The combination of some of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean and thousands of years of culture and history makes Greece hard to beat as a destination. There are so many islands to choose from that a holiday can be found to suit everyone, whilst Athens is one of Europe's most enthralling cities.

TIME ZONE: GMT +2 hours | CURRENCY: Euro (EUR). ATMs are widely available in major cities and larger islands, but it's best to take cash when travelling to smaller islands. The best deals are also available in markets by using cash. | LANGUAGES: Greek is the official language. English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. |