Greece Holidays

The very mention of the word “Greece” attacks your mind with myriad images. This is the land where the European civilization began. It gave the world the Olympians, the Oracles and a whole lot more of myths and mythological creatures without which a large chunk of our cultural imagination would not exist. There is nothing about this country or its early people that is not remarkable- whether it is architecture, sculpture, paintings, theatre, philosophy, politics, science or literature. Its popularity is all the more solidified by its many islands and beaches.

Famous Greece Holidays Attractions

;Athens: Athens was the cultural and artistic center of the Mediterranean in the fifth century BC. It continued its reign for hundreds of years. Even now, evidence of its supremacy may be seen in the many historical sites- the 2400 year old Parthenon, the Theater of Dionysus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, the Agora ruins, the reconstructed Stoa of Attalos and the excavations of the Library of Kolonaki. You may also visit the National Archaeological Museum at Patisson Street to explore artifacts of the Greek civilization.

Ossios Loukas: a monastery complex containing the Church of St. Luke and the Church of the Virgin. The nearby town of Livadia is where the famous he Oracle of Trophonios Zeus, the Springs of Forgetfulness (Lethe) and Memory (Mnemosyne) are said to be located.

Delphi: mostly for the the Temple of Apollo, the Delphi Museum and the Sanctuary of Athena.

Crete: the largest of Greek islands, it is where the Minoan culture flourished. The National Archaeological Museum, the History Museum, the Minoan sites of Knossos, Malia and Phaestos along with the holiday resort Agios Nikolaus and Samaria Gorge National Park are the highlights of this island.

Other places of note include Cape Suonio, Mount Parnassus, Euboea, Nafplio, Mycenae, Corinth, Olympia, Thessaly, Macedonia, Thrace and the islands of Salamis, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Samos and Lesbos.

Top Greece Holidays Beaches and Hotels

Greece has some of the best as well as cleanest beaches in the world. To choose the best among them would be a near-impossible task. However, some popular beaches may be mentioned- Sarakiniko in Peloponnese, Egremnoi in Lefkada, Myrtos in Kefalonia, Erimoupolis in Crete and Myrtidiotissa in Corfu.

All sorts of accommodation can be arranged in the land of the Olympians-from luxury hotels to chalets and paradosiakoi oikismoi (traditional hostels). Top hotels in the country are Mykonos Grand Hotel and Resort, Agistri Club Hotel, Villa Anemoessa and Studios Marios.

Shopping Places for Greece Holidays Traveler

Prominent tourist purchases of Greece are lace, jewellery, pottery, garments, furs, rugs, leather goods, wine and spirits. Ioannina is famous for its spices, Sifnos and Skopelos for ceramics, Crete and Rhodes for embroidery, lace and leather goods, Kastoria for fur, Epirus region for their flokati rugs, Chania for jewellery and Corfu for wooden handicrafts. Monastiraki Sunday flea market and Kolonaki designer boutiques in Athens are also popular haunts.

Head to Greece for a brush with history as well as sunny beaches!