Hellas - Greece

Given the world-renowned beauty of the Greek islands, it is no wonder that tourism in Greece has been characterised through the years by bronzed, scantily-clad bodies numb from copious amounts of ouzo, sprawled on the white-pebble beaches of the Aegean. A mainland visit was typically associated with the Athenian smog, an argument with a scamming cab-driver, or a failed attempt at getting directions from a grandma who has been wearing black for the past 30 years – bless her heart and the toothless smile!

However, the 2004 Olympics elevated Greece to international stardom, much to the world’s surprise, and this precious European gem continues to shine as brightly as the Mykonos sun on a 40-degree mid-summer’s day. In fact, that antiquated ad-hoc package tourism, has been interchanged with a series of sustainable initiatives by the Greek Ministry of Tourism, which have opened new portals for tourism activities in an attempt to conserve and protect the country’s limited resources.

Environmental issues have risen to the forefront, and appear very prominently in the new tourism positioning strategy. In this modern era of self-exploration, travellers are more worldly, conscious and globally aware.

The new face of Greece is associated with truly unique experiences – a destination where real life happens to very real people – where it is acceptable, and actually very appealing, to let your hair down and be yourself, simply human – where you can live life to the extreme. In fact, the ancient Greek Gods were fashioned in the image of Man, with human flaws and emotions, like fury, fear, guilt, jealousy and lust – they committed adultery, were ego-centric and sometimes vengeful – but they drank life from a golden goblet as if it were nectar, and it is exactly this passionate spirit, this magical magnetism, which makes visitors return to Greece again and again for their dose of heaven, with just a healthy touch of insanity.

We at Passport Travel can assist you with travel plans for Greece. From our hiking packages through to a private group tour looking at specific areas of Greek history, or a private driving holiday, we can offer a depth of experience and knowledge that will enhance your experience.

Walking Hiking Trekking GREECE Light hearted look at Greek History via Mark Steel Lectures
Athens Stopover with Science theme Private Classical History Tour Greece
7 Day Classic central and north Greek tour Comprehensive 25day (inc flight times) Greek Classical History tour
Grecian rambles  

 

Brent has returned from his extended exploration of Greece. The central core was a special interest group from the Patrick Leigh Fermor society in the UK, visiting places associated with his writing and war time exploits in Crete. Brent explored the north of Greece prior and had an extended time in Crete to follow personal family connections to the ANZAC story.

Greece and Turkey

 

Athens and
Southern
Greece

Thessalonika
And Northern
Greece

Istanbul
Turkey

Ankara
Turkey

Mediterranean
Turkey

JAN

13

9

3 - 8

-4 – 4

6 – 15

MAR

16

14

2 - 12

0 – 11

8 – 18

MAY

25

25

12 - 24

9 – 22

15 – 25

JUL

33

32

17 - 31

15 – 30

23 – 34

SEP

29

28

13 - 27

11 – 26

19 – 31

NOV

19

16

5 - 13

2  - 13

11 –21

Average Temperatures in degrees Celsius

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