Greece is situated in Southeastern Europe on the ancient crossroads of cultures, colours and civilisations. It is a country of beautiful contradictions, a constant journey in time, from the present to the past and back again. Perhaps no nation in Europe can boast of a more ancient history than Greece. Therefore, Greece is a must see for anyone interested in knowing the origins of western civilization.
Greece's antiquity dates back to 3000 BC when Greece begun its rise as a cultural and artistic center of the Mediterranean, producing magnificent works of architecture, sculpture, drama and literature. Greece glorious history is reflected in the ruins and monuments that lie scattered all over the country - from Athens’ Parthenon and Delphi’s Temple of Apollo, to the ruins on Crete of the Minóan city of Knossós, a civilisation reaching even further back into history. Greece is the birthplace of democracy, theater, philosophy, and many of the sciences. The founders of western culture, Socrates and Plato, and the father of western philosophy, Aristotle, were all Athenian citizens who thought up their revolutionary concepts in the squares of the Ancient Agora, near today's downtown.
Greece today offers the traveller all comforts of modern Europe in close proximity to the beauties of the ancient world. Known also as the land of the sun and the ancient Gods of Olimp, Greece is the perfect place for the holidays of a lifetime. Although statistically small, Greece is huge in its diversity. The Aegean or Ionian Sea, remote or cosmopolitan islands, rocky or sandy beaches, palm or pine covered - a kaleidoscopic variety for the tourists to enjoy. With over 4,000 islands and 300 sunny days per year, with its clean air, blue skies and the sound of crystal-clear waters - Greece is a real paradise for all our senses.