Greece

Greece is one of the southernmost European countries, officially known as the Hellenic Republic. It shares borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. The ancient Greek culture is important for the impact it had on modern society with its most important “invention,” democracy. Until the 2nd century B.C., when the area of modern day Greece was invaded by Rome, the Greek culture flourished in its numerous city-states. This culture was adopted and modified by the Romans. It was an important part of the Byzantine Empire. The Greek language and culture once again flourished, before declining from the mid-15th century-1821 under the Ottoman Empire, when it was declared independent. Since then, Greece has enlarged its area and;in 1981 itgained membership in the European Union.It is one of the fastest developing countries in Europe.

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Population: 10.77 million | Capital: Athens | Language: Greek | Surface: 131,957 km²

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AthensThessalonikiOlympus MountainArcheological sitesThe islands

Even though Greece is in the vortex of economic crisis, Athens still hasn’t lost its beauty. History still stands strong in Athens in the same way the Acropolis stands. Founded some 3400 years ago and carrying the graceful and fierce goddess Athena’s name, Athens became the cradle of democracy, pushed by ancient Greek philosophers Aristotle and Socratesand Pericles’ government. In recent years, Athens has gathered historical material that now is a world inheritance. And speaking of inheritance, the culture that burst from Athens has influenced the world in a way that no other city ever did. And the greatest symbol of this is the Acropolis that has stood atop its hill for centuries.

Historical documents show that Thessaloniki was founded in 315 B.C.by Cassander of Macedon. It has always been one of the region’s most important cities. It was a free city along the famous Via Egnatia under the Roman Empire. In the Christian Bible, the apostle Paul wrote 1 and 2 Thessalonians to Thessaloniki’s residents.It was the second wealthiest city in the Byzantine Empire. It was a major port of the Ottoman Empire and remain so today. Thessaloniki is now one of the top five cities for tourism. And speaking of tourism, during the walking tour in Thessaloniki you will visit its major attractions: the White Tower, the Thessaloniki Fortress, the Galerius Arch, the archaeological museum (one of the richest museums in the region), and many other attractions along the way.

Olympus Mountain is the highest in Greece and the second in the Balkans peninsula. It offers that mountainous adventure everyone desires. The mountain rises almost 3000 meters; its stunning views are incredible. You might have heard of Zeus and the other gods of Greek mythology. Well, according to the legends, Olympus Mountain was their front garden and the mountain peak was their home.Now it is a National Park and a World Biosphere Reserve due to its highly diverse flora and fauna. The name’s derivation is also diverse. Its origin means “sky,” “bright,” “high,” or “rock.” In Greek it might simply mean “mountain” and in Turkish “heavens” or “house.”

Greece offers the world over 100 outstanding archaeological sites.All the public building,theatres etc, portray a history exceeding 5000 years.The most famous and well-known archeological site in Greece is Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. So, if you are someone who really likes archeologic sites , Greece has a lot to offer to you.

The islands are one of the most interesting things you could see during your time in Greece. They are a lot, about 6000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Out of this 6000 only 227 of them are inhabited, something not so usual for the Europian continent. The coast of Greece has a length of about 16 000 km. It is famous for its diversity, pebbly shores, numerous caves, rocks, dark sand, crystal water and sandy beaches.Many of these beaches has been awarded the Blue Flag for having a very clear water and clean environment for the people.

Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games. No wonder it also features the biggest number of Archaeological sites. Our tours in Greece run through some of the most magnificent ancient sites that made the history. Visit Greece on our tours to learn more about the Greek Gods, how to dance Sirtaki and enjoy the best food from the local Greek taverns.

On our tours in Greece you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

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Greece

Greece is one of the southernmost European countries, officially known as the Hellenic Republic. It shares borders with Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. The ancient Greek culture is important for the impact it had on modern society with its most important “invention,” democracy. Until the 2nd century B.C., when the area of modern day Greece was invaded by Rome, the Greek culture flourished in its numerous city-states. This culture was adopted and modified by the Romans. It was an important part of the Byzantine Empire. The Greek language and culture once again flourished, before declining from the mid-15th century-1821 under the Ottoman Empire, when it was declared independent. Since then, Greece has enlarged its area and;in 1981 itgained membership in the European Union.It is one of the fastest developing countries in Europe.

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Population: 10.77 million | Capital: Athens | Language: Greek | Surface: 131,957 km²

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Country Highlights

AthensThessalonikiOlympus MountainArcheological sitesThe islands

Even though Greece is in the vortex of economic crisis, Athens still hasn’t lost its beauty. History still stands strong in Athens in the same way the Acropolis stands. Founded some 3400 years ago and carrying the graceful and fierce goddess Athena’s name, Athens became the cradle of democracy, pushed by ancient Greek philosophers Aristotle and Socratesand Pericles’ government. In recent years, Athens has gathered historical material that now is a world inheritance. And speaking of inheritance, the culture that burst from Athens has influenced the world in a way that no other city ever did. And the greatest symbol of this is the Acropolis that has stood atop its hill for centuries.

Historical documents show that Thessaloniki was founded in 315 B.C.by Cassander of Macedon. It has always been one of the region’s most important cities. It was a free city along the famous Via Egnatia under the Roman Empire. In the Christian Bible, the apostle Paul wrote 1 and 2 Thessalonians to Thessaloniki’s residents.It was the second wealthiest city in the Byzantine Empire. It was a major port of the Ottoman Empire and remain so today. Thessaloniki is now one of the top five cities for tourism. And speaking of tourism, during the walking tour in Thessaloniki you will visit its major attractions: the White Tower, the Thessaloniki Fortress, the Galerius Arch, the archaeological museum (one of the richest museums in the region), and many other attractions along the way.

Olympus Mountain is the highest in Greece and the second in the Balkans peninsula. It offers that mountainous adventure everyone desires. The mountain rises almost 3000 meters; its stunning views are incredible. You might have heard of Zeus and the other gods of Greek mythology. Well, according to the legends, Olympus Mountain was their front garden and the mountain peak was their home.Now it is a National Park and a World Biosphere Reserve due to its highly diverse flora and fauna. The name’s derivation is also diverse. Its origin means “sky,” “bright,” “high,” or “rock.” In Greek it might simply mean “mountain” and in Turkish “heavens” or “house.”

Greece offers the world over 100 outstanding archaeological sites.All the public building,theatres etc, portray a history exceeding 5000 years.The most famous and well-known archeological site in Greece is Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon. So, if you are someone who really likes archeologic sites , Greece has a lot to offer to you.

The islands are one of the most interesting things you could see during your time in Greece. They are a lot, about 6000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. Out of this 6000 only 227 of them are inhabited, something not so usual for the Europian continent. The coast of Greece has a length of about 16 000 km. It is famous for its diversity, pebbly shores, numerous caves, rocks, dark sand, crystal water and sandy beaches.Many of these beaches has been awarded the Blue Flag for having a very clear water and clean environment for the people.

Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilization, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, Western drama and notably the Olympic Games. No wonder it also features the biggest number of Archaeological sites. Our tours in Greece run through some of the most magnificent ancient sites that made the history. Visit Greece on our tours to learn more about the Greek Gods, how to dance Sirtaki and enjoy the best food from the local Greek taverns.

On our tours in Greece you will:
– Support local communities
– Learn more from our experienced guides
– Travel in modern comfortable vehicles
– Taste some of the best local specialties
– Get plenty of free time to explore on your own way

Tours departing from Greece