Greece

Overview

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple.

Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos

Things to do

In Greece, sea and mountain meet to dramatic effect, and everything is bathed in the bright, relentless light of the Mediterranean sun. Life here can be what you make it, either an endless party or a quiet affair. The smells of thyme and lavender, the shops tucked away on tiny island streets, the welcoming people, the undiscovered beaches, the gorgeous food, and the epic history will make you want to plan your next visit back to Greece before you’ve even left.

 

Watch the Sunset in Santorini

This crescent-shaped Cycladic island is the result of intense volcanic activity in the ancient times and is renowned for the dramatic views of the Aegean sea and a rocky caldera that rises 1,100 feet above sea level. The towns of Fira and Ia are perched along the top of the island and provide some spectacular and wildly popular sunset-watching opportunities across the bay. With its seriously romantic backdrop, it’s no wonder that Santorini is such a popular wedding destination.

 

Stroll Around Europe’s Oldest City

The Minoan civilization dominated this region of the southeastern Mediterranean some 5,000 years ago. Excavations, which first started in Knossos in 1878, offer a glimpse into what life might have been like in one of the most legendary ancient kingdoms before it was (supposedly) destroyed by the volcanic eruptions in Santorini and the subsequent tsunami that reached Cretan shores. The palace of the wise King Minos reveals a people in possession of advanced technology, newly-acquired writing skills, and intellectual prowess.

 

Food and drink

While most eat to live, the Greeks live to eat… and drink! As anyone who has visited Greece will tell you, for Greeks, eating and drinking is not only a basic need, it is a divine art! In a land blessed with sun, sea and olive trees, the plethora of traditional Greek flavors will rival anything you’ve had before! From the remote villages of the Peloponnese to the famed Greek islands and the bustling metropolis of Athens, the variety of dishes will satisfy even the most demanding traveler’s taste buds – in every season of the year. How to eat and drink like a local in Greece? Grab a seat at our table and find out!