Do you dream of lying on a sundrenched beach, with crystal clear water stretching out in front of you? If the answer is “Yes,” then you should definitely consider making Greece your next vacation destination. With hundreds of little islands dotting the Aegean Sea for you to visit, amazing food, and a rich history with archeological ruins behind every corner, Greece may just become your favorite holiday spot of all-time. We certainly know it is ours. Here are four reasons Greece should be on your travel bucket list.
The Ancient Greeks have been credited with many architectural marvels, from the Acropolis to the Palace of Knossos. For the history lovers out there, you will be able to walk the same paths as some of the world’s most famous philosophers, like Socrates and Plato. They were said to have wandered the same hallowed halls of these UNESCO World Heritage sites. You will definitely want to brush up on your ancient history before you visit, and who knows, maybe one of the Greek gods, like Zeus or Aphrodite, will decide to put in an appearance for you.
We all know what a Greek salad is. Think cucumber, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, and bell peppers, but there is a whole world of cuisine just waiting for you to try in Greece. The different islands and regions in Greece all have their own delicacies for you to sample. Spanakopita, a spinach and cheese filled phyllo pastry, is absolutely delicious, along with the eggplant dish, moussaka. You will want to try everything on the menus here. Then, if you are feeling a bit adventurous, you may want to try the local wines and liqueurs. Ouzo, is an anise flavored liquor which goes quite well with most meals, and grappa is a digestif you may want to follow your meal with, if you feel like you need a little something extra.
For those that love to bask in the sun, Greece has a plethora of beaches for you to choose from. All you need to do is decide if you want to stay on the mainland, or venture out to the islands. If you are feeling like you’re ready to really soak up the sun, then you should consider chartering a sailboat for your time in Greece. You will be able to decide which islands you want to go to, and how long you want to spend on each one. Corfu, Rhodes, and Crete all offer pristine beaches, and the added bonus of great nightlife, for those nights you feel like dancing until dawn.
Perfect For Any Budget
Greece is the kind of place that can fit into any budget. Whether you are on a shoestring budget, where you need to stick to hostels, or you want to live large and live the 5-star lifestyle, you will find it in Greece. Food is relatively inexpensive compared to other European countries, and accommodation can be found at any price range. For the budget conscious, you can even consider packing a tent, which will leave you with some spare cash to try all of the activities that this beautiful country has to offer.
You may just find you never want to leave the sun soaked shores of the amazing country of Greece!