Why visit Greece? Which are the impulses that push millions of visitors to travel to this small corner of Europe? This section informs you about 12 reasons to travel to Greece.
A visit to Greece is the dream holiday of a lifetime. When thinking of holidays, people picture the long crystal Greek beaches and the relaxing beach taverns. But be careful because Greece is addictive: if you have experienced Greek holidays once, no other place on earth will be sufficient for you.
Greece is famous for the perfect climatic conditions. Not tropical and not arctic, this is a fantastic destination for every season. Did you know that most places in Greece get sunshine 300 days per year?
You will love the virgin landscape, the exotic color of the sea, the bright light of the sun. Each place in Greece has a different authentic style, both in the islands and in the mainland. It will take you years to explore all the Greek islands, but only a glance to love them. Have a look to our beautiful Greece photos.
Greece remains among the safest countries of the world. The criminality rate is very low, especially in the islands. Feel no fear to walk late at night and have chats with the locals. In fact, this will be among the best pleasures during your Greek holidays. Only in Athens should you have an eye open, as pick-pocketing is usually reported in large queues, for example in buses or when boarding the ferry. But this is not the case in the islands, where you can lay back and enjoy a carefree atmosphere.
Since ever, the warm hospitality is one the main reasons to come to Greece. Feel free to mingle with the locals, have long chats with them or stop them at the street to ask for directions. They love it! Apart from the locals, you will also enjoy high quality of services in the hotels and resorts.
Even in the smallest piece of land in Greece, you will find a connection to the past. All around the country and the islands, there are ancient sites of various historical periods: from remains of ancient Greek temples to Byzantine monasteries and Neoclassical mansions.
Greece is famous for its healthy products, including virgin olive oil, vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts and wine. These products are the basis of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in proteins and low in saturated fats. These products are cooked together and make delicious dishes. Even in the smallest tavern in Greece, do not hesitate to taste local Greek dishes. They will be totally different than any other ethnic recipe you have tasted so far.
There are frequent air connections from the largest world airports to the International Airport of Athens and from Athens there are almost daily flights to the local airports of mainland Greece and the Greek islands. Also in summer, there are many direct charters and low cost flights from various European airports to the most popular islands of Greece. As for ferry connection, there are ferries between Greece and Italy all year round and also between Greece and Turkey in summer.
As Greece is a member of the EU, clearly other EU citizens do not need visa to visit the country and stay as long as they like. Also many citizens of other world countries do not need to make visa arrangements for tourism, including citizens of the USA, Australia and Russia.
You are young in age or young at heart, looking for a place with vivid nightlife? Mykonos, Paros, Ios, Skiathos, Rhodes, Corfu, Zakynthos are only few of the islands of Greece where parties start in the midday and last till the early hours. Enjoy your cocktail under the hot sun and dance on the sand till your feet can hold no more!
You will find no difficulty to communicate in English with the Greeks. Ask for directions, order in restaurants, shop or get information in English will be very easy everywhere in the country. In fact, in the most tourist places, you will discover that staff of tourist businesses may also speak French, German, Italian or even Russian.
Surely you have heard that Greece is among the top summer destination for celebrities and Hollywood stars. Many come and visit on yachts or stay in luxurious beach resorts, while others even have holiday homes in the Greek islands.
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