Located in the Mediterranean, Greece holidays are an ideal choice for anyone looking for a holiday with warm weather, warm hospitality and full of history. Greece holidays attract over 13 million holiday makers every year. Greece is a destination which boasts a wealth of history and unmatched legacy.
Greece has always been one of the travel destination gems of southeast Europe. Its fascinating history, culture and its glorious beaches attract millions of visitors every year. But there’s so much more to Greece holidays, and it just keeps people coming back.
Spanning both the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the mainland and islands of Greece offer visitors more than just a few kilometres of coastline to relax on, and the Greek summers are simply too inviting to deny.
Whether you’re looking for exhilarating water sports like kite surfing, diving and water-skiing or white sand beaches with sun loungers and beach bars, or even private hidden coves, you’ll be in luck. The best part about Greek beach holidays though is the ocean. Warm, crystal clear for meters and generally calm, you’ll want to stay in all day.
When most people think about visiting Greece though, they think of the magnificent historical and cultural sites. The birthplace of civilization, of democracy and of philosophy, these sites have shaped the world we know today, and will continue to for generations.
One of the most famous historic sites that are not to be missed is the Acropolis with its breath-taking Parthenon temple, towering over the ancient city of Athens.
Other must-sees include Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games and home to the biggest concentration of Greek artistic masterpieces in the world; and Meteora. This unbelievable site is home to the ancient Greek monasteries which were famously built atop sandstone turrets towering up to 360 meters above the ground. Six of them still remain in pristine condition today, and must be seen to be believed.
After some serious historical touring, you might feel like you need an island holiday, and again Greece won’t let you down! While you have over 6000 islands to choose from, a handful of them are a cut above the rest, and each has its own unique draw-cards.
The island of Santorini is Greece’s most popular and perhaps the most popular in the world. Ancient sites and beautiful beaches abound, but the island is also widely agreed to be home to the most spectacular sunsets in the world.What’s more is that the island is also an active volcano, which you can visit and swim in the thermal volcanic pools!
Crete is the other contender for the title of most popular island. Though small, it offers its visitors a veritable buffet of activities, including exploring its jagged wildernesses and visiting the cave where Zeus is said to have been born, or relaxing on its famous pink sand beaches and losing yourself in the finest selection of locally-made cheeses and wines.
But the culinary prowess of Greece doesn’t end in Crete. Carnivores and vegetarians alike will be in their element with fresh seafood and a variety of vegetables and herbs that are always sourced nearby to create the freshest and most fragrant Mediterranean dishes. Traditional Greek coffee and desserts alone though should make the trip worthwhile, so be sure to keep space for an espresso and some baklava after each meal.
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