The Best Websites for Greece Travel Planning
What is the best tour company for Greece?
It’s not necessary to use a travel agency or tour company for planning travel in Greece. You’ll pay more and get worse hotel selection. The best way to reserve hotels, flights, tours, ferries, and rental cars is through specialized websites that will find the best deals and most options.
But if you still decide to use a travel company then the following are good, reliable, and trustworthy agencies.
Travel Companies That Specialize in Greece and the Greek Islands
City Travel Agency Phone Number Athens Fantasy Travel 30.210.3310530 NYC Hellenic Holidays 212.944.8288 Chicago Windy City Travel 312.951.0710 Boston Kutrubes Travel 617.426.5668 Los Angeles True Greece 1.800.817.7098 San Francisco True Greece 1.800.817.7098 Toronto Mr Travel 416.461.2424 Vancouver Omega Travel 604.738.7161 London Ionian & Aegean 020.8459.0777 Dublin Abbey Travel 01.804.7100
Travel Agencies in Athens
Fantasy Travel is located in Athens, Greece and is a reliable company for booking hotels, ferries, flights, and tours. (But once again, this is relatively easy to do on your own.)
Thomas Cook Alternatives
With the collapes of Thomas Cook Holidays many hotels and resorts in Greece are scrambling to fill rooms. There’s never been a better time to get great deals online (and avoid the large package and all-inclusive travel companies).
Do I need a travel agent to book my vacation to Greece?
Absolutely not. There is so much good online information for Greece and the Greek Islands that it’s easy to arrange a Greek vacation on your own. Travel agencies promote the hotels and tours that they’ve arranged special deals with. If you book through a travel agent you’ll often have a small selection of resorts to choose from – sometimes these are still very good but it’s much better to choose based on your interests and not be limited by the previous arrangements the agency has made.
But isn’t it a lot of work to figure out a Greece holiday?
I guess if you want to make it hard, you can make it hard. But it certainly doesn’t have to be. Pretty easy actually.
So, how do I book a vacation to Greece by myself? Where do I start?
I’ve written a lot about travel in Greece – start there. On almost every page you’ll find a comments section where you can ask me questions about traveling in Greece. Don’t be shy! I’ve never had a question that I thought was stupid or silly. (OK, maybe a few stupid ones, but I’m pretty open-minded.)
What are the best islands for a first-time visitor to Greece?
Santorini is an absolute must for all first-timers. It’s the most beautiful island in Greece – and maybe the whole world. Mykonos is a great island if you like beaches and nightlife. Naxos is great if you like beaches, culture, and a slower pace. Paros is somewhere in the middle – good beaches, trendy restaurants, and bars, but no big club parties. Crete is a wonderful island loaded with beaches, history, culture, and wonderful towns but it’s quite a bit bigger than the other islands I mentioned so go here if you have more than a week to explore it. There are regular ferries between all of these islands (from April to October) and island hopping is one of the most fun things you’ll ever do.
What websites should I use for booking my trip to Greece?
When is the best time to visit Greece?
For sightseeing April, May, October, and November are great. For swimming, suntanning, partying, island hopping, and sightseeing then June, July, August, and September are best.