ATHENS | MYKONOS | SANTORINI City & islands tour, island hopping, sightseeing, romantic accommodation, honeymoon portrait photoshoot
Where is Greece? Located in Southern and Southeast Europe at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and […]
Located in Southern and Southeast Europe at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games.
Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world’s top 20 countries. Visitors are drawn to the country’s beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, mediterranean climate, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty.
The famous whitewashed homes and charming blue-domed churches only characterize a specific region of the country (the Cyclades Islands). Architecture varies greatly from one region to the next depending on the local history. The nation’s terrain is just as varied as its architectural heritage: idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north. Greece’s historical sights are just as varied; the country is littered with just as many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples.
The traditional Greek diet is very Mediterranean, espousing vegetables, herbs, and grains native to the Mediterranean biome. Being a highly maritime nation, the Greeks incorporate plenty of seafood into their diet. The country is also a major consumer of lamb, beef, pork, and especially chicken–they’re highly popular. Olive oil is a staple in Greek cooking, and lemon, onions, garlic and tomatoes are common ingredients. Bread and wine are always served at the dinner table.
When it comes to Greece’s famously gorgeous islands, it’s hard to take your pick out of the 6000 options you have, 227 of them being inhabited. Their rocky coast lines, sandy beaches, charming villages, sheltered bays and many yacht harbours make them extremely popular among all kinds of travellers.
If you’re looking to party at night, lovely cosmopolitan islands of Mykonos or Ios are good options. The volcanic island of Santorini is one of the most romantic picks and offers some spectacular views. Its whitewashed capital of Fira is dramatically situated on the edge of a 400m high cliff, overlooking a beautiful blue lagoon. Other popular ones are Paros, Zakynthos with the National Marine Park on Zakynthos being the primary nesting ground for loggerhead sea turtles in the Mediterranean.
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