From Mount Olympus, the abode of mythical Zeus and his court, to the Acropolis's splendor, down to the white sand shores of The Aegean, mythology and reality meet present one of the world's most renowned Mediterranean destinations. The cradle of European civilization and much of Western thought, Greece has always been gifted with being legendary in its unmatched archaeological sites, rugged landscape, and legendary hospitality. The country is a peninsula surrounded by yet more charming islands concealing an unparalleled beauty of serene beaches, delectable cuisine, and relaxation.
The birthplace of democracy and philosophy, Athens, has grown upon history and modern life's vivacity. Dominated by the imposing Acropolis, high above, Athens flows amid a frenetic day-time lifestyle and a vibrant nightlife seldom matched by the most hedonistic metropolises around Europe. After a well-deserved visit to the symbol of Classical Greece—the Parthenon—there's still much to do in the heart of this exciting city: the National Archaeological Museum offers the best collection of Ancient Greek relics in the world; or Syntagma Square to watch the colorful changing of the Hellenic Guards, perhaps a stroll through Plaka, one of Athens most attractive neighborhoods. A world city like Athens is never short of bars, cafes, and clubs, not to mention the picturesque flea markets like Monastiraki and quintessential Greek tavernas that populate nearly every street. With an excellent transportation system made up of timely buses and economical taxi rides, getting around Athens is relatively easy. Still, if you have the privilege to do it on foot, even better: you'll experience the real-life and the unique tastes of Hellenism.
Though small in size, this central Island was once home to a mythical giant—the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, bathed by crystal clear waters and replete with picturesque towns and relaxing seaside resorts, Rhodes is in itself a colossus of hospitality and fun. The Island's main attractions include the Acropolis of Lindos and the city's serene beaches, the ancient site of Kameiros, and the incredibly charming town of Archangelos. While on the Island, don't forget to spend an evening at any of its many cafes and tavernas for a friendly exchange with the locals and a taste of their delicious cuisine.
Corfu is another typical Greek island, quite similar to Rhodes, but perhaps more vibrant, packed with dozens of resorts, cafes, restaurants, museums, verdant squares, and quaint little villages surrounded by olive groves and forests covering the rugged, hilly country. If anything, Corfu is a more posh, exciting version of Rhodes. On the other hand, Santorini is the more posh, eccentric of the islands, offering dramatic landscapes of rugged mountains and high-end resorts where the rich and famous sometimes come to play, far away from the fastidious sumptuousness of Cote d'Azur.
One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Crete is home to one of the world's earliest civilizations—the Minoan. And as the famed home of the Minotaur and Icarus' doomed flight, Crete is also a magnet for cultured travelers, where they can visit places of much historical importance like Knossos and Phaistos. But not all is mythology in the pages—the many cafes, hotels, squares, and promenades have given the Island a relatively cosmopolitan profile sought by many, especially if you are ready for a vast hospitality dose from the locals in their extremely picturesque villages that populate the Island. The Island's fabulous beaches are also popular with tourists. Its landscape is also an ideal combination of olive groves, pine and cedar forests racing across rugged hills, and towering mountains, all too dramatic and unforgivable to anyone forgetting their cameras.
Milos is well-known for its romantic and natural scenery, rocky coves, and clear waters. Milos is an excellent destination for families and couples. It is a quiet and beautiful island, offering all visitors a unique feeling of relaxation. Milos is famous for its fancy beaches. Due to the volcanic origin of its soil, Milos has a unique morphology and variety of beaches. You will find beaches crystal clear blue waters, colorful carve rocks, and white gold beaches. All of them with distinctive colors and depths in the sea, while you can also swim on fully prepared beaches or choose more lonely and wild. What is certain is that the Island's clear waters and its infinitely beautiful beaches will offer you an unprecedented experience.
Located on the southern side of the Aegean sea, Santorini is a part of the Cyclades islands complex and the most popular Greek destination and famous worldwide. You will encounter a world where all the shades of red create a fantastic sunset. Santorini caldera extends the most exciting sea views you've ever seen and enormous walls dotted with a romantic Cycladic white house!. The unique sunset view in Oia Santorini, the Cycladic architecture, the luxurious Santorini Greece hotels, the excellent restaurants, the exciting rocky landscape, and the Santorini volcano are just some reasons you must visit this unique Island!
Its perfect harmony of blue and green, culinary tradition, history, traditional villages, upbeat nightlife, and natural beaches make Kefalonia Island one of the best destinations for families' vacation. This Island is truly a gem that attracts all who want to spend a memorable holiday.
Kefalonia is a massive island, and for this reason, it's capable of satisfying every kind of tourist, from the most active to those who dream of a relaxing stay. Kefalonia offers beaches with a clear sea and beautiful colors, hidden coves, caves, charming villages, and breathtaking views.
It will indeed surprise you with its scenery, countryside, a geological wonder, and history.
Being a big island, Naxos offers many options to travelers who wish to explore various liveliness during their holidays. Naxos has many beaches, each one with different looks and styles. Whether it is a sandy or a rocky beach you are looking for, a quiet or a busy one, with or without sports and facilities, a big beach, or a small cove, Naxos has it all. Because of its picturesque villages, Naxos is a photographer's heaven. For its endless sandy beaches, lazy villages, homemade wine, and arsenic cheese was described by Herodotus as 'the happiest of islands.'
Mykonos is one of the most prestigious cosmopolitan greek islands, which offers an incredible atmosphere, legendary nightclubs, numerous picturesque pedestrian streets adorned with bougainvilleas, great beaches, and attractive water activities. The most enjoyable part of Mykonos is its beaches. You will find countless impressive beaches with crystal water and soft sand dot the Island's coastline, along with special luxurious services and exclusive facilities for an ultimate summer destination!