Democracy, philosophy, historiography, and the Olympic Games are all closely associated with Greece. Indeed, the cultural heritage of Greece is so vast that it is home to 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The capital city of Athens is one of the oldest constantly inhabited places in this part of the world, best known for the ancient ruins of the Acropolis. One of the cities in which the spirit of the Byzantine era is still felt is Thessaloniki, where many gems of Byzantine architecture can be found.

The Greeks are known for their hospitality and delicious cuisine,
welcoming visitors with a glass of ouzo and some fantastic feta cheese. Picturesque olive groves illustrate the historical association the country has with the tree that has become a national symbol, as well as providing delicious olive oil – Greece is one of the top producers of olive oil in the world.


Did you know

that no point in Greece is more than 137 kilometers from sea?

Get to know places


Athens is the capital city of Greece, the birthplace of democracy, and home to the most important archaeological sites. The historic capital of Europe is best known for the Acropolis of Athens. Not to be missed is the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. The city also offers a vivid nightlife and numerous museums.


Thessaloniki is Greece’s second-largest city and one of the oldest in Europe. Many of the main attractions have been named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you walk to Aristotelous Square, you will be met with the beautiful view of the Thermaic Gulf – with clear skies, you can see Mount Olympus in the distance.

Greek Islands

One of the largest among them is the island of Crete, famous for its archaeological remains of the Minoan civilization and the mythical Minotaur. Explore the Cyclades – a group of islands that includes Mykonos and Santorini, easily recognizable from their white houses with blue rooftops.

  • Capital:Athens
  • Population:10.5 million inhabitants
  • Airports:Athens Airport ATH, Thessaloniki Airport SKG, Zakynthos Airport ZTH, Corfu Airport CFU
  • Currency:Euro (EUR)
  • International dialling code:+30
  • Time: Eastern European Time GMT+2, in the summer GMT+2
Explore the Authentic

What to do in Greece

Sailing Greece

Unleash your inner Odysseus and discover the joy of exploring the Greek islands. Dock in small island ports, meet locals, taste the food, and experience the culture at its source.

Greek Night

The nightlife in Greece is as varied as it is vibrant. In Athens, it’s full of colorful restaurants where you can enjoy great Greek food and performances of traditional folk dances. Make sure to break some plates for good luck!


Meteora is a unique complex of Orthodox monasteries, whose name derives from the Greek for ‘levitating stones’. It is must-see on any tour of Greece.

A cultural and historical gem, whose shores are lapped by five seas, Greece has more than 6,000 islands and islets. Approximately 277 of these are populated. Famous for its important historical heritage, beautiful blue waters, and more than 250 days of sunshine a year, Greece is a top tourist destination.


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