The days are long and hot, the coffee is strong, the sea glistens invitingly from dawn to dusk and hospitality knows no bounds.
Steeped in mythology and exhibiting an air of natural purity, Greece combines a mountainous beauty with a myriad of world-class beach resorts. A destination where the lifestyle is spun out in the warmth of the southern sun, a holiday to Greece can both stimulate the mind and soothe the senses.
From the dramatic lunar beauty of the Cyclades to the pine-covered mountains and sandy beaches of Halkidiki, the sheer geographical variety of the mainland and the infinite scattering of Greek islands is intoxicating.
Marvel at the treasures of Athens with its dazzling Acropolis temples of Zeus and Venus, before sailing out to a host of enchanting islets on a Greek island hopping itnerary.
Mykonos with its colourful harbour; Crete’s wildflowers, white-washed villages, dramatic gorges and rugged scenery and Santorini, where iconic blue-domed churches contrast vibrantly against sugar-hued buildings and the sunset's rich hues.
Temperate, glistening waters and temptingly quiet coves of the Costa Navarino and Halkidiki are a huge hit with families. Whether in search of the quiet simplicity of village life or the classical elegance of city hotels, each resort has its own separate identity and distinctive spirit.
There's one thing that is universal, and that's that delicious Greek cuisine is to be savoured; mezes of feta salads, spicy souvlaki and tangy moist stuffed vine leaves complemented by the catch of the day - and best rounded off with a generous slosh of Ouzo or Raki.
Greece is blessed with a Mediterranean climate. From mid May to mid June and mid September to October the climate is pleasant and sunshine is plentiful. July and August are hot with temperatures reaching 37°C. Winters tend to be mild in the south but much cooler in the north with an increased chance of rain.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
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