Ask anyone for their bucket list of travel destinations and you’ll most likely hear them mention Greece. Who hasn’t seen the iconic pictures of Santorini with its white houses, blue roofs and windmills? Anyone looking for romance will find it in Greece with its beautiful islands, pristine beaches and memorable sunsets. It’s also popular with history buffs, foodies, active travelers and families. With so much to offer, this Mediterranean destination truly has something for everyone. Is Greece calling your name?
Cuisine and Hospitality
Not only is there a plethora of art, scenery, and historical elements to Greece, but there is also a flavorful and exciting culture. Greece is known for ingredients such as olives and olive oil, feta cheese, fish, etc. Italian and Turkish influences have also shaped some of the food in Greece, from dishes like risottos to sweets containing Turkish spices. And the people! Greeks are known for their passionate and celebratory nature. They live life to the fullest and are known to be very friendly. You’ll find yourself easily immersed in the culture as you visit the local coffee shops or town squares. Opa!
Scenery and Outdoor Activities
If history just isn’t your thing, there is more that the islands of Greece have to offer. Whether you are into hiking next to gorgeous rocky landscapes or prefer to partake in water-related activities, you can easily find activities to your liking. Kitesurfing, wreck diving, cycling, sailing, and more are all common in Greece. Sights such as volcanoes, sea turtles, forests, and white-sand beaches provide the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation, giving you a variety of choices no matter what you feel like doing that day. With 6,000 islands and islets (yes, 6000), you will not find yourself wondering what to do.
Even if History class wasn’t your favorite as a kid, you can’t help but be awe-struck by the historical landmarks in Greece. From the location of the first Olympic Games to ancient theatre's and monasteries, Greece has countless landmarks and historical sites. With its breathtaking marble and stone structures, this country is ideal for people who appreciate history or enjoy learning. Iconic sites such as the Parthenon and Acropolis of Athens are must-sees for history or architecture lovers.
If you feel that Greece is calling your name and you want more information, send me an email or schedule a call so we can start planning. Greece is scheduled to reopen to tourism this May (2021).