In Greece, life is good. We’re talking 300 days of sunshine a year good. Clear-blue water good. And OMG that’s ancient good. On a group trip to Greece, you’ll soak up the sun, savor all the baklava, and never stop staring at the stunning sunsets. From Athens to the islands, a Mediterranean paradise awaits.
Traveler photos from Greece
Just do it!
“If you’re considering this trip DO IT! It simultaneously feels like I was there for weeks and only a couple of days. Greece is beautiful and we got to see so much in such a short time! The Acropolis was unforgettable and the beached were picturesque! Not to mention partying it up in MYKONOOOOOOOOS”
–Emily, traveled on The Greek Islands Sept. 2022
One for the books!
“All of Greece was incredible. Our tour guide, Alex, ensured we got the best experience during our time there. The company was a group of great people and made traveling solo very easy. Athens was historical, Santorini was beautiful, Paros was quaint, and Mykonos was a must see. Breathtaking nights and memories from each city I’ll take with me forever.”
–Jacob, traveled on The Greek Islands: Plus Oct. 2022
You gotta see Greece
Know before you go
While it may feel awkward at first, attempting the local language goes a long way when navigating a city and interacting with people. Practice these basic phrases in Greek to get started:
- Hello / Goodbye: YAH-soo
- How are you?: Tee-KAH-nis
- Good morning: Kah-lee-MER-ah
- Good afternoon: Kah-lee-SPER-ah
- Good night: Kah-lee-NEEKH-tah
- Thank You: Eff-kha-ri-STOE
- Yes: Neh
- No: OH-hee
- Where is ___?: Pou einai
- General exclamation or excitement: OPA!
As you prepare to spend time in a new culture, here are some expert tips to help you understand the ins and outs of Greece and feel like a Greek God or Goddess:
- Greeks are known for their hospitality and laid-back attitude; expect more personal questions and a smaller personal space bubble when interacting with locals.
- Locals in Greece are friendly, but you should approach them first if you need help or want to talk.
- Drivers typically ignore pedestrian signs; do not expect them to slow down when you cross the street.
- The Orthodox Church holds a lot of presence in Greece, especially in the older generation. Prepare to cover your knees and shoulders if you want to enter a church or monastery.
- Smoking is prevalent among about 50% of the population in Greece, though it has been banned indoors.
- Nightclubs open at midnight and close when the sun rises, and your entrance ticket usually includes the first drink
- Although it’s acceptable to drink in Greece, locals expect you to be decent when you’re drinking.
- There’s a Mediterranean belief that nothing needs to be hurried, so service in a restaurant or transportation is often slowed.
- If you’re in a venue where they invite you to dance, it’s polite to get up and join. Opa!
You’ll sample a variety of local dishes on your trip, but read on for tips, tricks, and delicacies you just must try.
- It’s polite to eat everything on your plate!
- Locals usually have lunch around 3pm, and dinner around 9pm-midnight.
- Greek taverns and cafes are very festive, and don’t close until the guests leave.
- Pair an ellinikos (Greek coffee) with an amygdaloto – a warm, sweet, gluten-free almond cookie.
- Beer and wine are the most common drinks, even at lunch. Try a retsina wine, or Mythos beer.
- Baklava: Only try this if you want the most popular Greek food experience
- Dolmadakia: Stuffed grape leaves
- Gyro: A wrapped pita bread with shredded pork or chicken, tzatziki, fries, tomato, & onions – YUM
- Ouzo: If you’re feeling adventurous, try this traditional anise-flavored aperitif.
- Fava dip: Made of yellow split peas, this is super popular on Santorini!
- Feta me meli: Baked feta cheese with honey… enough said.
- Saganaki: More fried cheese
- Moussaka: A traditional dish of minced beef, tomato sauce, eggplants, and more
- Souvlaki: Meat on a stick with tzatziki sauce – widely refers to any type of pita-wrapped meat
- Still not satisfied? Try any of the classics: Spanikopita, Tzatziki, Tiropita, Revani, Pasteli, and MORE!
We plan it all. And then some.
Our group trips to Greece come with everything included. That’s accommodations, flights (unless you wanna book your own), activities, and an expert Tour Director who always knows where to snap the best pics at sunset.
Round-trip flights & airport transfers (or book ’em yourself)