Greece boasts a 5000-year history. Its legacy of drama, tragedy and democracy is unequalled and combined with beautiful sunshine, 1400 idyllic islands and a sense of living legend – you will truly enjoy the experience when visiting the country.
It lies at the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. The country is home to 10.66 million people. The country has about 1400 islands, some of which are inhabited: its islands can be divided into six groups: the Cyclades, the Ionian, the Dodecanese, the islands of the North-Eastern Aegean, the Sporades, and the Saronic Gulf islands. The two largest islands, Crete and Evia, do not belong to any group
Besides all the attractions that invite the tourists to Greece every year the hospitality of the Greeks and the quality and the range of Greece accommodation make everyone's holiday perfect.
Some highlights are as follows:
When considering things to visit in Greece, it seems natural to pop in to Athens. Athens has some of the most famous attractions in Greece: the Acropolis, the Parliament Building, world class museums such as the National Archaeological Museum and the Benaki Museum...
Olympia is located in the West Peloponnesus and was the site of the first Olympic Games. The Games began in 776 B.C and carried on until 5th century B.C. You will find the remnants of an old stadium and sprinting track, as well as the ruins of the once great Temple of Zeus
Located about one hundred miles northwest of Athens, Delphi is considered by archeologists to be one of Greece's greatest cultural treasures. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, ancient Delphi reached its peak in the 4th Century BC, during which large numbers of pilgrims traveled to Delphi Greece to receive advice from the Delphi Oracle
Mycenae was the legendary home of the Atreides - victors in the Trojan War. The ancient citadel of Mycenae is located in the North-East part of Peloponnese in Argolis, about 1.5 hours away from Athens. The ruins of the Mycenaean Acropolis are a delight and the palace where Agamemnon was murdered by his wife Klytemenestra and her lover after he returned victorious from the Trojan war can also be found here.
The Meteora are a series of monastic buildings on a cluster of detached rocks. One of the most striking sites in the world, the monasteries were set up during the late Byzantine period when persecuted monks settled here. There were 24 inhabited monasteries on top of the rocks.
Dion lies at the foot of Mount Olympus in northern Greece, the ancient city of was totally destroyed by an earthquake in the 5th century AD. The site was excavated in 1928 and the excavation uncovered a fascinating network of flagstone streets, public buildings, shops, workshops, statues, houses, an orchestra and a large theatre. Wander these ancient streets and allow yourself to be transported back in time.
Located in western Crete, the Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe with its 18 kilometers. The area is famed for its extraordinary beauty and challenging hiking routes. The gorge itself is cut by a stream, which flows between the highest peaks of the White Mountains and the Volikas Mountains.
The Corinth Canal & Ancient Corinth
The idea for a canal linking the Ionian and Aegean Seas was first considered in the 7th century BC. The canal which can be seemn today was built between 1882 and 1893 and the 6 km dramatic canal is one of the most significant and remarkable stretches of water in the world.
Knossos Royal Palace, Crete
Knossos was the court of the legendary King Minos, who had a son, the Minotaur – half-bull, half-man. Excavations began in 1893 and lasted 35 years. Entering the Great Palace through the West Court you can easily understand why the legend of the labyrinth started here. It takes about two hours to walk around the place. During your walking tour, you’ll take a look at the superb Royal Quarters, the Throne Room with an antechamber and main throne and the Queen’s Quarters.