Many-sided, amazing and unpredictable Greece, the cradle of ancient civilization, the birthplace of myths and legends – she herself is still a living legend, the keeper of the famous wonders of the world and the wonders of ancient civilizations. Carefully preserving the culture and traditions of past centuries, Greece is that amazing land where anyone can touch the great past of mankind.
But not only for the sake of traveling into the past, millions of tourists come to Greece. No less admired are its clean beaches, high-class hotel service, which, combined with the excellent climate and the hospitality of the locals, paints a very seductive picture for a holiday.
Remember the saying “Greece has everything. Only after visiting here you will fully feel its truth. At your service and for your pleasure are 2000 islands of Greece, 5000 km of its clean beaches in Greece and a huge number of excursion and entertainment programs in its famous resorts of Crete, Rhodes, Corfu, Halkidiki and Athens.
Admire the cleanliness of the beaches and the transparency of the coastal waters in Halkidiki, take a cruise to the Holy Mount Athos – one of the main holy places for the Orthodox around the world, visit one of the spiritual and cultural centers of southeastern Europe, Thessaloniki – here you can’t go around all the exhibition halls in a month, museums and theatres. And Thessaloniki is also known as the city that never sleeps, and not surprisingly, with such a myriad of nightly entertainment venues.
According to COMMIT4FITNESS, holidays in Rhodes will be absolutely unforgettable. Amazing landscapes, a huge number of antiquities and rich tourist programs make this island one of the most visited islands in the world.
The Greek island of Crete, the largest in area, will seem to you as if magically extracted from the myth of the brave Theseus and the Minotaur. Moreover, you will certainly have the opportunity to visit the Knossos Palace-Labyrinth, where, according to legend, the monster was finished off. And the climate of Crete is recognized as the best in southeastern Europe.
And, of course, be sure to visit Athens – the birthplace of democracy, as this city, named after the goddess of wisdom, is called, the shrine of Hellenic culture and the soul of the Greek people. In general, Greece really has everything. Everything for a perfect holiday.
Greek is one of the oldest languages in the world. It is over 4,000 years old, and Greek writing has been known for over 3,000 years.
Cheese is a special pride of the Greeks. It is produced in the country more than 50 varieties. And the Greeks eat the most cheese in the world (about 25 kg per person per year).
Greece is the birthplace of the Olympic Games and has the oldest sporting tradition in the world.
There are 158 quatrains in the Greek anthem. Of these, the first 18 are officially recognized, but only the first 4 sing.
The monetary unit is the euro, introduced throughout Greece on March 1, 2002. For non-cash forms of payment, credit cards are widely used, there are no problems with cash withdrawals.
Due to the mountainous landscape, there are few railways in Greece, but the bus service between cities is quite developed. The most convenient form of transport for moving around the city is a taxi. Taxis can be identified either by their color (in Athens they are yellow, in Thessaloniki they are white and blue, and in smaller towns they are usually grey) or by the Taxi sign on the roof. All cars must have a meter and a single price list. But the most amazing form of transport is the ferries that connect all the islands. They are comfortable enough to move, often accompanied by dolphins, which makes the trip especially exciting.
The most common dish is fish. It is fried, stewed, baked, marinated, dried, smoked, used as a filling for other dishes. The national meat dish is moussaka – minced meat with eggplant and potatoes with bechamel sauce. Grilled lamb and pork ribs, stifado rabbit (in onion sauce) are popular. Vegetables are consumed in large quantities, especially grape leaves with minced meat. The most common drinks are coffee, which is served with a glass of water, and wine, from strong drinks – ouzo (aniseed vodka), raki (grape vodka) and Metaxa cognac.
Duty-free allowed to import cigarettes – 300 pcs. or an equal amount of tobacco, spirits – 1.5 liters or dessert wines – 2 liters; playing cards no more than 2 decks (for playing cards, as well as for matches, a state monopoly has been introduced in Greece). It is allowed to import a camera and film, or a video camera and film to it; binoculars, a small musical instrument, audio and video equipment. To enter the country, you must have a currency at the rate of $ 50 per person for each day of stay. Cash can be checked at Greek customs. For the export of fur products, you should take an invoice from the store. It is forbidden to export archaeological valuables without special permission.