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Beachclub holidays to Greece

Greece has long been a sailors paradise. The warm, gentle waters and hundreds of islands make it a magnet for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. Sailing and windsurfing are powered by consistent, warm winds. Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding give you the chance to escape on the gentle ripples to discover the many bays and inlets along the meandering coast. Caves and secluded beaches are abundant and ripe for exploring. Let's not forget the green hillsides, pine forests and olive groves to explore by bike or on foot. Little wonder its home to seven of our beachclubs.

Retreat, Vounaki and Cosmos Beachlubs can be found among the mainland and islands of the Ionian Sea. On the southern peninsula of the Peloponnese (home to some of the finest and least developed beaches in the country) is where you will find Messini and Buca Beachclubs, while the islands of Lemnos and Lesvos in the north east Aegean sea play host to Portomyrina Palace and Aeolian Village Beachclubs. 

 

At a glance...
  • Currency is the Euro
  • Known for it's consistent winds
  • Warm seas, perfect for watersports
  • Ride up mountains and through olive groves
  • Centuries of history and oodles of charm
  • Land of myth and legend
  • Beautiful islands and endless miles of sun-drenched coastline
  • Souvlaki, Feta, olives and Ouzo...the flavours of Greece

When to go

Greece’s high summer is as hot as you’d expect a Mediterranean country to be, although summer can have some cloudy or rainy days, expect bright, bright sunlight to be the norm.  

 

Temperatures are usually in the 30s, plus you can expect about 12 hours of sunshine a day. If the high summer temperatures aren’t for you, spring and autumn still see plenty of sunshine, but temperatures are more comfortable, in the mid 20s.

 

Culture

For history buffs and culture vultures Greece cannot fail to inspire. This is a country with a very rich history, where many and varied cultures have left their mark; from Classical Greece to the Roman and Byzantine Empire and many more in between.


Venture out you’ll be rewarded with picture postcard views of olive groves and white, domed churches, pinpointed against the indigo sky and sea. You might also find mythical sites, ruins and ancient temples from some of the oldest civilisations in Europe.

You’ll soon find yourself adapting to the local pace. The days are long and everything slows down. There’s plenty of time for a coffee with friends, lazy lunches and chatting with the locals.

Eating like a local

Greece produces some of the finest, freshest ingredients in the world, so where do you start? Tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber), melitzanosalata (aubergine) and taramasalata (fish roe) are all absolute classics and the mainstay of most meals, served with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice. You’ll find feta cheese and olives everywhere; they will be on your breakfast, lunch and dinner plate. That’s a good thing; the taste knocks spots of the stuff you buy from the local supermarket back in the UK.

 

The charcoal grill is a mainstay of most tavernas. Grilled meat and fresh fish are simply cooked so that the freshness and flavour of the food shines through. Souvlaki and Gyros are fast food favourites from the grill.

 

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be in heaven with the honey and sticky, sweet desserts. The local honey, infused with local wild flowers and herbs is also a real treat on thick Greek yogurt.

Travel info

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 you travel visit www.gov.uk/foreign-advice-travel/greece for recommendations and advice for you holiday to Greece.

Buca Beachclub

Buca Beachclub (adult only)

Analipsi , Greece

From £619pp
Aeolian Village Beachclub

Aeolian Village Beachclub

Lesvos , Greece

From £589pp
Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Lemnos , Greece

From £655pp
Messini Beachclub

Messini Beachclub

Analipsi , Greece

From £685pp
Cosmos Beachclub

Cosmos Beachclub

Greece

From £559pp
Swimming pool at Vounaki Beachclub

Vounaki Beachclub

Paleros , Greece

From £689pp
Retreat Beachclub

Retreat Beachclub

Greece

From £689pp