Greece is one of the most visited countries.
There are 18 World Heritage Sites in Greece, and Greece is ranked 16th in the world in terms of total sites.
Almost two-thirds of the Greek people live in urban areas. Greece’s largest and most influential metropolitan centers are Athens and Thessaloniki.
Eighty percent of Greece consists of mountains and hills. Mount Olympus, the residence of the ancient 12 gods, at 2918m is the highest in Greece.
There are a number of lakes and wetlands.
The spectacular Vikos Gorge part of Vikos-aoos national park in the Pindus range is listed by the Guinness book of World Records as the deepest gorge in the world.
Another notable formation is the Meteora rock pillars, and on top of some medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries have been built.
In east Macedonia and Thrace the area is covered with thick, ancient forests, including the famous Dadia Forest.
is the capital of Greece. Athens is a place that has something for everyone, Monuments, theaters, night life, botanical gardens, many shops and even a flea market. The city is dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis and the Parthenon temple.
Greece has over 2000 islands and only about 220 are inhabited. If you have an explorer vein and come with your own boat or rent one the possibilities are endless. The islands are an integral part of the country’s culture and tradition. The islands have something for everyone. It can be peace and quiet to relax; sand beaches with clear blue waters, monuments, night life, you name it there are islands that have it. Many of these Greek beaches provide not only swimming, but also scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. Evia separated from the mainland by the 60 m-wide strait, is the second largest Lesbos is the 3rd and Rhodes the 4th.
Mykonos is an island in the Aegean Sea. It is known for its summer party atmosphere. The beaches have bars that play music. There are many dance clubs which typically stay open well past dawn.
Rhodes an island and historical capital is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens. Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The medieval old town of the city of Rhodes has been declared a world heritage site.
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It was the center of the Minoan civilization which is the earliest known civilization in Europe. There you can see the palace of Knossos famously associated with the mythical Minotaur.
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and is the second largest of the Ionian Islands. Its history is full of battles and conquests. Ruins of ancient Greek temples and other archaeological sites are found. Medieval castles in strategic locations across the island are a legacy of struggles in the middle Ages against invasions by pirates and the Ottomans. The city’s old town was added to the World heritage sites. The island is a very popular tourist destination.
Another known island is the volcanic island of Santorini known as one of the most romantic picks and offers some spectacular views. Its whitewashed capital of Thira is dramatically situated on the edge of a 400m high cliff, overlooking a beautiful blue lagoon.