Surrounded by crystal blue waters all around, Greece has 2000 islands among which only 160 are inhabited. It has everything that a traveller could ask for, starting from history and culture, huge mountains, golden beaches and ancient ruins. Along with the history, the culture in music, food and festivals is strongly held up high here. One can delve into the ancient times with splendours like Acropolis and Parthenon.
Located in Southern Europe, Greece in one the tip of the Balkan peninsula with numerous islands and a long coastline. 80% of the country is covered with mountains. It also has one of the longest islands in the world. Only 160 out of 2000 islands in Greece is inhabited. The major regions in Greece are Thrace, Macedonia, Sporades Islands, Ionian Islands, Crete, Attica and Cyclades.
March - April (Spring) and September - October (Autumn) is the best time to visit Greece
The best times to visit Greece is during spring and fall as the weather is extremely pleasant, accompanied by beautiful wildflowers growing all over the place. You can escape the summer heat as well as the damp winters. Most festivals take place during this time, making it even more favourable. The beaches are best visited during spring while people can go to the mountains in the month of October for a cooler feeling.
Sea and beaches, Greek cuisine, festivals, local sightseeing, countryside, history
Weather, transport, overcrowded in tourist seasons
History lovers, adventure lovers, couples
Family run pensions are the best option for people who love old traditional way of living as the owners are very friendly and one gets a homely atmosphere there. Ones with a big budget can rent a villa near the beach for a luxurious stay. There are also numerous hotels serving people from every budget strata and one can generally book them online. There are also self-catering accommodations called studios in Greece. For extremely low budget travellers, there are YMCA accommodations or youth hostels in most of the important parts of the country.
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A small Greek island with a handful of people, scenic vistas at every street and architecture dating back to the Byzantine era, the cobbled streets of Paros, flanked by white facades which overlook clear blue waters, create an aesthetic which stimulate the senses.
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