Holidays to Greece deliver fantastic beaches and centuries-old sights, not to mention some of the best nightlife in the Mediterranean.
Pulling in more than 13 million tourists every year, Greece is one of the worldís most popular holiday spots. And itís not hard to see why.
Spotless sands, centuries of history, and traditional sugar-cube towns are just the start of
what the country has to offer. Choose from the mainland or the islands.
The biggest of the Greek islands is Crete, which boasts 650 miles of coastline and some
impressive historical sights. Corfu - AKA the Emerald Isle - is known for its lush interior.
Rhodes, meanwhile, gets the prize for the best sunshine record in these parts.
As for Kos and Zante, they do a great line in beaches and have impressive after-dark scenes.
When to Go?
Easter through to the end of October are the best time to go to Greece. May and early June offer a great opportunity to visit some of the more popular islands and resorts before the summer crowds arrive
and theyíre often carpeted with wildflowers too adding to their beauty.
In Low season (Nov-Mar) many hotels, sights and restaurants shut down, especially on the islands.
Accommodation rates can drop by as much as 50%. Ferry schedules are skeletal.
Temperatures drop; Athens and Crete may even see snow.
In Mid season April, May, Sept and Oct accommodation prices can drop by up to 20%. Temperatures are not as blazing. Internal flights and island ferries have reduced schedules. Crowds begin to thin.
In High Season(Easter, Jun-Aug) sights, tours and transport are running full tilt. Accommodation prices are at their premium. Both crowds and temperatures soar.
So if this has got you in the mood for a bit of sunshine, feel free to call us on
0800 622 6000 to speak to one of our experienced travel
consultants about the best time for a wheelchair accessible holiday in Greece.
Filled with Venetian grace and elegance, historic Corfu Town (also known as Kerkyra) stands halfway down the islandís east coast.
The name Corfu, meaning Ďpeaksí, refers to its twin hills, each topped by a massive fortress built to withstand Ottoman sieges.
Sitting between the two, the Old Town is a tight-packed warren of winding lanes, some bursting with fine restaurants, lively bars and intriguing shops,
others timeless back alleys where washing lines stretch from balcony to balcony.
It also holds some stunning architecture, including the splendid Liston arcade,
and high-class museums. Truly an incredible destination that all disabled wheelchair users should explore.
Dassia is set on the east coast of Corfu, framed by deep pine woods and with dazzling views
across to the mainland. Itís a fairly small place and the shops,
bars and restaurants are strung along the coastal road. Pace wise, the evenings are just the right
side of lively, while days are all about sunbathing and relaxing.
Disabled holidays in Dassia are great for wheelchair users looking to unwind and take in the sun.
Arillasís peaceful scenery and family-run bars and shops are ideal for visitors wanting to take in the
history and culture of a traditional Greek
village without submitting themselves to the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist resorts.
By hiring a car youíll have the opportunity to travel to the nearby villages if you're looking to do a bit of exploring.
A great resort for wheelchair users looking for a disabled holiday in the sun.
North of Corfu Town is a string of busy beach resorts, each one merging into the next.
One of the liveliest is Ipsos , where most people go for the nightlife.
This resort can get pretty wild at the height of the summer, and the
beach for many is just a place to recuperate the next day.
In Ipsos you'll find just as many restaurants serving British grub as serving Greek food, and numerous
British-style pubs amongst the clubs and cocktail bars. This is a great little village for disabled travellers
As resorts go, Agios Ioannis Peristeron is a bit of a wallflower. Set on Corfuís east coast, itís a low-key kind of
place with just a clutch of seafront tavernas to its name. Handily, its lively neighbour, Moraitika, has stepped in to
boost up the bars and shops, and Corfu Town is on constant standby, too. This is a beautiful disabled holiday
destination perfect for wheelchair users.
This upbeat little place is the biggest village in northeast Corfu. And while youíve got shopping
and late-night bars, there are also peaceful headland walks and pretty views of
Mount Pantokrator. Thereís history here, too Ė the remains of a Byzantine castle perch up on the hillside.
The towering landmark of Kassiopi Castle overlooks the whitewashed village,
central square and sunny harbour, retaining a little Greek charm among the modern attractions.
Disabled wheelchair users and carers will have a great time in this resort
Agios Georgios is completely undisturbed in comparison to many tourist areas and the village's natural beauty is still there for all to enjoy.
The location of the village is perfect, placed in a wide curved bay between two rocky headlands,
the town fronts the beach and backs onto a beautiful landscape with acres of fields and olive trees.
This is a fantastic resort for disabled travellers.
Benitses is a combination of the traditional old world charm and an energetic holiday life. There is an attractive sand and shingle
beach providing an ideal base to explore or just simply enjoy peace and quiet.
The resort has a selection of local traditional Greek, continental and fast food restaurants.
The nightlife is centred around the bars and tavernas.
The resort boasts brilliant road links with the rest of the island meaning any day trips and sightseeing are hassle-free.
In addition to some stunning views, the Roman villas and baths will allow you to delve into the
Probably the most famous destination on Corfuís north coast, Sidari is certainly one of the liveliest.
With no chance of being called sleepy, thereís still chance to relax and unwind. Away from the main
townís bustling shops and bars, the outer villages offer a tranquil alternative to Sidariís huge array of cosmopolitan attractions.
If you want to explore the island of Corfu then accessible accommodation in Sidari makes a
great base, with local buses to the churches, fortress and shops. Disabled holidays in Sidari are a must.
Rethymno is the third largest city of Crete and is one of the most
beautiful cities in Greece, attracting various tourists during the summer period.
The town enjoys its reputation as the cultural and intellectual capital of the island and boasts some attention grabbing architecture.
Highlights include the enormous Venetian fortress, charming harbour and picturesque old town.
Disabled wheelchair users should give this destination a chance, it has so much to offer.
Spend some time exploring the busy streets of Heraklion,
and youíll discover a place that ticks every box when it comes to city holidays. Museums and sightseeing spots abound,
but itís the excellent food and authentic urban vibe that make Heraklion a truly special destination.
A great destination for any disabled wheelchair user looking to explore a wonderful Greek city.
Chania old town is full of ancient architecture, including historical Venetian
mansions and Turkish hammams. Its covered market is often touted as one of the best places to buy local
produce in Greece. And its harbour area has a cosmopolitan after-dark scene.
Exploring Crete is easy when youíre anchored in Chania. In fact, the sightseeing opportunities begin before you even step outside the region
This disabled holiday destination allows for a lot of exploration and relaxation.
Kardamena has come a long way since its days as a sleepy fishing village. Set on the Greek island of Kos, not far from Kos Town,
this scenic spot has transformed itself into a popular beach resort.
Modern houses and traditional buildings spread along the crystalline bay while lush vegetation and green trees rise out of the surrounding landscape.
This beautiful disabled holiday resort is perfect for wheelchair users looking for something a bit lively.
Tigaki is known for its white sandy beach and the fertile valley that makes this area such a scenic destination.
It is recommended for families who are looking for a quiet place to spend a holiday with their little ones, or for travellers who donít have a passion for nightlife and noisy crowds.
With equal measures of grunge and grace, Athens is a cocktail of history and edginess.
Cultural and social life plays out amid ancient landmarks.
The magnificent Acropolis, visible from almost every part of the city, reminds Greeks daily of their heritage and the city's many transformations.
East meets West and classic meets contemporary in this iconic European capital.
Disabled holidays in Greece are perfect for history buffs and casual holidays goers alike.
Located on the north-west coast in the middle of Castries and Rodney Bay the relaxed small town of
Corinth which hugs the shoreline offers a carefree atmosphere. This sentiment extends to nearby
Choc Bay where you can enjoy the tranquillity of the uninterrupted sands whilst relaxing under palm trees.
Just a 15 minute drive away is Castries where you can wander around the open air market and marvel at the brightly coloured houses.
Disable wheelchair users are sure have a great time in this quaint town.
It is beautifully set overlooking a wide bay, dotted with a trio of tiny islands, and boasts gorgeous sandy beaches,
plenty of restaurants and bars, and a host of water sports.
Tolo is a truly delightful resort that perfectly combines the quintessential Greek tranquillity with plenty to
see and do. No wonder itís a popular choice with all kinds of visitors,
from families and disabled wheelchair users with carers to couples and adults!
Rhodes Town is really two distinct and very different towns. The Old Town lies within but utterly apart from the New Town,
sealed like a medieval time capsule behind high walls and a deep moat. Nowhere else in the Dodecanese
can boast so much architectural history, with ruins and relics of the Classical, medieval,
Ottoman and Italian eras. Strolling its
pretty lanes, especially at night, is an experience no traveller should miss.
Half the fun is letting yourself get lost.
The New Town, to the north, boasts upscale shops and waterfront bars servicing the package crowd, along with the cityís best beach, while bistros and bars lurk in the backstreets behind.
This is a great disabled accessible town.
On the north-east coast of Rhodes, this purpose-built resort may get the column inches for
its full-throttle nightlife, but Faliraki plays to families, too. Away from the bars and clubs the
place packs in harbour-side restaurants, and it gives you 5 kilometres of sand to play with, too.
A disabled holiday here is well worth it.
Disabled holidays in Ixia, on the northeast tip of the Greek island of Rhodes, are the perfect place to relax in the sun
and work on a tan. With its mix of expensive luxury hotels, good value alternatives, relaxed nightlife and interesting history,
you are sure to find a package holiday deal that suits your mobility needs, your tastes and your budget.
A gorgeous Greek town nestled on the edge of sprawling sand and shingle beach,
a short drive from Rhodes Town, is waiting to be uncovered. Spend your mornings lounging by the shore,
and afternoons strolling around the centre with its mini-markets, sugar-cube houses and olive-oil drizzled local dishes.
Wheelchair users will find plenty to do during a disabled holiday in Ialysos!
A small mountain village situated on the opposite end of Rhodes from the airport, Lakhania is a quiet, traditional, idyllic Greek destination. With a distinct rural character and selection of great taverns, Lakhania offers a fantastic secluded getaway.
East-coast Rhodes is fully in favour of waterfront hangouts Ė and Pefki is no exception. One of the islandís most peaceful settings,
the resort and its quaint sandy beaches are a favourite for couples and families. Immerse yourself in the laid-back Greek atmosphere as you
sun-soak under a parasol. Just up the road, you will find the donkeys, mosaic-laid floors and twinkling night vistas of Lindos that grace thousands of postcards.
Disabled wheelchair users will find a destination perfect for relaxation and socialising.
Fizzing nightlife and miles of sand make Laganas one of the most sought-after locations in all of Zante.
Plus itís the best spot in the Mediterranean to spy sea turtles. Beyond sunbathing and tucking into meze platters,
walk the footbridge to Cameo Island for gorgeous photos by the stylish beach club. Disabled holidays in Laganas
are perfect for wheelchair users looking to do some partying.
Framed by vibrant pine trees and olive groves, disabled holidays to Gerakini encapsulate the heart and beauty
of the Halkidiki peninsula in Greece, displaying verdant showings of luscious vegetation and only a stoneís throw
away from overlooking strikingly blue waters. Youíll find a lovely curving beach not far away and here you can satisfy
any needs you may have to sunbathe and surrender to Greeceís alluring sunshine.
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.