on your own.

    Day 2

    Breakfast and city tour of Athens. Late afternoon on your own.

    Day 3

    Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Ferry to Mykonos. Stay at Mykonos.

    Day 4

    Breakfast and day trip to Delos. Stay at Mykonos.

    Day 5

    Breakfast and check out from Mykonos hotel. Ferry to Paros. Stay at Paros.

    Day 6

    Breakfast and day trip to Antiparos. Stay at Paros.

    Day 7

    Breakfast and explore Paros. Stay at Paros.

    Day 8

    Breakfast and check-out from Paros hotel. Ferry to Naxos.

    Day 9

    Breakfast and explore Naxos. Stay at Naxos.

    Breakfast and checkout from Naxos hotel. Ferry to Santorini.

    Breakfast and explore Santorini. Stay at Santorini.

    Day 12

    Breakfast and explore Santorini. Stay at Santorini.

    Day 13

    Breakfast ant checkout from Santorini hotel. Ferry to Milos. Stay at Milos.

    Day 14

    Breakfast and explore Milos. Stay at Milos.

    Day 15

    Breakfast and checkout from Milos. Ferry to Athens. Stay at Athens.

    Day 16

    Breakfast and checkout from Athens hotel. Leave for home with pleasant memories.

    Please email me a copy of the sample itinerary

    COST

    Cost of the trip depends on the places you visit, the class of accommodation and travel that you opt for and the inclusions that you make. We at Flying Squirrel Holidays have long experience of drawing the best deals for you.

    FAQ

    How can I go to Greece from India?

    The city of Athens has an international airport. Thessaloniki has another busy airport. The islands of Greece like Santorini too have airports. Athens receives direct flights from most European cities and by stopovers from all over the world. You need to have a valid passport and visa to go to Greece.

    What is the best time to visit Greece?

    Between April-end and November-beginning is the best time to visit Greece.

    Is Greece expensive for Indian tourists?

    Due to prevailing economic conditions, the Euro is not that strong against Rupees. Travel to Greece is that much more affordable.

    Whether you want to go on a wild spree of nude swimming, or a romantic outing at an exotic sun-set point or a family excursion to the windmills and beaches or an exploration expedition through the ruins and museums, Greece is the place to be. Let us make it easy with our customisable Greece Tour Packages from India.

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