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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50,949 miles (total, including all islands)
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Most people who travel to Greece inevitably bump into its historical past. There are ruins from temples and ancient civilizations all over the country. There are few... Read More
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Athens is a must-see city for every Greek vacation. It’s a thriving, modern city where the past intersects with the present. The Parthenon, the ancient temple dedi... Read More
Much of the island of Santorini is perched on the rim of the ancient volcano. Many scientists theorize that the collapsed portion of the island is the fabled city of... Read More
Are you a fan of Greek mythology? If so, visiting actual places were either mentioned in the myths, or built to worship one of the deities, is a bucket-list experien... Read More
Easter, referred to as Pascha in Greek, is a big celebration throughout Greece. The events that surround Easter are the very foundation of Christianity. It is during... Read More
Chania is a beautiful city and could take several days to explore by itself. However, the surrounding countryside also has its charms. With its lush hills and cragg... Read More
Though the Peloponnese has a rich past, there’s more to it than that. There’s a lot of beauty here due to its rugged mountains and sloping valleys. The mount... Read More
Kefalonia is the biggest island on the Ionian Sea. However, because of its location, it also has a turbulent past. Today, people are attracted to the island for its ... Read More
Attica is a region in Greece where the ancient past successful merges with the present. From the lush hills and forests to the expansive coast, this region is filled... Read More
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Crete is an island that has something for everyone. You can not only spend your time visiting cities like Chania or Hereklion, you can also venture inland where the ... Read More
With the Parthenon as its backdrop, it is easy to get lost in the past in the Plaka, one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Athens. This is a place whe... Read More
Beautiful sunsets over fabled islands like Santorini. Remnants of the ancient civilizations, such as Crete’s Palace of Knossos. The looming mountains, such ... Read More
If you visit Crete today, you have the option of visiting the Palace of Knossos to learn more about the island’s Minoan past. The Palace of Knossos is in north cen... Read More
Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece. It is the capital of Macedonia, the region in Greece. Founded in 315 B.C., it has a rich history. It’s often cal... Read More
Greece is one of the major tourist destination countries in Europe because of its magnificent sunny beaches, the blue waters of the Aegean, and its rich history. Not... Read More
Sunny valleys rich with volcanic soil, a Mediterranean climate of mild breezes, Greece has ideal conditions for making wine. It’s no wonder that vineyards have bee... Read More
When people visit Greece, one of the things they remember most is the food. Fresh salads garnished with feta cheese and doused with olive oil. Gyros purchased... Read More