Local name: Ελλάδα

Greece is most famous for its cultural history and prominent role in ancient classic history. Ancient Greece was the birthplace of democracy. These days, the country is still littered with ancient temples, and historic white villages. And its many islands are perfect places to relax.

For many, Greece is a top summer holiday destination. The climate is great, the food is fantastic and there are so many small islands where there is little else to do but relax. However, there are many options for a day trip. Of course, visiting the capital Athens is a popular activity, or visiting the archaeological site of Knossos on the isle of Crete. You can also find the famous Samariá Gorge National Park here. Or you can visit the ancient city of Rhodos or Corfu island.

Greece is absolutely bursting with ancient historically significant places. One of them is Delphi, with the temple of Apollo, the most famous oracle in all of ancient history. Other famous places are Mystras, Olympia, Delos, Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, Aigai (the modern Vergina) and Mycenae and Tiryns.