Collaborative Post¦ What is the best summer destination? People have different opinions about that, but they all agree that Greece is a fantastic country to visit in summer. The sunny weather thanks to the Mediterranean climate of the region and the dramatic beauty of the landscape everywhere, which usually combines crystal blue waters and lofty mountains, are traits that make Greece the ultimate summer destination for people all around the world.
Besides its natural characteristics, Greece is aware of the lure that it poses to tourists and it takes full advantage of it by always expanding and improving its hospitality services and the Greek philoxenia. You should see that for yourself by hiring a car and visiting places all around the country. By booking your preferred car with Enjoy Travel you are certain that you will receive a vehicle in excellent condition that will take you to all kinds of roads, from paved to rocky ones, without difficulty. Where exactly should you go?
- Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. It is situated in the northern part of the country, near the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki. There are many hiking clubs you can join if you want to go hiking there and enjoy the lush vegetation. However, this is not the sole reason why Olympus is famous worldwide; according to ancient Greek mythology, Olympus is the home of all the gods and goddesses. From its highest peak, gods look over the lives of their favourite humans and intervene whenever they think it is right.
No matter where you have booked your holidays in Greece, you have to spend at least one day in the capital city, Athens. The Acropolis, the most iconic landmark of the country, is located in the centre of the city. You should wear your trainers when you are about to go there because the ancient monuments are gathered on the top of a hill and you will regret it if you don’t make it there.
Close to Athens lies a tiny island that is famous for its historical importance all around the world. More specifically, Delos is at the centre of the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, and the whole island is an archaeological site. According to Greek mythology, Apollo and Artemis were born there, making it a holy place. This explains why humans were not allowed to be born or to die there. Visitors can go to this unique island by boat.
Greece is famous for its islands and it is genuinely hard to pick only one for this list. Santorini is the one that made it because it combines all the Greek elements perfectly; the vastness of the blue sea, the purity of the white-painted houses, the glorious sunset, the delicious food and the endless parties. The geography of the island is heavily affected by volcanic eruptions that have been occurring for centuries, and it is one more trait that fascinates travellers.
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