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WHY TRAVEL TO GREECE?

The historic sites on the mainland in Athens, Delphi, Meteora and Olympia, as well as
those on the islands. Beaches and nightlife. Picturesque white-washed buildings of the Cycladic Islands with their blue-domed churches. Laid back, cosmopolitan lifestyle of the Dodecanese Islands. The green and fertile Ionian Islands and their beautiful cove beaches. The not-so-touristy islands of the Sporades. The stunning harbours of the Saronic Islands. The unique culture of the Northern Aegean Islands. The gyros and ouzo.

 

HOW?

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways fly into Athens. Ferry services also operate from Turkey to Greece.

 

CLIMATE:

Generally a sunny country. From April to October the days are mild to warm although June to
August can be rather hot. November to March is mild and is an ideal time to visit Athens and the mainland.

 

CURRENCY:

Euro (EUR)

 

VISA:

Australian passport holders do not require a visa for stays of 90 days or less.

 

DON’T MISS …

Visiting the amazing monasteries in Meteora perched at the top of the cliffs and the Oracle at the sanctuary of Delphi.

 

6 GREAT REASONS THAT MAKE SUN ISLAND TOURS THE GREECE EXPERTS

1. Local operator with 50 years experience
2. Guaranteed departures on all tours
3. Local operator available 24/7
4. Extensive range of hotels
5. Licensed, English speaking guides
6. Tailor made packages

 

TRAVELLING AROUND GREECE

Mainland Greece

Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is the main airport in Greece, and the major hub for international flights. While there are international flights directly into Thessaloniki, as well as islands such as Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos and Corfu; Athens is the only airport with international flights from Australia.If you would like to visit the mainland, we recommend joining one of our escorted coach tours or packages from Athens, which visit the main sites of mainland Greece.

Greek Islands
Travelling to/from, and around the Greek Islands can either be accomplished by flight or ferry.
Referring to the map below, you can see the location of various airports around Greece, however please note that it does not mean there are flights between the islands. Most island airports only have flights to/from Athens. For instance, there are no commercial flights between Mykonos and Santorini. Therefore the only option would be to travel by ferry, or fly via Athens on a connecting flight. Ferry reservations can only be made between islands within each island group. For instance, you can ferry between the Cycladic Islands of Santorini and Amorgos, but not between the Cycladic Island of Santorini (yellow) and the Dodecanese Island of Astypalaea (green).

 

Ferry Reservations & Ticketing
At the time of booking, only the date of the ferry can be confirmed, not the departure time, as schedules tend to change regularly. Our local agent will provide you with your tickets and the time of departure while you are in Greece. Tickets are either delivered to your hotel at the point of origin or will be collected by you from our local agent. Should a ferry be rescheduled or cancelled while you are in Greece (due to strikes, weather or unforeseen circumstances) our local agent will assist with alternative arrangements.

 

Travelling on Ferries
There are three types of ferries in Greece – ferries, fast ferries and hydrofoils. Fast ferries and hydrofoils are usually around twice the speed of normal ferries. Most ferries only have a coffee shop on board and are not similar to a cruise. Some ferries are large and you may need to climb a narrow staircase with your luggage, as there is no baggage assistance on the ferries or hydrofoils. We do not recommend it as a form of transport for the elderly traveller.