Why You Should Visit Greece at Least Once in Your Lifetime.
Greece really does have it all, from famous archaeological sites to incredible beaches and landscapes, not to mention the delicious Mediterranean flavors, fantastic weather, great hospitality (The Ancient Greek god Zeus is sometimes called Zeus Xenios — as he was also a protector of travelers) and another 100 reasons that allure millions of travelers every year!
If you still haven’t added Greece to your bucket list, read below the best things to do in Greece and why you should visit by the Travel Bloggers Greece – TBG
The Greek Language Rania of Bachelor of Travel
The Greek language is one of the oldest in the world, with written records dating more than 3,400 years back, and is a unique branch of the Indo-European family of languages. It has adapted, changed, and preserved, matching the tenacity of the Greek spirit, despite the countless cultural invaders and long periods of occupation, most notably and recently under Ottoman occupation for 400 years. Overall, Greek is a massive part of what makes our country unique!
Chrysoula of Athens and Beyond (https://athensandbeyond.com/)
Greece is a country with a rich history spanning more than 3.000 years. Visitors can enjoy an abundance of archaeological sites scattered in the Greek landscape. From the Acropolis, the crown of Athens, Delos island, the birthplace of Apollo to Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese, where the Olympic Games were born. Apart from the beautiful archaeological sites, visitors can also enjoy a plethora of world-class museums like the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Greece is an open-air museum that won’t disappoint any culture lover.
Tzina of https://lovefortravel.gr/
In Greece, religion has been and is a central point of tradition and way of life. For this reason, all of Greece is scattered with thousands of churches. Countless churches are found in the squares, mountains, caves, or even carved into the rock. Most of them are dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Island churches are dedicated to Saint Nikolaοs while others on the mountains usually are dedicated to Prophet Elias. A small white chapel or a bell tower is a unique feature of Greece.
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“Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. We are what we eat.” Hippocrates (400 BC)
Your lasting impression of Greece will not be complete if you do not try the national cuisine in one of the local taverns during your vacation here. Greeks love, and most importantly, know how to turn all dishes into a fine work of art. The main feature of the national cuisine is natural, organic products, most of which are grown and produced in Greece.
No wonder, many nutritionists recommend for normalization of weight to adhere to the Mediterranean diet based on the principles of Greek cuisine. It is very difficult to choose the most delicious traditional food … moussaka, dolmades, souvlaki, grilled fish and seafood, zucchini balls, Greek salad, fava…as they are all so yummy!
Don’t forget to try the famous Greek coffee with traditional sweets such as bougatsa and baklava. During your trip, I advise you to visit one of the food tours that take place, where you will not only get acquainted with traditional dishes, but you will also get a taste of various types of Greek cheeses, olives, olive oil, and alcoholic beverages.
The Intangibles of Greece
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One of the best things about Greece – maybe the main thing that defines Greece – is not the beauty, nor the weather, not the archaeology, nor the cuisine. The things that truly stir the soul of visitors are the eternal intangibles of Greece. Ancient Greek culture, mythology, literature, and philosophy have influenced who we are in ways that are so profound and essential we perhaps take them for granted. A complex journey of adventure and peril? – An Odyssea. Something of tremendous proportion or might? A colossus. A supreme authority? – An oracle. Greece shapes our language but much more importantly, Greece shapes our psyche and the way we see the world.
This makes a visit to the House of Atreus (Agamemnon’s Tomb), a sailing trip around the Ionian Islands (one of them Odyssea’s Ithaca), a stroll around the Mandraki harbor in Rhodes (once presided over by the Colossus), a visit to the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion (where King Aegeus threw himself into the sea in despair on seeing the black sails of the ship, thinking his son Theseus had died) – surprisingly stirring, transcending history and culture. The Greek experience is the foundation of the human experience, making this a destination like no other.
By Katerina and Maria of It’s All Trip To Me
Greece is a unique destination for countless reasons and the country’s spectacular beaches are definitely among them. From world-renowned islands like Crete, Mykonos, and Paros to secret coves tucked away in the mainland’s coast, there are beaches for all tastes in Greece.
Some beaches come with endless stretches of golden sand, while others are rocky with fascinatingly wild scenery. Yet they all share one thing in common: they boast the most seductively crystal clear waters imaginable and promise unforgettable moments of relaxation under the bright Greek sun.
Greece is the perfect destination to visit with Kids! Celeste of Family Experiences Blog
Few countries in the world are as family-friendly as Greece is. Greece has the perfect combination of great weather, incredible beaches, calm seas, high-quality family resorts, history, culture, and a large variety of outdoor activities. Greeks love kids and they are welcome everywhere. Greece has something to do for each member of the family.
Hospitality – Philoxenia
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There is something unique about Greek hospitality, and for those of you who have been lucky to experience it before will surely agree that the Greeks are the most welcoming hosts in the world.
The Greek word for hospitality is Philoxenia which literally translates as the love for strangers, a concept that was dearly embraced by the ancient Greeks, evidence of which has been recorded in Homer’s writings. Come and experience it for yourselves!
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