Why visit Greece?
Greece offers an amazingly rich history as the home of democracy and of Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon, Hades, Pan, Eros, Aphrodite, Theseus, Odysseus, Jason and the Argonauts, Atlantis, the Spartans, Alexander the Great, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Archimedes, Hippocrates, the advanced Minoan civilisation, stunning architectural and artistic designs, Drama and Chaos. And the Olympics of course.
These days Greece is more likely to mean a low-rent holiday on an idyllic island and days spent slumped on a soft sandy beach beside turquoise blue sea or wandering around ancient sun-bleached ruins before taking the edge off with an iced ouzo.
The quiet life
Greece is peppered with over 1, 000 islands of which 227 are inhabited and many of which are famously beautiful, good value, serve interesting food, have fast and efficient ferries, are invariably sunny in summertime and enveloped by mostly clear, warm waters washing onto over 350 sandy Blue Flag beaches or sculpted rocks.