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- 98%Local Culture
- 89%History Buffs
- 79%Art & Design Lovers
- 70%Luxury Travelers
- 70%Family Travelers
- 68%Adventure Travelers
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- GreeceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 9
Four millennia of history thrive along the convoluted coastline of Greece, indented by sandy beaches and overshadowed by dominant peaks. The treasure chest of archaeology, art and culture is bursting with crumbling castles, temples and monasteries, not to mention a necklace of pearlescent offshore islands that lure the jetset. In spring, the streets and alleyways are stuffed with canopied coffee tables and meze platters. No weather stops the Greeks enjoying a late-night coffee in the streets, but spring kick-starts boom season. Capital Athens is a haven of archaeological sites and culture. From here, a day trip to Delphi’s historical mountaintop ruins passes spectacular olden sea-fringing towns with age-old bakeries and superb cuisine.Recommended for:
- GreeceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 3
When we consider laws that would make society fairer, “a law against getting ill” is rarely one that pops into people’s heads. Well, that’s as long as you don’t live in Greece. Yes it may be the birthplace of democracy, but woe betide anyone who finds themselves even suspected of having HIV. You can be arrested, forced to undergo testing, if it comes up positive you can have your name publicised in the news and you can be legally evicted from your home without any alternative being offered. And while you’re scratching your head about that one, consider the semi-autonomous region of Mount Athos in eastern Greece – a place where no females are allowed. And by ‘females’ I mean any animal born with a uterus. You could be arrested for smuggling in a chicken.Recommended for:
- GreeceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
Wonderful place to visit the food was very tasty I tried many different types of food.The people were very nice even some places the language was a problem but was able to communicate, The people were very friendly, The scenery was breath taking the mountains were awsome, Would go back for a visit any timeRecommended for:
Sun baked streets, tavernas serving fresh seafood and meze platters, friendly smiles from every passing local….steeped in historical culture, Greece is a feast for the senses.
Continuously trying to shake off its reputation as solely a beach holiday destination, Greece can offer visitors a multitude of sights, good food and wine and friendly atmospheres, all wrapped up in a lovely climate and luxury hotels.
I really liked Greece. The people and the food were amazing. I would say visit greece, to enjoy these things and to see some beautiful scenery. But I wouldn't go to Greece just to see the Acropolis, you would be disappointed. It the warmth and passion of the people that make Greece a nice place to visit.
- GreeceMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3
My Homeland! I may be a bit biased but Greece does have so much more than just the Acropolis! The Greek Islands have some of the most pristine beaches.The people have a hospitality that is unmatched! If you are a history buff than you'll be in heaven( the Acropolis Museum in Athens is a must).Meteora and Olympia offer landscapes unavailable anywhere else. If relaxation is what you seek there are villas everywhere and for every budget.
The year 2011 me, my two sons and a daughter in low went to a small island called Santorini, a greek island with a very different kinda natur cos of the vulcano. Actually the hole island is one big vulcano with the ative center in the middle, lying as a small island in the sea. Around on the egde's of the vulcano lyes the city's wich are build untop of each other. Not a good island to visit if you are afriad of hights :). We had a fantastic trip, nice local people and good food. Highlight of the trip was a boattrip around the island, visit to the center island, were the crater of the vulcano is, dinner on board the ship and rounded up with the most fantastic sunset ever. I can recoment this island, kinda has it all, great trips, good nightlife bars and spetacular vue's from the bigger city's.
Why spend your summer holidays exploring just one place when you could experience the best of ten – and still have time for a generous amount of swimming and sunbathing in between? Island hopping is the way to see Greece, and it can be as highly paced or relaxed as you want. You’ll get a sense of freedom that no trip to a single destination can replicate, and you can also plan your travels around your tastes – whether those run to good food, deserted beaches, all-night clubs or ancient ruins.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of island hopping then you practically have three options. Cruises – all inclusive holidays where all the arrangements are made for you – could be the best choice if hassle-free luxury sounds like your idea of a good time. There are plenty of cruise holidays on offer, catering to a wide variety of different tastes and ages, and ranging in price from truly great bargains to the extremely expensive.
If you’re looking for more freedom than a cruise can offer, then the best option may be to travel independently. There is an excellent network of ferries and catamarans running between the Greek islands, although co-ordination can be tricky. You’ll need to be prepared to do some rigorous planning and research in advance, and this route may appeal more to backpackers and single travellers than to families – but if you’re happy to put the work in then expect spectacular results. A good place to start your research is the Athens newspaper Kathimerini (www.eKathimerini.com) – it publishes the day’s ferry departures from Piraeus and Rafina. Most Greek ticket agents will also have a copy of the Greek Travel Pages, which contains a fairly comprehensive ferry timetable.
If negotiating the ins and outs of the Greek ferry system sounds like too much hard work then your third and final option is to book an all-inclusive holiday to one of the larger islands, such as Crete or Corfu, and make day trips from here. This gives you the luxury of a fixed base and pre-arranged accommodation, as well as the freedom of exploring a large range of destinations. The only downside is the price – day trips can be expensive, although you can almost always bring the price down by booking in advance.
With attractions across the Greek islands ranging from theme parks and water sports to fabulous restaurants and important cultural sites, island hopping is the perfect choice for a family trip. Just remember to reserve some time in between adventures for the traditional Grecian holiday experience – sun, sea, and stunning beaches.
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Katacolon is one of the most interesting site I have ever seen in my life. History all around. Step by step you follow the atletic men that stood there for apr 2000 years ago. Sport is still the force that people gather around in all countries just to watch the beauty of the human spirtit and the beauty of the humans body. Body and soul is a the hole picture. Katacolon is the site to feel that without seeing anyone compeeting. Just the spirtit is still there:-)
- GreeceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7
The last time I was here, I was wrapping up my trip with my sister after a week long escapade through europe and was winding down with her friends. We had a great time going down memory row and eating some of the best grilled meat that side of the continent. And I wont go into too much detail over the lost 5 hours in my memory where my sister found me drunkenly passed out in the hotel room after a day of shopping. Hahahaha
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