Snapshots of a trip to Greece
On a trip to Greece you will realize that the country, full of classic temples and whitewashed buildings, silhouetted against the blue sea, is a dream come true of gods and heroes .... Even those who have never travelled to the Hellenic Republic cannot escape from the magic of the land, where western civilization was born. Cradle of History and mythology, present-day Greece attracts visitors from all over the world, ready to appreciate the landscapes that were only conceived and created in their imagination through their earlier readings.
Rugged, mountainous terrain rises in surprising proximity to the sea. Fields of olive trees and Byzantine domes are outlined in the horizon and an infinity of islands survey the arrival and departure of present-day travellers, as they did with thousands of others in bygone days.
Athens, the starting point for an ideal trip to Greece
On a trip to Greece, you must visit Athens, the center of culture and communications network of the country and, for most visitors, the first contact with the Hellenic world. A somewhat chaotic city, like any city, and with heavy traffic, it also holds one of the greatest treasures in the classical world in permanent restoration: the Parthenon.
So, on a trip to Greece, you will be able to enjoy the Peloponnese -in the Hellenic continental territory-, which takes you on a journey through history: Corinth and Mycenae, the fortified palace of Agamemnon, the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia. In the Aegean Sea, the Cyclades are the archetype of the Greek island, with destinations as popular as Mykonos, Santorini, Delos or Naxos. Further south, off the coast of Turkey, there are the islands of the Dodecanese, a little less frequented than the previous ones: Rhodes - in whose port stood the Colossus – and Crete, the kingdom of the legendary Minos, rich in ruins of the Minoan civilization, with the palaces of Knossos, Festos and Malia.