Greece Tours, Gap Year & Backpacking Trips
Greece is one of the most popular destinations in Europe with stunning scenery, friendly people, warm weather, spectacular islands and beautiful beaches. Find ideas & inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to travel, go backpacking or take a gap year in Greece.
Activities, Trips & Things to Do in Greece
Find the best small group tours, travel experiences, affordable backpacking adventures & gap year programs in Greece.
Travel to Greece
Greece is known as the birthplace of Western Civilization, democracy, the Olympic Games and Western Philosophy which all originated here.
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- Capital; Athens (Population: 116,200 approx)
- Currency: Euro (€) £1 = €1.2 / $1 = €0.7 (approx)
- Area: 132,000 sq km (approx)
- Population: 11,300,000 (approx)
- Language: Greek
- International Calling Code +30
- Climate: Greece has a warm climate, expext the hottest sunny weather in July and August
- Transport: Greece has a good and safe public transport system
Top Reasons to Visit Greece
- Ancient history
- Beautiful beaches
- Some of the most spectacular islands in Europe
- Tasty local cuisine
- Great value for money
Travelling & Backpacking in Greece
If you would like to do more than just sunbathing our unique and inspiring holidays will appeal to you. Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to book a holiday, travel or go backpacking in Greece.
Greece is an incredibly diverse country, here are some of the highlights:
- Greece has a vast range of archaeological sites to see, out best choice is the Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Island hopping seeing incredible places like Santorini
- Seeing the birthplace of the Olympic games and explore the ruins of Olympia
- Relaxing and enjoy some of the best beaches in Europe
- Checking out the Temple of Apollo at the Delphi Ruins
- In Athens you have to visit the Partheon, this is a stunning temple with great views over the city, wander around the Acropolis, there are lots of ruins and temples (this is the way to the top to see the Partheon), learn more about Greece at the National Archaeological Mueseum or relax at the Kifissias or Parnitha National Parks
- Helping sea turtles
- Popular places to visit include Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Meteora, Delphi, Nafplio and Crete
Gap Year in Greece
Beaches, islands, tasty food, sunny weather, Greece is one of the best destinations to visit in summer especially during summer. Start planning your perfect gap year to Greece.
On an organised tour you could relax on stunning beaches on the Mediterranean Sea, hike Mount Olympus, see spectacular beaches or enjoy lively nightlife in the islands of Rhodes and Crete. There are over 8,000 miles of coastline waiting to be explored and on a tour you will get to see the highlights. People from all around the world join tours in Greece every year and there are lots of different travel operators running trips all year round and you will need to research all before applying.
Tours are perfect if you want to explore the mainland, islands or both. Some trips specifically cater for the 17-39 age market which can be quite wild but there are also more broad range options including historical and cultural tours on the mainland. If you have a flexible schedule you might want to view all of our Europe tours, some start in the UK and then travel across to Greece. There are short and long trips available to book during summer and all year round with options for all budgets.
From exploring Athens and seeing ancient sites like Olympia to seeking out the best beach, you will get to enjoy the time of your life.
Greece Small Group Tours
Our tours are perfect if you are travelling solo and would like to meet other people and travel in a group. You will get to meet other international travellers and get taken to the best locations in the country with an experienced guide. Most of our tours specifically cater for the 18-35 age group and are a really popular option due to meeting other people, getting day-to-day activities, hotel check-ins, selected meals, accommodation and also transport/guides included in the price. Don't worry if you are slightly older, most tours accept all ages.
Greece Budget Tours
We have a selection of tours for all budgets, so whether you are looking to explore on the cheap or you have a bit more money to spend you will be able to find a trip to match your interests. You can find cheap tours allowing you to discover the highlights of the country and not break the bank. Typical group sizes are around 8-18 travellers with an average of 10 but this can vary between the tour and operator. On most tours you will travel overland in a private small tour van but for sailing usually a yacht or large boat.
Athens & Mainland Tours
Short for time? Want to see the highlights as quick as possible but not sure you want to go island hopping? There are day and short duration tours available to book throughout the country. Popular options include Athens city tours where a local guide will usually show you the sights. Some city tours are totally free but you might be expected to give a tip.
Greece Sailing & Island Hopping Tours
One of the biggest draws of Greece is the spectacular islands, you can visit stunning locations. Greece has some of the best islands in the world and you can get great value deals at the moment to places like Corfu, Kos, Rhodes, Santorini and Helios. For sailing trips you will need to book in advance as places fill up quick, also please note most trips only run during May, June, July, August, September and October.
You will get to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime sailing around the Greek islands. Island hopping tours usually start and finish in Athens where you will have time to explore the mainland and see ancient temples and also remote villages in Naxos. Highlights include seeing spectacular islands, beautiful white sandy beaches and enjoy the relaxation of sailing around one of the most spectacular areas of the world. Places you are likely to visit include Athens, Syros, Mykonos, Santorini, Ios and Naxos.
The price you pay really depends on the company you book with and also how long you join for, where you visit and what level of comfort you are seeking. During summer you can expect to pay more, out of season there are usually get good discounts but please note the weather might not be sunny.
How to Book
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