Tuesday, December 23, 2008

10 reasons why you need to visit Greece

Greece is a country where no-one is in a hurry, a place tp take the time to enjoy freshly caught fish and sample all the local wine. Greece is one of the most fascinating places on earth. Below are 10 of the top reasons that you need to visit Greece soon.

1) Beaches: resorts come is all shapes & sizes, there's sure to be one to fit your needs. There are dozens of inhabited islands to the mainland, both with miles of inviting sand for you to relax on.

2) Nightlife: From Athens to the larger resorts, which really get into the swing of things in July & August, there is lots of choices, from doing Zorba the Greek's dance to the sounds of Malia in Crete, there is sure to be something for everyone.

3) Food: You can enjoy Greek Salads with Feta Cheese & Native Olives to tastey dips like their world famous Tsatsiki and everything in between, such as dishes of Lamb, Fish and Pork. There is sure to be something to tantilize your palate.

4) Wine: Some of Greece's best wines come from regions of Santorini where grapes grow in the lava fields.

5) Archaeology: Geece is the home to so many of the worlds ancient ruins located in Athens, Delphi, Olympia and the Peloponnese peninsula.

6) Cities: The symbol of Athens, the iconic Parthenon sits atop the Acropolis, overlooking the city. The remains of the sacred temple to the Greek godess Athena, the Parthenon, with its simple Doric style, has been copied in public architecture worldwide.

7)Nature: Hike thru the mainland which is covered by pine forests, and mountains such as Mount Olympus. The spectacular gorges of the north-west are not to be missed.

8) Island Hopping: Discover the small islands on daytrips, just a hop, skip & jump away from each other, take the islands many ferries or hydrofoils.

9) Shopping: Shopping in Greece is a memorable experience. From really low prices to excellent quality, visitors are often amazed at what you can find.

10) Touring: Greece is the best touring land, with the most ancient sites, spectacular scenery, the least tourists & almost no traffic, whether you rent a car, motorcyle or bicycle. Crete is also worth discovering.

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