Greece has long been a verified water sports and sailing paradise. And for those who love an active beach holiday, the warm waters and countless islands make it an ideal location. Venturing on Greece holidays and the great outdoors really do go hand-in-hand!
The ever-present summer breezes keep windsurfing sails full, whilst the gentle ripples are perfect for kayaking and paddle boarding. With endless caves and bays to discover, and plenty of ways to explore them, our active holidays in Greece are an ever-popular choice with kids and families of all ages.
Activity holidays in Greece are all about taking things at your own pace in the sunshine. Unwind by the pool, throw yourself in our inclusive activities or head out to explore the surrounding area. Children aged 4-23 months are looked after in our creches, while children aged 2 to teenage can have fun making new friends in our cool kids’ clubs. And when you wind down in the evening, everyone can enjoy al fresco dining under the stars as you share your day’s adventures.
If you're itching to book a multi activity holidays to Greece, get in touch with our team today.
- Vounaki, Messini, Buca, Levante and Cosmos Beach Clubs
- Excellent watersports and land-based activities
- Family activity holidays
- Couple's activity holidays
Where to go in Greece for a multi activity holiday
When it comes to choosing destinations for activity holidays, Greece is a real Neilson mainstay and is home to a number of our Beach Clubs.
The southern peninsula of the Peloponnese is home to some of the finest and least developed beaches in the country. And this is where you will find our neighbouring Messini and Buca Beach Clubs. The latter is great for adults as it is for guests aged 15 years and above. Our most recent addition is the wonderful Levante Beach Beach Club on the sunshine island of Rhodes.
Activities to do on holiday in Greece
With its warm, sunny climate and vast expanses of water, Greece is a go-to destination for activity and beach holidays.
Water sports are prominent at our Beach Clubs. Windsurfing, dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing and wakeboarding are all inclusive activities, with kite surfing and scuba diving costing a little extra.
Away from the water, find tennis, rock climbing, mountain biking and road cycling, plus a great choice of fitness classes. And set aside some 'me time' by making use of the spa and wellness facilities with a massage or beauty treatment.
Each of our Beach Clubs has a slightly different offering of activities, so check out where to go for specific activities.
Popular activities to do on holiday in Greece
Cycling and mountain biking activity holidays to Greece
Cyclists of all levels will fall in love with views that come with a road cycling or mountain biking holiday to Greece. You can whizz along smooth roads or climb up steeper routes through pine forests and along the coastline. There are four levels of ride available, covering all abilities.
Fitness and yoga activity holidays to Greece
Fancy an all-out fitness and yoga getaway? Think bootcamps, Zumba classes, and group running trips that make the most of top-notch facilities. Air-conditioned gyms anyone! All our instructors are qualified professionals, so you can pick their brains while you're at it.
Family activity holidays to Greece
Levante Beach, Cosmos, Messini and Vounaki Beach Clubs offer summer-long kids’ clubs. With bucket loads to do for children of all ages, there's even a Starfish creche for babies and toddlers, we take care of everyone in your family.
Our energetic program of water sports and on-shore activities is perfect for all your active children, whether they want to try kayaking, sailing or paddle boarding. Don’t be surprised if even the shyest or less adventurous kids end up making friends and loving their new hobbies.
Messini is particularly good for family activity holidays in Greece, with a giant chessboard, kids pool, play area and frog bikes. The club also has a long sandy beach that kids of all ages enjoy.
Couples' activity holidays to Greece
The hidden coves, sheltered bays and boutique-style hotel at Buca were made for couples’ holidays. And the Beach Club offers a wide selection of activities for couples, whether you try them together or individually.
Head out on a cycle ride to explore the great outdoors, join a guided ride, or get competitive on one of our tennis courts. Group coaching is included during your stay, so you’ll be able to up your game and improve your fitness.
Kayaking as a couple is a brilliant way to explore the coastline. Head out just after breakfast to enjoy the calmest seas. For days when you want to unwind, the day beds in our glass-sided swimming pool ready and waiting. The sleepy, surrounding area adds to the laid-back vibe, with rural villages peppering the slopes of the Taygetus Mountains.
What will the weather be like on your holiday to Greece?
Greece is sunny throughout the year, with a typically Mediterranean climate.
High summer is as hot as you’d expect, with bright sunlight the norm. Temperatures are usually in the 30s, with July and August seeing the hottest days. If high summer temperatures aren’t for you, spring and autumn still see plenty of sunshine. The sea is a little fresh in spring, but still warm enough to enjoy.
Our Beach Clubs are ideally placed for Greece’s varying wind conditions. Beginners can develop their skills in the steady breezes. Conditions tend to pick up around midday, allowing you to ease into any activity before stronger the afternoon winds.
History buffs and culture vultures will be inspired by a holiday in Greece. This is a country with a rich and storied history.
Venture out and you’ll be rewarded with picture-postcard views of olive groves and white, domed churches, pinpointed against the indigo sky and sea. But Greece's landscape holds many secrets. A day's exploring could see you discovering mythical sites, ruins and ancient temples from some of the oldest civilisations in Europe. It's well worth taking a break from all the adventure for a day of culture during your holiday to Greece.
Eating like a local
Greece produces some of the finest food in the world, so where do you start? The Greek classics. Tzatziki (yoghurt and cucumber), melitzanosalata (aubergine) and taramasalata (fish roe) are deliciously lip-smacking. Feta and olives are almost compulsory.
To really get a taste for the cuisine during your holiday to Greece, opt for pastitsio - a Greek take on lasagna, it’s a layered dish of pasta, ragu and Béchamel.
The charcoal grill is a mainstay of most tavernas. Grilled meat and fresh fish cooked so freshness and flavour of the food shines through. Souvlaki and gyros are favourites.
If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love the sticky, sweet desserts. You can’t go wrong with traditional baklava, made with layers of pastry, chopped pistachios and honey.
What time is it in Greece?
London is approximately 2 hours behind Greece. Greece uses Eastern European Time (EET) in the winter months, and Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) in the summer.
If you're travelling in October, keep in mind that they also observe daylight savings time.
What does this mean for your travel plans while on holiday in Greece? When you're travelling to our resort destinations, it's important to remember that you'll be losing a couple of hours along the way.
How long is the flight to Greece?
Luckily, the travelling side of your holiday to Greece is quite simple. We have flights to Greece leaving from London Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham or Bristol to our various destinations on the mainland and islands.
Flights last for around 4 hours depending on your departure and arrival point. Don't forget to factor in the time difference.
What currency does Greece use?
Like the rest of the European Union, the current currency in Greece is the Euro. The Euro replaced the local currency, the Drachma, in 2002.
To make the most of your money, we recommend paying with a credit card wherever possible. Even better? Neilson’s resorts run on a tab system, so any non-inclusive items are added to your bill which you're welcome to settle at any time during your holiday.
If you're eating out during your holiday to Greece, visiting little tavernas, shopping locally or taking part in excursions, it would be handy to have cash with you for tips and those places that only accept cash.
Travel information for Greece
- Language: Greek
- Currency: Euros
- Local time: GMT/BST+2
- Flight time from UK: approx. 3-4 hours
- Visa info: Visa is not required for UK passport holders.
- Additional info: Before your holiday to Greece, visit gov.uk/foreign-advice-travel/greece for recommendations and advice.
How to book one of our multi activity holidays to Greece
Booking your multi activity holiday to Greece is easy.
All you need to do is get in touch with our team either by phone on 0333 014 3351, live chat, or email us.
We can help you tailor your package so that you get the most out of your stay.
Why choose Neilson for your multi activity holiday to Greece
There are plenty of reasons to choose Neilson for your multi activity holiday to Greece.
For starters, we have over 40 years of experience to our name - we really are adventurers through and through! If you need more reassurance, we have over 1,000 positive reviews from customers sharing their own experiences.
Our Neilson Hub will help you gather any information you may need before you embark on one of our adventure holidays, offering up tips on everything from tennis to cycling.
Simply get in touch with our team and you'll be on your way in no time.