Still not sure where to visit this summer? What about planning a trip to Greece? Whether that is mainland Greece, the Cyclades group, or the Dodecanese Islands, Greece could be the perfect destination for a summer holiday, as it has a lot to offer any traveller. From white sand beaches with azure seas, ancient ruins to multi cultural towns. and cities with plenty of nightlife, there is a lot more to Greece than meets the eye.
Fancy spending a week or two in Greece? Here are five reasons why Greece would make the perfect summer holiday destination.
Iconic monuments & heritage sites
Whether you are a history geek or not, there’s no getting away from the fact that Greece’s iconic ancient monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are impressive. Visit the incredible Acropolis in Athens which is situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city and contains many extremely historically valuable buildings. The ancient open air museum on Delos island is one of many ancient buildings scattered around the island that is a short ferry ride from Mykonos. The myth-rich Palace of Knossos is part of the oldest city in Europe and worth the visit! Whether you are a history buff or not, Greece’s impressive range of historic buildings is sure to impress.
The most amazing food & drink
Greece is famous for its amazing food, from well-known dishes like Moussaka and Gyros to regional recipes, the food across the country is incredible. Discover food specialities that you’ve never heard of but instantly love. Try wines and liqueurs that are unique in every way. Learn about the herbs, spices, and other flavours that go into Greek cooking. For anyone with a passion for food, Greece makes an ideal travel destination. If you choose to visit a Greek island like Crete, Santorini, or Ios, ensure that you try the seafood – it will be some of the best seafood you have ever had.
From hotels built into the cliffs to luxury Mykonos villas, Greece is renowned for its out of this world accommodation options. Want to sleep overlooking the sea? Fancy living in a beach hut? Want your own private villa, pool and hot tub? The accommodation in Greece is incredible – there’s no doubt about it – it will wow you. There are so many incredible places to stay; it’s just a case of finding that one that’s the best fit for your needs and budget. Talking of budget, due to Greece’s unfortunate economic circumstances, accomodation can be found very cheap!
Greece is home to some amazing landscapes. Think rugged mountains, volcanoes, exotic beaches, green valleys, tranquil lakes, and luscious forests – Greece has some of the most picturesque scenery in the world. For anyone with a love of nature of a flare for photography, Greece is the perfect place to visit. There’s no doubt about it; you will be wowed by the scenery on offer, regardless of where in Greece you choose to visit.
Lots of adrenaline pumping activities
Thanks to its vast and varied landscapes, Greece is able to offer an array of adrenaline pumping activities, making it the perfect place for anyone with a love of adventure. From surfing trips in Tinos, rock climbing in Meteora, base jumping in Zakynthos, and caving in Naxos, Greece is an adrenaline junkie’s dream destination.
There you have it, five reasons why Greece could be the perfect place to head to for your summer holiday. The country is on the beautiful Mediterranean so the turquoise seas mentioned will be beautifully warm as will the reception you get from the locals!