You can kick off and recover from the night before, by bronzing-up on a beach or clear the cobwebs with some adrenaline-fuelled water sports. Fresh vine-leave parcels filled with crunchy pine nuts and rice ntolmades are a classic Greek favourite. Gemista rice and minced meat stuffed tomatoes are best combined with some crumbly, tangy feta cheese sprinkled on top.
Nearly every island will have its own take on the classic Greek salad, too! Cretan Ntakos is one of the most famous of the island brunches: sweet vine tomatoes, creamy Mizithra cheese, wild capers and dark-rusks soaked in pure Cretan olive oil create the perfect midday holiday snack.
Foodies: From rustic tavernas, serving classic Greek cuisine, to fine-dining restaurants serving delicately-flavoured dishes, Greece is the perfect spot for gastronomes, whatever your budget might be. Language: The language spoken in Greece is Greek. While the locals have a basic command of English, it might be worth packing a phrasebook or downloading an app, and try out a few basics. Fly to: Aktion National Airport for the mainland resorts of Lefkas and Parga, 20 mins to 1 hour away. Greek islands have their own airports: Corfu International Airport for Corfu, with transfers of between 20 minutes and 2.
In the winter, the north of Greece is far colder than the south and snow is not uncommon. The south tends to remain consistently mild, although there is a greater chance of rainfall. Greek roads are well maintained and come with plenty of signage. Do remember that the Greeks drive on the right and overtake on the left! By scooter: Scooters are a popular method of transport among locals and tourists alike, offering a quick and convenient way to see the sights. Traditional celebration: The 15th August celebrates the Feast of the Dormition of Theotokos, which marks the passing of the Virgin Mary.
Celebrated across the entire country and a national holiday, you can expect at least a day of feasting, drinking and dancing, late into the night. Home holidays greece. Award winning online experience Reasons to book with Thomas Cook.
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