A vacation to Greece is one of the most colorful, historical, rich and beautiful vacation choices you could make. Statistically a small country, Greece is large in diverse experience. You’ll be able to take in the past, the present, the scenery, and vibrant living in a vacation to Greece. But anywhere you choose to go, its vital to know what to see and do so you don’t miss a thing. In this travel guide to Greece we’ll ensure you are aware of every breathtaking experience you can find in your exciting vacation to Greece.
Even with its small size, Greece has a very diverse natural environment such as coastlines, rocky mountains, lakes, rivers, gorges, waterfalls, forests, and islands. Greece’s environment makes for a great country for extreme sports such as rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, hang gliding, bungee jumping, hiking, and more. The marine parks near the islands Alonissos and Zakynthos make an interesting stop on your tour. The Greek countryside is home to a rich floral life.
What comes to mind very quickly when thinking of a vacation to Greece is visiting the many historical monuments. And no one would be disappointed. Greece is riddled with historic sites, churches, stadiums, monasteries, and old cities from many an era. And with so much enticing history in Greece, the country has over 300 museums. From Archaeological Museums, Greek Art, Theater Museums, Music, Natural History, to Science and Technology Museums; there is something for everyone.
Greece’s food has been refined through tradition and influence for over 4,000 years. With Greece’s mild climate, most vegetation is grown outdoors; and is therefore fresh, natural, and aromatic; which adds a lot of vibrant flavor to Greek dishes. Most herbs in Greece are collected in the mountains and in the countryside, such as oregano, rosemary and thyme. Then of course high quality olive oil enriches almost every Greek dish.
A spa visit is also a worthwhile addition to any travel guide to Greece. Natural springs, both cold and hot, dot Greece and have spas built around them for therapeutic treatment and just to relax. Another way to enrich your visit is to indulge in Greece’s Agro tourism. Tour local products, traditional cuisine, agricultural areas, experience tradition and participate in rural activities.
Greece holds a variety of events; especially during summertime. Open-air cinemas, cultural events, carnivals, and sports events included. The Athens Festival, the Epidaurus Festival, and “Musical July” are considered among the most important art festivals in the whole of the European continent. Theaters such as the National Theatre of Greece stage a variety of plays. The International Thessaloniki Film Festival has become a major regional festival.
Including the mountains or oceans in your Greek holiday is something to consider as well. Water sports, cruises, skiing, and hiking are all at your fingertips in traveling to Greece. Or visit one or more of the secluded islands for a quiet getaway.
We hope this has been an informative travel guide to Greece. No matter what you’re venture – nature, history, culture, nightlife, relaxation, sights, sounds, tastes – you can find them in Greece. Enjoy your vacation to Greece.