Booking holidays to Greece can be a great idea. There are some very good reasons why Greece has been a popular tourist destination for centuries. These beautiful islands can offer a multitude of experiences from high adrenalin water sports through to contemplative spiritual explorations.
Greece is the ideal destination for those of all ages and tastes. There really is something for everyone in this amazing and beautiful country. Here are just 4 of the great reasons why you should consider booking holidays to Greece.
1. Experience the birth of civilisation
Greece is an extremely old country with an amazingly rich history. There are many important historic sites throughout the many islands from temple ruins to ancient towns and cities. The civilisation our modern lives are based on today found its roots in Greece. You can find out more from the many guided tours and museums available when booking holidays to Greece.
2. Enjoy world class shopping
Greece can offer some fantastic modern entertainments. Shopaholics will love the capital city of Athens that combines traditional market places with all the big name brands and stores. There are also plenty of great shops throughout the islands selling everything from beautiful handmade pottery to the latest in designer jewellery and clothing.
3. Taste the best of Mediterranean food
The Greeks love their food and it is easy to see why. There is an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, meat, fish and seafood on offer. There is nothing quite like the delicious Mediterranean flavours of a traditional Greek meal from the tasty classic moussaka to grilled souvlaki straight off the charcoal grill.
4. Relax in the wonderful sunshine
Greece has a beautifully warm climate with around 300 days of sunshine a year. The peak seasons are between July and August. This is a very busy and popular period for booking holidays to Greece but it can be very hot during the day. If you like sight-seeing and you prefer to avoid the crowds then opt for late May and June or early September. It is still lovely and warm at these times of the year but without the oppressive heat and crowds you find in the height of summer. Many parts of Greece (such as Crete and the Cyclades) are also very pleasant later in the year in October and early November.
There are many fantastic reasons why you should book holidays to Greece. These wonderful islands have a lot to offer and there are some great bargains available.