DISCOVER GREECE & THE GREEK ISLANDS
Many say that mainland Greece is the real heart and soul of the country. Sure, the islands are beautiful and a must-see, but don't skip the mainland. Travel back in time to ancient civilizations that form the roots of the western world. Visit the home of the myths and the site of archaeological wonders.
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Discover Athens, Greece|
The Plaka is the oldest part of Athens, directly below the Acropolis. Get off the beaten path and walk through the back streets. Admire the architecture of buildings that have stood for hundreds of years or climb the hill and see buildings that have lasted for thousands of years...
Discover Delphi, Greece|
After the Acropolis, Delphi is the most popular archaeological site in Greece. Located 180 kilometers from Athens, a trip to Delphi is listed in just about every tour itinerary and is by far the most popular day trip out of Athens. Delphi has a special meaning, more than just another ruins ...
Discover Meteora, Greece|
One of the most amazing places in Greece, if not the world is Meteora. If you have seen pictures of Greece or spend any time looking through travel brochures then you have certainly been impressed by the monasteries perched on top of enormous rocks ...
Discover Nafplio, Greece|
Nafplio was once the capital of Greece. Today, it's the perfect place to base yourself for visiting some of the best archaeological sites in Greece. Nearby is the ancient civilization of Mycenae and the impressive theatre at Epidaurus with it's reknown accoustics ...
Discover Northern Greece|
In the classical period the Greek influence became even more pronounced and with the reigns of Phillip and his son Alexander the Great. The palace became home to painters, poets, philosophers and musicians from all over the world. It was during this period that Macedonia became ...
Discover Olympia, Greece|
Olympia is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Greece. Even cruise ships dock at the nearby port of Katakolo and put people on buses to visit the site. The village of Olympia itself is a collection of tourist shops, cafes, restaurants and a Historical Museum of the Olympic Games ...
Discover the Peloponnese, Greece|
Some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Greece are not on the islands, but on the mainland in places like the Peloponnese. The Peloponnese, or Peleponisos, or Peloponessos or however you want to spell it, is what many people think of as the real Greece ...
Discover Thessaloniki, Greece|
The influence of the east is more pronounced, not just in the delicious food, but in the relaxed lifestyle. It's a big city with an almost college town feel, like Boston or Austin, but Greek. The nightlife is exceptional, the bars and clubs play great music. The restaurants and ouzeries are among the best ...
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Discover Aegina, Argo Saronic Gulf Islands|
Aegina was a city state in it's own right in ancient times, and at times a visible thorn in the side of classical Athens. Aegina is a nice day trip from Athens. Take the ferry rather then the hydrofoil so that you can relax and enjoy the scenery of the short trip...
Discover Angistri, Argo Saronic Gulf Islands|
Angistri is a small island near Aegina with beautiful sandy beaches and a devoted following. Angistri is famous for being one of the first places in Greece to experiment with naturalism, (or in plain English it was one of the first islands to have a nudist beach) ...
Discover Hydra, Argo Saronic Gulf Islands|
Former home of Leonard Cohen and jet setter haven. No beaches but who cares? Magnificent village and swimming off the rocks is good enough for recovering from the previous nights festivities. Restaurants and cafes on waterfront are for people-watching ...
Discover Poros, Argo Saronic Gulf Islands|
Imagine an island so close to Athens that you can wake up in the morning and in a little more than an hour, be walking around the acropolis, shopping in the flea-market or wandering around the Plaka looking for gifts or a nice place for lunch. Imagine an island that is a three minute boat ride ...
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Discover Delos, Cyclades Greek Islands|
All guide-books will tell you that no one is allowed, by law, to stay on Delos overnight, but there is a wonderful story about how Lawrence Durrell, the famous Philhellene and English author, managed to do this and have the most magical night of his life ...
Discover Ios, Cyclades Greek Islands|
Arrive by day to a quaint white cycladic village. By nightfall, every house is a disco, bar, fastfood restaurant, or boutique. Ios is not recommended for anyone over 25, at least not for more than a day or so. This is a party island ...
Discover Mykonos, Cyclades Greek Islands|
Expensive, decadent, and fun for gays, staight people and familes too. Intense nightlife with clubs that never stop. If you can't handle it there are frequent boats to escape to other less wild islands. For a little culture there are trips to the uninhabited ancient island of Delos...
Discover Naxos, Cyclades Greek Islands|
Naxos is the largest island in the Cyclades, home to the tallest mountain, Mount Zeus (1,010 m). In the most popular island chain for tourists, Naxos is relatively quiet, quaint, and charming. You'll feel so at home in Naxos, you may never want to leave...
Discover Paros, Cyclades Greek Islands|
Paros is the island for every man. Rich and poor, from the most culturally aware to the hedonist, hippy to computer geek, foreigners and Greeks, they all come in the summertime. One reason is that just about every ferry stops here, but some people do not want to leave ...
Discover Santorini, Cyclades Greek Islands|
Santorini is the number one destination for travel in the Greek Islands. Santorini is majestic and romantic. The views over the caldera are absolutely magnificent, so if you're going to splurge anywhere in Greece, this is the place to get yourself a room with a view ...
Discover Sifnos, Cyclades Greek Islands|
Sifnos is easily reachable by ferry from Pireaus. Sifnos is a mountainous island with fertile valleys, beautiful beaches and several towns. It has a long history and has been inhabited since 3000 BC. For people who are looking for the 'real Greece' ...
Discover Syros, Cyclades Greek Islands|
A working class island, Syros is the capital of the Cyclades, with a century-old ship yard servicing ocean going freighters and tankers, right in the harbour. The beautiful port town is more like a small city boasting two or three of the best restaurants in Greece ...
Discover Tinos, Cyclades Greek Islands|
The beauty, the romance, the myth of the Greek Islands. Even with today's mass tourism, still can be found on the third largest of the Cycladic Island group, the Island of Tinos. Just a thirty-minute ferryboat trip away from its sister island, Mykonos ...
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Discover Corfu, Ionian Greek Islands|
Corfu is a favourite destination for Brits and Europeans. Considered one of the most beautiful Greek Islands, the lush green Corfu is also called the 'Emerald Island'. Corfu was the last stop for legendary Odysseus before returning home to Ithaca, and it still has a lot to offer the modern day visitor
Discover Kefallonia, Ionian Greek Islands|
Kefallonia is a large green island with pine forests and many species of wildflowers and herbs. It is the nesting area for Loggerhead turtles but unlike the neighboring island of Zakynthos where they are endangered, the turtles here are doing fine. The locals are known for being clever ...
Discover Zakynthos, Ionian Greek Islands|
Zakynthos is an island of stunning scenery. It's a great choice if you want to visit the other Ionian Islands and/or the mainland. You can take a two day excursion from Zakynthos to visit Athens, or a day trip to Olympia. Zakynthos is home to the caretta sea turtle who nest on the beaches ...
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Discover Rhodes, Dodecanese Greek Islands|
Big city but stay in the old town and you'll love it. Fantastic castle built by the Knights of Saint John. Lots of nightlife, and plenty of archaeology to get through the days if packed beaches bore you. Try Sticky Fingers or the 60's bar. Check out the rest of the island which is agricultural ...
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Discover Chios, North East Aegean Greek Islands|
Chios is one of the most beautiful of the Aegean islands and has a capable bus system. Renting a car is the best way to see it though. The port is a city with traffic and buses. The tiny island of Psara is accessable only from Chios. Lots of interesting fortress villages known as Mastichochoria ...
Discover Ikaria, North East Aegean Greek Islands|
Hot springs at Therma and Therma Lefkada. The Port of Ag. Kyrikos is the main town as well. Arministis is the island's main resort town and is surrounded by forests and fine beaches. There is an art school here that may be worth checking out. If you are looking for a non-touristy island ...
Discover Lesvos, North East Aegean Greek Islands|
Lesvos, or Lesbos, also commonly referred to by the Greeks as Mytiline, or Mytilini - is the third largest Greek Island. It is situated in the north-eastern Aegean Sea, near the coast of Asia Minor. Lesvos is inexpensive. You can save money by going here and have as much fun than you will elsewhere...
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Discover Skiathos, Sporades Greek Islands|
Skiathos is the most popular of the Sporades Islands to the east of Volos and north of Evia. It has much to offer people of all ages and nationalities most of whom find themselves returning year after year. The island is actually the extension of Mount Pelion ...
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Discover Crete, Greek Islands|
I first fell in love with Greece when I was young, and I learned that the labyrinth in the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, was the Palace of Knossos in Crete. From then on, the stories took on a whole new magic meaning and opened a world into a mysterious past ...