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Overview to Greece: Travel Guide and Tourist Information
On the one hand, Greece is a country of endless nights of eating and drinking, lazy days on beaches and incredibly friendly people. On the other, it’s full of striking scenery, sensational ancient monument and a rather solemn, serious and mystical vibe.
To the center of the country, there’s the town of Delphi; once home to the Oracle and now strewn with wonderful ruins. Down south in Pelloponisos is the site of Olympia, the home of the Olympic Games. Then, of course, there’s Mt Olympus, Epidavros, Mycenae and ancient Corinth - amongst countless other truly exceptional sights.
Should the ancient ruins and evocative remnants of Ancient Greece finally jade, the country has a host of less cultural attractions lying in store. The Greek Islands of Santorini, Naxos and the livelier Kos and Rhodes all lie off gorgeous coastlines, where cliffs and tempting caves alternate with private coves and strips of warm sand and clean blue waters.
And this spectacular scenery is by no means confined to the coast. The Greek countryside is one of olive groves, goat herds and scatterings of rustic little villages lying out in the drowsy hum of a hot Greek summer. Huge mountains, blurry in the haze, cap a spectacular setting.
And on top of all that, there’s Athens, crowned by the Acropolis and the Parthenon, probably the world’s most familiar cityscape. The country’s capital is an alluring mix of charming old districts, streets that throb with nightlife until dawn and a host of outstanding cultural attractions. It’s a combination that’s pretty much unbeatable – much like Greece as a whole.