Tourism in Greece has been a key element of the economic activity in the country, and is one of the country’s most important sectors. Greece has been a major tourist destination and attraction in Europe since antiquity, for its rich culture and history, which is reflected in large part by its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, among the most in Europe and the world as well as for its long coastline, many islands and beaches.

Although Greece is mostly popular in summer, over the last years winter holidays are also developing in Greece. Apart from picturesque islands and vast beaches, Greece is also a mountainous country with many winter beauties to offer to its visitors. As the climate is much milder than in other winter destinations, this makes it easier for the tourists to come to Greece. Although sometimes the occasional rain may seem to spoil the magic, the temperatures vary between 15oC to 0oC from November to February.