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Introducing Greece

Greece: The Country With A Classical Past And A Modern Future

The Parthenon on the Acropolis.
The Parthenon on the Acropolis.

Greece, the country with a classical past and a modern future has an undefined natural aroma that lingers in the air around its ancient cities. That aroma permeates the senses when visitors walk the streets of Athens for the first time and see the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Those spectacular sites date back thousands of years and are filled with the energy of the ancients. Greece offers visitors a plethora of activities, landscapes, and experiences to enjoy. The glorious beauty of Delos, the pulsating and vibrant nightclubs of Mykonos, the jaw-dropping awe of Delphi, the rugged landscape of Crete, and the slow pace of Thessalonica are just appetizers when it comes to experiencing the complete rapture that Greece offers its guests. Greece is a country of 10.8 million people, and it seems most of them gather daily, and gossip in the coffee shops (Kafeneia) while munching on zesty home-made Tzatika. Almost 19 million tourists visit Greece every year to soak up the Mediterranean sun, and dig through ancient ruins that hold secrets of lost civilizations. Visitors may also feel the rumbles of the most seismic region in Europe. But Greece is not all olive groves, beaches, and white-washed islands. The country is filled with the impetus to change from a political and bureaucratic nightmare to a modern economy that values its assets, and welcomes all those that want to take an active part in the revitalization of the country. Greece has become a multicultural society thanks to the recent migration of people from Africa, Germany, the Balkans, England, Asia, and the United States. These new citizens say that the country is filled with romance and love. It’s hard not to fall in love with a country that puts those magic ingredients in their olive oil and wine.

Greece In A Few Words

Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece - photo by lee_duguid - Flickr

Greece in a few words is an oxymoron of sorts. How can anyone describe the endless rewards that wait to be experienced on the mystical and incredibly beautiful islands of the Aegean in a few words? Greece offers its visitors a taste of living antiquity. The hidden sandy coves, rich landscapes, and mountain waterfalls are some of the most creative natural expressions in the world. The scenery as well as the people gives visitors a chance to go back thousands of years, and feel the surge of ancient beauty and romance that surrounds the country.

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