Greece hosts almost 20 million tourists each year and has been an attraction for international visitors since antiquity for its rich and long history. This country conjures up exotic images of white-washed houses, shimmering blue seas, ancient palaces, and mythical creatures. Its many contributions in philosophy, science and art have spread all over the world as the genesis of Western culture. Days can be spent lazing along tranquil shores, exploring the countryside and museums, marvelling at ancient sites, and dining on delicious cuisine.
Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to seeing ancient Greek ruins and artefacts. The capital of Athens offers some of the most varied and bustling restaurants and nightlife in the country. The most common thing to do in Athens is spend a couple of days checking out the sights, such as the Acropolis Parthenon and all the other ancient temples and museums but the traffic and smog can be quite challenging at times.
One of the most popular destinations is Delphi. This ancient city symbolized the center of the Greek world and is located high on Mount Parnassus. A ferry ride from Athens can take you across to spectacular Santorini Island, the picturesque party island of Mykonos, and further south to Crete with its ancient and interesting cities of Hania and Knossos.
Visions Of Greece
|Temple of Hephaestus, Athens
|City of Athens, Athens
||The island of Corfu|
|The Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens
||Ancient Olympia, site of the first Olympic Games|