Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.<br />
The delightful country of Greece welcomes travellers all year round. From the moment the visitor reaches Greece he has many challenging options: he can tour the mainland or visit the islands, or even combine both. Wonderful landscapes, world heritage monuments, religious pilgrimages, vibrant traditional culture, intense social life, important cultural events and all kinds of sports activities are just some of Greece’s attractions.<br />
Travel within the country is relaxed, safe and reasonably priced. The road network is extensive allowing one to visit many different corners of the country. Rail travel is particularly affordable and offers a comfortable journey. Flights both on the mainland as well as to islands are frequent. Ferries, the trademark of Greek summer, make regular trips. Even the smallest Greek island can be reached by ship. Besides, there is also a regular service between the islands. One can take a trip by combining various means of transport or indulge in the safety of organized travel. It is certain though that whichever way the traveller chooses to see Greece, he will be captivated by its beauty and diversity.