Greece is a country in south eastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world’s top 20 countries.
Best Times to Visit :
The best times to visit are between March and May and from September to November. Weather during these spring and fall months is agreeable and sunshine is pretty much a guarantee. Not to mention, crowds are thinner and hotel and airfare deals are easier to come by than in summer.
Greek Ferries are the primary means of transport to and from the islands, and the trip is an experience to be savored, like a cruise.There are rows of comfortable seats, tables, TVs, game rooms, and snack bars with pretty decent food. Economy seats are all that most people need. There is a separate section of Business class or VIP seats Both Business and VIP have their own bars, and are restricted to passengers holding tickets for those sections.
TOP DESTINATIONS IN GREECE
Athens is the capital of Greece. Athens is widely known as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.
Athens is also famous for the nightlife hubs of Kolonaki, Psiri and Gazi to stay busy until dawn. Some areas of the city are pedestrian-only, such as the winding lanes of the Plaka neighbourhood, the area is well-known for its food, boutique shops and cafes. A major point of interest for any traveller to Athens is the Syntagma Square. The most famous aspect of Syntagma is the changing of the guards. The Grand Promenade walkway, created for the 2004 Olympics, circles the Acropolis, passing fabled remains such as the crumbling Ancient Agora of Athens complex.
Santorini, or Thira, is the top destination in Greece and among the most romantic destinations in the Greek islands and also in the world. Due to the good ferry connection with other Greek islands, holidays in Santorini can easily be combined with holidays in other islands. The town is full of luxury villas with stunning ocean views, making it an unbeatable holiday destination for a bit of downtime away from the stresses of home. The people of Santorini are famous for having a laid-back and relaxed outlook on life and this is reflected in their culture. Just across the bay sits the town of Fira, Santorini’s capital. Architecturally similar, the town is a bit noisier and livelier than Oia, with a bustling nightlife. The island is home to incredible black sand beaches, with the Red Beach on the island’s southern peninsula being particularly worth a visit. Sunsets in Oia are another unmissable sight when visiting the island.
Among the most Greek islands, Mykonos island is located almost in the centre of the Cyclades complex. It is particularly famous for the cosmopolitan atmosphere, the exciting nightlife, the picturesque Cycladic architecture and the magnificent beaches that makes holidays in Mykonos a magnificent experience.
There are many things to do in Mykonos Greece, an island perfect for people of all ages: walk along the narrow streets of Chora, see the sunset from Little Venice, stay in luxurious hotels and swim in exotic beaches. Super Paradise, Paradise and Kalo Livadi are fabulous places to swim and spend a day under the hot sun. In the evenings, head to Mykonos Town and enjoy a night out in the many bars and clubs.
Rhodes Greece is the largest and most popular island of Dodecanese. With 300 days of sunshine per year, Rhodes island is mostly famous for the romantic Old Town and the amazing beach resorts. The Old Town is among the best-preserved Medieval Towns of Europe, with strong walls, an impressive castle, paved paths and elegant stone mansions. A drive around the island will bring you to magnificent beaches, impressive sightseeing and picturesque villages The most tourist places are located close to Town, but you can also find many secluded places for total privacy around the island.
Corfu Greece is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the country. Due to its strong historical connection with Europe, this was among the first Greek islands to open to tourism. Located on the north western side of the country, Corfu island has a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character. Paleokastritsa, Sidari, Kassiopi and Acharavi are nice tourist places on the northern side of the island, while the inland is dotted with lovely villages and many sightseeing’s. Apart from the wonderful beaches, the highlight of the island is the Old Town with the characteristic Venetian style.
It is famous for its green landscape, beautiful churches, and Huge fortress, The old fortress, The New fortress, Pontikonisi Island and Vlaheraina are some of Corfu’s most famous landmarks, on nearly every postcard from Corfu. One of the tiny islands has a Byzantine Church (Vlaheraina )on it and is connected to the mainland by a long thin causeway.
Zakynthos, or Zante, is among the most beautiful and popular islands of the Ionian Sea. Located south of Kefalonia, it is world famous for the crystal beaches and the intense nightlife, which makes it a frequent destination for the youth. Navagio is the most famous beach of Zakynthos island, with the golden sand and the exotic blue waters. Do not miss a boat trip to Navagio and the Blue Caves during your Zakynthos holidays. Wonderful beaches in Zakynthos Greece are also Vassilikos, Gerakas, Spiantza and other places on the southern side. Due to their soft sand and clean water, these beaches are used as breeding spots for the loggerhead sea turtle known as the Caretta-Caretta.
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