Greece is famous for its ancient history, vibrant cities, and miles of exquisite beaches. People travel from all over the world to holiday in Greece, and it’s not difficult to see why. Home to some of the best Mediterranean culture, cuisine, and coastline, here are just a few of the reasons you should make Greece your next special holiday destination.
Ancient Greece is said to have laid the foundations of Western civilisation. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle established the basis of philosophical thought that would dominate teaching for thousands of years. Indeed, Greece is home to over a dozen World Heritage sites, such as the expanse and importance of its history. Athens can boast the Parthenon, temples, and theatres for those interested in the magnitude of this country’s history.
Sport is central to Greek culture. The Olympic Games, beloved all across the world, originated in Olympia, and the first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens. Islands such as Kalymnos are perfect for activities such as sport climbing. Greece is also one of the most mountainous countries in Europe; the highest is Mount Olympus at 2918 meters.
An incredibly hospitable destination, Greece is most welcoming, and tourism forms an enormous part of the country’s economy. There are thousands of special flight offers all year round, and equally as many special holiday offers for travellers looking for great package deals.
Greece is the perfect location from which to enjoy the delights of the Mediterranean. The Ionian Sea to the west, the Aegean Sea to the East, and Cretan Sea to the South boast vast expanses of turquoise waters with thousands of islands to explore. Indeed, one of the best ways to travel around Greece is by boat, for access to secret beaches and undiscovered coastline. Boat trips offer a unique way to experience the country with hundreds of cruises available – from small sailing boats to large party yachts! Dolphins, fish and a myriad of sea creatures inhabit the waters around the coast, and sunsets are the best view from a boat.
This country is certainly worth a visit!