What To Do
What is your ideal holiday? Do you like to curl up with a good book and let your imagination soar while your body relaxes? Are you a connoisseur of the finer things in life looking to tantalize your palate and seduce your senses with fine dining and world-class spa pampering? Are you a history buff anxious to comb the museums and archeological sites to uncover the mysteries of the ancients? Maybe you feel the best way to blow off steam is by pushing your endurance to the limit? Whatever your getaway of choice, Greece offers a vast array of activities for all ages and all interests.
For the athletic, kilometers of rocky, pebble and sandy coastlines offer amazing opportunities for divers to observe unique ecosystems and for aquatic sports enthusiasts there are innumerable options: windsurfing, waterskiing, kite-boarding, jet-ski, and of course sailing! Year round you can discover un-spoilt areas of amazing natural beauty and bio-diversity inland as well. There are many trails for trekking or mountain biking, cliffs for free climbing, some areas offer horse riding and others white water rafting and/or kayaking and canoeing. There are several championship golf courses, tennis clubs, more than a dozen ski resorts, yacht clubs, shooting ranges… There are even extreme sports options available for thrill seekers!
Beyond the archeological sites there are countless opportunities to experience the local culture and heritage. Natural history museums, folk museums, art and craft exhibits abound and many areas even offer workshops where you can try your hand at pottery, weaving, folk dancing or preparing traditional local delicacies! Living examples from a fascinating variety of epochs and civilizations are just waiting to be explored. A visit to the monasteries of Meteora, Megaspilio, Patmos and many other areas is a journey back in time. In the mountain villages of the islands and mainland Greece you can discover artisans plying traditional crafts such as leather craft, barrel making, basket and furniture weaving, intricate wood and metal working.
For the culinary enthusiast many areas of Greece boast boutique wineries offering surprisingly unique varietals and blends. There are also many family owned and operated taverns serving fabulous fare, traditional recipes incorporating the best organic, seasonal local ingredients. You owe it to yourself to get off the beaten track and experience the heart and soul of Greece!
Hotel suggestions in Greece
Location: 52 VENIZELOU & SIKELIANOU STR.
Overlooking the beach, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the Rethymnon area, offering a wide range of sports facilities and activities for adults and children. Services include massage, beauty
Location: Syngrou Paleo Faliro, Attiki
Open All Year... The Metropolitan Hotel has a unique cosmopolitan atmosphere with a combination of luxury, traditional hospitality and modern facilities Guests expect. It has been recently fully renov
Location: Ath. Diakou Street, Athens
Open All Year... Beneath the shadow of Acropolis and just in front of one of the greatest masterpieces of Classical Athens the famous Temple of Zeus, the Royal Olympic Hotel is right next to picturesq
Location: VASILOPOULO KOLYMVARI
A carved, stone castle, surrounded by age-old olive groves and vineyards, gorges and Byzantine churches. The former Loupassi family manor was restored and expanded, resulting in a mix of steps, arches
Location: Syngrou Avenue, Athens
Open All Year... A warm welcome, a friendly smile, a zest for life that is unmistakably Mediterranean and a gracious reception; combining the highest levels of service and elegance.
Renovated in 2007 and oriented for couples, this quiet establishment boasts 211 rooms with views to the beach adn the sea as well as to the hotel's gardens: In addition, the establishment offers a wid