Greece, and its islands, have long been a popular tourist destination. For a while, it fell out of favour with tourists from further afield than the rest of Europe.
This was largely due to the perceived political unrest, the reputation of some of the islands as ‘party islands’ and more recently, the financial collapse of the economy.
Greece though should definitely be on your travel list. The history, breathtaking landscapes and laid back pace of life make it the ideal destination.
A Vacation For Everyone
Whatever type of vacation you prefer, Greece is almost certain to provide it for you. If you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, the Greek islands have hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy. Or if you’d like to see more of the landscape, Asimina Tours run luxury tours to take in the beautiful country.
Adrenaline junkies are well catered for too with a wide variety of watersports, climbing, and skydiving opportunities.
If it’s culture you’re after then you’ll be hard pushed to find a country with more historical significance than Greece, the birthplace of democracy and many philosophical and scientific discoveries.
Greece is home to some of the world’s most beautiful monuments and UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Acropolis in Athens, Old Town of Rhodes and the Byzantine monuments at Thessaloniki.
You’ll find every interest is catered for, often in the same place.
A Culinary Adventure
The Greek diet is not only one of the healthiest in the world, but it’s also one of the tastiest. Fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood and fish and of course, a good dose of Greek olive oil. There are also a number of heartier dishes too for those looking for some comfort food.
The Greeks are also known for their local liquors such as Ouzo or Sambuca.
Picture Perfect Landscapes
Greece is spoiled with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. White sand beaches with clear water, lush forests, and imposing mountains. You’ll never get tired of looking.
A Relaxed Way Of Life
If you’re looking to change gears on your vacation, then the laid back pace of Greece is the perfect location for you. The locals are friendly and like to relax and enjoy what their beautiful country has to offer.
Dance The Night Away
Nightlife in Greece caters for everyone. While the younger crowd tends to head to islands like Mykonos or Zakynthos, the rest of the Greek islands know how to enjoy themselves too.
Value For Money
The cost of living in Greece is quite low compared to other European countries, so you’ll find that your money goes a lot further.
A Perfect Climate
Greece has a good climate all year round, making it perfect to visit in the off-season. It can get very hot indeed in July and August, so unless you are a devoted sun worshipper, it’s best to visit in June or September to enjoy the warmer summer weather without the intense heat.