Things to do on Holiday in Greece

Greece is one of the most popular family holiday destinations for families staying in self catering holiday apartments and luxury villas with swimming pools. With its year round warm climate, beautiful scenery and enchanting beaches it is the ideal sun holiday destination.

Greece is an ancient European city located on the Balkan Peninsula's southern end. It is located in the Aegean, Mediterranean and Ionian seas and borders Turkey, Bulgaria and Albania. The country experiences three types of climatic conditions. Some parts of the country have temperate climate, some have Alpine climate while the rest have Mediterranean climate. These climates rarely reach extreme levels.

The famous city of Athens experiences both temperate and Mediterranean climates. The country is mainly famous for the Olympics. It stands in 20th place on the list of the world's most famous tourist destinations. Large numbers of tourists, mainly from other European countries visit Greece every year. Families return to Greece year after year, choosing to stay in rented holiday homes and apartments.

The most famous and most visited place in Greece is Athens. While there you can stay in one of the many luxurious self catering apartments or holiday villas in the capital. This capital city is the largest city in the country. It is considered the origin of classical Greece.

The city is bordered by three mountains, Pendels, Acropolis, Parnitha and Hymettos. Many tourists rent a holiday villa and visit the World Heritage Site of Delphi. The site is located near a village named Greece. It is important since it was the oracle of the Greek God Apollo. In ancient times, Delphi was considered the center of the whole universe.

Apart from the famous ancient landmarks in Greece, there are several other attractions in this country. The Hellenic Festival is one of the most famous events in the country. The festival takes place in Epidaurus and Athens. The festival brings together world class theater performances, dance and music from around the world. Some of the performances take place in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The classic drama takes place in Epidaurus, which is the amphitheater from 4th century BC. There are many holiday homes available for rent directly from the holiday home owner.

The country is home to many beaches. Lalaria is the best of them as it possesses pristine white sand. Plaka displays the unspoiled serene beauty of nature. Super Paradiso Beach is famous for sunbathing during the day and partying at night. Dotted all along the coast you will find holiday villas and self catering apartments available for rent.

You can experience the blue seas and myriad islands by sailing over them. Another activity that is popular here is windsurfing. The best places for windsurfing are Vassliki, Kefalos, Kokkari and Chrisi Akti. Hiking and scuba driving are also popular with tourists. Adventure sports loving people can try climbing the famous mountains surrounding the country. Out of these, Mount Olympus is assumed to be the home of king of gods, Zeus.

Source by Andy Gibson

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