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Greece Travel Guide

Greece Travel Guide

6 reasons to travel to Greece

There's no need to go halfway around the world to see new sights or to relax. Just three and a half hours by plane from Heathrow, a trip to Greece will guarantee you sun, magnificent scenery and a unique cultural heritage.

  • 1.
    The wonders of the Cyclades
  • 2.
    Awaken your tastebuds
  • 3.
    Get to know friendly locals
  • 4.
    Travel to the heart of Greek mythology
  • 5.
    Discover Athens, the birthplace of Western civilisation.
  • 6.
    Expend that energy in breathtaking places

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Is this the destination for you?

So, you're heading on a trip to Greece? Or are you hesitating? Here's some advice which will help you work out if Greece is for you.

You should go if

  • You love ancient ruins, Corinthian and Ionic capitals, amphitheatres, circuses and so on.
  • You want to put your knowledge of Zeus, Hera, Poseidon and other gods of Olympus to the test.
  • You want to find out about the origins of the Olympic Games.
  • You want to enjoy the best tzatziki, ouzo, feta and olive oil that you'll ever taste.
  • You dream of cruising from island to island, in the Cyclades or Meteora islands against the backdrop of a turquoise sea.
  • You want to check out the white houses with blue roofs for yourself.
  • You wish to experience the acoustics of the theatre of Epidaurus.
  • You dream of swimming in the empty creeks.

You shouldn't go if

  • You think that architectural ruins are boring.
  • You prefer a less touristy destination.
  • You know nothing about mythology, and don't care about it!
  • You are seeking a total escape and want to lose your preconceptions.