Greece…the more you explore, the more you discover!
More than the familiar images of turquoise waters, dazzling summer sunshine, and whitewashed villages, Greece offers something remarkable. Its rich history is well documented through the ages - Greek Antiquity, the Stone and Bronze Ages, Minoan civilization, the Hellenistic and Roman Periods, the Byzantine Era, and the Ottoman Era, which led to the Greek War of Independence in 1821. With this abundant history, Greece houses relics and remains from all eras, including 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Greece offers something wonderful: an extraordinary variety of landscapes. Whether it be the fairytale landscape of Meteora, the stunning sea view of Sounio, the rugged terrain of the Peloponnese, its multitude of pristine islands, or the wonder of Delphi - one of the most famous historic sites in Greece - some exploration outside of Athens is well worth it! Take some time to travel back thousands of years in history and discover some of the magnificent sights and tastes of Greece, and the variations between its regions. Greece’s rich variety of landscapes include wetlands, forests, beaches and mountains, gorges, and valleys. The islands boast a scenic beauty of their own. Whether you are a nature lover or simply want to discover the other faces of the country besides age-old monuments, temples, and beaches, consider:
• Rock climbing: Greece has some superb rock-climbing destinations, including Kalymnos, now considered one of
the best in the world. There is the ethereal beauty of Meteora, Crete - the country’s largest and most diverse island,
the hilly Peloponnese, and mountain ranges close to Athens
• Skiing: being one of Europe’s most mountainous countries, Greece is not just a summer delight, but also a winter wonderland. Discover Greece’s wonderful ski resorts, some of which present views of the ocean while you
ski down the mountain
• Scuba diving: under the waters of Greece, you will discover sunken ships, underwater museums, and an incredible
array of colourful marine life
• Hiking: with most of the country covered in mountains and hills, Greece presents a whole host of hiking
and trekking options, many offering stunning views not seen from other vantage points
Whether you are looking to get the heart racing, spend time in nature, discover new flavours, soak up the sun, or take a step back in time, Greece provides the opportunity to experience something uniquely different every day!