Greece Travel

KALOS ORISATE ! WELCOME! Come explore Greece, a land of striking beauty and contrasts! From its thriving capital metropolis to its many quaint villages, Greece offers something for everyone. Stroll hillside streets lined with whitewashed houses on the island of Santorini, explore the Palace of Knossos in Crete, hike the rugged hills to see the fabulously perched monasteries of Meteora, go sailing or windsurfing in the cerulean waters of the Cyclades, relax in famed thermal hot springs on Evia, or party in hot nightspots in Athens. Greece is perhaps best known for its history as one of the major classical civilizations of the West. The Minoan civilization was one of the first advanced civilizations in Europe, starting around 3000 B.C. In ancient Greece science, politics, and the arts flourished, and Greek citizens came together athletically at the famed Olympic Games and in their worship of a pantheon of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Athena, and Aphrodite. Sculptures, reliefs, and paintings of these mythical figures can be seen in nearly every corner of Greece. Despite its tumultuous past under the rule of Macedonia, Rome, and Turkey, Greece has retained its dignity and splendor to the present day, and you can still see traces of the many cultures that have occupied the area. No visit to Greece is complete without spending time in Athens. The political, commercial, and cultural capital of the country, Athens is made up of a number of neighborhoods, each with its own unique flavor. Head up to the Acropolis, where you will find the Parthenon - perhaps the most famous landmark in Greece, and spend time down in the Agora, the main meeting place in ancient times. The National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum showcase some of the world's most fabulous treasures, and you can watch live theatre at the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a restored theatre nearly 2000 years old. While in Athens, sample the modern day markets, which offer a wide range of shopping from high-end boutiques to homespun street vendors. Greece is known for its traditional folk crafts and classic goods such as carpets and textiles, ceramics, copper, woodwork, and shoes. Visit Ermou - a pedestrian area in the heart of the city full of shops, the colorful Flea Market on Sundays for unique finds, and the Central Market for fresh food and spices. Souvlaki and gyros are delectable staples… More