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Greece

 

Introduction

Greece is located in southeastern Europe, on the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula, bordering the Mediterranean Sea in south and the Ionian Sea in west. It shares borders with  Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, the Republic of Macedonia, and  maritime borders with Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, and Libya.

Greece has a rich and fascinating history that has left a lasting impact on the world. It was the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and the Olympic Games, and has been home to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and artists.

Greece is a wonderful travel destination for anyone interested in history, culture, and delicious food. Its beautiful landscapes, welcoming people, and fascinating traditions make it one of the most popular destinations in Europe.

temple of Ephesus. blue sky

The temple of Ephesus

girl by the sea in Santorini

Santorini

Practical Information

 

Travel Requirements

Visitors from many countries, including European countries and the USA can enter Greece with just a valid passport. However, it is important to check the specific requirements for your country before travelling, as some countries may require a visa or other documentation.

Currency

The currency in Greece is the Euro, which is used throughout the country. Visitors can exchange money at banks, exchange offices, or ATMs, which are widely available in major cities and tourist areas.

Transportation

Public transportation in Greece includes buses, trains, and ferries. Ferries are the best way to travel between the Greek islands, while buses are an excellent way to get around the mainland.

Climate

Greece is known for its sunny and warm weather, with hot summers and mild winters. Some Greek islands are windy in the summer which can be quite pleasant but Greek islands tend to be crowded in July and August.  The best time to visit Greece is in the spring and fall, when the temperatures are comfortable and the crowds smaller.

Food

Greek cuisine is famous around the world, with dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and tzatziki being the top favourites. Greek food is delicious and uncomplicated and is often made with fresh ingredients, including vegetables, herbs, cheese and olive oil. 

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Top 10 things to see in greece

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The Acropolis in Athens This ancient citadel is home to the Parthenon, one of the most famous landmarks in Greece and a symbol of Western civilization.
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Delphi This ancient sanctuary was considered the center of the world in ancient times and is home to the Temple of Apollo, the famous oracle of Delphi, and stunning mountain views.
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Mykonos This popular island is known for its lively nightlife, picturesque beaches, and charming whitewashed buildings.
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Mykonos This popular island is known for its lively nightlife, picturesque beaches, and charming whitewashed buildings.
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The Temple of Poseidon at Sounion Located on the southern tip of the Attica peninsula, this ancient temple offers stunning views of the sea and is a popular spot for watching the sunset.
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The Meteora Monasteries Located in central Greece, these monasteries are perched on top of towering rock formations, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
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The Palace of Knossos This ancient Minoan palace on the island of Crete is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece and offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of the region.
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Santorini This beautiful island is known for its stunning sunsets, blue-domed churches, and iconic white-washed buildings perched on steep cliffs overlooking the sea.
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Olympia: This ancient site was the birthplace of the Olympic Games and is home to the ruins of the ancient stadium, as well as other important historical sites.
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The Peloponnese This southern region of Greece is home to many ancient sites, including the ruins of Mycenae, Epidaurus, and the Venetian castle of Nafplio, as well as stunning beaches and picturesque villages.

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