Whether you’re a philosopher, an artist or a dreamer, Greece will inspire even the uninspired. Greece boasts a wealth of history, culture and an unrivalled legacy. Its history can be traced back to the Stone Age hunters, right through to modern day Greece, who achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829.
From the Acropolis of Athens and it’s Parthenon to the glorious surrounding Greek Islands, Greece provides an eclectic mix of fun, culture and historical significance. Indulge in its glorious food from souvlaki to plateia, and dance the night away at the numerous bars and clubs in Mykonos or Santorini. Its endless lacework of beaches make it the perfect getaway for anyone.
If you have never been to Greece, you must rectify this heresy. Whether you are a history buff or not, Greece history is ancient and it is home to many marvellous monuments and UNESCO heritage sites. Take the time to see the glorious Acropolis in Athens and its stunning museum, visit the archaeological site of Delphi or the open-air island museum of Delos, the stunning Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, the myth-laden Palace of Knossos or the breath-taking medieval Old Town of Rhodes.
Greece boasts a great variety of food and drink, with a vast array of Greek wines, local liquors and world-known dishes. Greece is great for carnivores and vegans alike, as the local diets are abundant in fresh seafood, vegetables, grains, beans and legumes, and of course, meats (mostly lamb, goat, or pork). Discover food specialties of the islands or the hearty dishes on the mountain villages. Savour fabulous flavours of traditional Greek cooking with a healthy dose of Greek olive oil. While you are there, be sure don’t miss the fresh produce stands. Pick up some figs, grapes, watermelon, and pomegranates (depending on the season) along your trip.
With its extensive coastline, Greece has a plethora of beaches that seduce everyone. Each island has its own unique characteristics, some have crystal blue waters, while others are more turquoise in colour. You might come across a beach with soft white sand, yet another with be covered in small pebbles or even seashells. From sandy to pebbly beaches, isolated coves and quiet bays, you will always find somewhere you can soak up some vitamin D.