The mother of civilization
Greece is the mother of European civilization with a distinctive language, culture and cuisine. Its economic difficulties have
been in the headlines in recent years, obscuring the fact that it is still one of Europe's best tourist destinations. Greece offers excellent beaches,
tavernas and a classic Mediterranean climate along with masses of ancient sites to visit. There is no getting away from the historic atmosphere
reminding you of centuries of history.
A wonderful base for a visit with a massive range of shops and restaurants and several astonishing archaeological sites such as the
Acropolis and the Athenian Agora. More at:
The Greek Islands
The Greek islands are astonishingly varied, ranging from Crete with its own Minoan history to tiny islands where you can get away from it all.
Lonely Planet Greek Islands
by Korina Miller
Life goes slower on the islands. Unwind amidst the beaches, colorful harbours and overflowing kitchens of your daydreams. As diverse as they are numerous, the Greek Islands don t disappoint. Dive in. Korina Miller, Lonely Planet Writer
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