Greece is a country made up of lots of islands found in Southern Europe on the Balkan peninsula. Its ancient culture is still evident, especially in the capital, Athens, and there are many ancient buildings and ruins to be explored.
This is the ideal destination for history lovers and sunseekers alike, because as well as the rich and fascinating history, there are also vast numbers of beach resorts catering for the sun tourist looking for drinking, dancing and letting their hair down. The capital is home to some spectacular historic buildings, such as the Parthenon in the Acropolis, and its classical architectural style with distinctive columns and friezes.
There is something for everyone in Greece, from almost deserted beaches on quiet islands to strips filled with revellers, bars and thriving nightlife, and island hopping is a particularly pleasant way to see everything Greece has to offer. Also make sure you sample some of the world famous Greek cuisine – mezze platters offer samples of everything.