Greece and the Greek islands undoubtedly figure in the list of some of the most favorite tourist destinations in the world. Every year it is estimated that Greece receives more than 15 million tourists from all over the world. Greece is very famous for its long and interesting history apart from its clean and beautiful beaches. History lovers would have a treasure house of archaeological monuments and sites to discover in this country. Greece contains more than 1400 islands of which about 169 of them are inhabited. All these Greek islands around the Aegean and the Ionian Sea are a beauty of nature. The Greek islands-big or small –serve as some of the best tourist destinations for one of your best holidays in your lifetime.
Tourists to Greece have a difficulty of choice from a wide of selection of tour options. There are many options for Greece Tours that are available for tourists. Though almost all these Greece tours have some common component, they may vary in their duration, pricing and facilities.
One important type of Greece tours is the full tour package that is offered by some major travel operators in the country. These kinds of Greece tours include hotel accommodation, some meals, part sight-seeing and sometimes they may also include a cruise or an airfare to and/or from Greece. These Greece tours are ideal for tourists who want to be free from the hassle of planning their own travel itinerary and for those who want to explore the city with the help of an expert guidance. A very interesting kind of Greece tour is the Greek island Cruises. These kinds of Greece-based cruise ship tours are not highly expensive and also provide the tourist the pleasant way of introducing themselves to the country.
Whatever kind of Greece tours you may select, you can be assured that your trip is going to be a really exciting one. Let us look at some of the most important tourist destinations in the country. Every kind of Greece tours would take you first to the Acropolis and the museum and will also include a short walk tour of the old Town (Plaka). This part of the tour would introduce you to the most famous site in Athens, the Acropolis which is a large hill in the center of the city that contains a cluster of ancient ruins. You can also visit the Athens National Archaeological museum to discover the secrets of ancient Greek history. Wander around the ancient agora and have a look at the Kallimarmaron Stadium which was the venue of the ancient Panathenaic games. This part of the Greece tours will take you to the sea-side of Athens to reach Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon.
Another part of Greece tours take you to the Peloponnese and mainland Greece which are home to some of the important sites of Greek classical and Byzantine History. A visit to this are will turn out to be a feast for your eyes and food for your thought. Later in such Greece tours, tourists will pass through the Corinth Channel and visit the Ancient Corinth site followed by the visit to the Mycenae site and museum.
If you are in Greece during summer, then the exotic beaches in Greece would be your second home. There is no dearth for isolated and serene beaches in the country. A wonderful Greece tour of beaches will take you to the islands of Crete, Santorini and Mykonos where you can soak in the shining sands overlooking the refreshing blue waters of the Aegean Sea.
If you are in Greece in summer the Hellenic Festival is in full swing. Greece Tours in summer can get you some fascinating sights of music concerts and scintillating theatre and dance performances by renowned artists. Another important aspect of Greece Tours are visits to the ruins of Olympia. Olympia was the location for the ancient Olympic Games and here you cannot miss the ruins of the ancient Olympic stadium and sprinting track and the ruins of the temple of Zeus which once housed the statue of Zeus, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
An exciting aspect of the Greece tours are the visit to the Soaring Rocks and the Monasteries of Meteora. The amazing landscape here is absolutely breath-taking. The monasteries are unbelievably perched on the rocks. The Church of the metamorphosis is the most famous remaining Monastery and has a wonderful museum.
You can make a wine tour a part of your exciting Greece tours. The islands of Crete and Santorini are famous for their internationally acclaimed wines. A visit to one of the wineries in these islands is an absolutely enjoyable experience. Greece tours to the wetland areas gives the bird-watcher an amazing opportunity to encounter some of the world’s magnificent birds.
Well-organized Greece Tours will include most of the above mentioned sight-seeing spots and make your holiday in Greece a truly memorable one.