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Greece is one of the most beautiful and most visited countries in the whole Mediterranean. The landscape is characterized by white houses, brilliant blue roofs, and stunning beaches. The Mediterranean climate makes Greece the perfect holiday destination at almost any time of the year. On your visit, you will enjoy the rich history, cultural traditions, and exquisite cuisine of Greece. In this guide to Greece, we will share our best tips for visiting this wonderfully unique country.
While Greece is highly acclaimed for its dazzling coastline, it may surprise you to know that two-thirds of Greece is covered in mountains. Depending on the areas of Greece you choose to visit, a different holiday will be waiting for you. Visit ancient ruins, explore natural wonders, or relax on the famous white sandy beaches.
Here are our top five things to do in Greece:
Where should you go on your visit to Greece? There really isn't a wrong decision, as there are so many incredible places to visit in Greece. You can choose to visit one of the historic cities in Greece or you can visit the impressive islands of Greece.
The Greek Archipelago includes 6,000 islands dotting the Aegean and Ionian Sea and only 227 of these are inhabited. The largest island in Greece is Crete, known for its white-sand beaches and the birthplace of Zeus, according to Greek mythology. If you are looking for accommodations, check out our blog post on where to stay in Crete.
The most popular island group is the Cyclades archipelago, which is most famous for Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, and Naxos.
In the Ionian Sea you will find the Ionian Islands, the largest of which are Corfu, Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos:
As Greece is in the southern part of Europe, it enjoys a decidedly warm-mild climate. The best time to enjoy its beautiful coasts goes from spring to early autumn. If, on the other hand, you want to take a cultural holiday, every moment of the year is the right one.
Greece's high season is during the months of July and August, so if you are thinking of visiting in this period, it is advisable to book months in advance in order to have reasonable prices and more choices. Be aware that July and August are also the hottest months of the year.
If you want to visit outside of summer, then prices are definitely more reasonable and there is almost always availability.
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