Greece Travel Guide
Greece is widely considered to be the cradle of Western culture and democracy. Modern democracies owe a debt to Greek beliefs in government by the people, trial by jury, and equality under the law. The ancient Greeks pioneered in many fields that rely on systematic thought, including biology, geometry, history, philosophy, and physics. They introduced such important literary forms as epic and lyric poetry, history, tragedy, and comedy. In their pursuit of order and proportion, the Greeks created an ideal of beauty that strongly influenced Western art.
Greece is world famous for its amazing beaches. Sandy or pebbled, organized or secluded, beaches in Greece are ideal for all tastes. Most impressive beaches are found in the Cyclades and the Ionian islands, such as Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia, Navagio Beach in Zakynthos, Porto Katsiki Beach in Lefkada and Super Paradise Beach in Mykonos. Every year, the Greek beaches are rated among the most beautiful and clean beaches in the world.
The geographical features make it a wonderful destination for active holidays in Greece and attracts tourists from all over the world. The vast 14,000 km of coastline spread along more than 2,000 Greek islands, mountain peaks reaching up to 2,000 meters, wild rivers, huge rock formations, deep gorges, dense forests and big, natural or artificial lakes constitute this wonderful land and make it an ideal setting for activity holidays in Greece with a whole range of active sports including mountain biking, windsurfing, snorkeling, trekking, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, horse-riding, skiing, etc.