Looking for a place with mysteries ? Greece is just the right destination for you. It’s invested with a long history and a society rich in culture and traditions who hold a lot for myths. It’s full of unexplored destinations, and incomparable islands which will take your breath away. This is definitely the destination you’ll fall in love with in a minute (or maybe lesser), so keep an open mind and breath in the aroma of Greece !
Here are some reasons that will make you fall head over heels for Greece..
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#1 IMPOSING ART AND CULTURE
Every corner in Greek Land reflects the country’s history and you can range over centuries old art. You can never get tired of walking along the roads steeped in history, visit museums and monuments to look at the souvenirs of the country and listen to the echoes of the past. This is where the past meets the present: from findings of Prehistoric and Archaic Periods, interesting folk artefacts to exploring various Classical, Hellenistic, Medieval and Byzantine monuments; the old structures or art coexist with the modern society.
Art is embedded in Greece’s history in various forms like architecture, pottery, weaving, music, jewellery making and painting. You’ll want to extend your trip as the country has more than 100 remarkable archaeological sites, numerous ancient theatres, agoras, great temples most of which have secured a place in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Monuments.
#2 PAMPER YOUR TASTE-BUDS
Once the Greek cuisine touches your taste-buds, you cannot resist trying it all. The cuisine just like the country has its own age old secrets handed down from one generation to another, the exotic recipes are cleverly combined with wide range of standard products adding flavour to their mouth-melting recipes. The specialities of the cuisine being so mouth watering are fresh produce, herbs, spices, the renowned Greek olive oil, they believe in keeping it simple yet significant. Some of the must haves are- Greek meat, savory seafood, handpicked healthy fruits, vegetables, pulses and world-famous cheese which are produced there, and of course a glass of Greek wine never hurts ( ouzo or tsipouro) !
#3 ASTONISHING ISLANDS
There are 6000 breathtaking islands on the Greek sovereign land scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, out of these 277 islands are inhabited. The Aegean sea are an example of an Archipelago where the islands are divided into 7 groups (from north to south): The Northeastern Aegean Islands, The Sporades, Evia, the Islands of Argosaronic, The Cyclades, The Dodecanese and Crete. The Ionian Islands lie in the Ionian Sea and are a part of Greece.
Greek islands have also taken part in Europe’s most renowned ancient civilizations such as the Cycladic or the Minoan. A large number of Archeological Sites reside there highlighting the one-of-a-kind architecture and charming local traditions. It’s an all in one package to fulfil all your moods be it – culture or arts, family or solo holidays, water action or extreme sports, bustling or serene atmosphere and cosmopolitan or rustic style; you name it, they’ve got it!
4. SEE YOU AT THE BEACH!
Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which 227 islands are inhabited.The world famous Greek shores are almost 16000 km, their crystal clear water and unique diversity make them exceedingly popular. The mainland and island areas end in a multitude variety of coastlines, with innumerable small exquisite beaches, prepossessing bay and coves.
The Blue Flags of Europe Program have given many of these Greek beaches the blue flag making it ideal for water activities like swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing giving you a full thrill of adventure. If you want to experience luxury, Greek beaches are a way to go. The carefree atmosphere will make you wanna let loose and have fun!
5. ENTHRALLING MAINLAND
Greece is known for its island but the mainland is filled with amazing treasures worth exploring. A scenic view is created by the splendid mountains, rich ecosystem, rivers and lakes. The historic monuments are a must visit and are known across the world as well as the magnificent religious structures as they symbolise the ancient Greek civilization. The best part about this arresting land is that it makes you feel like you become a part of its nature. Feel the pleasure in the local flavors of the cuisine and choose from a wide range of activities to enjoy.
6. A MEMORY FOREVER
The warm welcome of the Greek locals as they are the descendants of Zeus Xenios (the God of hospitality) is unforgettable. You will have countless number of opportunities to make unforgettable memories of your own throughout Greece. Some of the best times to visit are when you get to participate in Greek customs and traditions like Easter and Christmas celebrations, agricultural activities, rustic festivals, vibrant nightlife, tours of historic towns and stone built villages. Capture the view of the countries sublime nature and sunsets to die for.
Don’t forget to savor its lip smacking dishes by the beautiful sea or on a mountain top, so what are you waiting for ? Pack your backpacks and fill your soul with some Greek adventure!