Greece is an ancient Mediterranean land located at the crossroads of Europe, bordered to the north by Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria, Turkey to the east and surrounded by dazzling blue oceans.
A country of proud people, strong coffee, ancient ruins and regarded as one of the cradles of Western civilisation, Greece never ceases to fascinate, challenge and ultimately conquer the waves of curious tourists which descend upon its shores.
Flights to Greece more often than not arrive in Athens, the capital and home to the iconic ruins of the Acropolis citadel, which dates back to 5,000 BCE. Parthenon, its central temple dedicated to the goddess of wisdom Athena, looks protectively over her sprawling city. Greece is dotted with reminders of its highly advanced ancient civilisation.
These include Olympia, the original site of the first Olympic Games first held in 776 BCE, the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, once thought to be the centre of the world and home of the famous oracle.
Mount Olympus is the place of origin of the pantheon of the temperamental gods of Greek mythology, with its highest peak reaching 2,917 metres. Make sure to grab a Greece Travel Guide to get the background information on all the sites and the myths associated with them; they will add much colour, insight and depth to your experience of Greece.
Sunning by day and shaking it by night
Indulging in one of the many Greek island tours is one of the best ways to enjoy this diverse country. The Cyclades Archipelago beckons with its shimmering white and blues buildings, whose roofs reflect the sunshine and deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea.
Santorini is a resplendent city of rugged cliffs and sensational sunsets over shimmering water, best observed from the village of Oia. Mykonos is Greece's flashy party destination and attracts countless visitors to its stunning beaches and hedonistic nightclubs.
Beach lovers are also fond of Kefalonia and the stunning Myrtos Beach, while Crete appeals to history buffs wanting to delve into the heritage of the ancient Minoan civilisation, as well as avid hikers on their way to explore the beautiful Samariá Gorge.
A land of fascinating history, ancient cultures and an exotic cuisine, Greece is fast becoming one of Europe's best-loved tourist destinations, so book your Greece holidays today!