Greece Travel Overview
Greece, or officially Elliniki Dhimokratia, is a beautiful little country located in Southern Europe. Despite its small size, it is a very well known country, due to its civilization history, which dates back to approximately 2,000 years. Many fields such as science, politics, mathematics, medicine, art, originated in Greece. It is where Hercules, Plato, Archimedes, Hippocrates, and many other great names were born. It is where the Olympics originated from. It is where Pythagoras first derived the very famous Pythagorean Theory.
Greece is very well known for its warm Mediterranean climate, and is a perfect destination for tourists who are looking to have great holidays. It has many beautiful beaches, gorgeous tourist attractions, and not to mention, excellent foods. The Greek people are warm, lively, and friendly, and they are more than happy to welcome visitors who are looking forward to spend time in this great country.
One of the advantages of having your vacation in Greece is that not only does it have many breathtaking natural beauties, which you can enjoy for free, it is also an excellent place in which you can enrich your general knowledge by visiting many of its historical sites. Athens, the Greek capital, is well known for its Parthenon temple, including Acropolis, the rocky hilltop on which Parthenon stands. It is a must see, and you will not regret your visit there.
Greek islands such as Santorini, Corfu, Crete, and Rhodes are famous for their romantic and picturesque settings. Many couples from all over the world have their honeymoon there, and those places sure will leave a beautiful, unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. These islands are also relatively safe, and you can concentrate on having fun and relaxing while staying there. Of course, safety precaution must still be taken, considering the unpredictability of the happenings there.
Greece’s currency is Euro, which means that you can continue your vacation to its neighbouring countries especially Italy, Spain, Portugal, without having to go through the hassle of exchanging your money.
Greek is the official language of Greece. It uses the Greek alphabets, which look significantly different from the Latin alphabets. Educating yourself with the Greek alphabets will benefit you as all road signs and pretty much everything in Greece are written in the Greek alphabets. Some people speak excellent and understandable English, but most do not. Hence, it is advisable to learn basic Greek phrases before going to Greece, to save yourself considerable time.