The Greek peninsula, Europe’s southeastern tip consists of mainland Greece (Attica, the Peloponnese, Sterea Ellada, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace) and the islands of the Aegean and Ionian seas.
Variety is the hallmark of the Greek landscape: there are high mountains and entire mountain ranges such as the Pindus range or Mount Olympus as well as the endless lacework of the coastline and islands which give Greece such rare beauty, quite unique in the Mediterranean. Vegetation and climate conform to the variations in the geographical area. The multiplicity of plants is exceptional, some 6,000 indigenous species have so far been recorded, 250 of which flourish on Crete alone.
Another result of the country’s geographical location is also seen in its climatic range with mild winters and subtropically warm summers cooled by a system of seasonal breezes popularly called “meltemia”. Lastly, an outstanding feature of the Greek climate is its ample sunshine. It is not an exaggeration to state that the sun shines in Greece for 3,000 hours per year.
Suggested Greece Discoveries
- CRUISES - Greece has a large fleet of cruise ships offering quality cruises generally characterized by good standards and value, as they combine transportation, accommodation and touring calling at some of the most beautiful, renown and cosmopolitan islands. Cruising are a perfect introduction to the Aegean allowing you to go from port to port without having to pack and unpack, and concentrating the visit into a very short time. In just three or four days you will cruise through the most beautiful waters in the world to ports that have captured man’s imagination for centuries.
- CLASSIC TOURS - From short visit in Athens to full programs in the Peloponnese and the magnificent Greed Isles, you will be able to gaze at the archaeological ruins of what formed the basis of our civilization and relax surrounded by magnificent scenery. Greece can be enjoyed at every level of price from budget to expensive, can be informative or decadent, and fun for gays, straight people and families too.
- CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMS - As specialists on this destination, we can prepare “the” specific itinerary you desire with the exact services you need. If you would like to have “your own” itinerary, contact us and advise us of all your requirements