Greece is located at crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 kms in length, featuring a large number of islands of which 227 are inhabited. 80% of Greece consists of mountains with Mount Olympus being the highest peak at 2,918meters.
Greece is considered as the cradle of Western Civilization, birthplace of Western literature, Western philosophy, democracy, mathematical principles and notably the Olympic Games.
Athens – Capital of Greece and retains ancient landmarks including the 5th century B.C. Acropolis Citadel with Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum along with the National Archaeological Museum preserved sculptures, vases, jewellery and more from the Ancient Greece. Discovering the soul of a Greek city is more than just a quick tour covering the monuments. Greek cities are easily accessible, visitor friendly and full of possibilities. A walk around the old Neighbourhood of Athens reveals coexistence of different eras of the city. Well preserved old mansions, department stores and small intimate shops, fancy restaurants or traditional taverns are located next to each other and all have their place!
Greek cities are bustling along day and night and Greek’s hospitality and open-heartedness will make visitors feel amongst friends.
Greece is also known for its beaches. Ideal climate, safe waters, close proximity between ports and coasts has made Greek Islands extremely popular among the foreign visitors.
The ideal climate, safe waters and small distances between ports and coasts, have made the Greek islands extremely popular among Greek and foreign visitors.
Most of the islands are found in the Aegean Sea and are divided into seven groups (from north to south):
1. The Northeastern Aegean Islands
2. The Sporades
4. Islands of Argosaronic
5. The Cyclades
6. The Dodecanese
Each group consists of several islands and The Cyclasdes and Crete have some of the most popular islands of Greece.
All the Greek Islands are linked toe the mainland and there are regular ferry services between them. So one can also enjoy a Island hopping holiday. The Greek ferry fleet consists of all type of vessels and offering different comforts to passengers. They vessels are modern, reliable and speedy.
In recent times Santorini and Mykonos have become crowded, adventurous tourists are exploring the mainland and heading to wide open spaces of Greece. The Peloponnese has been bubbling since the Costa Navarino opened in 2010 – A destination for Luxurious holiday in Greece and later the Kalamata airport opened to interactional flights reducing travel time to this region. This increased the tourism to the region by 15% last year and rail service linking port of Patras with town of Pyrgos in south western Peloponnese is expected to start in 2019. A train ride is the perfect way to explore the laid-back region which has been knows for wellness and fitness.
Jay Kantawala, Founder of WIYO travel said, “There are endless reasons to travel to Greece. The country has fascinating picturesque landscapes; lip smacking food, a short break in Greece can take you a long way”