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This Mediterranean paradise tantalizes with its cool, sparkling waters and sun soaked, powder soft, island beaches!
Wherever you step in Greece, you’re treading gloriously historic ground—right in the footsteps of the Minoans, the Ancient Greeks, and other astonishing cultures. Even at a trendy café in Athens or a bustling restaurant in Thessaloniki, the tremendous energy of Greece’s history is palpable. Tourist attractions are many and varied, and include the Acropolis of Athens, the Mycenae Lion Gate, and majestic Mount Olympus—abode of the gods. The Greek Islands, meanwhile, are a destination in and of themselves—internationally renowned for their gleaming beaches and exuberant nightlife. Cruising the sparkling Mediterranean amid these archipelagos introduces you to some of Europe’s most transcendent scenery.
As the birthplace of Homer, Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras and Aristotle of democracy, comedy, tragedy, philosophy, and the Olympics of much of mathematics, science and literature, it is fair to say that Greece is pretty much the godfather of Western culture. Ancient Greece’s influence spread far and wide and its advanced culture tremendously inspired the Romans who modeled much of their own culture, politics and religion on the Ancient Greeks.
It’s no surprise that there is a plethora of fascinating cultural attractions to see while on vacation in Greece. The country has an astonishing 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it was the home of two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Colossus of Rhodes.
A few (of hundreds) cultural sights to consider visiting include the Acropolis Museum, the National Archaeological Museum (both in Athens), the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion on the island of Crete (which showcases the ancient Minoan Civilization), and the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki.
In terms of contemporary Greek culture, most Greeks today consider themselves Greek Orthodox. During your travels you will find that many Greeks speak excellent English (often better than in other Southern European nations). Greeks today tend to work hard during the week and then make the most of their weekends and summers; many Athenians for example will catch the ferry in Piraeus just to spend the weekend on the lovely island of Hydra.