If you’re still undecided on where to go for your next vacation, why not consider Greece? Brimming with unique culture, ancient ruins, friendly locals, unparalleled Mediterranean cuisine, and beautiful beaches, there’s something for everyone in this country. Just some of the destinations to consider include the Acropolis and its museum in Athens, the archeological site of Delphi, the palace of Knossos, with its rich mythological past, the byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki, or the medieval wonders of Rhodes.
If that is not enough, here are some more reasons to make Greece your next holiday destination.
Mild Mediterranean Weather
Greece is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate, meaning hot and dry summers and mild winters. The coastal areas are best if you want to take advantage of the temperate weather, as the mountainous regions can get cooler in the wintertime. The relatively low amount of rainfall makes it a good place to visit in autumn and winter as this can also help you avoid the throngs of people who descend on the country during the summer months.
If you’re after the beach and some downtime in and around the sea, then consider visiting one (or more) of the many Greek islands such as the ever-popular Mykonos. For some guaranteed rest and relaxation, consider staying at one of the Villas in Mykonos.
Full Of History
If you’re a fan of ancient architecture, then visiting Greece is a must. Greece has an outstanding history, boasting Alexander the Great, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and many more intellectuals in its past. Be sure to visit some of the country’s many historical sites during your visit.
Greece has a lot to offer in regards to food and drink. Olive oil has been used for millennia and features in just about every Greek dish. Whether you’re vegan or vegetarian, an omnivore, or a lover of seafood, then Greek cuisine has you covered. The prices are usually very reasonable and the portions are hearty, so both your pocket and stomach will be well looked after.
Plenty of Opportunities for Hiking
There is an abundance of mountains, hills, and trails in Greece to keep the active traveler busy on their trip. The Vikos Gorge and Meteora areas in Northern Greece are great places to hit the trails. In the south you’ll find Lousios Gorge in the Peloponnese, where you pass ancient Greek ruins, chapels and monasteries etched into the mountainside.
The Greek Islands
If the plethora of choices regarding where to visit on the mainland isn’t enough for you, there are also more than 200 islands to pick from. You can go for the more well-known and famed of the islands or choose the road less traveled. The variety of islands Greece has to offer means that you can probably find at least one that caters to your particular preferences as a traveler.
To Sum Up
Greece has so much to offer its visitors, it’s worth considering for your next getaway there. The climate makes it a popular destination year-round, with hot, dry and sunny summers and mild winters without little rain. Whether you’re into history and ancient architecture, hiking, delicious food, or lounging on an island beach, Greece has it all for you.