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Much of Greece is Mountainous

Aug 18, 2007
Greece is a country in south eastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. It is bordered by Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Bulgaria to the north and by Turkey to the east. The Aegean Sea lies to the east and south of mainland Greece, while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin feature a vast number of islands.

Until the 1960s only wealthy yachters, flower power hippies and adventurous backpackers had the pleasure of exploring the countless delights of the Greek mainland and islands. These days more than 12 million foreign visitors pour into the country each year, aided by an ever increasing number of tour operators, car hire firms and charter flight companies all falling over themselves in a bid to exploit the potential of one of the worlds most alluring holiday destinations.

Greece has the longest coastline of any European country, its islands number more than 2,000. However only about 100 are inhabited and its awesome array of ancient sites are unrivalled anywhere in the world.

The wondrous legacies of Ancient Greece are too numerous to take in during a two week holiday, even if you spend the entire time dashing from one archaeological site to another.

The Parthenon in Athens, the most famous ancient monument in the world, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the stadium at Olympia where the first Olympic games were held in 776 BC. In fact the list is endless wherever you turn in Greece theres another ancient wonder waiting to take your breath away.

Everywhere there are reminders of that golden age when Greece gave birth to western civilisation and spawned the greatest philosophers, artists, poets, scientists, healers and warriors of the ancient world.

The Greek Islands offer all things to all people. There are the unashamedly hedonistic party playgrounds such as Mykonos, Kos and Ios.

There are tranquil, unspoilt islands where rural life continues much as it has done for centuries. There are islands that offer something for everyone such as Rhodes and Corfu where you can party around the clock or roam the hillsides far from the madding crowds.

Much of Greece is mountainous and the country has far more than its fair share of stunningly beautiful locations, many of which have been the target of Hollywood movie moguls.

The downtown area and the southern suburbs enjoy a typical Mediterranean type.
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