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Ok, so maybe ‘summer’ is pushing it a bit considering that September is halfway over and we are well into the months of fall. Even so, regardless if you are planning a summer, spring, fall, or even a winter vacation, the amazing country of Greece is a place that should be on everyone’s ‘To-Visit’ list!
Historic sites. Tranquil, blue waters. Ancient monuments. Receives a whopping 20 million visitors every year. First-time visitors to this grand country are hard-pressed not to fall in love at first sight. Those who travel to Greece have the opportunity to trace the fingertips of Greece’s ancient history, from Paleolithic Age to the Neolithic Age to the Bronze Age and forward; even travelers who may not be all that fond of the historic appeal of places will undoubtedly become enthralled in the rich history that Greece has to offer!
Not sure where to start during your visit? First-time visitors to Greece tend to select Athens, the capital of Greece, as their first go-to place. Other popular tourists place includes Macedonia, Mount Olympus, and Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great.
Decadent Flavors of Greek Cuisine
The delectable food that makes up Greek cuisine comes in a very close second to the grand beauty that the country holds. Greek cuisine consists of high quality ingredients that combine historic tastes with a modern flair.
Many may not know this until they actually experience Greece, but since Greece is made up of various islands, mountainous regions, and a rugged mainland, visitors can expect to taste a variety of foods, flavors, expected combinations, and best of all, ENDLESS VARIETY! Raw ingredients are used in abundance in Greece, not to mention flavors that specific to the country including olive oil, oregano, fresh fish and seafood, as well as brilliant selections of wines and decadent desserts.
The unique islands of Greece offer their own culinary paradise to visitors; the islands of Aegean offer tastes of both the sun and the sea, while the cuisine of the Cyclades reflects their deep history. For those who prefer more of a ‘modern flair’, look to the islands of Ionia, who offers cosmopolitan tastes to travelers and sets themselves apart from traditional Greek cuisine, with their Italian names and distinctive tastes.
Do You Have that Passport Out Yet?
Without a doubt, Greece holds a type of allure that could be felt even by the words on a page. Now, what’s even more alluring about the gorgeous country? If you’re looking for an affordable trip to Greece then Thomas Cook flights are a great place to start, whether you are looking to travel to the mainland or you prefer to visit one of the many islands. Corfu, Kefalonia, Zakynthos- Thomas Cook can travelers going on their Greek vacation for prices that won’t send their wallets running off into the sunset.
So what are you waiting for? Dust off that passport, pull out that credit card, and book an incredible (and affordable) trip to Greece that you and yours will never forget!