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Why We Love Greece

Greece has the best of the Mediterranean, at around half the price of everywhere else. It has the beaches, both on the mainland and its many islands around the Aegean and Ionian Seas. It has the beautiful whitewashed houses, the belfries and domes of the churches a ubiquitous sight against the deep blue summer sky.

It has the history, as the cradle of western civilisation, with amazing ruins from the Classical era ranging from the Acropolis above Athens to smaller ones like the evocative Portara arch on the headland above Naxos. Much of it is a rugged landscape, from the caldera of Santorini to the mountain fastness of Mount Olympus, where you could imagine the gods reigning over the world below.

It has Meteora, a breathtaking sight with monasteries somehow perched on top of vertical monoliths high above the valley below. The less explored parts of the country are a step back in time, country villages with cobbled streets, and donkeys carrying the shopping up the steep hill home.

The food is just as wonderful, using the flavours of oregano, bay, mint and garlic. Souvlakia, a meat dish made from whichever one you choose, is a perpetual favourite, and seafood on the islands is a must. We yearn to return to one particular beachside taverna to have another feta baked in sesame and honey.

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Agios Pavlos Beach Crete Guide

Agios Pavlos Beach Crete Guide

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How To Get To Balos Beach Crete

How To Get To Balos Beach Crete

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Panormos Crete Destination Guide

Panormos Crete Destination Guide

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Things to do in Paleochora Crete

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Kedrodasos Beach

Kedrodasos Beach

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Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi Beach

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Paleochora Beaches Guide

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Falassarna Beach Guide

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Balos Beach Crete

Balos Beach Crete

Balos Beach Crete is one of the best beaches in Crete, and for that matter, Greece, the Mediterranean, Europe and the world. You’ll see tours to Balos advertised at every travel agency between there and Crete capital Heraklion, and...

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Gramvousa Beach Crete Guide

Gramvousa Beach Crete Guide

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Georgioupolis Crete Guide

Georgioupolis Crete Guide

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Kalypso Beach Crete

Kalypso Beach Crete

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