Holidays to Greece are not only about the sun sea and sand, as the land of the gods also has a vibrant culture and impressive history stretching back to more than 3800 years. As such, Greece happens to be the country with the most archaeological museums per capita in the world which are also well-endowed with some of the most impressive artefacts. Wherever you book you might have a museum nearby so this is a prime opportunity to indulge and learn more about the intriguing ancient history that gave birth to the modern western civilization.
As with most holiday destinations, holidays to Greece can be a great experience especially if you keep certain things in mind. Being a tourist will most likely help you out of a difficult situation in most occasions, however you have to watch out for some common mistakes and be in the know for some of the best opportunities to indulge in the local culture.
With over 1000km of beaches around its shores, the island of Crete is as close to paradise as a Mediterranean island could get. The stunning beaches and diversity of sights make for an unforgettable destination if you are up for beach holidays in Crete, providing you with some of the most spectacular settings that you could witness, let alone explore. Delve into our guide top up your tan and discover your perfect summer getaway!
We don’t exactly know what attracts us to spend some sunny days on the coast of an island, but to be honest the reasons are more than enough. Opt for flying or sailing towards a secluded piece of land in the middle of the sea and enjoy a few of the things only an island could provide you. Two of the most well-known holiday destinations in Europe, Greece and Spain, are always a treat to visit and even more so when you kick back on one of their famous islands. Say that you have a bit of time and money on your hands and you’re about to visit one of the two. Which one should you go for? In this article we aim to find out.
An all-time favourite for vacationers, Greece is amongst the sunniest and friendliest family holiday destinations in Europe. The sun, sea, sand and magnificent sights all over are just some of the perks of having your family holidays in Greece and if you also count the fact that its rated as one of the safest countries in Europe, travelling there could be one of the best family experiences ever! As Greece has more than 2000 islands under its jurisdiction, it would be quite hard to find the perfect one for you and your family. However, in order to make your life a bit easier here are 5 islands full of things to see and do, along with why those are guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.
Combining some of the clearest blue waters, lush vegetation and vibrant culture, the Ionian island of Zante is a marvel to behold in its entirety. Zante is host to some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and due to its rich history and culture its cuisine is no less spectacular. The local dishes combine Greek heritage with Venetian and French influences and this is no mean feat as this makes for a succulent combination of flavours. If you like to explore new tastes, give the local cuisine a try on your next holidays to Zante and savour the island’s culinary spirit.
Amongst various offerings worldwide, beach holidays are all the rage. The feeling of soft sand getting in between your toes, the sun warming you up and the relaxing sound of waves splashing a few feet away, are amongst the most soothing offerings of nature. Pair that to beach bars serving you fresh cocktails by the seaside and the choice of activities and opting for a beach holiday over any other type of vacation becomes apparent! However not all people can afford the exotic goodness of the Caribbean and as such they have to remain within the confines of Europe. Worry not because if you decide to have your beach holidays in Europe you still have a huge variety of amazing places to choose from!
As the popular song used to say ‘it is a man’s world’ but not anymore, as recent research suggests (source). Speaking about the matter at hand though, travel, women seem to be making all the decisions and possess the spending power to make them happen too. According to research by the Harvard Business Review, women control $15 trillion in purchases. This is quite a formidable amount as it accounts for more than India and China’s growth markets combined. As expected, a large amount of those funds trickles down on travelling expenses decided upon by women as research by suggests. Namely, 80% of travel decisions are made by women regardless of who is paying for the trip, where they go or who they travel with. As such, there has been a huge increase in travel companies devoted to women only travel during the past six years which amazingly surpasses 230%.
The venerable Mediterranean diet has long been praised by chefs, nutrition specialists and simple eaters amongst us as one of the most delicious and healthy around the world. Incorporating almost everything, from meat to fish, vegetables and legumes, the wide variety of dishes on offer will cover even the most demanding foodies around. The Greeks pride themselves in their food and certainly a taste of their fresh made traditional delicacies will have you licking your fingers too. Here are 5 staple dishes to keep an eye out for while on holidays in Greece and -why not- have a go at making yourself!
Europe has long been amongst the most culturally diverse continents, bustling with history and culture. As a result, each corner has its own cultural monument to show. From the imposing Neuschweinstein castle to the famous leaning tower of Pisa, the following sights bear a significant history and their appearance is definitely something to match!