Lying at the meeting point of Europe, Africa, and Asia, Greece is a fascinating Mediterranean country attracting vast numbers of tourists from all over the world each year. In Greece, you can explore World Heritage sites and ancient monuments, get lost in narrow, cobbled alleyways with stone mansions, catch the world’s most glorious sunsets, or get involved with locals and dive into their rich culinary culture.
If you haven’t yet been to Greece, here are five reasons to travel to this beautiful country at least once in your life!
1. Eat lunch with a View of the Acropolis
Sip on signature cocktails and taste authentic Greek delicacies with a modern twist on the 7th floor of King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, at the Tudor Hall Restaurant enjoying unrivaled views of the Acropolis.
2. Take Some Pretty Cool Photos
Head to “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,” located in front of the Old Royal Palace in Athens’ Syntagma Square to take photos of the Greek Presidential Guard or “Evzones” dressed in traditional Greek costumes.
3. Explore a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Pay a visit to the fabled monasteries of Meteora near the town of Kalambaka in Central Greece. The six Eastern Orthodox monasteries were built as early as the 14th century on the edge of sandstone peaks by hermit monks wanting to escape invading Turks.
4. Visit a Greek Traditional “Taverna”
You should not leave a “taverna” (small Greek restaurant offering a limited menu of delicious local dishes) in Greece without trying saganaki (fried cheese), grilled octopus, spanakopita (spinach pastry), yemista (stuffed peppers), soutzoukakia (meatballs), and roast lamb accompanied by a glass of ouzo (grape brandy with anise), or retsina (wine with resin).
5. Enjoy a Ferry Boat Cruise
Hop on a ferry in Piraeus for a cruise that you will never forget. Among the several gorgeous Greek islands, Mykonos will blow your mind with its sizzling Saint-Tropez-meets-Ibiza style, while in Santorini you will witness some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world.