Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and has something to offer everyone.
Holidays in Greece
Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and has something to offer everyone. Whether you are looking for golden beaches, great shopping opportunities, some of the best nightlife around or a chance to soak up historical sites in the birth place of Western civilization, the country is awash with great places to visit.
Athens should be high on anybody’s list when trying to find the best places to visit in Greece. Western civilization began here and it was home to the first working version of a democratic society. The city is full of important archaeological and historical sites such the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and the Theatre of Dionysus and the museums are a must visit for anybody with so much as a passing interest in the study of the past.
In a stunning contrast, set into this backdrop of the ancient world is a vibrant modern capital city with all that has to offer including a fantastic nightlife, some of the best places to sample Greek food in the country and modern cultural pursuits such as shopping, art galleries, theatres and sporting events.
Meteora is a series of monasteries built on cliffs stretching over a thousand feet into the air. Situated in the northern part of central mainland Greece overlooking the villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki, the earliest of these monastic buildings dates back to the 14th century. They were built by monks seeking solitude from the everyday hustle and bustle of life and religious freedom from the Ottoman Turks.
To gain access to these monasteries, the monks would have to climb a cliff face or be hauled up by other monks while stood on a platform attached to ropes. These days, they are much more accessible however and visitors can take advantage of steps that are now provided for those who want to visit these magnificent feats of architecture.
A visit to the most northerly Ionian Island Corfu, is a great way to sample in one place the diversity of cultural and architectural influences the county has seen over the years. These include the many foreign invaders that have ruled there such as the Romans, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetians, the British and the French.
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers several different landscapes and can be considered several types of holiday destinations in one. It’s a great place for hikers who can explore the rugged mountains and countryside, while those who prefer to soak up some rays will not be disappointed with the spectacular beaches on offer. The busy cities offer all the advantages of modern living while the smaller villages in the county provide holidaymakers with a more rustic experience.
Mykonos is another island that has a lot to offer when it comes to diversity and it is one of the most cosmopolitan, friendly destinations in the whole of Europe. It has great beaches, historical sites and some of the best scenic spots you will ever whiteness, but what Mykonos is really famous for its non-stop nightlife.