Do you dream of a holiday with sun, sea and sand that also includes a bit of culture and local cuisine? Then look no further than Greece! The holiday homes in Greece are located on the islands of Crete, Rhodos and Mykonos and in the central region of mainland Greece. How about spending your holiday in your ‘own villa’ in Greece, complete with swimming pool and sea views? Or perhaps in a holiday home made of natural stone in the countryside or an apartment or studio belonging to a small complex? Combined with an airline ticket and rental car, the Greek holiday homes are within easy reach.
Warm temperatures, hundreds of islands, fabulous cuisine and a history as old as civilization - Greece has it all. Spend one day relaxing on an intimate beach and the next travelling thousands of years back in time. In the evening, stretch out in a chair on the terrace of your Greek villa or apartment balcony. The country is surrounded by clear blue sea and no fewer than 15,000 kilometres of beaches. Two-thirds of Greece is mountainous, the most famous and tallest of which is Mt. Olympus, home of the gods. The interior region is home to the traditional Greek lifestyle, while the towns along the coastline are filled with cosy taverns, boutiques and bobbing fishing boats in picturesque harbours.
The numerous kilometres of coastline make Greece ideal for water sports lovers. And, with all that coastline, you are sure to find an attractive beach close to your holiday home. From swimming and waterskiing to surfing, sailing and diving, there are plenty of activities to enjoy. The countless Greek beaches are also relatively quiet and safe. You can choose between small bays and coves, sandy beaches with dunes, pebble beaches and even black sand volcanic beaches.
Forests, mountains, gorges, caves, waterfalls, rare bird species and beautiful flora offer a fantastic setting for hikers and cyclists who enjoy a challenge. Agrotourism is also gaining in popularity in Greece. More and more farmers are opening up their livelihood to tourists, where you can sample local products and traditions.
Greek cuisine dates back 4,000 years and is based on simple dishes with fresh ingredients, herbs and naturally olive oil, for which Greece is famous. Greek olive oil is of excellent quality, healthy and used in almost every dish. The mild climate also means that vegetables and fruits are deliciously ripe, a difference you can taste! Dishes with feta cheese, lamb and seafood are found on most menus, as are the popular meat dishes of Souvlaki and Moussaka. Greek appetizers, called Mezzedes, Tzaziki yoghurt dip and Ouzo anise liqueur are also popular. In Greece, eating is primarily a social event, which gives the numerous restaurants and taverns a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Naturally you can also buy fresh ingredients at the local market and prepare your own delicious dishes in the kitchen of your holiday home.
Greece is filled with archaeological sites and monuments. UNESCO has added many of these monuments to its World Heritage List, such as the site where the Oracle of Delphi made prophecies, the medieval city of Rhodos and the archaeological site of Delos close to the island of Mykonos. The Palace of Knossos on Crete is also very much worth a visit.