Land of myths and sun, Greece makes adventurous dreamers, history lovers and lovers of great crossings dream. With its abundant historic sites, incomparably beautiful islands and well-known hospitality, no other destination can offer as much pleasure as the cradle of Western civilisation.
If only because of its status as capital of the country, Athens is worth the detour in many ways. Do not be fooled, this is not one of those tourist traps that you have been accustomed to. The city is much more than a stopover on a trip to Greece. Imagine impressive temples, statues and palaces all in one place. Here you will find this promise of wonder and more precisely, in the heart of the Acropolis of Athens, one of the most prestigious in the world. A little further down, the districts of the city invite you to discover the Hellenistic culture. From Syntagma Square where you can admire the rotating spectacle of the presidential palace guard, to the Plaka district where you will enjoy a good cup of tea on a shaded terrace and surrounded by charming stalls, you will not be bored.
Another emblematic destination in Greece, Crete is known as the cradle of the Minoan civilisation. Indeed, the island shelters the Palace of Knossos built by the founding king of one of the most powerful cities of the Aegean basin. From Heraklion to Hania there are a multitude of historical sites where you can indulge your passion for history, but what attracts the most travellers here is the famous Samaria Gorge, a true invitation for hiking, leading to splendid coloured canyons. You will understand, Crete is the ideal place to experience a real change of scenery.
The Greek islands, everyone talks about them, but few have managed to describe, with precision, the beauty of these little bits of land lost in the heart of the Aegean Sea. Cyclades, Dodecanese, Corfu...all these destinations will amaze you during a journey out of time. Do you love doing nothing? A stop in Mykonos offers the opportunity to relax on the beaches of Paradise and Grand Paradise while enjoying the lively and often festive atmosphere of the area. In Delos, do not miss the vestiges among the best preserved of the country.
The island of Santorini, meanwhile, would have welcomed the mythical city of Atlantis. Anyway, it is here, in the peaceful village of Oia that you will admire the most beautiful spectacle, a sunset. If you are looking for a little more peace and quiet, head to the island of Milos, where you will discover the famous statue of Venus, now on display at the Louvre Museum.