Time difference: GMT +2 hours
Flight time: 3.5 hours – 4 hours direct
Greece packs a punch: historically, visually, and atmospherically. Once the heart of the civilised world, the cradle of democracy and one of the foremost pioneers of thinking and science, Ancient Greece has left indelible influences on its contemporary counterpart. Greece is historically fascinating, visually arresting and replete with perfectly romantic experiences. You’ll find yourself sighing every evening as the sun sets, every time a gentle wave caresses the shore, or you round the corner and yet another sun-dappled coastal vista segues into view. Greece is a rewarding and blissfully easy travel destination, full of resorts for all requirements and budgets, simple to self-drive and inhabited by warm and friendly people who are determined to show you a good time and everything their country has to offer. Throw in a dash of olive oil, a slab of salty feta cheese and liberal sprinkling of fragrant oregano (not to mention the endless sun) and you’ll find a recipe for success and a desire to return, time and again.