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Welcome to Greece, an Attractive Destination Any Time of the Year

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Greece: A Feast for Your Senses

Culture

In Greece, myth and history have become intertwined across the ages. The country is a true paradise for cultural tourism, a large journey into history and art. Archaeological sites, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Religious Monuments are only a portion of this country’s cultural history and heritage. Discover Folk Traditions and Art, Music, Dancing, Festivals, Cinema, Theatre and Arts Performances, and enjoy the perfect blend of a relaxing holiday and an unforgettable cultural experience.

Gastronomy

Greek cuisine has four secrets: good quality fresh ingredients, correct use of herbs and spices, the famous Greek olive oil and simplicity. Rich in authentic flavors and aromas, it represents an age-old cultural unity, with a history of around 4,000 years. Greek diet, famous worldwide for contributing to good health, beauty and longevity, offers a great variety of delicious dishes that can fully satisfy everyone, both vegetarians and meat lovers, well worth succumbing to!

Leisure

Looking for unforgettable sea and sun experiences? Greece is the place to be. Dive into the deep blue of the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Bask in the Greek sun. Explore white, black, pebbly, rocky or sandy beaches on the islands and the longest coastline of Europe. Discover whitewashed island villages. Stroll around picturesque locations. Live holistic wellness experiences that will treat your body, mind and soul. Relax in luxury resorts and spas. Experience the intense and multifaceted nightlife.

Featured Greek Destinations

Athens – Piraeus

Athens, the Greek capital, is an attractive modern metropolis with unrivalled charm, a vibrant cosmopolitan hub with a rich culture and a long history. Visit the city center and its traditional neighborhoods, the museums, ancient sites and monuments, the theatres and art galleries. Discover the sunny shores of south Attica. Relax by the seaside or have a refreshing swim. Visit Piraeus, the main port of Athens, the biggest one in Greece and one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean. City life focuses on the three parts of the port: the central one, the Zea marina and Mikrolimano. Walk up the Kastella hill and enjoy the panoramic view of the city of Piraeus and the sea.

Argostoli, Kefalonia

Magnificent scenery, amazing beaches, a rich cultural heritage, great monuments, mountains, castles, distant monasteries and the cheerful, hospitable people have turned Kefalonia Island into one of the most attractive destinations. Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, is the island’s biggest town built around a hill with a city-like life, filled with various types of entertainment: shops for shopping lovers, cafes to sit back and relax, bars and beaches nearby. Kefalonia is a gem in the Ionian Sea. It’s the biggest Ionian Island and the green of its mountains blend with the blue of the water make it a truly unique and beloved destination.

Chania, Crete

Chania is the city where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries. It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Greece and for food lovers, it's a paradise! Chania includes the old and new city. Wandering around the Old Town’s maze-like alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches will help you discover well-preserved historical monuments. Don’t miss a stroll around the fascinating Venetian Harbour, the renowned fortress and lighthouse, or a visit to the town market place area where you can taste and buy delicious local products.

Corfu, Ionian Islands

Corfu is probably the best-known Ionian island, an inexhaustible source of artistic inspiration. Its enormous cultural heritage, combined with its natural beauty, ideal climate, inviting beaches, and noteworthy sights make it one of the most cosmopolitan Mediterranean destinations. The island’s conquerors stamped its culture, tradition, and customs. Palaces, fortresses, austere public buildings of the Venetian rule uniquely blend with lines of drying washing in tiny alleyways and small secluded squares. Strolling through a complex of narrow cobbled streets with stairways and vaulted passages (“kantounia”), will make you feel as if you’ve travelled to Genoa or Naples.

Katakolon, Peloponnese

Katakolon is located in western Peloponnese, in Pyrgos, Ilia. This seaside Greek village is the getaway to the archaeological site of Olympia, the most celebrated sanctuary of ancient Greece, and the birthplace of the most important athletic mega-event of all times: The Olympic Games. The visitors can walk through the impressive ruins of the area where athletes trained and run in the ancient stadium. Close by, in the central Peloponnese, also stands the eternally proud temple of Apollo Epicurius. This universal architectural gem was the first of the great monuments of Greece to be recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1986.

Mykonos, Cyclades

Welcome to Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. It is one of the most beautiful Greek islands with bare hills, stunning sandy beaches, a very well-preserved Cycladic architectural style, and a scenery of unique beauty. Set out on a journey to discover a fascinating world where glamour meets simplicity. On Mykonos, celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Whether you are an entertainment junkie out for a real good time, or a visitor who wishes to explore the island’s history and tradition, Mykonos will certainly meet your expectations.

Nafplio, Peloponnese

One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834. According to mythology, the town was founded by “Nafplios”, the son of god Poseidon and the daughter of Danaus (Danaida) Anymone. The town’s history traces back to the prehistoric era when soldiers from here participated in the Argonautic expedition and the Trojan War alike. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains and Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty.

Rhodes, Dodecanese

As you enter one of the largest medieval towns in Europe through the Gate of Freedom, it soon becomes obvious that the Old Town of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a mosaic of different cultures and civilizations; rarely does a visitor have the chance to stroll within medieval walls and explore twenty-four centuries of history. With its bright green hills, rich valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. Add in the excellent facilities, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, numerous cultural and archaeological sites, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination.

Santorini, Cyclades

Santorini is considered to be the most sought-after place for a romantic getaway in Greece, since there are not many places in the world where you can enjoy exquisitely clear waters while perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea! Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thira), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of 5 islands in the southernmost part of Cyclades. Santorini’s coastal treasures have been profoundly influenced by the volcanic nature of the island. Enjoy deep blue waters and beaches with white, red or black sand or volcanic pebbles, spectacular rock formations and impressive lunar landscapes.