Sunday, January 13, 2008

Greece and its Ancient Civilisation

I have a good American friend, Dr. Paul Taiganides, who simply loves his Greek roots. In fact, he carries the legacy of Greece with him anywhere he goes.

Greece is a country of a rich cultural heritage. Democracy was invented in Athens, Greek culture is the mother of Roman culture and has very much influenced other civilisations. Famous places to visit include the coast of the Aegean Sea, the Peloponnesus with antique Olympia, the host of the 2004 Olympic Games (Athens) with its Parthenon on the Acropolis, or Thessaloniki in the north. The main destinations in Greece include but are not limited to Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Kos, Kefalonia and several others in the Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian Islands and Sporades islands. There are plenty of hotels in Greece to choose from to suit your travelling needs and budgets.

Greek nature is extremely varied ranging from snow covered mountains and dense forest inhabited by brown bears, lynx and deer to thousands of sun drenched islands with sandy beaches. Tourism makes a significant contribution to the nation's income and therefore the tourist infrastucture is quite advanced. There are hotels in the Greek islands for every taste and pocket, adventure activities, extended nightlife in all major cities and towns and of course the many museums and archaeological sites this country is world famous for. Greek hotels will simply delight you with their famous exquisite Greek dishes, one of my favourites being the Greek salad with its generous amount of olives.

I would love to visit Greece one day, wouldn't you?

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