Greece is a country in southeastern Europe consisting of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It’s often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.
HOW TO GET THERE
Getting to Greece is easy , possible on many ways through sea, through air and by land. Cheap flight connections with Europe and rest of the world offer many flights and people to come per day. During the season every single flight is full with tourists. Aegean Airline and Olympic Airways are two domestic companies that fly from Athens to every city in Greece and outside.
By the sea you can come with ferries from Italy as well as cruising ships during the season from Haifa Israel or Cyprus.
By the land you can get through Macedonia and Serbia thats the most used route less used is from Turkey or Bulgaria.
WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO SEE
Greece as a cradle of the Western Civilization has huge historical value, many ancient temples and stories surround this country. Starting with place where by the myth Gods was living Olimp mountain area where you can have hiking climbing and hear the stories about Zeus and Gods.
Another historical place worth to be visit is Meteora cliffs, Fascinating about this place located in north of the country is that someone build a monasteries on the cliffs, lakes and deep valley gave you some breathtaking view on the surroundings when you climb on top of the cliff, this sacred place is so magical that is in the category of MUST SEE.
Going to second biggest city in the country Thessaloníki is also one of the things that should see during your stay. Ancient ruins long history and vibrant style of living now is one of the things that make this city one of the most visited in Europe.
Delphi is a town on Mount Parnassus in the south of mainland Greece. It’s the site of the 4th-century-B.C. Temple of Apollo, once home to a legendary oracle. This extensive mountainside archaeological complex contains the remains of the sanctuaries of Apollo and Athena Pronaia, plus a stadium and a theater. Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts found among the ruins.
If you want to see more ancient ruins like Pela in north of Greece, Teba city not far from Athens where you can see some of the ancient temple and remains of the old city of Teba that was burn to the ground by the Alexander the Great as a respond to not surrounding by the Athens .
Athens the capital city is a story for it self, busy vibrant city where you can enjoy in the superb night life and also you can enjoy on some of the beaches around the city. City center is a place where you can see some of the old ancient ruins, enjoy drinking coffee on some of the bars on Sintagma square or just walking around artistic neighbourhood like Metaxourgeio The district of Metaxourgeio, located northwest of Psiri, has become a bohemian enclave as well as a haven for art and culture. As part of the area’s continual transformation, the principal gallery of the city, The Municipal Gallery, was relocated in October 2010 to Avdi Square, which is the main square of the area. Avdi Square is a large, public space that is well suited to artistic expression of all kinds.
Kolonaki area is the area not far from the famous Parthenon and area full with coffee places to enjoy it on nice drink with lovely view.
Going to Greece and not to see some of the island where the culture is bit different from mainland, more layback more fun more sun and more wonderful beaches.
From Corfu island close to Italy in the Ionian sea to vibrant and famous resorts on Mykinos and Santorini. Island close to Turkey like Rodos are also very famous and popular destinations for tourists.The biggest among them is Crete, historically full with interesting thing to see, amazing beach like Elafonisi and ancient ruins and temples close to Heraclion the biggest city and capital of the island.
Plenty of hotels , hostels , guest house and even private apartment to rent on long and short term Greece is not so expensive destination having on mind the prices of the accommodation . You can find from 10 euros dorm room for backpackers and low budget travelers to few hundred euros rooms in hotels like Hilton , Sheraton etc. Resorts in the summer offer all inclusive packages with flights often from Europe.
BEST TIME TO GO
Just about everyone agrees that the best time to visit is Greece is spring and early summer (mid-Apr to mid-June) or autumn (Sept to mid-Oct). This way, you’ll avoid the summer high season, with its inflated prices, hordes of tourists and high temperatures (heat waves of +40C are routine). In fact, unless you really like scorching heat, crowds, and overbooked planes, ferry boats, and hotels, August is to be avoided. In the spring, you’ll see more wildflowers than you could have imagined — and swim in a colder sea than you had hoped for! In the autumn, you will enjoy golden days with a still-warm seas to swim in.
WHY TO CHOOSE GREECE
Easy reachable , great weather , heaps of history, diversity of activities from parting to drafting from climbing to scuba diving, from para gliding to surfing. From great food to amazing music . All this will make your vacation remarkable and to be Enjoyable.
Note- As a part of EU Greece used Euros and most of the time you can pay in Euros, not much places accept dollars or pounds and changing in Euro is kinda require . Rate of changing into Euros will cost you some fee so having this on mind and change it before if you have dollars or pounds.