Greece

Greece… the cradle of civilization and the jewel of the Mediterranean! Its location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, puts Greece at a very significant geographical point on the world map!

The history of Greece extends beyond the geographical limits of the current state and is divided into periods, with the first one to be the Minoan civilization in 3000 BC. From that period onwards, Greek history hosted many civilizations and periods, with the most important to be the Hellenistic, in which great philosophers and scientists were born, who changed the course of world history! 

Reaching to the modern period, Greece considers to be one of the top tourist destinations worldwide throughout the year, but especially during the summer months! Endless miles of aquamarine coastlines, sandy beaches, bright sun, dozens of beautiful islands both in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, traditional villages and imposing mountains! 

Athens is the largest city in Greece and the oldest capital of the world, with a history of over 3,500 years! Athens is the birthplace of democracy, of the modern Western civilization and of the most wise men of the ancient times. The city with the most magnificent history in the world bounded on three sides by Mt Hymettus, Mt Parnitha and Mt Penteli, considered also center of entertainment, arts, culture, education and tourism! A Large and beautiful metropolis with the famous Acropolis to rise above the city, nominated to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world. The historic center seems like an open air museum! The co-capital, as the Greeks refer to this city, is Thessaloniki! A beautiful city, located on the Central Macedonia! A famous city, full of lovely places to visit, ancient history, great views and delicious cuisine!

The climate in Greece is mediterranean. The country is surrounded by sea from the east, south and west,  which significantly affects the climate. Greece has generally mild, wet winters and hot,dry summers! During winter, the temperatures can be very cold at the central and eastern Macedonia, while south Greece offers milder climate. In general, Greece offers many sunny months, which makes both the residents and the travelers to enjoy the beauty of the country to the fullest!

Greeks are very welcoming and helpful people, characteristics which according to mythology were taken from Zeus, God of Olympus, who was famous for its hospitality! 

 

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