It's the land of ancient history, picture-perfect islands and mouth-watering cuisine; all wrapped up in one country that tells epic tales of Greek gods and heroic battles! The incredible history, culture, food and natural beauty have long made Greece a top destination in Europe. Situated in the south of Europe between the Balkans and Turkey, the beautiful coastline and islands in the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean Seas provide idyllic Greece vacation spots!
Expat Explore’s trips to Greece feature a visit to the capital Athens to marvel at its iconic, historic landmarks. The Acropolis and Parthenon sit on a high rocky outcrop and overlook the sprawling city below. The many ancient sites are now linked by an incredible pedestrianised zone, making Athens one of the easiest major cities in Europe to get around. However, Athens certainly isn’t dwelling on the past. Trend-conscious youngsters are the driving force behind a vibrant culture and contemporary music and art scene, and Greek food is experiencing something of a modern revolution in the capital.
The Greek mainland is home to several impressive historic sites. Olympia was a sanctuary in ancient Greece and the site of the original Olympic Games, held from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Delphi has a long mythological history and retains its well-preserved ancient theatre. When you’ve had your fill of ancient history, the Aegean Islands offer the perfect opportunity for a relaxing getaway; the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos and the natural beauty of Santorini offer the perfect contrast to the bustling metropolis of the mainland. Discover beautiful architecture, relax on white sand beaches and marvel at iconic white-washed towns.