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ABOUT GREECE

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

Major islands include Crete, home to the Palace of Knossos, famously associated with the mythical Minotaur. Thessaloniki, Greece’s second-largest city, was an important commercial center during the Byzantine Empire. Mountainous, mainland Delphi was home to a famous oracle at the Temple of Apollo. Olympia, on the Peloponnese peninsula, was birthplace of the original Olympic Games. The Aegean island of Rhodes was settled by the Knights of St. John, before becoming part of the Ottoman Empire. Greece's traditional cuisine features such staples as lamb, fish, feta cheese, tomatoes and olive oil.

Travellers to Greece inevitably end up with a favourite site the long to return to- so get out there and find yours! 

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Capital City: Athens
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16°C - 23°C

GREECE MUST DO ACTIVITIES

Walk uphill to see the Acropolis
Visit the monasteries of Meteora
Try on Souvlaki
Marvel at the Epidaurus Theatre
Witness the Corinth Canal
Must Eat FETA Cheese
Explore the Samaria Gorge
'Drink' the Olive Oil
Swim at a Red Sand Beach
Have a Breath-taking Breakfast
See a Santorini Sunset
Dine Seaside Mykonos
Reveal Your Fortune in a Coffee Cup
Buy a Handmade Leather Sandals
Try on Moussaka
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