Things To Do In Greece
Greece is a collection of many picture perfect islands and is elevated on the Olympus massive. It is lapped by the emerald blue sea and topped off by the blue sky. The beauty of Greece is a bombardment on the senses with many sensations. The beauty of the country is enhanced by the whitewashed houses and traditional coastal taverns in the midst of amazing ancient ruins and stunning natural treasures. All these resources provide an opportunity for many things to do in Greece for the avid tourist. To top it all the ever shining sun overlooking the land of graphic mythology, valiant history, the glorious roots of philosophical thought and also the early days of Western drama.
Beach hopping in Crete: No matter what your tastes and preferences, there is a patch of sand to suit every preference. From secluded beaches with soft white sand to beautiful coves with multi colored pebbles and vast stretches of sandy and rocky coastline there is everything that a sun lounger can desire. If you have kids interested in sand castle building, there are the ChrissiAkti or AgiaGalini. You can have your naked body bake in the sun on the Paleochora beach or simply laze away your afternoons on the most popular palm fringed Vai beach which is Crete's own version of Palm beach. You can get your fill of the sunshine in the labyrinth of the beautiful Knossos Palace.
Wine tasting in Greece: Compared to the better known wines like Pinot Noirs and Cabernets, Greek wines can seem to be rustic or unsubtle and even strange. However, if you manage to calibrate your tastes to their sturdy architecture there are few places in the world where wine tasting can be more fun. For instance there is the robust Plyto which has a historic importance all its own and is found only in Crete. In fact it almost became extinct till a determined vine grower rescued it in the 1980s. Its has a thirst quenching green apple bite which can be enjoyed along with enjoying panoramic vistas and Olympian scale hospitality. Although wine tasting may not be on the itinerary of the most popular tour packages, it is definitely something to consider when you are choosing what to do in Greece.
A journey through history: As mentioned above there are many historical places to visit in Greece which was once the seat of art and culture and philosophy. In fact, many modern concepts of politics and philosophy were born in Greece. There are many historical sites which stand testament to this fact like the Acropolis which is visible from any part of Athens. This building is crowned by the internationally renowned Parthenon which is an inspiration for architects even today. Then there are the ruins of Delphi which was considered to be the center of the earth by the ancients and was always a place of historic and spiritual significance.