Greece Hotels & Travel
Welcome to Greece, a modern country which rubs shoulders with its storied past, offering travellers the best of both western comforts with its authentic Greek hotels and family-run pensions, and ancient glories with its numerous historical sites. These together with its fabulous food and wine, friendly locals, mountainous mainland and idyllic island beaches make Greece one of the world's top tourist destinations. The allure of all this, together with the reliable sunny summer weather are simply too hard to resist.
With its history, culture, architectural marvels, glorious islands, food, and friendly locals, deciding whether or not to go to Greece shouldn't be a hard question - where to go and how long to spend there will be!
One of Greece's great strengths is the variety that it offers visitors with so much to see and do. For history buffs there are ancient sites and museums galore, notably in the capital Athens. Lovers of fine food and wine will never want to leave. Nature lovers will be entranced by the beauty of the Greek Islands and the countryside. Families will enjoy the friendly, easy-going nature of the Greeks, and the multitude of things to keep the kids happy. And, finally, those looking for the hedonistic lifestyle are well catered for as well, with numerous islands offering the opportunity to party all night and sun-bake all day. There is also a huge variety of places to stay, not to mention the many interesting local tours which will help you explore Greece's history and culture.
In 2004, Greece stepped into the international spotlight by hosting the Summer Olympic Games in its capital city of Athens. It also provided an incentive for the authorities to clean up some of the worse aspects of Athens and transformed it into a city that uses state-of-the-art technology in transportation and urban development. Hailed as a huge success the games increased Greece's tourist infrastructure and number of visitors.
Greece's influence throughout the modern Western world cannot be overestimated, specifically in aspects such as literature, art, philosophy and politics. As the birthplace of European civilisation, Greece's history is intriguing and complex. The great city states of Athens, Corinth and Sparta rose to prominence from around 700 BC, and were engaged in frequent struggles and conflicts with each other, united only when facing the threat of invasion by the Persian Empire.
Around the fifth century BC was the height of Greek influence and power, as Athens became the artistic and cultural leader of all the Mediterranean. Many of ancient Greece's most magnificent works of architecture, drama, literature and sculpture date to this period. Throughout Greece are numerous well-known examples of the glory and magnificence of ancient Greece. The Parthenon, the Temple of Apollo and the Minoan city of Knossos are some of the more famous and visited attractions. Taking a tour in Greece is a great way to see these ancient marvels, or if you want to stay close to a particular landmark, our Greece map shows you hotels in Greece you can book with us. Get the best and cheapest flights to Greece with our partners!
Yet possibly an even bigger magnet to Greece than the historical artefacts and monuments are the 1400 islands scattered throughout the scenic blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Whether it's relaxing on quiet beaches, drinking and dancing the night away with thousands of other partygoers or enjoying the scenic views, laid-back lifestyle, great food, and authentic Greek hotels, there are numerous islands to choose from.
Greece is diverse within itself, with various tours in Greece you can enjoy. Architecture varies greatly from one region to the next depending on the local history. The landscape is just as varied with idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive groves in the south, and lush forests in the north. Like its neighbours, Cyprus and Bulgaria, Greece offers an array of historical sights with as many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples. This beautiful country holds more culture and historic value than anywhere else in the world. Come see the roots of much of Western arts and civilisation!
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