Greece consists of a mountainous mainland peninsula and numerous Greek islands – 1400, of which 227 are inhabited, and a few of which are well-known as popular destinations. The capital city is Athens, one of the oldest cities in Europe (with a 3000 year old recorded history) that features many ancient monuments, the most famous being the Parthenon. Greece is considered to be the birthplace of western civilization, and the first place in Europe where advanced civilization emerged along with the foundations of democracy, western philosophy, literature, political science, and tragic and comedic drama. Athens is well-known too for being the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Greece packages have so much to offer, from great Greek food to unique natural beauty and wonderful volcanic-sand beaches by the sea. Bask in the experience of olive groves, archaeological sites, museums, clusters of islands, beaches, mountains, history, culture, and breathtaking scenery, all on a Greece vacations. There are beaches to suit all tastes, from black or red volcanic sand beaches, to white sand beaches.
Islands and Towns: Santorini, located in the middle of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea, is one of the most famous holiday destinations in Greece, along with Mykonos and Crete. Santorini is well known for its cliff-side villages and volcanic sand beaches. Mykonos, also located in the Aegean Sea, is famous for its diverse cultural atmosphere as well as its gay community, exciting nightlife, luxury hotels, sightseeing, and beautiful sand beaches. Crete, the largest and most populated of the Greek islands, is a great destination for exploring the many archaeological sites of the Minoan civilization, the old city of Chania, and the Venetian castle at Rethymno.
The Greek island of Rhodes, having the oldest tourist history of all the Greek islands, is well known for its beauty as well as the medieval castles, houses and streets of the old town section. Yet another archaeological paradise, Delphi provides the opportunity for Greece vacationers to visit the place that was once considered (in myth) to be the centre of the earth. Delphi features historically significant sites as the Temple of Apollo, the Theatre at Delphi, and many more archaeological marvels.
Note: The islands of Greece can be seen on a variety of package combinations. It should be noted that there are very few all-inclusive vacations to Greece unless seeing the islands by cruise ship where you stay overnight on board.
Where to Stay: Opt for a hotel in Athens like the Royal Olympic or President Hotel or ask our travel agents for their best recommendations!
Weather: Spring and fall are the best seasons for Greece vacations, specifically during the months of May, June, September, and October. During the winter season, as cold temperatures set in to the region, most of the tourist infrastructure shuts down. January sees temperatures average 10C in Athens where July has average temperatures of 28C.
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