Top 10 reasons to travel to Greece
In very little need for introduction, there are a million reasons to travel to Greece. The cradle of Western civilization, ambrosial food, and fantastic weather are only some of the things that make Greece a wonderful destination all year round. Read on and get inspired to visit Greece now!
**Guest post by Chrissy from Travel Passionate
Top 10 reasons why you will want to travel to Greece now
It is a perfect time to visit Greece, a country that is steeped in history & surrounded by the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. The natural beauty of Greece with the largest coastline in Europe is unbeatable and the history you will witness in the archaeological sites of Athens and many other Greek cities will definitely stick with you for a long time. If you are a shopping lover, vintage lover or an art lover, Greece is just for you!
Here are our top ten reasons to be planning a trip to Greece for your next holiday.
1. Versatility in food and drink
Greece is well-known for its production of olives and olive oil widely used in salads & cooking. Whether you are a seafood lover or a vegetarian, Greece has a lot to offer!
Local specialities include tzatziki, moussaka and favourite fast food, the mouth-watering Souvlaki, a delicious skewered meat served on pita bread with tzatziki. Besides food, local drinks of Greece include wines, beers, ouzo, and raki.
Don’t worry if you are a sweet lover! Greece also offers an excellent selection of desserts. You should try yoghurt with honey and walnuts and loukoumades.
2. Overwhelming hospitality
The overwhelming hospitality of Greeks is incompatible across the globe. Greeks are extremely generous when inviting others; they exchange a lot of gifts typically a cake and wine when visiting their friends. Greeks pride themselves on FILOTIMO a concept to connote friendliness & hospitality. You will feel the joy of meeting Greeks, who will always appreciate your presence.
3. Fascinating beaches
Greece is famous for its turquoise waters and breathtaking sandy beaches. Whether you are looking for an organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, beach bars and tavernas where you can party all day long or more secluded beaches with a peaceful environment to sunbathe and read your book, Greece has it all. It hosts some of the best beaches in Europe and offers activities like diving, kite surfing and boat renting suitable for all age groups!
4. A remarkable history
Greece hosts many worth seeing historical sites worth visiting. If you are a lover of ancient architecture, Greece is surely an incredible attraction for you! Greece is the home to many intellectuals, from Alexander The Great to Aristotle The Philosopher and much more who have left a remarkable mark in the country.
5. Sensational Greek Islands
Greek islands are in fact heaven on the earth with their glorious beauty of deep blue waters and white and blue houses. The majestic beauty of Santorini is worth seeing where the whitewashed houses are perched on the cliff of the volcano. You can also enjoy many outdoor activities like kite surfing; rock climbing, hiking and diving on the beautiful Greek Islands and stunning landscapes that will make your holiday unforgettable.
6. Greece is affordable
If you are looking for a vacation at a reasonable price, Greece is an ideal destination for you!
The cost of living and the cost of accommodation and food in Greece is less expensive as compared to other parts of Europe. Whether you are looking for a luxurious honeymoon package or a reasonable family holiday, Greece has all to offer in one go.
7. A superb nightlife
Greece has a vibrant nightlife with the hustle and bustle everywhere. There are many great destinations for clubbing that includes luxury bars to enjoy cocktails and dancing till dawn. One of the most popular places for partying is the island of Mykonos with the best beach parties and nightclubs. So, if you are a night owl, Greece welcomes you to enjoy your nightlife!
8. The kind-hearted people of Greece
Greeks are famous for their hospitality and kind-heartedness towards friends and strangers. If you are looking for new friends in a metropolitan city or an island, Greece is the best place for enhancing your social life!
9. A safe place for holidays
Many tourists are concerned about safety in Greece due to political unrest; however, the situation has tremendously changed in the past few decades. The Greek Islands like Crete, Rhodes, and Corfu are the best options for your family holiday where you can have a pleasant and calm holiday.
10. Perfect weather
The weather in Greece is nice most of the year; with mild temperatures during winter, and the sun shining most of the days. The best time to visit Greece is during shoulder season April- June, and September – October when both prices and weather are good. You will greatly enjoy the beauty of Greece all year round.
Chrissy documents her passion for travel in Travel Passionate, a luxury travel blog that focuses on culture and gastronomy around Europe.