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Greece

From Stunning landscapes, historical sites, gorgeous beaches, cultural treasures, tasty cuisine, active volcanoes, Greece will equally excite the fun seekers and the quiet holiday people. While the quiet ones can sit by the beach, and relax by the picturesque landscape, the braver ones can go for rock climbing or even a hike into the volcanoes. If you are a voracious reader, and a history-person, Greece has so much in store for you. Don't be surprised to actually see the places your favourite characters had walked around.
Athens, the capital city, may surprise you with a number of archaeological sites. Acropolis, is an ancient fortress like structure that contains the remains of several ancient buildings, the most famous being the Parthenon. You also have Agora and Odeon of Herodes Atticus, which is an open air stone theatre. Do make time to visit the Benaki Musuem. This three floored museum has an extensive collection of Greek treasures from the Bronze Age to the Second World War era, and also treasures from other places.

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Things to do

Athens - Spend your day exploring this captivating ancient city from the 5th century BC Acropolis to climb the steps up to the Parthenon just ahead.

Zakynthos' Shipwreck Beach - Shipwreck beach, probably Zakynthos' (if not all of Greece's) most iconic sight, is everything it's made out to be.

Santorini and the scenery - Of hidden treasures and sunset cruises, spectacular views of stark white houses against the deep blue sea, of volcanoes and kayaking, beaches and wine, Santorini is clearly holiday heaven.

Crete & the origins of the Minotaur - Spend your time here visiting medieval castles, ancient Venetian towns, Ottoman mosques and Byzantine monasteries.

Scuba Diving in Lagonissi - Renowned for its spectacular beaches, Lagonissi is the best place for a spot of diving. Embodying all that you imagined Greece to be, plunge into pristine blue seas under sunny bright skies and discover a world of immeasurable beauty and mystery.

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Best time to visit April-October

There is no better time to visit Greece than in spring and early summer (mid-April to mid-June) or autumn (September to mid-October).

While it can still be a bit chilly, spring season is a great opportunity to visit some of the more popular islands and sandy beaches. Crete, Peloponnese, Cyclades, and the Ionian islands are often warm enough for swimming. Water can be cool for swimming in late June. August is the busiest and most expensive month, but is the best for nightlife and partying.

March, April months are excellent time for cycling around and visiting the major tourist attractions. Warm conditions both at mainland and at sea the month of September and October make good for whale watching and sailing expeditions. Athens is at all-time best this part of year.

Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. You can visit highly acclaimed vineyards and partake of the heady harvest of Greek wine in September.

How to reach

Air

  • Greece is one of the most visited tourists' destinations in the world. The two main and busiest airports in Greece are in Athens city and Thessaloniki city.

  • These airports, receives passengers from around the world.

  • Many islands have small airports and you can catch a short flight from Athens International Airport or Thessaloniki.

  • Many companies and low-cost air lines also fly to Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Kos, Kalamata, Preveza and other parts of the country.

  • Another option for travelling around Greece is by seaplane.

Rail

  • Greek trains are cheap and connect Athens to the major Greek cities including Thessaloniki, Patras and Volos. Get a Eurail Greece Pass for three to 10 days of unlimited first-class travel.

Road

  • Efficient bus network enable good transfer between major cities like mainland Greece and Athens. Renting a car is a good way to reach remote villages that are not accessible by bus.

  • Ferrying is your best option if you have enough time on hand; or else choose catamarans or flights reach your destination fast.