The cradle of European civilization and the birthplace of democracy, theater, and the Olympics, Greece is a first-rate tourist destination and for good reason. The historical treasures of Athens are a must-see and a visit to one or more of the myriad Greek islands is something one has to experience at least once in a lifetime. From the archaeological splendors of Crete and the stunning sunsets of Santorini to the soaring Mt. Olympus, the spectacular beaches, the delicious local food, and flavorful regional wines, Greece has something for everyone.
Outdoor enthusiasts will feel right at home in Greece as well. Adventure opportunities abound – from horseback riding on Mykonos to hiking along the caldera of Santorini, island trekking through the picturesque villages and lush valleys of Paros or Naxos, sea kayaking on Crete, cycling in Nemea, or rafting on the Lousios River in the Peloponnese.