From the Acropolis in Athens to Knossos on the island of Crete, Greece has some of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites. Places that have fuelled fertile imaginations for centuries, and filled glass cabinets around the world. Not surprising then that Greece is a popular tourist destination, particularly for those who enjoy exploring history and around 700,000 years worth of history to explore. There are as many spectacular historical sites to visit on the islands as there are on the mainland.
With over 6,000 years of history Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Often said to be the cradle of western democracy, it was here in the 5th century BC that political thought, drama, art, philosophy, science and architecture came together during a period known as the ‘Golden Age of Pericles’. Over the centuries since numerous conquerors have occupied the city and left their mark with more splendid monuments. The contemporary urban setting of modern-day Athens is like a palimpsest, reflecting this exciting often turbulent history … Continue Reading >>
Mainland Greece is a rugged, mountainous peninsular jutting out into the Aegean sea, surrounded by some 1,400 islands.