For an all-in-one sightseeing, culture-rich, cosmopolitan,
metropolitan and historic country destination, Greece is the word.
Every facet of Greek society is an attraction in itself, from food
to fashion to buildings; it's a big fat Greek tourism magnet. Most
visitors head right for the capital of Athens, where ancient
civilisations are preserved in the famous Parthenon and Acropolis
structures. The more modern part of Athens is located in and around
the Syntagma Square, where the Greek parliament is housed.
From Athens, most tourists will set about a cruise to the
multitude of smaller Greek isles. Mountainous Crete is the most
popular, hosting sparkling beaches, spectacular green outcroppings,
ancient Minoan and other historic sites as well as the jaw-dropping
(and back-breaking) Samaria Gorge Trail.
Other popular island destinations include: Corfu, for its mythic
significance; Sanatori, for its volcanic history and vibrant
nightlife and Rhodes Island which once held the Wonder of the
Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes and is today a World Heritage
Site. While the boat gets you between islands, the most effective
way to travel on the islands themselves is by scooter, bus or