Greece is a country that has a lot to offer, from art to food to nature to culture. If you have been thinking about planning a getaway, this could be a sign that Greece is somewhere worth considering. From family vacations to honeymoons, this country is the perfect place to visit. Keep reading to find out some of the top reasons why Greece might be calling your name.
Athens Acropolis – Pantheon Image: Compass Media
Greece is where a lot of what we know in Western culture today got its start. From the location where the first Olympic Games took place to ancient theatres and monasteries, Greece holds countless landmarks and locations. With various breathtaking marble and stone structures, this country may be 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.
Windmills on Mykonos Image: Compass Media
If history 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, there is something here for everyone. 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 adventures and relaxing, giving you a variety of choices no matter what you feel like doing that day. The landscape varies throughout Greece’s islands and is home to many different species of plants and animals.
Santorini Image: Compass Media
Not only is there a plethora of art, scenery, and historical elements to Greece, but there is also a flavorful and exciting culture. Food-wise, Greece is known for 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. Plus, food isn’t even the only part of the culture worth mentioning. Greeks are known for their passionate and celebratory nature. They often live life to the fullest and are often viewed as friendly. To get immersed fully into Greek culture, you can visit places like local coffee shops or town squares.
Squid – traditional Greek sea food Image: Bigstock
If you feel that Greece is calling your name, or want more information, talk to your travel agent today. We will design the fantastic Greece experience you deserve!
Feature image of the view from Santorini is courtesy of Chris Lawton on UnSplash. Article first appeared on April Powers Travel.
I am April Powers with April Powers Travel. I work with busy couples and families who want a headache-free vacation or honeymoon. I’ve been planning vacations, honeymoons and group travel since 2007. I pride myself on a personable style of business – meaning I am always the voice that will speak with you on the phone. I’m your single point of contact throughout your entire experience. While I have an entire support staff to back me up, I promise to work directly with you at all times. Learn More about April