To most people, Greece is simply a land of sun, sea and sand, but its 3,000 islands offer visitors great experiential diversity. There are islands that rock, islands buzzing with surfers, islands where nothing very much happens at all — in short there’s a corner of this country out there to suit even the most demanding of visitors. Here’s a list of islands to visit in 2016 — including well-known and more under-the-radar options — whether it’s to party, kick back or sightsee.
Greece has had its share of difficult press recently, but there are whole swathes of the country untouched by the refugee crisis. Visitors are virtually guaranteed hot, sunny days and balmy, warm nights between June and September; the iconic windmills still stand; the Greeks continue to adore children; and that famous open-armed hospitality is warmer than ever. So get booking — here are the five best Greek hotspots for family vacations.
It is a cruel irony that at the very moment when Greece needs more visitors, many are choosing to stay away. But are they right or wrong? Let’s look at some of the pros and cons of visiting Greece right now.
To most travelers, Greece is all about Athens and the Aegean – and nothing else. It’s a mistake I made myself on my first trip to this bucket list country. Being lucky enough to go back a second time, I knew I wouldn’t make the same oversight again. Which is why I signed up for a Two Day Trip to Delphi and Meteora.
It is easy to get lost in the agoras (marketplaces) in Greece. Temptations beckon at every corner in the guise of a shop. Friendly shopkeepers enthusiastically advertise their wares, selling everything from honey and spices to items carved out of olive wood to hand-made jewelry in gold and silver.
Enjoy the best of Athens with the Ultimate Athens Experience for 2! Perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike, these tours offer a unique way to see the city and its surrounds.