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Why Visit Greece
One of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world, Greece marks the visit of several thousand travelers from all round the four corners of the world. Situated in the southeastern part of Europe the country shares it northern border with Albania and Bulgaria.

Greece blessed with excellent traffic connections and air services makes the journey of the travelers easier. Be it the snow clad peaks, exotic beaches, incredible landscape beauty or the lush green parks all play a major part in enhancing the beauty of the land.

The city of Athens is one of the major attractions in Greece. Pay a visit to the city to be the part of a wonderful experience. The holiday island of Corfu is also blessed with ample of tourist attractions for the people to have a nice and memorable time. The island of Mikonos also beckons the heart of the discerning travelers.

Most of the Greek islands and many main cities of Greece are connecting by air mainly from the two major airlines of Greece, Olympic and Aegean air. Maritime connections have been improved with modern high-speed craft, including hydrofoils and catamarans.

Special Interest:
Athens – Athens, a city full of history and a must see destination when travelling to Greece, is not an easy city to visit. What at first sight can appear just an agglomerate of cement, where the green spaces are few and far between, with heavy traffic and smog not much different from any other modern metropolis, is in fact a very interesting city with many picturesque corners and archaeological sites just there to remind you of its important past.

Crete - The island has two different aspects: the steep and high southern coast with very hot and arid climate; the northern coast, instead, has a typical Mediterranean climate, the mountains gradually descend onto the flatlands, the inlets and the bays. The major holiday resorts are in fact on this coast.

Piraeus - Piraeus is the main commercial and tourist port in Greece, active since the time of Temistocles (85 BC) has become one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean.

Corfu - Corfu is an Ionian island located between mainland Greece and Italy especially popular with British Tourists. Corfu like the other islands on the Ionian Sea shared a different past from the rest of the country, in fact when Greece was under heavy Ottoman oppression they were ruled by Venice, which continued to govern there until the end of 18th century.

Cyclades - The Cyclades are the peaks of an underwater plateau situated at a depth of 100-200m. They have high jagged coastlines and are rather mountainous with mount Dias in Naxos reaching a height of 1004m above sea level. They lie in a circle around Delo, in fact their name comes from “kiklos” that in Greek means circle. The scenery is characterised by rocks and sea, high cliffs that break into inlets with crystalline water.

Saronic Island - The most popular islands are certainly Aegina for the splendid archaeological remains as well as the beautiful beaches, Poros for the green scenery and Idhra for its exclusivity.

Santorini - The island of Santorini is 96 sq. km. with a coastline 69 kilometres long and a population of almost 12,000. An island of awesome beauty, Santorini or Thera, along with its nearby islets, are the fragments of a volcano that massively erupted about XVII BC.

Sporades Islands - The Sporades, also known as the green islands for the rich vegetation and the lush scenery, is a group of islands and islets that lie in the stretch of sea north of Evia. Fine sandy beaches, thick pinewoods and rocky cliffs have made islands like Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos some of the most visited destinations, yet they have kept some quit spots with unforgettable beaches and crystalline waters.

Getting Around in Greece:

By Land:
Greece Motorhome Rental
We can help you with your Motorhome or Campervan hire in Greece, Turtle Vacations Motorhome Hire has a depot in Nea Perano.

Greece Car Leasing
If you wish to travel by car, we have the following Car leasing in Greece suppliers to choose from, Renault Leasing, Peugeot Car Leasing, Citroen Car Leasing

By Car:
Greece Car Rental
Would you like to try Car Hire in Greece ?, We can help you with that too. Greece Car Rental .

Greece Rail Passes
Travelling by Train is your preference, we help you with your Rail passes, check our Greece Eurail Passes rates here.

Greece Climate:
Greece has a Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild temperatures and a limited amount of rainfall. Due to the country's geographical position, its rugged relief and its distribution between the mainland and the sea, there is great variation in Greece's climate. In summer, the dry hot days are cooled by seasonal winds called the meltemi, while mountainous regions have generally lower temperatures. The winters are mild in lowland areas, with a minimum amount of snow and ice, yet, mountains are usually snow-covered. Moreover, a common phenomenon is the occurrence of different climactic conditions during the same season (for instance, mild heat in coastal areas and cool temperatures in mountainous regions).

Greek Cuisine:
Greek cuisine is often cited as an example of the healthy Mediterranean diet. Greek cuisine incorporates fresh ingredients into a variety of local dishes such as moussaka, stifado, Greek Salad, spanakopita and the world famous Souvlaki. Some dishes can be traced back to ancient Greece like skordalia, lentil soup, retsina and pasteli.

Throughout Greece people often enjoy eating from small dishes such as meze with various dips such as tzatziki, grilled octopus and small fish, feta cheese, dolmades , various pulses, olives and cheese. Olive oil is added to almost every dish. Sweet desserts such as galaktoboureko, and drinks such as ouzo, metaxa and a variety of wines including retsina.

Greek cuisine differs widely from different parts of the mainland and from island to island also uses some flavorings more often than other Mediterranean cuisines do: oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill and bay laurel leaves. Other common herbs and spices include basil, thyme and fennel seed. Many Greek recipes, especially in the northern parts of the country, use "sweet" spices in combination with meat, for example cinnamon and cloves in stews

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