by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 24, 2018
The Best Websites for Greece Travel Planning
I don’t recommend using a travel agency for Greece travel (you’ll pay more and get worse hotel selection) but if you still decide to use a travel agent then these are good, reliable, and trustworthy ones.
Travel Companies That Specialize in Greece and the Greek Islands
|City||Travel Agency||Phone Number|
|Chicago||Windy City Travel||312.951.0710|
|Los Angeles||True Greece||1.800.817.7098|
|San Francisco||True Greece||1.800.817.7098|
|London||Ionian & Aegean||020.8459.0777|
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 Greece travel – 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.