Holidays to Greece for over 50s, couples & families

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Greece is an enhancing country where timeless beauty and rich history converge to create unforgettable moments. From the sun-kissed islands of Santorini and Mykonos to the historical treasures of Athens and the idyllic landscapes of Crete, Greece holds a treasure trove of memories waiting to be discovered.

Here’s a what you can expect on a holidays to Greece over 50s, couples & families.

Caldera of Santorini, Greece | Holidays to Greece for over 50s
Famous greek tourist destination Oia, Greece | Holidays to Greece for over 50s

Must visit cities in Greece for 50s, couples and families

Here are some fantastic cities in Greece that cater to couples over 50, offering a blend of history, culture, and romantic ambience:

Santorini

Holds a timeless allure with its enchanting landscape. Spend a day at the village of Oia renowned for its breathtaking sunsets and iconic blue-domed churches overlooking the Aegean Sea.

Mykonos

An enticing destination for solo travellers over 50 seeking a vibrant yet laid-back atmosphere. Wander through Little Venice’s narrow streets, visit quaint cafes, boutique shops, and art galleries.

Athens

Explore iconic ancient sites like the Acropolis, delve into fascinating museums, wander through charming neighbourhoods like Plaka, and enjoy romantic evenings.

Corfu

Visit the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with historical charm or the Achilleion Palace, once owned by Empress Elisabeth of Austria, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse into royal history.

Rhodes

Marvel at ancient architecture, and explore historic sites like the Palace of the Grand Master or escape to the charming village of Lindos, a tranquil setting for exploration and relaxation

Corfu Old Town (Kerkyra), Corfu Island, Ionian Islands, Greece, Europe
Wine Tasting in Greece | Holidays to Greece for over 50s

Top things to do in Greece

Wine tasting

Explore the vineyards and indulge in wine-tasting sessions. Wineries such as Nemea welcome visitors for tours and tastings, providing insights into the winemaking process and allowing guests to sample an array of exquisite wines, from robust reds to crisp whites.

Hiking

Greece boasts diverse landscapes perfect for hiking enthusiasts. Witness impressive rock formations, diverse flora and fauna, and stunning natural landscapes, at Samaria Gorge in Crete, Enipeas Gorge Trail in the foothills of Mount Olympus, or the Vikos Gorge in the Zagori region of Epirus.

Boat and day trips

Combining art, history, and breathtaking coastlines, Greece offers captivating day trips to explore the Temple of Apollo, Delphi Archaeological Museum, Sanctuary of Athena Pronaia, Saronic Island in Hydra, and Cape Sounion. Take a one-day cruise to Poros, Hydra, and Aegina or sail to Symi and Santorini to discover their natural beauty and rich history

Uncover Greece’s art, culture & history

Discover millennia-old masterpieces, delve into exquisite sculptures at the National Archaeological Museum, explore the Acropolis Museum’s Golden Age, and soak in the rich tapestry of Greek history from ancient sanctuaries to philosophical footsteps.

Explore the captivating city of Xi’an

Home to the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors. Dating back 2,200 years, these extraordinary historical artefacts were crafted to safeguard the underground tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Stroll through the ancient streets of Xi’an, where the Silk Road began, a trade route that continues to enchant visitors to this day. Don’t miss the vibrant Muslim Quarter, teeming with atmospheric markets and delightful culinary delights. Embark on an unforgettable adventure to Xi’An, the perfect destination for over 50s and their families to immerse themselves in China’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Famous greek tourist destination Oia, Greece
Moussaka - a traditional Greek dish | Holidays to Greece for over 50s

Exploring Grecian food and culture |

Must-Try Greek Cuisines 

Exploring Grecian food and culture is an invitation to embark on a sensory voyage. It’s an opportunity to not only taste the diverse flavours but also immerse oneself in the warmth of Greek hospitality and the richness of its cultural heritage.

Moussaka

A Greek delight with succulent meat, seasoned vegetables, creamy béchamel sauce, and cultural flavors.

Greek Salad (Horiatiki)

A staple and vibrant dish showcasing the freshness of Greek produce. Bursting with perfect blend of juicy tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, tangy olives, and creamy feta cheese, all dressed with fragrant herbs and the finest olive oil.

Spanakopita

A savoury pie which is a beloved item in Greek cuisine, enjoyed as a snack or part of a meal. A mouth-watering combination of spinach, feta, olive oil, and herbs, all baked to perfection in a golden, crispy phyllo dough.

Dolmades

A popular appetiser in Greek cuisine. These delectable treats are crafted with care, using either cabbage or vine/grape leaves, and filled with a sensational blend of herb-infused rice.

Baklava

A decadent dessert that is a delightful mix of textures, spices, and sweet syrup. Irresistible pastry perfection.

Famous greek tourist destination Oia, Greece | Holidays to Greece for over 50s
Beautiful view of sky lanterns floating in the night in Volos, Greece, creating the Christmas spirit | Holidays to Greece for over 50s

Must-see festivals in Greece

Greece is rich in cultural celebrations and festivals, offering vibrant experiences that showcase its traditions and heritage. Here are some must-see festivals in Greece:

Athens Epidaurus Festival

A renowned cultural festival featuring theatre performances, music concerts, and dance shows at historic venues like the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.

Apokries (Carnival)

Preceding Lent, Apokries brings colourful parades, masquerade parties, and street celebrations to cities like Patras, Xanthi, and Rethymno.

Panigiri

Local celebrations honouring saints or historical events, often involving traditional music, dancing, and feasting.

August full moon

Celebrated with open-air concerts, cultural events, and moonlit activities at archaeological sites like the Acropolis or Cape Sounion, where visitors gather to witness the moonrise.

Rockwave festival

A popular music festival held in Athens, featuring international and Greek artists across various genres. It attracts music enthusiasts from Greece and beyond during the summer months.

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Showcasing a diverse array of international and Greek films, this festival held in Thessaloniki draws filmmakers, industry professionals, and cinema lovers to celebrate cinematic excellence.

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