Δευτέρα, 11 Μαΐου 2009

Greece - Athens

Greece, having Athens as its capital city, is a modern European country, with a long history. It is the ‘cradle of civilization’, yet a bustling modern country, as well. It has got a lot of beautiful places and sights to offer.

There are lots of amazing sights, such as the Acropolis, where you can see lots of statues such as Caryatides, the Couros (statues of men) and the Cores (statues of women).

In addition, you can see ancient pots with illustrations depicting scenes of every day life, well-known battles and the exploits of famous heroes, boat constructions or others idols and ancient coins.

Furthermore, Greece also has a large number of beautiful islands such as Mykonos, Chios, Rhodes, Paros, Santorini, Lefkada and Corfu, Crete, etcetera, which are popular summer destinations. The most popular islands are Mykonos, Rhodes and Corfu, where people from all over the world come to have fun.

However, tourists do not only come to Greece to have fun. They also enjoy the calm, crystal-clean beaches which Greece has; do various types of water sports, such as water skiing, wind-sailing, jet-skiing or simply lie under the clear blue sky and warm sun.

Greece also has very high mountains like Parnassus, Olympus and Psiloritis.


These are popular winter destination, as they offer activities such as mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding. Others simply go to skiing centers like those at Parnassus, Kalavryta and Arahova to enjoy the beautiful scenery sipping a hot cup of chocolate or coffee.

In general, Greece has got fantastic places to explore all year round. Its people are warm, friendly and eager to show you round and cater for your every need. So why don’t you come along and see for yourself?

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