Greece has been one of the most popular countries for international tourism for decades and it is easy to see why. Breathtaking beaches and sunsets, superb food and friendliness plus fascinating history are all within an easy, affordable air flight for many. Many of the mainly Europeans visitors who make up the majority of 16 million plus holiday makers to Greece each year return repeatedly to their favourite islands or increasingly to mainland Greece. Popular Greek destinations include the capital Athens and the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Paros, Ios, Kos, Hydra and Kefallonia as well as the mainland peninsulas such as the Peloponnese.
The Acropolis and Parthenon - Sacred temple of the Athenians. An unforgettable experience. Especially at sunrise or sunset.
The National Archaeological Museum - Vast array of artefacts and info about Greek history. Marvel at the beauty of ancient craftsmen and sculptors.
The Minoan Palace of Knossos. Vast ancient ruins rumoured to be the home of the Minotaur in Greek legend.
Crete is a huge island which has everything: beaches, night life, quaint traditional villages and fantastic historic monuments.
Famed party Island is also one of the stunning jewels in the Greek island crown. Belonging to the Greek Cyclades Islands grouping it is a small island covered with pretty whitewashed houses. Made famous in the film Shirley Valentine.
Volcanic island in the Aegean Sea is a popular honeymoon destination due to wonderful coastline and inlets formed by ancient lava flows. Stunning cliffside towns are lively and charming. Santorini is also famed for its picturesque architecture.
If you want to see examples of traditional Greek country life visit the bigger islands such as Corfu, Lesbos and Crete, hire a car and do some exploring. The large islands hold many secrets including small coastal villages and inland mountain villages.
A great way to see the Greek Islands. Fly to Athens or one of the major islands and then plan your island hop. Ferries operate all year round and come in all shapes and sizes. The Cyclades Islands, including Naxos, Paros and Santorini, are ideal for island hopping due to frequent ferries, relative proximity and short journey times.
While most people head straight for the Greek Islands Mainland Greece is equally beautiful and fun and includes stunning coastline. The Greek peninsulas offer everything that the islands do but are less developed. For eco tourists and those looking for peace and quiet inland try holidays inland where you will find delightful tranquillity, lots of wildlife and superb landscapes.
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