Greece

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About Greece

Greece offers uncontaminated nature, you will discover from the mountain lakes, to the breathtaking gorges, to the active volcanoes, to the aquatic habitats of rare beauty, to the national parks ... an incredible variety of landscapes and experiences.

From Ancient Greece it has reached today the ruins of palaces, theaters that have traveled through time with their myths and legends. A living culture with passionate music, wonderful cuisine and activities of all kinds. With a mild climate you can devote yourself to horse riding, off-road driving, rafting, canoeing, climbing and of course sailing to sail among its 6,000 islands of which only 227 are inhabited.

The cuisine varies according to the area of ā€‹ā€‹Greece between the sea coast and mountains, with its most renowned elements such as oil, feta (typical cheese) and beverages such as Ouzo. Among some Italian spices and Turkish influences the same Greeks of antiquity plates have evolved in a modern way.
Start a trip to Greece by olive groves, idyllic villages and petrified woods, to the classical temples of Athens. For sports lovers, thanks to ideal wind conditions, there are places and islands with world-class kitesurfing, wreck diving and rock climbing with mind-boggling views. Or just jump on a boat and sail in the endless blue of Greece, visiting renowned islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, Paxos etc.
Socializing is in Greece is a way of life. From cafes to restaurants there are long tables for heated debates, friends walk arm in arm along the road. The squares are clearly the place where life takes place collectively. The Greeks are passionate and live life to the fullest, even in the most difficult moments.
In Greece we can list some incredible places to visit such as The Meteora which is a rock formation in central Greece that houses the six Eastern Orthodox monasteries on the edge of the precipice (second only to Mount Athos). The mythical ancient city of Olympia where the Olympic Games were born, the archaeological site of Delphi, the Corinth Canal (an artificial canal that cuts in two the Greek mainland) and the maritime village of Kalamata.

As for the things to see and do in the Greek islands: admire the sunset over the caldera of Santorini, photograph the beach of the Wreck in Zakynthos, dance in the clubs and parties of Mykonos or Ios. Or visit the palace of Knossos in Crete, where Theseus succeeded in defeating the Minotaur thanks to Arianna's thread or walking in the historical center of the city of Rhodes.

Our recommended yacht cruises in Greece

The islands and therefore the most famous itineraries are those that take place in the Cyclades archipelago between Paros, Mykonos, Santorini, Milos, Naxos, Andros, Folegrandos and many others (there are 220 twenty Cycladic islands). But this does not mean that the other Greek archipelgaos are less in fact they have nothing to envy even the Ionian islands, the Dodecanese, the Sporades, the Saronic islands and Crete! Indeed, if you are thinking of a boat cruise, you should keep in mind the Meltemi wind that blows incessantly during the month of August (only the night falls), so if you are not a lover of great sailing but sailing more quietly we advise you to avoid the Cyclades during the Meltemi season.

The most beautiful and cheapest islands of Greece are in the Cyclades; Sanorini, Milos, Amorgos, Sikinos, Naxos Cyclades, Koufonissi and Thirassia while in the Dodecanese they are Kos, Kastellorizo, Rhodes, Symi then among the Ionian islands we have Kefalonia and Zakynthos. The two islands of Anafi and Salamina between the Saronic islands remain to be indicated.

 

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History

Greek civilization flourished in Greece three 1000 BC about, and 146 BC , year in which Greece was conquered by the Romans. They settled along the coasts and islands of the Aegean Sea
Sparta and Athens were the two great cities of ancient Greece. Very different from each other, for example in Athens every man could have 3 or 4 women (and only one wife), women took care of the home and raising children. While in Sparta women were much more free to do what they wanted, they were educated in singing, dancing and fully enjoyed the outdoors. In modern history the Greeks rebelled against the War of Independence only in 1829, won thanks to the support of the great European powers, with the naval battle of which 20 Navarino against the Egyptian-Ottoman floatta. In 1896 Greece organized the First Modern Olympic Games in Athens. After the vicissitudes of the First World War (deployed against the Ottoman Empire) and the Second World War, the long Greek civil war (1946-1949) culminated with the military coup of 1949. The return to democracy he had in 1974.

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