Every year visitors millions of visitors go to Greece to spend time at the country’s beaustiful beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty which is all over Greece.
More than 90 percent of visitors who go to Greece originate from other European countries. In the last few years there have been growing numbers of tourists from other world regions. The majority of tourists arrive during the summer season.
Crete, the Dodecanese Islands, the Cycladic Islands, the Ionian Islands, and to a lesser extent: the Peloponnese region and the Halkidiki peninsula in Makedonía region are the destination of the millions of visitors each year. There are still many isolated areas in the country which have less tourism but are equally beautiful to visit.
Visit Greece and you will find Neoclassical architecture in the cities of Ermoupolis and Nafplio, Ottoman-influenced buildings in Grevená and Kozáni. Also, whitewashed Cycladic homes on the island of Páros, and baroque homes and churches on Corfu.
Greec ahs a terrain consisting of idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north. Most of Greece’s historical sights are just as diverse. Greece is also home to many medieval churches and castles as classical ruins and temples fromacient times.
Most of Greece has a warm Mediterranean climate, almost identical to California. Summers are very hot and dry with over 7 months constant sunshine. The off season is relatively cold and rainy which usually starts around November and ends around the end of March.
The warmest time of the year is in July and August. It sometimes gets so hot that most Greeks avoid heavy outdoors work in the early afternoon until early evening when it begins to cool.
Greece has more than 6,000 islands. And of these approximately 230 of these are inhabited by towns and communities with spectacular views of the Aegean sea and Mediterranean
-The holiday islands situated to the west include Corfu, Lefkas, Kefalonia and Zante
The popular Crete located in the south.
-The Cyclades (more windy and adventurous) in the central Aegean includes Mykonos and Santorini and
to the east is the Dodecanese including islands Rhodes, Kos, Symi and Patmos.
-The Sporades group to the north-east includes Skiathos and
the north; Samos, Lesvos and Thassos.
-The most popular islands have their own airport and tourist attractions while some of the smaller islands are accessible by domestic ferries
-Many major cruise ships visit the islands and there is also the option of hiring your own boat from any main harbor, so a great way to see all those islands is by boat.
There is so much to do and so many places to stay in Greece. If you have always dreamed of going to Greece this year maybe the perfect time for you to go!