A Travel Guide to Greece
Greece is located in southeastern Europe and its capital, Athens, is known as the birthplace of democracy and attracts millions of visitors each year who flock to see the historic attractions and enjoy the perfect weather and relaxed way of life here.
Athens is the most visited city in Greece. It is one of the world’s oldest cities and is considered to be the cradle of western civilisation. Due to its rich history Athens has many historical attractions including; The Acropolis, a citadel dating back to 400BC and the Temple, Parthenon; built in the late 400’s BC to honour the goddess Athena. The city has a range of museums to explore and there are various restaurants and shops to enjoy.
Another popular historic attraction is the Delphi Theatre, once capable of hosting 5000 spectators, today only ruins remain. The theatre still makes for an interesting attraction, and the views of the surrounding area are amazing. Another of the incredible attractions here are the Christian Monasteries called ‘Meteora’. The monasteries sit atop stone pillars and are some of the most beautiful sites in all of Greece.
Greece is also known for is stunning natural beauty. Myrtos Beach is considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Greece. Sheltered by cliffs and mountains, within a bay, the beach is protected from winds, making the water not only a perfect turquoise colour but also perfectly calm. Another of Greece’s natural attractions is the Samaria Gorge, the canyon stretches for miles and is popular with those looking for a walk in the countryside. Mount Altos is another impressive sight amongst the patchwork of natural beauty that is Greece.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Greece ranging from villas and apartments to rent on the Mediterranean coast and the many Greek Islands to cottages and holiday homes in the countryside.