Learn More About Touring Greece
On Greecetours, you not only enjoy the wonderful warmth that comes from vacationing in a Greek Mediterranean climate, but you experience the warmth of the Greek people, so proud of their rich heritage and traditions. The birthplace of so many things we might take for granted in the Western world, such as modern-day democracy, theater, even the Olympics, Greece has an undeniably important history.
Greece vacations typically combine a stay on the mainland - after all, Athens has an international airport -- as well as visits to its enchanting islands. Athens, recorded history dates back 3,000 years, so naturally this capital city is a treasure trove of historically and culturally significant ruins. The most important architectural sightseeing stop is the Acropolis, with its famous Parthenon, which was built in honor of the goddess Athena between 447 and 438 B.C.
The most popular Greek islands for visitors include Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes. From ancient archaeological sites to the plethora of beaches, active volcanoes to white adobe architecture hugging seaside cliffs, the islands of Greece beckon visitors with so much to see and do.
But wherever you spend your Greece tour, be sure to seek out some of the savory cuisine. Seafood dishes reign supreme, and there is also the ubiquitous "Greek salad," made with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, feta cheese and olives, as well as tzatiki, a cucumber-yogurt dip served with bread. The national liquor is ouzo, a licorice-flavored drink, and wine is drunk with most meals here. Wine is relatively inexpensive, so have fun sampling some of the locally produced varieties!