There is one country that has me returning time and time again, and this is Greece. Although Greece has been in the news recently for some particularly unpleasant reasons I would urge you to really think about making this your holiday destination this year. It is true to say that Greece has undergone a severe economic crisis, with the majority of people experiencing difficult times and it is fair to say that things are not set to change that quickly. So you would be right to think about whether this is the right time for you to visit the country, however I would urge you not to be too put off by what you may see or hear in the news.
Greece relies heavily on tourism as it is a key sector of its economy and therefore it is important that you know of the opportunities that this wonderful country has to offer. In this time of need, tourists should be encouraged to visit Greece and the economic climate should certainly not put you off, in fact you will be pleasantly surprised at the hearty welcome you will receive and the ongoing problems will not affect your experience and stay.
The most undesirable reason that you may find is putting you off visiting Greece would be the riots that seem to dominate the news, however these are the exception and certainly not a normal occurrence with any demonstrations remaining totally peaceful. Look back to the London riots of 2011 and the fact that Germany and France have both experienced similar issues, but has this stopped you from visiting these countries or any area of them?
Travel experiences and quality of what is on offer in Greece remains unchanged as does the fabulous Greek hospitality, if anything you may be made even more welcome. The main things that you will need to weigh up is the potential of strikes that may lead to delays and temporary suspension to certain public services and there may even be some attractions that are closed. However, these problems usually avoid the main travel season. My suggestion would be to have a degree of flexibility with your plans if possible and then you should not experience any problems.
Once you have decided that you will venture to Greece you will certainly notice that in comparison to similar destinations such as Bulgaria, Turkey and Tunisia, Greek travel has so much more to offer including better quality, more choices of destination, unique experiences and it is this type of variety that are some of the most rewarding aspects of visiting Greece.
With the vast array of things that you can see and do in Greece coupled with the fact that the Greeks are a very child friendly race, it stands to reason why Greece is the ideal destination for a family holiday regardless of the age of the children. The spectacular beauty from the wooded mainland to the picturesque islands, snow-capped mountains to the idyllic beaches coupled with the fact that Greece is a country that can accommodate all types of travellers and in an array of settings is also a true highlight of this superb country. With authentic traditions to a rich mixture of varied attractions is the real essence of Greece and one that you are sure to enjoy.
The cuisine of Greece is really underestimated and in reality you will find it to be very varied and constitutes local fresh produce, and you are more likely to be amazed as the choices are far more than just olive oil and feta cheese and include caviar and sweet almond milks.
Prospective travellers are by no means limited to the holiday bargains that are currently on offer in this beautiful country and the real bargain is the opportunity that visitors are offered in terms of rich rewarding memorable experiences, and the truly unique experience that can only be found in Greece and its individual regions. There are a number of places that you could start with when discovering the real Greece. Whether you start at the ancient super city of Athens, which is one of the spiritual homes to the western civilisation as well as the spectacular Byzantine and Roman structures that can be found in Thessaloniki, the stunning medieval city of Rhodes, the bronze age present in Mycenae and the mountain villages in Crete. This is without the numerous stunning sandy beaches that stretch along the 8,700 miles of coastland.
With this in mind where would your Greek holiday experience take you? There really is just one way to find out and this is to make Greece your next holiday destination and embark on your own personal voyage of discovery and exploration, take you time and seek out your own unique experiences, as I certainly don’t think you will regret it.