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Why Greece

One of the most popular destinations in the world

Crystal beaches, historical sightseeing and legendary cuisine

Amazing climate and numerous sports events to choose

Greece is located in southeast Europe consisting of a mountainous mainland, the Peloponnese peninsula and more than 6,000 islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas, of which only a bit over 200 are populated. With its fascinating and rich historical course from the 7th millennium BC, it is no wonder it constitutes one of the most popular destinations in the world, renowned among visitors for its overabundance of ancient ruins, among which Acropolis, the symbol of Athens, as well as Ancient Delphi, one of the 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country; moreover, places with unique spiritual significance like the monasteries of Meteora, also on the UNESCO World Heritage list and of course Mount Athos, the spiritual capital of the Orthodox Christian world, dot the landscape for faith-based tourism.

Whether travelers opt to visit traditional villages characterized either by whitewashed or stone walls and narrow passageways to wander around, or bring along their sunscreen and sunglasses and head for the sunny picturesque beaches, it is straightforward that Greece will surely satisfy even the most discerning traveler.

One the other hand, if sports runs in your blood there are many events you can participate in while visiting the country. Surfing, kite-surfing, sailing, wake-boarding, water ski, rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, running, beach volley, taekwondo beach are only but a few adrenaline-inducing experiences to delight sports and traveler enthusiasts.

Amidst all, let your senses travel you to every different corner of Greece and explore unique tastes and cherished aromas! Mediterranean cuisine is an expansive gastronomic category with plenty and delicious dishes; the Greek take to it will initiate your taste buds to authentic recipes such as moussaka, tzatziki, yuvarlakia, keftedakia, gyros and loukoumades. Be prepared for exquisite culinary delights deriving from a wide-ranging use of ingredients from vegetables, to olive oil, grains, fish, wine, numerous varieties of white and red meat as well as dairy products.

Greeks take huge pride in the uniqueness of their country altogether. Set aside the fact that Greece is allegedly the cradle of Western civilization, the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, political science, Western philosophy, and scientific or mathematical principles. Xenia the ancient Greek concept of hospitality is still what distinguishes the Greek people and it is immediately felt by visitors as no matter how far away from home they may be, feeling safe and welcomed is their prerogative as guests.

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