Greece has the world dreaming about its mythical history, famous fine sand beaches, crystal clear waters and tasty Mediterranean cuisine.
Want to make the most of your trip to Greece without worrying about logistics? So all-inclusive travel and tours are a great option for you.
We rarely think of the all-inclusive formula when we think of Greece. However, several hotel complexes offer this formula. They offer packages including meals, drinks and activities. Travellers can therefore relax and focus on discovering the wonders of Greece, be it the ancient sites, the idyllic islands or its capital Athens.
Let’s explore the all-inclusive travel options – or almost all-inclusive, in the case of group tours! – for your trip to Greece.
In Greece or elsewhere, there are several advantages to looking at all-inclusive. First, accommodations that offer this arrangement generally offer good value because meals, beverages, activities and sometimes even transfers are included in the initial price.
Second, they often offer a variety of on-site services and activities, including restaurants, bars, swimming pools, spas, children’s clubs, water sports and shows.
In all-inclusive hotels, the level of security and service is generally high, with security guards and often well-trained staff.
Finally, it is an easy and convenient solution for those who prefer to have their organized travel itinerary in advance.
Tips for booking all-inclusive travel at low cost
There’s no question that you can significantly reduce the cost of an all-inclusive trip, or a tour, with the reward points.
This companion article on all-inclusive travel savings shows you how to do this when it comes to all-inclusives.
As for group tours, just put the total of the trip on a credit card that allows you to apply your points to cover the amount spent (or part of it).
Here are some examples of reward programs to use:
- American Express Membership Rewards points: By applying your points to the amount spent yourself (every 10,000 points gives you $100 in credit)
- Scene+: By applying your points to the amount spent yourself (every 10,000 Scene+ points gives you $100 in credit)
- Aventura: By applying the points to the amount spent yourself while it is still in the Pending stage on the credit card account.
Here are some suggestions for all-inclusives in Greece.
Club Med Gregolimano
Club Med Gregolimano is located in a magnificent setting on the island of Evia. The hotel offers a wide range of services and activities for all ages, as well as an all-inclusive formula including meals, beverages, activities and generous animation. The rooms are comfortable and stylish, with stunning views of the sea or forest.
Excursions can be purchased directly at the hotel. Some of the most popular excursions include visits to historic sites such as the temples of Athens and Delphes, walks to traditional Greek villages, cruises to neighbouring islands and excursions to discover the natural beauty of the region.
Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa
Transat offers the Kinetta Beach Resort & Spa, located between Athens and the Corinth Canal. This all-inclusive 4-star complex is ideal for a relaxing seaside vacation. It is also possible to practice water sports.
Less than a km from the train station, you will be in the heart of Athens in 45 minutes. The hotel consists of 16 two-storey buildings, 253 rooms, 2 swimming pools, a children’s pool, a spa, a gym, a tennis court and a playground. On the restaurant side, the establishment offers 3 restaurants, 2 bars, including a Mediterranean outdoor restaurant and a friendly beach bar.
Ikos is a luxury hotel chain in Greece that offers an all-inclusive formula known as Infinite Lifestyle. Ikos hotels are located in popular destinations in Greece, including Halkidiki, Corfu, Kos and Rhodes.
Ikos’s all-inclusive Infinite Lifestyle includes gourmet menu meals, premium beverages, sports and leisure activities, animation, a concierge service, and children and youth programs. Ikos hotels also have a luxury spa, swimming pools and private beaches.
Among the best-known Ikos hotels is theIkos Oceania located in Halkidiki, which offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea, the Ikos Dassia on the island of Corfu, with its 400-metre private beach, and theIkos Aria in Kos, featuring infinity pools, a water park and a luxury spa.
Tui Magic Life Candia Maris
Located in Heraklion, Tui Magic Life Candia Maris is situated in a privileged seaside location with stunning views of the Aegean Sea. It has 285 spacious and elegant rooms and suites, equipped with all the modern comfort.
The hotel’s main restaurant serves traditional Greek cuisine as well as international buffet dishes. There are also a number of restaurants with Italian, Asian and Mediterranean specialties.
You will enjoy several outdoor pools, a private beach, tennis courts and volleyball courts.
Other all-inclusives to consider in Greece include:
- Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa, in Kos
- Tui Sensatori Resort Atlantica Caldera Palace, Heraklion, Crete
- Grecotel Club Marine Palace & Suites, in Rethymnon, Crete
- MarBella Corfu Hotel, in Corfu
- Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa in Anissaras, Crete
- Atlantica Aegean Blue Resort, in Rhodes
- Rodos Palace Hotel, in Rhodes
- Aldemar Knossos Royal in Heraklion, Crete
- Stella Island Resort & Spa (Adults Only)
- Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare, in Mylopotamos
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Without being an all-inclusive trip per se, opting for a group tour in Greece can offer a comfortable, convenient and economical travel experience, while allowing you to fully discover the destination without the worries of organizing your trip.
You will usually have to pay for several meals, but a few excursions are often included, as well as accommodations and transportation.
These tours are organized by specialized travel agencies that have in-depth knowledge of the destination. Their local tour guides give you valuable information about the sites you are visiting, as well as the history and culture of Greece.
Here are some suggestions for tours in Greece.
Tours with Air Canada Vacations
Air Canada Vacations offers several tours in Greece. For example, the 11-night Island Delights tour takes you to the spectacular islands and cities of Greece: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete.
The package includes:
- Round trip flights to Athens (if the Flights and Hotel package is selected)
- Domestic flight from Crete to Athens
- 11 nights accommodation
- 11 breakfasts
- Airport and port transfers in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete
- The high-speed ferry from Athens to Mykonos; the hydrofoil from Mykonos to Santorini; from Santorini to Crete
- 1 activity included: half day visit to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
- Baggage handling
You can earn Aeroplan points for flying on Air Canada, or use points to cover part of the trip.
The itinerary is as follows:
- Day 1: Departure from Canada
- Day 2: Athens
- Day 3: Athens
- Day 4: Athens – Mykonos
- Days 5 and 6 : Mykonos – free time
- Day 7: Mykonos – Santorini
- Day 8 and 9: Santorini – free time
- Day 10: Santorini – Crete
- Day 11 and 12: Crete – free time
- Day 13: Crete – Athens – Return to Canada
Other tours offered by Air Canada Vacations in Greece include
Best of Greece (8 nights), Island Discovy (10 nights), Cycladic and Crete Adventure (10 nights) and Historical Greece (7 nights).
Tours with G Adventures
G Adventures , aan adventure tour company focused on authentic experiences, also offers great tours in Greece. For example, its popular 8-day Sailing Greece – Santorini to Mykonos tour offers a yacht experience, one of the best ways to discover the Greek islands.
For eight days aboard a 15-m (51-ft.) yacht, you’ll have time to explore ancient archaeological sites, taste fresh seafood, hike and snorkel.
These tours are usually conducted in small groups (8 participants for this one). Note that meals are not included. Meals not included will be $240 to $315 USD. However, the basic items on board are covered by a food pot of about $60 USD per person.
The itinerary is as follows:
- Day 1: Santorini
- Day 2: Santorini/Cyclades
- Days 3 to 6 : Cyclades
- Day 7: Cyclades/Mykonos
- Day 8: Mykonos
Other tours offered by G Adventures in Greece include:
- Greece Escape: Corfu, Athens & Sky-High Monasteries
- Greece: Ancient Ruins & Iconic Islands
- Sailing Greece – Santorini to Athens.
Other companies near us also offer interesting tours in Greece, such as Transat, Groupe Voyage Québec, Tours Chanteclerc and Voyages Traditours.
Whether you choose an all-inclusive package or an organized tour, Greece offers an exceptional travel experience with its rich history, tasty cuisine, idyllic beaches and breathtaking landscapes.
These travel styles are convenient and comfortable. Also, for those who want to explore the country, they are enriching, all without logistical concerns!