Greece is a name that brings images out of this world architecture, rich culture and glorious history flooding into your mind. Being on the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Greece has seen a turbulent past with many civilization laying claim on it through bloody wars. The rule of different empires have left the country with myriad cultural treasures. In Greece, you visit not only different places and tourist attraction but different times as well. This Southeast European country is spread over an area of 131,990 sq. km and encompasses different landscapes and climates. Situated on the southern part of Balkan Peninsula, Greece shares border with Albania, Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia in the north, Turkey to east and Ionian Sea to west. The country is made up of nearly 2000 islands out which only 166 are inhabited. Most of the country is covered with mountains and the Pindos mountains are the major mountain range.
Architectural splendors like The Acropolis in Athens, city of Byzantine, city of Rhodes, all are pristine examples of medieval golden age that Greece had.
Greece is one of the first countries in the world where advanced civilization took birth. It is believed to be the base for not only European civilization but entire western civilization. And who could forget; it is this country that gave the world Olympic Games. The country is much more than just historical glory; with beautiful natural attractions and booming tourism infrastructure, it proves to be a destination for all.
Athens is the capital of Greece and the largest of all cities. You cannot help but notice the reflection of Asia in its colorful markets, congested streets and welcoming people. The city is strewn with the some of the best known archaeological buildings and collections in the world. Rhodes, Serres, Volos, loannina, and Thessaloniki are some of the other major cities of Greece and a must visit for all tourists.