Holiday in Greece is the dream of a lifetime for many people around the world. Rated among the top 20 most popular world tourist destinations almost every year, the Greek islands offer wonderful opportunities for holidays. Why exactly should you choose to spend your holidays in Greece? Here are some answers.
# Fantastic beaches
The wonderful beaches of Greece are famous around the world for the fantastic landscape and crystal water. You can find almost any kind of beaches in Greece: fully organized or totally secluded, sandy or pebbled, windy or calm. There is no need to pick up a certain Greek destination for beach holidays. Every single island has great places to swim. The islands with the most famous beaches are probably Kefalonia, Lefkada, Rhodes, Crete, Skiathos, Mykonos and many others, but it is a fact that everywhere you go in Greece, you will find great and safe beaches.
# Country with history
With a history of 3,000 years, Greece is a country with rich past. The fortunate thing is that many remains of this past survive until today. In fact, there are numerous archaeological sites all over the Greek mainland and the islands. Among the most famous ancient sites are the Acropolis of Athens, Ancient Olympia, Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Knossos and others. Many of these sites have been included in the UNESCO list of world heritage monuments and are visited by millions of tourists every year.
# Perfect weather
A country with Mediterranean climate, Greece has the perfect summer weather: warm days with chilly evenings. Swimming at the sea starts from May and lasts until October in Greece, when the atmosphere starts getting colder. June through August are the hottest months with the temperature reaching even 40oC in the midday. Except for summer, Greece also has a great winter weather with mediocre cold (usually from 2 to 10oC), limited rainfalls and rare snows. This gives a great chance to develop tourism in Greece even in winter time.
# Calm for families
Holidays in Greece is a fantastic option for families. Due to the limited criminality and the safe beaches, parents feel free to leave their kids playing at the sand or the hotel garden, while they are enjoying the sun. Of course, do not miss sun protection for both adults and kids, especially in midday hours when the sun rays are stronger. Greece also offers very convenient family accommodation with self-catering apartments and bungalows that can easily host large families with kids.
# Romantic for couples
Although Greece has always been a popular honeymoon destination, over the last years it has also become a popular wedding destination. Many foreign couples choose romantic destinations in Greece to perform their wedding ceremony or renew their vows. Santorini, Kefalonia, Corfu, Rhodes and Crete are among the most famous wedding spots in the country. Many couples actually perform their wedding in Greece and stay in the country for their honeymoon.