Greece

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Greece is one of our favourite places in the Mediterranean!  The people are lovely, the sea clear and blue, the food simple, tasty and plentiful and it’s always warm!  Athens of course has the bustle of a modern city, wonderful tavernas and bars, historic sites and theatre, but not far away on the mainland, why not explore the Peloponnese with it’s sleepy fishing villages and empty beaches or travel up the Aegean coast to Parga and other small towns set into the back drop of verdant hills?  All around the Peloponnese there are spectacular mythical and historic sites left by the great ancient Greek civilisation. Dramas played out here involved theatre, death, sport and religion and created the cornerstone of this huge empire. The island of Evia which is almost attached to the mainland offers great opportunity to explore fishing villages and coves and plenty of mountainous walks.

Greece has a great climate all year with some islands being warmer and more sheltered than others. It borders Albania and Republic of Macedonia with Bulgaria to the north and Turkey very close to the most easterly Greek islands to the east.  To the east of mainland Greece is the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea to the west.  South is the Mediterranean Sea.  Greece, with all its islands has the 12th longest coastline in the world at nearly 8500 miles in length!  There are around a staggering 1400 islands and only 227 are inhabited, so there really is a never ending list of places to explore here!  Greece is also surprisingly mountainous with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 9,570ft.

Greece is steeped in history and wherever you go there are ruins and monuments to be explored and enjoyed, the best known including the Acropolis, Mount Olympia, Gates of Hades and one of Greece’s most sacred places Delphi.  Join an escorted tour or a Greek Cruise with a specialist historian to guide you round the country. The Parthenon in Athens is the city’s main landmark, created by the ancient Greeks two and a half thousand years back …. this saw the birth of language, science, democracy and medicine into western civilisation. One of the most impressive still intact amphitheatres can be found at Epidaurus. If you are particularly interested in the history and culture of Greece, there are plenty of escorted tours or tailor made options we can put together for you.

Greece---acropolis

A popular place for movie sets, you might want visit the places where these famous films were shot!  Mamma Mia is the most successful movie show casing Greece in recent years and was set against the backdrop of Skopelos, Skiathos and the Pelion Coast. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was set in World War Two on the island of Kefalonia. The Big Blue (fiction story of a deep water diver) was partly shot around Alonissos. Shirley Valentine, the hilarious film of a bored housewife trying to find herself was set on the island of Mykonos and Bourne Identity was partly filmed here too. For Your Eyes Only with the famous shots of hand gliding at the hanging monasteries took James Bond to Meteora.

Traditional summer holidays to Greece usually focus on the beaches and with a total of 379 blue flag beaches here you will find some of the cleanest waters in the Mediterranean. This is a great place also to head inland for walking and sightseeing.  Ask me about group walking and leisurely adventure tours to Greece and the islands. Take time on your travels to meet local people and learn about their traditional culture and wander or cycle through the hill villages and off the beaten track, where it can feel like time has stood still for many centuries and shepherds still tend their flocks and live in hillside huts. Food and drink here has many family recipes passed through generations and gatherings of large families and friends including traditional Greek Weddings, are a sight to behold – make friends with the locals and get an invite!

The Ionian islands include the well known destinations of Corfu and Meganissi or head to Kefalonia or Lefkas for a low key authentic Greek experience. Corfu has miles of walking trails and if you head by ferry to Paxos you can also enjoy plenty of walks and near empty beaches and coves.   The Aegean Islands of Samos, Patmos, Ikaria and Lemnos are simply stunning – plenty of history and culture and peace and quiet.  You can island hop by ferry here too.  Another good option for combining islands is in the Sporades.  Fly to Skiathos and then boat to quieter Skopelos (of Mama Mia fame!) or little Alonissos where you can book a self catering cottage or town house and unwind watching the world go by or walking the narrow goat tracks across the islands.

Crete is one of the biggest and hottest islands (and the resorts stay open here late into the season) and has nightlife, mountains, beaches and wildlife, hire a car here to get the most out of a visit. There are some fabulous five star luxury spa hotels around Elounda Bay on Crete. Rhodes is another large island with fascinating history, watch the sunset from old Rhodes town.

The Cyclades, in the central Aegean Sea, are iconic ‘Greece’ with white washed hillside villages, clear blue water and traditional customs still evident, your idyllic Greek island postcard!  Paros and Naxos have great beaches and beautiful scenery with bright fishing boats, donkeys wandering the streets and windmills in the background. Head for Santorini for luxury hotels and spas, unique blue domed buildings, dramatic cliffs and bucket list sunsets!

Greece-Santorini

Sailing is a great holiday option anywhere around the Greek islands.  Hire a traditional fishing style boat with cabins and a crew or take a luxury yacht or larger cruise ship.  Hop around the islands, swimming and snorkelling on the way, stopping at harbour side tavernas to sample local food – what better way to enjoy the real Greece!

Greece is known for its wonderful conditions for artists, from the quality of its light to the wide variety of subject matter, and such vibrant colours! Painting Holidays are available either as a few sessions or an organised painting week, in several contrasting but equally beautiful areas. The holidays are suitable for painters of all abilities, especially novices who will receive excellent one-on-one guidance and tuition. All the artist leaders know their areas well and will show you the best painting spots. Materials are not included except in Crete and Chrani. These are not necessarily group holidays – no minimum numbers are required, so I can include some painting in a tailor made holiday.

Wherever in Greece you want to go and however you want to do it, let us know your requirements and we will create the perfect tailor made Greek holiday for you!

 

The whole trip was great, you chose lovely accommodation - just what we wanted. Highlights included beach life in Naxos, village in Crete, awesome sights in Santorini, and Athens is one of our favourite places. If I had to choose the best, the small hotel in Panoramos was fantastic and we enjoyed the ferries between islands etc. and the friendliness & service of the Greek people.
Chris and Annette – Greece Island Hopping (July 2017)
July 19, 2017

Loved Kefalonia and Assos as you had said we would. Good job, you! Managed to do 400 km in the little Fiat Panda so must have had fun in the sun. Cavos Inn was fine, the view from room 7 was probably better than the front sea view ones as we got to see the village as well. Good time had by both, only spoiled by coming back! We loved the holiday - thanks again!!
Jenny & David Stagg – Greece, Kefalonia (June 2017)
June 29, 2017

As a very busy local business owner and family man I do not have the time or energy to flick through hundreds of High Street Travel agents brochures. This is why I use Julie and Mags at Travel with Jules. These lovely ladies ask questions and talk to you to find what your "perfect" holiday would be. Having booked several times with them they now know what we as a family enjoy doing on holiday.
Darrell & Vicki – Kefalonia (Greece) May 2017
June 7, 2017

We got home last night after a fab week away at Cosi's Inn, thank you! It was wonderful. We loved the island, people, food, local wine etc etc - magical ! Everything went to plan as far as travel, transfers, accommodation, car hire etc. We would definitely ask you to help us with our travel plans again as well as recommending you to friends and family. Speak to you soon x
Greece, Kefalonia – Sarah & John (Sept 2016)
September 19, 2016

We loved The Pelion and Pounda Paou so much when you picked it for us in June, we had to go back again!
Greece Pelion – Jenny and David (Sept 2016)
September 13, 2016

The holiday was great, and different from our usual - was great not to have a car! Some of it surprised us how much we liked things we hadn't tried! Villa Anatoli was just beautiful. Quiet, relaxed, in a brilliant location where we could walk to the beach and the harbour for evening meals and the view blew us all away. A lovely part of the the chilling out process. We are totally refreshed and had a great break - is it too early to plan for next summer?!
Island Hopping in Greece – Waine Family (August 2016)
August 13, 2016

Thank you for finding and booking this hotel for us - we could not fault this place - perfect if you are looking for a nice relaxing holiday. Food, rooms, staff, beach all fab (might need jelly shoes to get in water as slightly rocky at waters edge (we managed) but once in the water sandy bottom and beautifully clear and lovely to swim in. We popped into town a couple of nights all very pleasant and nice atmosphere. A great holiday thank you xxx
Greece Thessaloniki – Brooks family group x 10 (July 2016)
August 10, 2016

I have always been an independent traveller booking the holidays by myself as I found it was the only way to get what I wanted, however with Jules, I have found she has a great understanding of what customers need and since she organised our USA road trip last year I have not considered the DIY option any more. Jules and Mags managed to find a perfect holiday again, within the budget, leaving the time for me to plan what I want to do during the holiday.We loved being able to discover the island at leisure, this was the best part of our holiday. The information we received in advance (booking pack with maps, leaflets) was extremely helpful....
Anna Alcalde-Mills – Greece, Kefalonia (May 2016)
June 9, 2016

We had an amazing time and are so grateful to you for finding such a beautiful place for us to go on our honeymoon at the last minute! It was paradise. Straight after our wedding I contacted Jules and asked her to help with a last minute honeymoon. Jules spent time listening to our requirements and came back with various options. Once we agreed on our destination Jules promptly booked everything and a few days later we were off on our honeymoon to the most wonderful luxury spa resort in Rhodes.
Marianne & Ray – Greece, Rhodes (May 2016)
June 9, 2016

We wanted to have a relaxing week away with some sunshine, good food and fabulous views and Kefalonia had everything we were looking for!
Sam and Andy – Kefalonia (October 2015)
October 27, 2015

The villa you found was absolutely perfect. It was peaceful but within walking distance of everything we needed. It was our best family holiday ever.
Waine Family – Kefalonia, Greece (August 2015)
August 31, 2015

Julie managed to find us the most wonderful villa on the gorgeous island of Lefkas (which we had never heard of!) that we would never have known about going through the normal route of booking a holiday ourselves. Everything worked like clockwork from the flights to the hire car pick up and to being met at the Villa by the owner himself.
Claire Ambler – Greece (August 2014)
August 26, 2014

Our feedback is genuine and meant from the heart. I would love for you manage our travel reservations from now on. You have an amazing business and you do it well.
Laura & Robin – Greece, Crete (Oct 2013)
October 25, 2013

Our holiday to Greece was perfect. The cottage was great, the resort was very child friendly. Not too expensive and really nice beach. Thanks for finding it for us! (stayed at Marguerita Cottage in Stoupa)
Holden Family – Greece Peloponnese (August 2013)
August 27, 2013

Just a big thank you for the holiday and all your work finding me a late sun getaway! I really enjoyed Vasilikos (on the Greek Island of Zante). It was very beautiful and peaceful and the hotel (The Belvedere) was really nice too. Although very remote and right at the beginning of the season. But this allowed for a little exploring, so it was great. I'll be in touch for my next holiday!
Lee Young – Zante (May 2013)
May 20, 2013

Our honeymoon was everything it should be and more - the place was perfect, the administration and logistics went as smoothly as could be and we could not have been more delighted. Thank you very much: we appreciate your unique combination of very professional yet always relaxed and so friendly. We will start saving up for next year now!
Helen & Mark – Corfu Honeymoon (Sept 2012)
September 18, 2012

We have just returned from a fabulous week in Kefalonia, organised at lightening speed (a day and a half in fact!). Jules' unflustered approach, helpful advice, huge enthusiasm and willingness to put herself out for us is something we will not forget in a hurry, and really appreciate. We will not hesitate to consult her when we next want a holiday - thanks Jules!
Helen Roberts – Kefalonia (July 2011)
August 6, 2011

Within three hours of me posting a Tweet for holiday help, I received a phone call from Jules. By the next morning my week’s holiday in Crete was researched, sorted and agreed, including a good deal on car hire. We stayed in some great apartments in the heart of the resort and enjoyed a really relaxing week. I can’t recommend Jules highly enough (or Twitter!) and will certainly consider using her services again.
Graham Richards – Crete (July 2011)
August 24, 2011

One of the things I have come to love about you, Jules, is that you listen and take on board what makes me tick, and then tailor the holiday to fit me, not just try to convince me to fit a holiday in a brochure!
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