Santorini

Beyond Italy:

Greece

The historical and cultural heritage of Greece continues to resonate throughout the modern Western world - in its literature, art, philosophy and politics.

Situated in the far south of the Balkan peninsula, Greece combines the towering mountains of the mainland with over 1,400 islands, the largest of which is Crete.

A land of myths, legends, beautiful coasts, and ancient remnants of its golden age and earlier civilizations, Greece is far more than vacation islands, ouzo, and sculptures. Do not take our word for it, discover it for yourself! 

​Inhabited for more than 3,000 years, Athens is widely known as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. The city presents a blend of historical and modern features. The Greek capital is famous for its archaeological ruins and monuments such as the famous Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and the Theatre of Dionysos just to name a few. Would you like to explore this unique city with a private tour and though its many delicacies? Try traditional dishes, like the village salad (horiatiki), pies, kleftiko (lamb dish), tzatziki dip, and many others. 

Located about two and half hours from Athens, Delphi was once revered by the ancient Greeks as the center of the earth. Dedicated to the god, Apollo, Delphi was an important oracle. Significant ruins and structures at Delphi include the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, the theater and hippodrome that once hosted events of the ancient Pythian Games.

The Greek word meteora means “suspended in the air,” and this phrase aptly describes the spectacular cliffs that rise more than 1,200 feet into the air overlooking the villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki in the north central mainland of Greece. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located in the Aegean Sea near the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is the capital and largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, popular for its great beaches and historical significance. One of the best-preserved Medieval towns in Europe, the Old Town of Rhodes is a fantastic place to stroll. You will get to see the Knights Street, the magnificent Palace of the Grand Master, the old port of Mandraki, and many other sights. A drive around the island will also bring you to Medieval Castles, such as Monolithos Castle and the Acropolis of Lindos

 

 

The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a land of great contrasts where landscapes range from stunning coastline to rugged mountains and rolling countryside dotted with olive trees. Crete still bears archaeological traces of the many civilizations that inhabited it down through the centuries.

Part of the Cyclades group, Santorini is among the most picturesque islands and definitely one of the best places to visit in Greece. The small whitewashed houses, the narrow paved paths, the windmills and the blue-domed churches of the Cyclades islands are some of the country’s trademarks. The sunset from the Castle of Oia attracts millions of tourists every summer. Although every spot of the caldera offers a unique sunset view, Oia is the most famous sunset-watching spot on the island. 
 
Also part of the Cyclades, Mykonos features a modern, cosmopolitan society blended with traditional whitewashed houses and maze-like streets. Soak up the atmosphere along the lively waterfront and admire a fleet of fishing boats casting colorful reflections in the azure waters. And do not forget to enjoy the nightlife!
The northernmost of Greece’s Ionian Islands, Corfu was controlled by many foreign powers, notably the Venetians and British, which is reflected in its culture and the architecture on the island.

 

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With spectacular beaches and majestic scenery, the relics of an ancient culture and some of Europe’s

 

best party spots, if you travel to Greece you are certain to experience a once in a lifetime vacation.

 

Start planning your trip to Europe!

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