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Things To Do On Holiday In Greece

Apr 24, 2008
Greece is one of the most popular family holiday destinations for families staying in self catering holiday apartments and luxury villas with swimming pools. With its year round warm climate, beautiful scenery and enchanting beaches it is the ideal sun holiday destination.

Greece is an ancient European city situated on the Balkan Peninsula's southern end. Its is situated in Aegean, Mediterranean and Ionian seas and borders Turkey, Bulgaria and Albania. The country experiences three types of climatic conditions. Some parts of the country have temperate climate, some have Alpine climate while the rest have Mediterranean climate. These climates rarely reach extreme levels.

The famous city of Athens experiences both temperate and Mediterranean climates. The country is mainly famous for the Olympics. It stands in 20th place on the list of the world's most famous tourist destinations. Large numbers of tourists, mainly from other European countries visit Greece every year. Families return to Greece year after year, choosing to stay in rented holiday homes and apartments.

The most famous and most visited place in Greece is Athens. While there you can stay in one of the many luxury self catering apartments or holiday villas in the capital. This capital city is the largest city in the country. It is considered the origin of classic Greece.

The city is bordered by three mountains Pendeli, Acropolis, Parnitha and Hymettos. Many tourists rent a holiday villa and visit the World Heritage Site of Delphi. The site is situated near a village named Greece. It is important since it was the oracle of the Greek God Apollo. In ancient times, Delphi was considered as the centre of the whole universe.

Apart from the famous ancient landmarks in Greece, there are several other attractions in this country. The Hellenic festival is one of the most famous events in the country. The festival takes place in Epidaurus and Athens. The festival brings together world class theater performances, dance and music from around the world. Some of the performances take place in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. The classical dramas take place in Epidaurus, which is the amphitheater from 4th century BC. Near to here are many holiday homes available to rent direct from the holiday home owner.

The country is home to numerous beaches. Lalaria is the best of them as it possesses pristine white sand. Plaka displays the unspoiled serene beauty of nature. Super Paradiso beach is famous for sun bathing during the day and partying at night. Dotted all the way along the coast line you will find holiday villas and self catering apartments available to rent.

You can experience the blue seas and myriad islands by sailing over them. Another activity that is popular here is windsurfing. The best places for windsurfing are Vassliki, Kefalos, Kokkari and Chrisi Akti. Hiking and scuba driving are also popular with the tourists. Adventure sports loving people can try climbing the famous mountains surrounding the country. Out of these, Mount Olympus is assumed to be the home of king of gods, Zeus.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites.To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Villas in Greece
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