Greek Travel Guide
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe. The country dates back to around 800 BC. Greece has thousands of islands scattered throughout the Aegean Sea and Ioanian Sea and is home to historical landmarks, amazing landscapes, and beautiful beaches.
The capital city of Athens retains many landmarks, including the famous 5th century BC Acropolis. Throughout Greece you will find UNESCO World Heritage Sites including: the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Mount Athos, the Medieval City of Rhodes, and Delos. Wherever you travel in Greece, you will be exposed to the history of Greece, whether it’s a village, building, monument, castle, or the ruins of a theatre.
The beaches of Greece are each unique in their own way. Santorini boasts black sand beaches due to the volcanic history of the island and some beaches at Mykonos Island are party beaches. No two beaches are alike throughout Greece, but the view will always be spectacular, whether you
Aside from the breathtaking sites, experience traditional Greek food and friendly locals. Whether you’re up for an active trip that includes lots of walking, water sports, and sight-seeing or you’re looking for a low-key vacation that includes lounging on the beach and slow strolls around the town squares sipping coffee, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Greece.
The country is home to many islands, cities, and small villages that are ready to be explored. Getting to Greece is possible from anywhere in the world. The most convenient way is by plane, but you can also take a cruise to the country depending on where you want to enter. Once in Greece, there are many ways to get around. You can fly or take a boat to the islands. Getting from city to city can be done by rental car, public transportation, or taxi.
Population of Greece (as of 2018)
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Lindos is a worthwhile stop during a visit to the island of Rhodes. It’s a medieval village that was founded by the Dorians around 2000 BC when they discovered its... Read More
The island of Crete is well known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. However if you are not a beach buff (or have had enough sand and sun durin... Read More
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Known in Greek Mythology as the home to the Twelve Olympians, Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and is the second highest mountain in the Balkan geogra... Read More
A fire that broke out in 1917 spread quickly throughout the city of Thessaloniki and destroyed about two-thirds of the city. Due to the Great Thessaloniki Fire of 19... Read More
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pronounced yee-roh. A gyro is a classic Greek dish that is wildly popular here in the US. The primary ingredient is lamb or beef that has been roasted on a vertical ... Read More
If you’ve never been to Greece, chances are the first stop on your tour is Athens. As one of the oldest cities in the Western World, Greece is bursting with histor... Read More
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If hitting up the trendiest bars and nightclubs is your thing, then the Greek island of Mykonos is for you. One of the most visited Greek Islands; Mykonos is located... Read More
Mani was once considered a remote location, but it is now a popular destination for tourists, especially those that enjoy hiking, as it is known for its footpaths an... Read More
The Halkidiki Peninsula of Northern Greece is immediately recognizable by its “three fingers” that stretch into the North Aegean Sea. The Peninsula is known for ... Read More
Hydra is an island located in the Saronic Gulf, only an hour and a half from Athens. Unlike the other Greek islands, Hydra is free of all wheeled vehicles including ... Read More
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