More than ever, you will need the best all-inclusive holidays and hotels for a total recovery in 2021. All-inclusive holidays Greece is that escape you need to revitalise, re-energise and put 2020 in the past where it belongs. If you are at the planning stage of your all-inclusive holiday to Greece, you have come to the right place!
Greece is the Queen of all-inclusive-family holiday destination. With about 227 inhabited Greek Islands to explore, you will be longing to return to Greece for another fantastic family holiday as soon as you return. I have been going back to Greece every year for luxury all-inclusive family holidays yet, I can’t seem to get enough of Greece.
I have prepared this comprehensive guide to Greece to help you get the most of your holiday to Greece.
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5 Things You Should Consider when planning your All Inclusive Holidays Greece.
- Greece and the Greek Islands are easily accessible from the UK.
- The Greek Islands are divided into groups or complexes.
- The best time for all inclusive holidays Greece.
- Consider going on a tour during your all-inclusive holiday.
Greece and the Greek Islands are easily accessible from the UK.
There are EasyJet flights to Athens and the Greek Islands from London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester Airport, Bristol Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Liverpool Airport and Newcastle Airport. Easy Jet flies directly to about 12 Greek Islands.
If you are looking for an all-inclusive holiday to the Greek Island, your best bet is Jet2holidays. Jet2holidays have all-inclusive, half board or self-catering packages to these Greek Islands.
- Crete (Heraklion Area)
- Parga Area
The Greek Islands are divided into 7 complexes or groups.
You need to understand that the Greek Islands are positioned in different zones, this knowledge will help you to plan your holiday options brilliantly. The Greek Island groups are separated by the Aegean and the Ionian Seas.
The Aegean Sea is located between the Greek Pennisula on the West and Asia Minor on the East. The Aegean Sea shares borders with Turkey and Greece.
The Ionian Sea is located between the Greek Pennisula on the East and Italy on the West and NorthWest.
If you plan to go Island hopping during your all-inclusive holiday to Greece, it will be useful to know which part of the sea the Island you wish to visit is on.
The 7 complexes or groups of the Greek Islands are:
The Cyclades or circle Island –
This group of Greek Islands are located in the Aegean Sea and although there are over 200 Islands here, only a handful are inhabited by people. The popular Islands in the Cyclades are Santorini, Mykonos, Delos, Amorgos, Paros and Antiparos, Milos, Tinos and Naxos.
The Dodecanese or 12 Island
This group of Greek Islands are located in the Aegean Sea between the Cyclades and the coast of Turkey. The largest Island here is Rhodes and the other popular Islands are Kos, Tilos, Astypalaia, Karpathos, Lerosa, Patmos and Symi.
The Eptanisa or 7 Island –
This group of Greek Islands are located in the Ionian Sea and the popular Islands here are Corfu, Paxos and Antipaxos, Ithaka, Lefkada, Kefalonia and Kythia
- The Sporades or Scattered Island – This group of Greek Islands are located close to the East Coast of Mainland Greece. There are 24 Islands but only 4 of these Islands are inhabited by people. They are Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos and Skyros. Skiathos has an international airport served by Jet2holiday.
The Saronic Gulf or Gulf of Aegina –
This group of Greek Islands are located closest to Athens. They can be reached through a short ferry ride from Athens. The popular Islands here are Aegina, Poros, Dokos, Hydra, Spetses and Agistri.
The Northern Aegean
– This group of Islands are located further north of the Aegean Coast. Although these Island hopping between these Islands are hard, Jet2holidays have excellent all-inclusive resorts in Lesvos, so you don’t need to worry too much about missing out. The Islands here are Ikaria, Limnos, Chios, Lesvos and Samos.
Other (Crete and Euboia) –
Crete is the largest island in the Greek island. It is so big that it has two airports that are served by Jet2Holidays and EasyJet Flights. It has some of the best beaches in Greece too and an excellent choice for all inclusive holidays Greece.
The best time to visit Greece and the Greek Islands for a stress-free all-inclusive holiday is between late May and early September. The perfect school holidays for all-inclusive holidays to Greece are:
- The May/ June half-term in the UK or the Summer school holidays in the US: This is the probably the best time to explore Greece and The Greek Island mainly because there are fewer tourists and the weather is absolutely beautiful for exploring the ancient sites, swimming at the beach and having a nice time.
Consider going on a tour during your all-inclusive holiday.
Greek Tours are a must! The Greek tour guide all have a degree in Greek history (it is the law that they must have it) so if you are a lover of history and culture, you will love a Greek tour. The tours can be private, in groups, combined to see 3 locations or just a location. For the Greek Islands like Santorini, you will need to book your tour in advance however in Knossos, you can get a tour without booking in advance. The tours are varied, you can go for a food tour in Athens, a walking tour in Athens, an island hopping tour for Islands in same groups or complexes.
All-inclusive holidays offer opportunities for stress-free holidays, that means that at the time of booking, you would have paid for your flight, accommodation, feeding and most drinks. Your day tours and sight-seeing experiences are usually not included in an all-inclusive package. The complete budget for an all-inclusive holiday to Greece will depend on these factors:
- The time of the year you wish to visit. (note that some Islands are more expensive in the Summer due to demand)
- Where you wish to stay. (hotel or apartment)
- The tours and experiences you wish to have.
For a luxury all-inclusive holiday to Greece and the Greek Islands, you will need to budget around £500 per person.
For a mid-range all-inclusive holiday to Greece, you will need to budget around £350 per person
For a budget all-inclusive holiday to Greece, you will need to budget around £250 per person.
Why you should visit Greece for your All Inclusive holiday.
Greece is a family-friendly destination, everyone will enjoy a lovely getaway to Greece, you will find something to do in Greece regardless of your preference. History buffs, couples on romantic getaways, solo travellers looking to explore and discover, party goers looking to party all night and family travellers looking to recoup and relax for a couple of days.
I hope you will visit Greece soon for an all-inclusive holiday.
Let me know in the comments which Island you love forward to seeing in Greece.
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