GREECE – THE ANCIENT WORLD OF MYSTERIES AND RIDDLES
Sunny days, transparent waves, warm sand and Greek hospitality is not the only thing for which they buy tours to Greece. The ancient state keeps a lot of secrets and mysteries.
WHEN TO GO
Travel to Greece is usually planned for the summer. At this time, the sea is quite warm, and in July and August, even hot. At an air temperature of 45 ° C, it is no longer refreshing. The prices at the resorts are high and there are too many tourists.
The ideal time to relax on Greek beaches is late spring or early autumn. In May, it is already warm enough for swimming, but there is still no sweltering heat. During this period flowers, fruit trees are blooming and the country becomes an ideal place for a romantic getaway.
September is similar in weather conditions: there is no sweltering heat, and the sea is still warm. In October, the temperature gradually decreases, it rains, but you can still swim, especially on such southern islands as Crete and Rhodes.
In winter, holidays in Greece have a different character. This is the time for skiing on the famous Mount Olympus. Snowboards, skis and other delights of winter resorts are organized in the country at the highest level.
WHAT TO SEE
Greece has preserved many memos of various eras of its existence. Each tourist, especially the one who arrived for the first time, adds to his list of obligatory visits to Mount Olympus, on which the ancient Greek gods lived. Not far from it in Thessaloniki is located the ancient Byzantine fortification, part of which has been preserved to this day. In the same list of attractions there are the ruins of the temple of Zeus in Olympia, the labyrinth of the Minotaur, the theater of Dionysus, the Athenian Acropolis.
There are memorable places in the country during the war with the Ottoman Empire. For example, on the island of Kos, the Neratzia castle, erected in the XIV – XVI centuries, was preserved. It was built by the Knights of St. John to protect the local population from the raids of the Ottoman warriors.
Many in Greece and Christian shrines. In almost any resort there is an old church or monastery, interesting for tourists to explore. One of the most famous buildings is the Cathedral of Saint Spyridon in Corfu. It contains the relics of the saint, possessing healing power.
The cost of a tourist trip to Greece depends on the season, popularity and level of the resort. The most expensive trip will cost in the summer months. For example, a trip for two to Crete or Rhodes for two weeks costs 390 EUR. But if you take last-minute tours to Greece, you can save a lot.