The Greek mainland offers a wide range of experiences and things to do. Whether enjoying a Greek salad and bottle of Greek wine in a tucked-away restaurant in an old part of an ancient city, or visiting the beautiful relics and stunning scenery of the Parthenon, a holiday on the mainland will provide many special memories.
There is much to see in Athens, which is the ideal city break. This Greek capital city, nestling amongst stunning mountain scenery has everything for the holidaymaker looking for luxury. It has all the atmosphere and excitement to be expected of a Mediterranean city. Try the restaurants and bars for a great night out. During the day, explore the mysterious old streets or visit the luxury department stores - Athens is a city with a wide range of choices to be enjoyed.
For those interested in escaping to the more remote parts of Greece, there is the southern rugged country of the Peloponnese. The landscape is stunning and romantic, and the ruins of Mycenae and Pylos add to the powerful atmosphere.
For the sun-worshippers, the beaches beside the deep blue sea are a beautiful place on which to relax and enjoy the weather. The mainland has something for everyone and will give you many happy memories.
Well-known for its year round sunny weather, holidaying in Greece means enjoying the glorious Mediterranean sun and climate. The weather will not disappoint for anyone who loves the sunshine and the heat.
Who goes here?
From the partygoer to the classical scholar, Greece has something special for everyone. There are classy restaurants for nights out and, for the tourist there is the rich depth of Greek history with its stunning ruins and powerful, mountainous scenery to explore.
The Greek cuisine is a type of Mediterranean cuisine, which has a lot of nutrients and flavours. The key element in Greek cooking is olive oil, which is used in most dishes all over the world. Greek cuisine is also famous for honey, yoghurt, salads and fish, so you can experience lighter options. Also a wide array of meats is on offer as well, such as the dish ‘kreatopita’, which is a meat pie using minced meat, so if you are not a fan of the lighter options, this meat pie will be sure to make a pleasant dish. One of the Greeks favourite dishes is fresh fish off the bone, which is a traditional dish which has been around for centuries in Greece. Wine in Greece is also very popular due to many vine trees located in hillier regions, making it a perfect opportunity to try local Greek wine. With the Greek cuisine considered to be among the healthiest in the world, trying locally sourced food in Greece is a must. Be sure to investigate the small tavernas situated off the main roads away from the major 'thoroughfares' for locally farmed olives and locally caught fish. A delightful country with exceptional food and drink.
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