Where to go in Greece?

ATHENSGreece is certainly one of the most attractive and popular destinations in the Mediterranean.. It is the cradle of civilization, some say – which is in a way true..

It has so much to offer its visitors/guests including unparallelled historical ruins from thousands of years ago…

On the other hand you will find a unique way of living – LIFE STYLE – in Greece which is quite different to countries such as USA, Canada and alike.. It reflects the typical style of Mediterranean …

Obviously most of us have learned about Greece and its history etc at schools. However, there is so much more to Greece than taught at school. In fact you will also fğind find much more than you have seen in photos..

In Greece you will feel that you are at the crossroad of colors and cultures; History and the warmth of the southern Europe will all be there for you to discover – and enjoy.

When you are in Greece, you will notice that you are in a country with a uniquely affluent historical past, whose people, however, do not rest on their laurels and are not stuck in that past..  A country although small but huge in terms of history with beautiful contradictions, a constant journey in time, from the present to the past and back again.

GREECE ALAMYIn Greece depending on your choice you can walk through archaeological sites; visit so many splendid islands, go through beaches and mountains and explore the breathtaking scenery.

Generally speaking you can visit main cities or islands (or both naturally)

Greece is the ideal place for city tourism. Discovering the soul of a Greek city is much more than a quick tour around its monuments and sightseeing. Greek cities are full of possibilities, easily accessible and visitor friendly around the year, offering a great sum of modern facilities and choices. Greek cities combine excellent conference facilities with unique museums, archaeological sites, shopping and nightlife.

Some Greek cities: Egio, Patras, Agrinio, Nafpaktos, Tripoli, Argos, Nafplio, Piraeus, Chania, Faliraki, Drama, Chalkida, Didymoteicho, Orestiada, Florina, Amfissa, Heraklion, Amaliada, Alexandria, Naousa, Kavala, Sparta, Larissa, Ayios Nikolaos, Volos, Kalamata, Rethymno, Thessaloniki, Xanthi

Greek islands on the other hand  represent the main characteristics Greece not to forget they are also an integral part of the country’s culture and tradition. Greek has 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, with only 227 islands, inhabited.

Most of the islands are found in the Aegean Sea and are divided into seven groups (from north to south):

The Northeastern Aegean Islands: Agios Efstratios, Thasos, Ikaria, Lesbos, Limnos, Inouses, Samos, Samothrace, Chios, Psara.
The Sporades: Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos, Skyros
Evia: The prefecture of Evia (which also includes the island of Skiros), is next to the prefecture of Viotia on the east and on the south touches the Aegean Sea, on the north and northwest to the Pagasitiko and Maliako Gulf, while on the west and southwest with the north and south Evian Gulf.
Islands of Argosaronic: Angistri, Aegena, Methana, Poros, Salamina, Spetses, Hydra.
The Cyclades: A group of 56 islands, with the most important being Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos, Folegandros, as well as the “Minor Cyclades” comprising Donousa, Irakleia, Koufonisia and Schinousa.
The Dodecanese: Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Kos, Lipsi, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi, Tilos, Chalki.
Crete: Crete is divided in to four prefectures. From west to east: Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lasithi.

Greece has a highly diversified landscape: beaches stretching over many kilometers, sheltered bays and coves, sandy beaches with sand-dunes, pebble beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks and dark colored sand typical of volcanic soil and coastal wetlands.

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