When you think of Athens, you think of these ancient buildings. You’d struggle to name a more iconic sight in any part of the world. Perched on top of a rocky outcrop, it has now been absorbed into a sprawling modern metropolis, but you’ll still be dazzled.
Tucked away in the heart of Athens, the National Gardens offer a beautiful retreat from the bustle of the concrete capital.
A lavish museum that’s home to more than 3,000 artefacts of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot origin.
This is an oasis of Mediterranean greenery. Enjoy 170,000 square metres of parkland, complete with playgrounds, gardens, cafés, a striking eco-friendly glass complex (also home to the Greek National Opera), a manmade river, and a new National Library of Greece. Plus, there’s a great view of the Acropolis.
Stunning Santorini is the most dramatic of all the Greek isles. It is best known for the west coast cliff-top towns of Fira and Oia, which appear to hang over a deep, blue sea-filled caldera. Made up of typical Cycladic whitewashed cubic buildings, many of which have been converted into boutique hotels with infinity pools, both Fira and Oia are considered romantic destinations.
One of Greece's top tourist destinations, Corfu sits in the Ionian Sea off the west coast of the mainland. The capital, Corfu Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its elegant Italianate architecture — it was ruled by the Venetians for several centuries. Explore its romantic pedestrian-only streets to discover two 16th-century fortresses. Away from the main town, the island is lushly beautiful, with rugged limestone rocks in its north and velvety green hills in its south. The most popular beach area is Paleokastritsa, on the west coast, about 25-kilometres from Corfu Town.
Language constitutes one of the most important elements of Greek culture. The modern Greek language is a descendant of the Ancient Greek language and is affiliated to the part of the Greek or Hellenic branch of Indo-European languages. The first written Greek was found on baked mud tablets, in the remains of the Knossos Palace of Crete island. Linear A and Linear B are the two most ancient types of written language in Greece.
Greece encompasses 50,935 square miles (131,957 square kilometres). The terrain is 80 percent mountainous, with its highest point, at Mount Olympus. Only 25 percent of the land surface is arable, and another 40 percent serves as pasture. There are more than 2,000 islands, 170 of which are inhabited.
The climate is predominantly Mediterranean. Hot, dry summers alternate with cold, rainy winters.
We tailor our tours to the specific needs and wishes of our clients. Our tours give visitors the chance not only to enjoy fun days under the sun but also to introduce themselves to the Greek history.
The juxtaposition of the avant-garde and antiquity. Attending a modern dance recital, theatrical or musical performance in an ancient theatre, such as Epidaurus or Herodion.Read more
We propose below information about the evolution and history of the language in Greece. From the first written language to the language used in the 20th century.Read more
Acropolis means “high city” in Greek. There are many throughout Greece, but the most famous one is the Acropolis of Athens. Situated high above Athens and surrounded by stone walls, the fortress protected the ancient city from attacks.Read more