Greece – Unrivaled Beauty, History, and Culture

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ESSENTIALS

Population: 11.03 million
Language: Greek
Currency: Euro

DOWNTIME

Greece offers endless opportunities for exploring its unique culture and history, including the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most important historical site in the Western world. Other draws include world-class recreation in the protected waters of the Mediterranean and along miles of pristine beaches, premier nightlife and dining, and the relaxing lifestyle the Greek Islands are renowned for.


One of the world's top 20 tourist destinations, Greece is revered for its rich history, Mediterranean climate, and diverse topographical landscape, comprising pristine beaches; bucolic countryside with forests, lakes, olive groves and vineyards; and mountains, which are ideal for skiing in the winter. 

The majority of the country’s tourism is centered on the Greek Islands as well as Athens, the Peloponnese Peninsula; Halkidiki; and central Greece, from Thermopiles and the famous archaeological sites of the Oracle of Delphi, Ancient Olympia, Mount Parnassos, and Missolonghi.

The cradle of Western Civilization, Greece dates back to the Paleolithic era; the earliest recorded civilizations were the Cycladics and Minoans (circa 3,200 B.C.). The great city of Athens is revered as the birthplace of democracy as well as the ancient Greek philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Many of the country’s unique archaeological sites, such as the Parthenon at the Acropolis of Athens, Temples of Zeus and Poseidon and the Great Theatre of Epidauros, survive today as protected UNESCO World Heritage sites. And many local customs dating back to antiquity are kept alive in most parts of the country. 

Spanning some 16,000 kilometers, or 9,941-miles, the Greek coastline is a diverse topographical landscape composed of beautiful sand and pebble beaches, sheltered bays, and coastal caves. The Greek Archipelago comprises 6,000 islands and islets found throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas, although less than 230 islands are inhabited. Some of the most popular island destinations include Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Kefalonia, Corfu, and Rhodes. The Greek islands offer something for everyone and many islands can be accessed via passenger or car ferry from Piraeus, the main Athens seaport, or by private plane. They are also easily navigable by yacht, which makes them a world-class sailing destination.

Whether in the city, rural Greece, or the islands, visitors will enjoy the vast array of accommodations and premier entertainment and recreation options. The offerings include five-star hotels, luxury resorts and spas, charming tavernas and high-end restaurants, exclusive boutiques, glamorous nightclubs, and open-air theaters.
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