Greece

When you think about Greece think about the sun, the beautiful sea and coastline and last but not least the great testament to the ancient Hellenistic civilization.

Greece is a land rich of antique tastes and traditions, of imposing monuments and it is the cradle of the Western civilization that gave birth to the democracy and philosophy.

The capital is Athens, a city that seamlessly unites its modern appearance with the remains of a glorious past. For example it is possible to visit the famous Acropolis without encountering the troublesome traffic thanks to the longest sidewalks in Europe, almost 3 km in length. In fact, you can take a casual stroll and stumble upon some of the most important archeological sites of the city: the Parthenon (decorated by Fidia), the Erechtheion with its caryatids and the propylaea.

It is absolutely necessary to see the National Archeological Museum, which has more than 11,000 exhibits, one of the most important museums in the world in terms of quality and types of work. In the inside of the museum you will find great masterpieces of Greek art, several sculptures which include the statue of Zeus/Poseidon found at Artemision, the portrait of a boxer from Olympia, the famous Dypilon vessels (amphora and crater) and Polygnotus.

Visiting Greece also means visiting the sea as this country is comprised of more than 6,000 islands big and small located in the Ionic and Aegean seas. There are almost 16,000 km of coastline, with numerous beaches that have had the Blue Flag. You will be able to combine so many activities for relaxing and enjoying the cultural tourism (diving, snorkeling, water skiing, and windsurfing). The most famous are the Cyclades, such as Mykonos, Santorini, Delos, Kea, Ios, and then Rhodes, Crete, Corfu, Kefalonia and Samos.

To search for flights Ryanair flights to these destinations,click here.

There are also boats that depart from the main Italian ports towards Greece. Here are a few sites to check:  www.ferries.gr  – www.greekferries.gr  – www.ferries-greece.com

For the best information on Greece, click here: www.visitgreece.gr and www.grecia.info