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Rhodes
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Explore the treasures

During your stay in Greece explore the treasures made by man and nature over the centuries. Discover 18 unique monuments and sites. Read more...

Chania
Fall 4 Crete
Our Top 10

Greece’s largest island is hard to resist. Here are ten reasons to fall in love with Crete. We leave it up to you to discover many more. Are you ready?

Thessaloniki
Top 10 Greece
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Here is a collection of our TOP 10 leaflets to assist your travel journey. Hold on to our travel tips and don't miss a thing while in Greece! Download here...

Family holidays
Family Holidays
Ideal Destinations

Rhodes, Corfu, Halkidiki, Crete, Zante, Alonnisos; these islands can offer you the perfect carefree holidays for you and your family. See why

Shrimps
Summer Teasers
A Shortlist

What could be better than savouring Greek tidbits, at a seaside taverna, after a day at the beach, swimming and enjoying water sports? Ready to order?

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Monuments and Museums
Plan Ahead

Are you planning on visiting the Acropolis, Knossos, Ancient Messene or any other archaeological site or museum in Greece? Book your tickets...

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Cultural Festival 2018
Athens & Epidaurus

A wide range of Greek and international theatre, music and dance performances will be held in various historic and modern venues in Athens and in Epidaurus, Peloponnese. Let’s enjoy them…

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World Book Capital
Athens 2018

Residents and visitors are invited to this cultural experience aimed at promoting the love for books through a wide range of events, artworks, workshops, walks and more. Let’s discover them…

Upcoming events
  • 36th Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon race

    36th Spartathlon Ultra-Marathon race

    Spartathlon, one of the most demanding races in the world, whose course covers a total distance of 245 km between Athens and the historic city of Sparta, will be taking place once more this September with the participation of professional long-distance runners from all over the world.

  • Taste of Athens

    Taste of Athens

    From September 27 to September 30, the SNFCC welcomes Taste of Athens, the Athens’ largest gastronomical event.

  • Dimitris Mytaras Exhibition on Andros Island

    Dimitris Mytaras Exhibition on Andros Island

    Τhe Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation organizes a tribute to the distinguished, multifarious and particularly popular with the Greek public, Dimitris Mytaras, until September the 30th, 2018.

  • The Manos Hadjidakis Cycle at the Greek National Opera

    The Manos Hadjidakis Cycle at the Greek National Opera

    The Manos Hadjidakis Cycle opens for the 2018/19 season with two emblematic works of the present-day Greek musical creation at the Greek National Opera Stavros Niarchos Hall in the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center: Gioconda’s Smile and Magnus Eroticus (28, 29, 30 September 2018).

  • Gianoulis Chalepas Exhibition on Tinos Island

    Gianoulis Chalepas Exhibition on Tinos Island

    “Gianoulis Chalepas: return to Pyrgos” is a temporary exhibition at the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation Museum of Marble Crafts on Tinos Island from 18th July to the 30th September 2018.

  • 6th AegeanDocs 2018

    6th AegeanDocs 2018

    The AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival will take place for the 6th consecutive year on Lesvos and the other islands of the North Aegean from October 1st – 6th, 2018.

  • Santorini Experience 2018

    Santorini Experience 2018

    One of most popular Greek islands, Santorini, known for its beautiful Cycladic architecture and idyllic sunsets, will be hosting in early October 2018 the major sport event “Santorini Experience” attracting for the 4th consecutive year professional athletes and sports enthusiasts from across Greece and the world.

  • Pity at the Onassis Cultural Centre

    Pity at the Onassis Cultural Centre

    The macabre meets the comical in Pity, which, following on from its selection for the International Competition section at the Sundance Film Festival, receives its Greek premiere at the Onassis Cultural Centre (28 September – 7 October 2018).

  • Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2018

    Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2018

    Once again the “Kalymnos Climbing Festival”, a unique gathering of climbers, will take place on the beautiful sun-drenched island of Kalymnos, one of the world’s “hottest” climbing holiday destinations, from October the 5th, to October the 7th, 2018.

  • Spetses Mini Marathon 2018

    Spetses Mini Marathon 2018

    The charming Greek island of Spetses located in the Argosaronic Gulf opposite Porto Heli in the southeastern part of Argolis in the Peloponnese, is getting ready to host Spetses Mini Marathon, one of the country’s most popular sporting events taking place in early October 2018.

  • George Condo exhibition at the Cycladic Art Museum

    George Condo exhibition at the Cycladic Art Museum

    The Cycladic Art Museum in Athens will be hosting between early June and mid-October 2018 the first ever in Greece major solo museum exhibition of world famous American artist George Condo, titled “George Condo at Cycladic”.

  • Navarino Challenge 2018 at Messinia, Peloponnese

    Navarino Challenge 2018 at Messinia, Peloponnese

    Navarino Challenge, the multiple award-winning sports event (running, swimming, SUP) returns to Messinia in southwestern Peloponnese this autumn, where it will be held for the 6th consecutive time in mid-October welcoming professional athletes and sport lovers from Greece and abroad.

  • Tweed Run 2018 on Spetses Island

    Tweed Run 2018 on Spetses Island

    An air of nostalgia will waft through the island of Spetses this autumn as the Tweed Run returns for a fifth year, from the 19th to 21st of October 2018.

  • Photographs by Joan Leigh Fermor at the Benaki Museum

    Photographs by Joan Leigh Fermor at the Benaki Museum

    Visitors to Athens will be able to admire a rare collection of photographs by the equally talented wife of writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, Joan, at the latest Benaki Museum exhibition titled “Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor: Artist and Lover” that runs until 21 October 2018.

  • Andros on Foot Festival

    Andros on Foot Festival

    Andros on Foot Festival, a celebration and exploration of the unique landscape and culture of Andros on foot, takes places from 6 to 28 October 2018 on Andros Island.

  • Kouros from life

    Kouros from life

    With her new series of paintings, Alexandra Michali attempts to capture aspects of Greek art from the treasures of the National Archaeological Museum through a contemporary lens.(5 September - 4 November 2018).

  • Athens Marathon, The Authentic 2018

    Athens Marathon, The Authentic 2018

    The Athens Classic Marathon, Greece’s major sports event that follows the original course from the Marathon to Athens’s Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympics were held, is gearing up to once again welcome a record breaking number of runners from all over the world this November.

  • 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival

    The 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival will be held November 1 - 11, 2018, inviting the audience to discover innovative filmmakers, new sections, engaging tributes, the best films of independent cinema, the majority of the annual Greek film production, new initiatives in the festival’s Agora Industry and parallel events.

  • In Paper’s Night at the Benaki Museum

    In Paper’s Night at the Benaki Museum

    The Benaki Museum presents the exhibition, entitled “In Paper’s Night: Known and Unknown Drawings by Nikos Houliaras”, curated by art historian Elizabeth Plessa (Tuesday 18 September - 24 November 2018).

  • Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

    Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum, in collaboration with the Italian Archaeological School in Athens, is hosting the temporary exhibition "Hadrian and Athens, Conversing with an Ideal World" that runs until late November 2018 marking 1.900 years since the beginning of Hadrian’s reign in 117 AD.

  • New Horizons in Painting at the Frissiras Museum

    New Horizons in Painting at the Frissiras Museum

    Frissiras Museum, while completing the “New Horizons” trilogy (July-December 2018), outlining a spectrum of contemporary art suggestions, and is presenting exceptional artists from its collections.

  • Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Two new art exhibitions at Athens International Airport

    Athens International Airport (AIA) continues its long and successful collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens by hosting two great art exhibitions that opened their doors to airport passengers and visitors in early summer this year and will be on display until 31 December 2018.

  • Yannis Moralis Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

    Yannis Moralis Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

    Retrospective exhibition of the great Greek painter Yannis Moralis is presented at the Benaki Museum from 20 September 2018 to 5 January 2019.

  • The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Tomb of Christ exhibition at the Byzantine & Christian Museum

    The Byzantine and Christian Museum is hosting the temporary digital exhibition of advanced technology "The Tomb of Christ: the Monument and the Project" that runs until late January 2019 presenting the Greek-led preservation and restoration of Jesus’s tomb at the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem.

  • From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

    From the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong

    Acropolis Museum’s temporary exhibition “from the forbidden city: imperial apartments of Qianlong” is a rare exhibition on China's Emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), with a first time presentation to the public of remarkable artifacts representing over 100 years of Chinese culture of the 18th century. (15 September - 14 February 2019).

  • Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    Countless aspects of Beauty at the National Archaeological Museum

    The National Archaeological Museum (NAM) presents “The Countless Aspects of Beauty“, a new temporary exhibition which opened its doors in late May 2018 and runs until spring 2019, showcasing the constant search for and the aesthetic depiction of beauty in manmade creations since antiquity.

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