El Greco Tours - Destinations

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El Greco Tours - Destinations

Your DMC in Greece & Cyprus
2 countries 15 destinations


Destination Greece

Greece is known for 3 things:

1. its ancient civilization
2. its amazing landscapes and
3. its high developed tourism

Really beloved by people, this country is so rich in culture and beauty that it never seems to be completely explored, no matter how many times you visit it. This is, after all, one of the reasons that brought it in the list with the top 20 tourist destinations worldwide.

Destination Info for Greece

Travel to Greece has become an activity that is almost a “must” according to the modern life style. During the last decades it has been always visited by the jet set of each era, including politicians, musicians, actors, artists and other celebrities with a significant contribution to Greece’ extensive popularity.

Apart from its high cosmopolitan side, Greece has a more substantial way to attract. With its numerous sights covering thousands of years in history and its natural beauty offering a variety for all tastes, it is not an exaggeration to say that Greece is an actual heaven.

In case you wonder when you should travel to Greece, it depends more on what type of vacations you prefer most. If you are looking for privacy, relaxation and less crowded places, then you should choose the period between Easter and mid-June. During this season, it will be easier to find accommodation and book tickets for your transportation to and from Greece. On the other hand, there is always the crowded high season that lasts from mid-July to the end of August. In that case you should bear in mind that this is the period that the most tourist sights and the other facilities in your destination will probably be crowded. Apart from the summer, winter is still not excluded and is a very good season for a Greece travel. Of course, there is no doubt that Greek islands travel is much preferred by tourists. However, the ski resorts on the mainland receive enormous amounts of tourists every year, such as Kalavryta or Arachova. Moreover, on the most of the touristy islands there are many hotels, bars, restaurants that remain open all the year round.

The transportation for your Greece travel is something you don’t have to worry about, since it is one of the more easy-to-reach destinations. Obviously the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to travel to Greece is by plane, especially if you live in Northern Europe. Many companies propose the route as well as many charter flights.

If you like traveling by sea or it is more convenient for the region you are starting from, there are also ferries to Patra from Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi stopping in between at Corfu or Igoumenitsa. It is also easy to travel around Greece, thanks to the comprehensive public transport system, with buses covering the land transport network and reaching even the smallest villages. Trains are also a good choice, but only on places available. Finally, for those in a hurry, Greece has also a domestic air network, which covers many destinations.

Whatever type of traveler you belong to, you will not be disappointed by your Greece travel! Whether you like beaches or mountains, winter or summer, relaxing or partying, Greece is a choice for anything you wish.

Destination Cyprus

With a warm sun, crystal clear waters, welcoming people and picturesque scenery, Cyprus offers visitors an excellent holiday destination full of unforgettable experiences, extraordinary sights and exquisite Mediterranean cuisine.

Destination Info for Cyprus

The Great Outdoors
The landscape and Mediterranean climate mean that outside is where it’s at – and where you should be. Sun-soaked stretches of sand are Cyprus' calling card and there's a beach for everyone here, from wild and windswept to family-friendly and packed. Every conceivable water sport is on offer, from scuba diving to skimming the surface on a kite- or windsurf board. And if you tire of all that blue, strike out into the interior, where wildflower-studded meadows and valleys of densely planted vineyards sweep up to a pine-clad mountain spine offering hiking, biking and, yes, even winter skiing.

A Sense of the Past
Steeped in myth, coveted by every conqueror with an eye for a prize, Cyprus' tumultuous and multilayered past has left ancient riches strewn across this island. Neolithic dwellings, Bronze Age and Phoenician tombs, remnants of once-mighty city-kingdoms, Roman mosaics, mountaintop castles and Byzantine churches – home to a glut of renowned frescos – lay scattered through the countryside. While strolling the cities you can spot the preserved architectural legacy of the Lusignan, Venetian and Ottoman periods. Cyprus may welcome you to flop out on the beach, but dig into the past here and you'll unearth the entire history of the Mediterranean.

A Culinary Feast
Meze is a delicious way to acquaint yourself with the local cuisine, tantalising the taste buds with a feast of small dishes, from creamy hummus to kebabs or afelia (pork cooked in red wine) and everything in between. Heavily influenced by Turkish, Greek and Middle Eastern food cultures, Cypriot cooking has some of its own culinary stars, including haloumi (hellim in Turkish) and kebab favourite sheftalia (şeftali kebap in Turkish; grilled sausages wrapped in caul fat). And don't forget the desserts. Flavoured with almonds, rose water and pistachios, sweet treats range from comforting rice puddings to gloriously sticky baklava.