Greece is a country that holds plenty of myths and traditions, a place heavy with history and culture.Travel to Greece not only for its incomparable islands but also for its fascinating mainland packed with less-known destinations.
Here are 6 reasons to visit Greece. There are many more and it is up to you to discover them.
Imposing Art and Culture
Greece is endowed with a long history and a fascinating culture. Enjoy centuries-old art and explore the country’s history manifested in every corner of the country. This is where the past meets the present and where old structures and art coexist with modern society.
Arts such as architecture, sculpture, pottery, weaving, music, jewellery making and painting are present throughout Greece’s history.
The country has more than 100 imposing archaeological sites, numerous ancient theatres, agoras, great temples most of which are included in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Monuments. Walk along roads steeped in history, visit museums and monuments around the country and listen to the echoes of the past!
Greek cuisine is irresistible; its flavourful recipes use a large variety of quality products, cleverly combined, telling age-old secrets handed down from generation to generation. The basic ingredients that make this cuisine so tempting are fresh produce, herbs, spices, the renowned Greek olive oil and of course… simplicity!
Don’t forget to accompany your meal with a glass of Greek wine, ouzo or tsipouro. Cheers and Bon Appétit!
Islands Blessed with Light
Greece is home to over 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. A unique phenomenon for the European continent.
There’s an island that is just right for you. Are you interested in culture and arts, family holidays or action (water and extreme sports), a bustling or serene atmosphere, do you prefer a cosmopolitan or rustic style? You name it, Greece has got it!
Mind Blowing Beaches
Greece’s coastline is among the longest in the world – approximately 16.000km. Its shores are world-famous and known for their crystal clear waters and their diversity.
Enjoy sheltered bays and coves, coastal caves, long sandy, pebbly, rocky or dark sandy “volcanic” beaches, sand dunes and others with a story to tell…
Greece may well be famous for its islands but the mainland holds some treasures well worth exploring. Imposing mountains, rich ecosystems, rivers and lakes create an amazing ensemble. Visit historic monuments known across the world as well as magnificent religious structures. Welcome to an imposing and thrilling land, feel that you become part of its nature and enjoy activities and local cuisine.
Memorable Travel Experience
Greeks are descendants of Zeus Xenios (the God of hospitality) so you can expect the locals to welcome you warmly wherever you go. You’ll be offered a world of opportunities to create your own memorable experiences throughout Greece, year round.
Participate in Greek customs and traditions, in Easter or Christmas celebrations, in agricultural activities, in rustic festivals, in vibrant nightlife, in tours of historic towns and stone built villages. Drink in the view of the country’s sublime nature and its serene sunsets. Make sure to savour its tantalizing dishes by the sea or on a mountaintop take your pick and let Greece spoil you!
As Greece is such a remarkable destination to explore, Vision Travel has held staterooms on two sailings onboard Ponant’s newest yacht, La Bougainville to ensure our clients have the best experience possible. Ponant Yacht Cruises offer the best of the French art of living well onboard their intimate yachts with country club atmospheres and impeccable service.
Nice to Athens April 15 – 22, 2019 on board La Bougainville
Athens to Athens April 22- 29, 2019 on board La Bougainville
Speak to your Vision Travel Advisor for more information.