Greece – The History, the Culture, the Amazing Holiday Destination

Greece - The History, the Culture, the Amazing Holiday Destination

Greece Holiday Rentals & Villas

Every year, there are more than 16 million tourists who flock Greece. It is not surprising that the tourism industry is accounting for 15% of this European country’s economy. The nation has been a sought-after attraction for offshore vacationers for its long history, rich culture and glorious Mediterranean beaches and coastlines.

Geographically, Greece is situated in a juncture of Asia, Europe and Africa. Greece was the site of some of the most influential empires in the past, like the Byzantine and the Roman Empires. The country is also known as the birthplace of Western philosophy, democracy, the Olympic Games, political science, scientific principles, drama and historiography.

The country has always been a sought-after vacation destination. However, in the recent years, it lagged behind other European destinations because of undeveloped infrastructure. When the country’s capital, Athens in 2004 hosted the Olympic Games, Greece successfully and aggressively improved its amenities and infrastructure.

Top vacation spots in Greece

Athens is the capital and biggest city in Greece. The city’s recorded history can be traced to as far back as 3,000 years ago, making it among the world’s oldest existing cities. Athens has no doubt been a very popular tourism destination since antiquity. It is home to about 150 theatrical stages, the biggest volume in a single city in all of Europe. It has been a distinct melting point of various architecture types, from Greco-Roman, to Neo-Classical and even modern. Some of the most interesting and historic edifices in Athens are the Athens City Hall, the Greek Parliament, the University of Athens, Zappeion Hall, Old Parliament and Athens Academy. There are plenty of holiday villas in Athens which allow you to go out and see this amazing city.

The city of Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece. The city is the country’s second major industrial, commercial, economic and political hub. For travelers, Thessaloniki is retaining some Jewish and Ottoman structures and even several Byzantine architectural edifices.

Lamia is a central city. It is a site of various archaeological excavations. Vacationers will surely rave about some of the city’s interesting landmarks, which include Platia Parko, Platia Diakos, Platia Laou and Platia Eleftherias or Freedom Square, the site of Lamia’s independence-day parades and a main cathedral. You can enjoy the view at many coffee shops scattered across the city.

Best time of the year to travel to Greece

The months of April to June are the most ideal for vacationers. That is because during these months, ancient sites and beaches are not crowded, the public transport system is operating fully and accommodations are just cheaper and more accessible. July to August are also popular tourism months, but costs can be higher because too many vacationers come.