About Greece
About Greece
About Greece

There are actually a lot of things you need to know about Greece, if we need to briefly explain them, we can start as follows.

Greece has an enormous (16,000 km) of coastline, and the country boasts countless beautiful places, in many cases large-scale tourism that has nothing less to offer than its mainstream counterparts. Wonderful activities such as sparkling nightclubs, fresh seafood and a lively Mediterranean passion will be waiting for you.

The country has long been an attraction for travelers who flock to its shores to relax on its beaches and explore ancient ruins. But despite its popularity, parts of Greece still feel unexplored, with Mount Olympus, the Peloponnese coast, and some of the more remote islands slipping under the radar of mass tourism, at least for now.

Things to Know About Greece

The first stop for most visitors is Athens, the country’s stunning capital, which combines a modern center with the stark ancient beauty of the Parthenon and the Saronic Gulf. All enthusiasts stop by Athens when they first come to Greece. Like the rest of the country, Athens was built on a classical civilization that produced some of the world’s greatest thinkers, philosophers and poets. The ancient Greeks also brought world democracy, which locals cheerfully remind visitors of, and a pantheon of who’re celebrated through statues and local folklore.

About Greece
About Greece

Despite the increasing number of tourists from other parts of the world in recent years, more than 90% of visitors come to Greece from other European countries. The vast majority of visitors come during the summer tourist season. Peak season is from July to August and most of the tourists and tourism industry are concentrated in Crete, Dodecanese, Cyclades and West Greek Islands and to a lesser extent Peloponnese and Halkidiki peninsula in Macedonia.

Greece has 6,000 islands and islets, with only 277 inhabitants in all. Among them are Rhodes, home to the ancient Minoan culture, and, according to legend, the frightening Minotaur. Today it is mostly known for its stunning beaches, charming seaside towns and vibrant nightlife. While the islands of Corfu, Crete, and Santorini also became established havens for sun seekers and revelers, Kos began to attract the world’s rich and famous gods of the very modern kind. After all, everyone is welcome in democratic Greece.

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