Top Holiday Destinations in Greece

Greece flagGreece (Greek: Ελλάδα, Elláda, Ελλάς, Hellas) is a country in Southeast Europe, bordered with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. East of mainland Greece is the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. This beautiful holiday destination is considered the cradle of Western civilization. It is also birthplace of philosophy, literature, political science, major mathematical principles, drama, democracy and the Olympic Games. Seventeen Unesco World Heritage Sites are located in Greece.
Greece has the 11th longest coastline in the world and about 1.400 islands of different sizes, which makes this country one of the most popular summer holiday destinations for European tourists. Greece is one of the 20 most visited countries in the world by the number of tourists per year.
The most popular holiday destinations in Greece are the largest cities, like Athens, and summer holiday resorts along the coastline and numerous summer resorts on the islands, like Crete, Corfu, Santorini, the Cyclades, etc.
Every year Greece is visited by more than 15 million visitors, a large number for a small country of 11 million. Visitors are usually attracted by magnificent beaches and sunny summer weather, crystal clear sea, vibrant nightlife, historical sites and natural beauty.
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