Introduction to Greece

What is it that calls so many of us to Greece? Perhaps it’s the endless miles of aquamarine coastline with some of Europe’s cleanest beaches. Or the ancient sights that you’ve read about all your life and want to see with your own eyes. Maybe it’s the slow-paced island life where days melt from one to the next or the adrenaline-rushing possibilities of the mountainous terrain. Whatever reason it is for you, Greece will tick all the points for those looking for a luxurious, adventurous or tranquil break.

Capital City

Athens

Currency

Euro

When To Go?

High Season: (May–Aug)
Shoulder : (Apr & Sep)
Low Season: (Oct–Mar)

What to eat in Greece

Greek coffee: A legacy of Ottoman rule
Greek salad : Tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta, and olives.
Grilled octopus : All the better with a glass of ouzo.
Ouzo: Legendary aniseed-flavored tipple turns a cloudy white when ice and water are added.
Raki: Cretan firewater produced from grape skins.
Souvlaki: Skewered meat, usually pork.

Don't miss

The Acropolis, Athens : The quintessential landmark of Western civilization.

Meteora: Soaring pillars of rock that jut heavenward, and a handful of monasteries at the summit
(some dating from the 14th century)

Santorini Sunsets: There’s more to Santorini than sunsets, but this remarkable island, shaped by the fire of prehistoric eruptions has made the celebratory sunset its own.

DESTINATIONS

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Crete         •          Mykonos      •        Santorini          •        Corfu

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