Tourists love Greece. But if you aren’t a tourist, you will love Greece regardless. Greece is a land that enjoys an exhaustive history that can be traced back to several hundred years BC. With such an extensive past, the remnants of time remaining on its eroded soil and extensive plateaus are a great attraction. So planning a vacation to Greece is a must at least once in a lifetime.
Greece is located in Southern Europe at the tip of the Balkan Peninsula. It has an exhaustive series of coastlines and islands in the Mediterranean Seas. Greece shares borders with Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia.
Major cities and attractions
Athens is the capital of Greece and no less famous than it. Thessaloniki is the second largest city followed by Patra. Also worth mentioning is Volos, the main port of the country. Some of the major attractions of the city are Delphi the famous oracle of Apollo. There are also the monasteries of Meteora and Mount Athos. The ancient Olympic site Olympia is another must-see followed by the national parks of Parnassos and Parnitha.
Climate and seasons
The coastal regions of Greece enjoy a Mediterranean climate while the islands have a continental climate. The summers are dry and hot while winters cool and wet. No climate is too extreme to visit Greece, however, major tourism season spans from April to October.
World Tourism Organization records that Greece welcomes around 24.8 million visitors in 2016 alone. This in itself is enough to show that Greece is one of the world’s top tourist destination. It is ranked amongst the top 20 tourist hotspots in the world.
Lots of things attract tourists to Greece including its exotic beaches, its warm sunny weather, its extensive historical sites, an elaborate nightlife, the natural beauty of the country as well as its cuisine and wineries. It is because of this that special wine tasting tours Greece are organized by tour companies.
Paying a visit to Greece is like visiting something from the past. So to enjoy the countryside and the ancient touch, pick a wine tasting tours Greece and get moving.