Experiences in Greece

Experiences

Whatever a travel experience means to you – exploring, discovering, hiking, tasting, sharing or just loving the moment – you’ll find it in Greece

A journey through history

To visit Greece is to enjoy an epic tale that goes back at least 5,000 years, where the dividing line between myth and history become beautifully blurred. The ‘300’ is not just a movie, the Odyssey is not just a book. They are instead milestones on the course of human history and the development of civilization. This story will guide and inspire you as you travel through the islands and the mainland of Greece.

Greek Culture

You might start with the home of ancient civilization: the Acropolis of Athens and the surrounding archaeological sites and then move on to the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion. Afterward, you might head for ancient Olympia, home of the Olympic Games in antiquity, or Delphi, the site of the famous oracle and thought by the ancients to be the navel of the world, or to the ancient theatre at Epidaurus with its pitch-perfect acoustics.

Other places you might visit, as you delve deeper into antiquity and the beginnings of Western civilization, are the Minoan palaces of Knossos on Crete and the sanctuaries of the great gods on Samothrace and Limnos as well as the tombs at Vergina, to name just a few.  Every ancient site in Greece is blessed with wonderful natural settings that enhance the energy of temples, stadiums, theatres, and their compelling statues and timeless works of art.

Traditions in Greece

The Greeks have learned to honor their heritage and today the imprint of these past times lives on in time-honored traditions. You, too, can experience them in rural parts of the country by participating in village feasts or the Dionysian traditions still practiced for carnival or in the moving and deeply religious celebration of Easter.

Modern culture and the arts

Greece is not just the past. You will also be delighted by its modern culture and arts, to be found in the country’s museums, concert halls and art galleries of the major cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as the thousands of cultural events,  held all-year-round at open-air theatres, castles, and squares around the country.

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Strolling around the picturesque alleyways of Plaka

Feeling the vibes of Athens around the Acropolis

Using the Acropolis as your compass, a city of extraordinary contrasts and charms opens up beneath your feet
Olympos itself is a live museum with an idyllic atmosphere when the clouds come down and surround the village

Colourful village-hopping through the mountains of Karpathos

Within Karpathos’ mountainous interior are colourful villages that have preserved everything that is most traditional about the beautiful Dodecanese island in a wonderful capsule of...
The first monument as you enter is the theatre, built in 3-2BC and regarded as one of the greatest examples of its kind

Unearthing Ancient Messene in the southwestern Peloponnese

One of Greece’s most exciting and best preserved ancient sites, Ancient Messene combines the grandeur of Delphi with the natural beauty of Olympia.
Nafplion town as seen from Palamidi Castle

Scale the heights of Palamidi Castle in Nafplio

The Venetians’ grand fortification in Nafplio is also a landmark symbol of freedom for Greeks … and the ultimate hilltop lookout in one of Greece’s...
Here she is, standing proudly at the top of the Sacred Rock… the best known temple of the ancient world, the Parthenon

The sacred rock of the Acropolis

Discover up close and personal why one of the greatest cultural landmarks of the world continues to emit a special energy over the city it...
View of traditional tavern in Pythagoreio

Village-hopping in Samos, from mountain to coast

One of Greece’s most culturally rich and green islands is also home to a wealth of villages. Whether you explore the coast or wine-growing foothills,...
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