Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Greece is both an enchanting and fascinating destination, and is widely considered the birthplace of western civilization. Traces of a centuries-old and important history is etched in every corner of Greece.
It is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos. With 1,400 offshore islands including the historic Crete, magnificent Santorini and peaceful Paros, a tour to the mainland can easily be combined with an island itinerary.
Greece has been the setting for many mythical stories and famous tales – from the legend of Troy to the battle of the Spartans. It is a true paradise for cultural tourism, a large journey into history and art.
Interesting facts about Greece:
- There are more than 4,000 traditional dances in Greece.
- Greek is the oldest written language still used today.
- The original Santa Claus was Greek.