GREECE , THE LAND
OF MEN AND GODS
A single trip isn't sufficient to tour the entire country. You must
The Greek islands or the Greek mainland; the Greek beaches or the
Ancient Greece or Byzantine Greece; tranquil Greece or tourist Greece
And you must choose once more, amongst the islands.
THE COUNTRY'S HISTORY - and the history
of the people- is particularly rich and complex.
From the Neolithic
period to our days, Greece has known a series of rich civilizations-
Cretan (2000-1450 B.C.), Mycenaean (1600-1200 B.C.), Classic (from
the VI century B.C), Byzantine (VI-XV centuries A.D.)- but also
a series of vicissitudes which have brought their sudden disappearance
or their slow disintegration: the mysterious disappearance of the
Mycenaean civilization XII B.C., the Roman invasion, the Crusades,
the Turkish occupation, the domination of foreign rulers, world
wars, civil wars, military coups.
How to travel to Greece
The fastest and often the cheapest way. There are
direct flights to Greece , from all five continents. The Eleftherios
Venizelos airport accommodates both domestic and international flights.
Thessaloniki , Heraklion, Chania Rhodes, Kos, Limnos, Samos, Skiathos,
Kalamata, Araxos, Kephalinia, Zakynthos, Corfu , Aktion are all international
airports but mainly accommodate charter International flights and
By Car/ By Sea
Daily departures from Ancona to Corfu
, Igoumenitsa and Patras, with greater frequency during the summer.
The crossing from Igoumenitsa takes 24 hours, and 26 hours for