Greece is a country that holds plenty of myths and traditions, a place heavy with history and culture. Choose to travel to the country not only for its incomparable islands but also for its fascinating mainland packed with less-known destinations. This is the land you’ll fall in love with at a glance so let the country’s historical wealth and the ongoing sunshine captivate you. We give you 5+1 reasons to visit us. There are many more and it is up to you to discover them.
Imposing Art and Culture
Greece is endowed with a long history and a fascinating culture. Enjoy centuries-old art and explore the country’s history manifested in every corner of Greek land: findings from Prehistoric and Archaic Periods; Classical, Hellenistic, Medieval and Byzantine monuments; folk artifacts; evidence of other civilizations and religions being present at some point of the country’s history. This is where the past meets the present and where old structures and art coexist with modern society.
Arts such as architecture, sculpture, pottery, weaving, music, jewellery making and painting are present throughout Greece’s history.
The country has more than 100 imposing archaeological sites, numerous ancient theatres, agoras, great temples most of which are included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Monuments. Walk along roads steeped in history, visit museums and monuments around the country and listen to the echoes of the past!
Greek cuisine is irresistible; its flavourful recipes use a large variety of quality products, cleverly combined, telling age-old secrets handed down from generation to generation. The basic ingredients that make this cuisine so tempting are fresh produce, herbs, spices, the renowned Greek olive oil and of course… simplicity!
Taste the produce of Greek meat, the freshly caught fish, savoury seafood, the handpicked healthy fruits, vegetables, pulses and the world-famous cheese. Don’t forget to accompany your meal with a glass of Greek wine, ouzo or tsipouro. Cheers and Bon Appétit!
Islands Blessed with Light
Greek sovereign land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. A unique phenomenon for the European continent.
Most of the islands are found in the Aegean Sea and are divided into seven groups (from north to south): The Northeastern Aegean Islands, The Sporades, Evia, the Islands ofArgosaronic, The Cyclades, The Dodecanese and Crete. The Ionian Sea has one island complex The Ionian Islands.
There’s an island that is just right for you. Are you interested in culture and arts, family holidays or action (water and extreme sports), a bustling or serene atmosphere, do you prefer a cosmopolitan or rustic style? You name it, they’ve got it!
The Greek Islands have evolved and taken part in some of Europe’s most renowned ancient civilizations, such as the Cycladic or the Minoan; they are home to a large number ofarchaeological sites, featuring unique architecture and charming local traditions.
Mind Blowing Beaches
Greece’s coastline is among the longest in the world – approximately 16.000km. Its shores are world-famous and known for their crystal clear waters and their diversity (pebbly, sandy, rocky etc.).
Enjoy sheltered bays and coves, coastal caves, long sandy, pebbly, rocky or dark sandy “volcanic” beaches, sand dunes and others with a story to tell…
Hundreds of beaches in Greece receive the “Blue Flag” Award every year. It’s up to you to discover them and enjoy their amenities. If you’re in the mood for some action, indulge in waters sports or other fun beach games!
Greece may well be famous for its islands but the mainland holds some treasures well worth exploring. Imposing mountains, rich ecosystems, rivers and lakes create an amazing ensemble. Visit historic monuments known across the world as well as magnificent religious structures. Welcome to an imposing and thrilling land, feel that you become part of its nature and enjoy activities and local cuisine.
Memorable Travel Experience
Greeks are descendants of Zeus Xenios (the God of hospitality) so you can expect the locals to welcome you warmly wherever you go. You’ll be offered a world of opportunities to create your own memorable experiences throughout Greece, year round.
Participate in Greek customs and traditions, in Easter or Christmas celebrations, in agricultural activities, in rustic festivals, in vibrant nightlife, in tours of historic towns and stone built villages. Drink in the view of the country’s sublime nature and its serene sunsets. Make sure to savour its tantalizing dishes by the sea or on a mountain top; take your pick and let Greece spoil you!
Nine O’Clock thanks the Greek Embassy in Bucharest and the Greek National Tourism Organization – Romania Office for their support.