discovering Greece

Our guide to discovering Greece

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A country located in southeastern Europe, Greece is a vast territory, a fifth of which is made up of several thousand islands scattered between the Aegean Sea and the Ionian Sea. Cradle of Western civilization, it has a centuries-old history as evidenced by many ancient monuments as sumptuous as they are unmissable. Far from being limited to its historical remains and its prestigious past, the country seduces with its Mediterranean climate and its many beaches popular with lovers of idleness. During your stay in Greece, you will also have the opportunity to discover some of its most famous culinary specialties and to familiarize yourself with local habits and customs. As you can see, there are many reasons to come and visit the country! So do not hesitate to satisfy your desire to escape by coming to discover all the richness of Hellenic culture by opting, for example, for a weekend in Athens .

When to go to Greece

Greece enjoys a Mediterranean-type climate characterized by hot, dry summers and rainy but remarkably mild winters. In summer, the islands and coasts are fortunately cooled by sea winds, which makes the heat very bearable. To go to Greece , a pleasant season is spring with an average temperature of 25°C from the month of May. If you love swimming, prefer the months of September and October to enjoy water at the ideal temperature. during an all-inclusive stayThe Greek winter also has a special charm that appeals to many tourists. In particular, you can indulge in the joys of skiing and hiking in the mythical region of Mount Olympus or that of Mount Parnasse. December, January and February are however the wettest months of the year.

Top destinations in Greece 2022

Iconic destination, discover all the vestiges of ancient Greece: Acropolis, Agora, Parthenon; and more …Multicultural, Corfu is a mix of Venetian, French, British influences not to be missed Island of a thousand shades of white and blue, Paros is an essential destination during a stay in Greece

Santorini travel

Iconic postcard landscape, Santorini is famous for its blue and white villages perched above the seaThe largest of the Greek islands has so much to offer: mountainous landscapes, fine sandy beaches, traditional villages…

Chania travel

Former capital of Crete, Chania illustrates its multiple influences between East and West Capital of Crete, Heraklion is a dynamic city, on the move, far from clichés, where it is good to get lost Located in the heart of the Dodecanese, the island of Kos is more than recommended for lovers of idleness for its large beaches Recognized as a party destination par excellence, Mykonos offers a wide range of activities for night owls City bordering the Aegean Sea, it crystallizes all the influences at the origin of Greece and is essential

How to get to Greece

For holidays in Greece, you have several solutions to get to your destination. The easiest way is to opt for a cheap flight to Greece . Many flights connect with Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport located in Athens, the largest in the country. From here you can reach all the Greek islands that have an airport. If you’re willing to ditch your old credit card, you can compare credit cards that reward your spending online, preferably opting for one that caters specifically to travelers. In doing so, you can make your flight to Greece even cheaper by getting cash-back, rewards points, or “miles,” on your airline ticket purchase. On the other hand, if you prefer the charms of navigation, it is also possible to reach Greece by boat. The most frequented means of transport are the ferries which provide maritime connections throughout the year between Greek and Italian, Cypriot or Turkish ports..

What to see in Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, a hill that houses one of the largest architectural ensembles of the ancient world The Parthenon, an ornately carved religious building dedicated to the goddess Athena The site of Olympia where the first Olympic Games in history were held The medieval village of Monemvasia whose ramparts offer a breathtaking view of the sea Nauplia, one of the most beautiful cities in the Peloponnese with its admirable Venetian fort You will be on a land whose diversity of natural sites allows you to enjoy many outdoor activities. It is also a country where centuries-old traditions combine with modernity, to the delight of its visitors.

What to do in Greece

Observe the underwater fauna and flora by joining a diving center Dance and party in a bouzoukia, a picturesque place where it is customary to sing and break plates Cruise aboard a comfortable ship to the Aegean islands (Poros, Hydra, etc.) Practice water sports that offer maximum sensations such as parasailing Discover the treasures of Hellenic culture by visiting the Acropolis Museum in Athens If you’re wondering where to go in Greece to relax on the cheap, you can head to one of the country’s many beaches for sunbathing. If you want to stretch your legs, the hiking trails that allow you to climb Mount Olympus will satisfy you.

How to get around Greece

To easily get from one point to another during your trip to Greece , you can take the coach. The KTEL intercity bus companies will allow you to travel throughout the country, not forgetting the islands. For quick and comfortable travel, don’t hesitate to fly. The country has well-known airlines such as Olympic Air, which provides many connections within Greek territory. If you want to get around on your own, it is possible to rent a car at a good price from a small local company. In Athens, you will have no trouble finding a taxi with nearly 14,000 vehicles listed.

What to eat in Greece

Marked by oriental and Turkish influences, Greek cuisine is distinguished by its subtle flavors and its many dishes based on olive oil. By going to one of the many restaurants and taverns in the country, you can savor some unmissable Greek gastronomic specialties.

Moussaka, a typical Greek dish made with minced meat, eggplant and covered with a sauce Feta, a cheese that can be eaten in salads as well as fried or accompanied by honey A Greek salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers and olive oil A a specialty made from beef cut into pieces and grilled on a skewer, a traditional Greek dessert filled with a tasty pastry cream made from semolina

If you want to keep a souvenir of your all-inclusive stay in Greece , you can go to one of the many souvenir shops that you will find in the big cities but also near the major tourist sites. Also remember to go to one of the many traditional markets: this will allow you to find unique objects.

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