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Sun holidays in Greece 

Greece is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, and it is not hard to see why. Visitors are understandably drawn to the country's beautiful beaches, reliable sunny weather, its historical sites and natural rugged beauty.

But Greek holidays offer so much more too. Greece is well favoured with watersports enthusiasts who enjoy superb conditions for some fine windsurfing and outstanding sailing.

Places to stay in Greece

No matter where you choose to stay in Greece, you will find lots to see and do for a great holiday.

On the west coast of mainland Greece, where you'll find our brand new Paleros Beach Resort, boasts a beautiful long sandy coastline and offers amazing conditions for watersports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding and SUP boarding.

The Island of Sun, otherwise known as Rhodes, offers sun-filled days all year round, while beautiful and unspoilt Lemnos is steeped in history and Greek mythology.

Why choose a Mark Warner holiday to Greece

  • Flights and transfers included 
  • Watersports tuition 
  • Tennis and cycling 
  • Spacious accommodation 
  • Free childcare (2 - 17 yrs)
  • Spa facilities

Resort guide

Culture & History

With a rich history dating back to prehistoric times, it's no wonder the Greek local culture involves a lot of celebration. The villages in particular like to celebrate the patrons and saints of their local churches with traditional dances, music and even boiled goat. 

Religious festivals

The Easter-linked Shrovetide, for example, is traditionally celebrated with a marvellous masquerade procession while in late April Saint George is celebrated in Pyli, with horse races and a street style party with by lots of food and wine as locals love to really make a big day of it.

Saint John is celebrated in the same way on August 29th in Kardamena and Kefalos, while Antimachia and Kefalos celebrate the Assumption of Mary every year on August 15th. Both events involve plenty of wine and it is quite common to see plates of boiled goat being served for dinner.

Cultural festivals

During the summer months of July and September, Greece comes alive with the rich cultural festival programmes of Hippocrateia and Alassernia respectively. The programmes include painting, sculpture, photography, theatre, poetry and music - most of which comes from local talent. During this time, the Hippocratic Oath is also re-enacted each Sunday at the Asclepeion.

Local food

Greek Mediterranean cuisine consists of meat, fish, vegetables, olive oil and pasta. You’ll find typical Greek dishes such as tzatziki, moussaka and stuffed vine leaves on many taverna menus, as well as more local traditional dishes and plenty of fresh fish. However, thanks to its flourishing tourist trade, it’s easy to find chips, burgers, pizzas, British food or international cuisine here too.

Weather

The weather in Greece consists of long hot summers, coupled with mild winters keep holidaymakers coming back year after year. Blessed with plenty of sunshine and warm waters, even in the lower seasons of autumn and spring when the island is less busy.

The height of summer can see up to 14 hours of uninterrupted sunlight per day, with hot temperatures made softer by cooling breezes.

   May June  July  Aug  Sept  Oct 
High °C  23  27 29  29  27  24 
High °F 73  81  84  84  81  75 
Low °C 17  21  23  24  22  18 
Low °F 63  70  73  75  72  64 
Days of rain 3
Sunshine hours 9 11  10  10 
Sea Temperatures °C 18  21  23  25  24  23 

Which resort in Greece will you choose?

Paleros Beach Resort
Paleros - Greece
01 June 2019
Levante Beach Resort
Afandou - Rhodes
04 May 2019
Lemnos Beach Resort
Myrina - Lemnos
02 June 2019

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Paleros

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Rhodes

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Lemnos

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