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Cottages in Greece
Greece is a Mediterranean dream destination with a balmy climate, warm summer sea breezes, ancient archeological sites, delectable, regional cuisine, miles of rugged coastline and turquoise ocean views. Mainland Greece plus the Greek island archipelago of some 600 islands with plunging cliffs, gorgeous beaches, dazzling scenery and warm hospitality provide the perfect setting for a Balkan vacation of a lifetime!Romantic Greek island getaway
These gorgeous, comfortably furnished, charming, rustic, whitewashed, stone built vacation cottages are perfectly situated a stone’s throw from some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Find a perfect, romantic getaway for two with a sparkling pool and terrace draped in violet hued bougainvillea or find a perfect size rental cottage for a group of around 8 vacation guests. The majority of these lovely, full equipped cottages feature a private pool and yard and a terrace for enjoying the view or sipping a sundowner.
Travelers and activities
With almost 9000 miles of incredible, rugged coastline there is no shortage of perfect beach locations for a wonderful, unforgettable, Mediterreanean paradise beach vacation. The beaches of Greece are renowned for their pristine beauty and the Mediterranean is an ocean like no other. The water is warm and crystal clear and the waves are mostly gentle. There is a lifetime of beach hopping to be enjoyed on the mainland of Greece and on the ruggedly beautiful islands of the Greek archipelago. Greece is a magical beach destination that keeps visitors coming back again and again to enjoy relaxing beach activities from boating and sailing to swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling, in absolutely stunning natural surroundings!Greece for fine dining
Greek cuisine is world famous for its robust flavors and use of oregano, mint, garlic, coriander, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, lemon and olive oil. The aromas of sun ripened vegetables like okra and tomatoes means that local dishes are bursting with flavor. Green kalamata olives and olive oil are legendary and each Greek island is a unique culinary experience! There are huge, glossy cookbooks dedicated entirely to the variety of flavors and dishes in Greek food. From rustic village taverns to chic restaurants bustling with clientele, you are in for a treat with Greek cooking. Stuffed peppers, eggplant moussaka, fennel rissoles, grilled lamb, pasta rice dishes and specialities like scorpion fish cooked in a red hot spicy tomato sauce are just some of the delicacies on offer!
Did you know that Greece is considered “The Cradle of Western Civilization” as ancient Greece was the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and Western medicine!
Top 7 travel tips in Greece
This fabled Mediterranean island is the southernmost island in the Greek archipelago and is a quick 45 minute flight from Athens. The incredible cliff top views of endless expanses of aquamarine ocean are absolutely breathtaking. The west coast cliff top towns of Fira and Oia are the place for your Instagram worthy photos and are a top destination for honeymooners. Incredible sunsets, sweeping vistas, dazzling white, blue domed Cycladic architecture, delightful narrow alleyways, steep staircases and gorgeous tiny family run eateries are waiting to be discovered!2. Island hop to Corfu
This breathtaking island is perched in the Ionian sea off the west coast of mainland Greece. Pack your swimsuit and your flip flops and enjoy carefree days, stunning sandy beaches, pebbled coves, turquoise water, wonderful rambles through ancient pedestrian streets and all the delectable flavors that are crammed into Greek cuisine. Be awed by immense, jagged limestone cliffs that plunge dramatically into the azure ocean and the verdant green hillside scenery on the south of the island is magical. Corfu Town with its elegant Venetian architectural heritage is a UNESCO world heritage site and a top tourist destination in Greece.3. Explore Athens
Athens is an absolutely magnificent city and world renowned destination with stark, barren hills and fabled ancient ruins. This bustling modern metropolis is a treasure trove of architectural and historical beauty and the museums in Athens are packed with priceless ancient treasures. One of the most stunning city views on the planet is the sight of the Acropolis, one of the world’s most impressive ancient architectural wonders, beautifully lit up at night. Wander the narrow streets of the famous Plaka neighborhood for beautiful souvenirs where quaint bougainvillea draped facades hide doorways to cozy restaurants where ice cold white wine and an entree plate of dolmades (savory stuffed vine leaves) await!4. A day trip from Athens to Delphi
About 100 miles from Athens, you will find the mystical, historical world heritage site of Delphi on the lower slopes of Mount Parnassus. Gaze out over a magnificent ravine to the hazy purples of a breathtaking distant mountain view and wander around the extensive ancient ruins of 2000 year old temples, a theater and a stadium. The Delphi archeological museum is filled with rare antiquities found at this site. The buildings of the town of Delphi are clustered dramatically against steep slopes and feature picturesque streets and wonderful traditional tavernas with sparkling white tablecloths.5. The Meteora Monasteries
The picturesque town of Kalambaka located some four hours north of Athens is framed by a brooding rocky outcrop that towers over the plain. In the fall the changing leaves make the view of the red roofed ancient monasteries perched precariously on top of the rocky monoliths even more mystical and magical. 6 of these fairy tale buildings are open to the public and can be accessed via several flights of stone carved steps. Step inside quiet candlelit sanctuaries where incense wafts that house priceless icons and stunning byzantine frescoes!6. Visit Zakynthos Island
It is easy to see why this enchanted Greek isle is a top tourist destination. The gorgeous, translucent, emerald water makes this a place of unsurpassed natural beauty. Navagio Beach or Shipwreck Beach boasts soft, champagne colored sand, aquamarine waters, towering cliff faces and a historic shipwreck. This breathtaking beach is only accessible by boat as are the Blue Caves on the northwest coast. These sea grottos are an iridescent blue on the inside due to the reflection of the seawater! There are at least 20 paradise beaches of renown on this jewel of an island.7. Hike the Samaria Gorge and discover a pink sand beach
One of the most impressive hikes in the world is also one of the island of Crete’s top attractions. This hike is 9 miles long and involves a breathtaking hour-long descent into the jagged, narrow gorge to the stream at the bottom of the gorge. Here you will stand in a narrow gap gazing up at 984 foot sheer rock faces. Crete is home to some of the best beaches in Greece where endless miles of clear water swish back and forth as the waves break over pale arcs of sandy beach bays and promenades. Elafonissi beach boasts soft pink sand and pale turquoise lagoon waters and is located on a secluded islet. This is a beach you will never want to leave!