Greece is one of the most visited countries in Europe and the world, ranking in the world’s top 20. It received 33 million visitors in 2018 (by comparison, its own population is 11 million). Greece is a destination that’s considered as one of the homes of Western culture. It has a long and rich history which is reflected in large part through its 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites — which is among the most in the world.
As such, a travel guide to Greece is spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday recommendations, with its long extensive mainline coastline to its many islands and beautiful beaches in the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas. However, a key place to start your travels should be its historic capital: Athens. After that, you can explore its varied mainland with its mountains, olive groves and vineyards, or take one of the many ferries to begin your island hopping adventure.
Some of Greece's most famous islands are Santorini and Mykonos. Both islands are part of the Cyclades which give Greece some of its most recognisable images: the famous whitewashed homes and charming blue-domed churches that hug rugged coastlines against azure blue skies. Crete, Rhodes, and the Western Greek Islands like Corfu are also major attractions for those seeking island adventure. Greece is set to be a major travel destination for 2021. Be sure to check out our NOBLE&STYLE’s travel blog for regular travel updates.