With the current tumultuous and uncertain economic environment defining the Euro Zone, Greece is often seen as synonymous with instability. Although there is an ever-present threat of political upheaval brought on by economic turmoil in countries across Europe, Greece has become the focal point of the media. Amongst the news of austerity measures and governmental failures in fiscal restraint it is close to impossible to uncover stories in the foreign press of the continuing voracity of the Greek people or the beauty of a country that has set the foundation for many of the civil liberties enjoyed today. The continuing hearty spirit of the Greek islands and the people who reside there can be easily discovered not through news stories, but through personal experienced during Greece Vacations.
Just as any preconceived notion is bound to be incorrect in some way shape or form, traveling to another country with solidified expectations is bound to be a hindrance to the enjoyment of ones travels. Although there is no denying that the socio-political and economic environment throughout Greece is quite precarious, the country remains strong and thriving because of its’ people. It is not hard to see why Greek men and women are so ferociously proud of their native land; the birthplace of democracy and so many other rich cultural traditions continues to boast of breathtaking landscapes and an energy that is impossible to ignore. Tourists continue to flock to Greece for their Greece vacations because this country is rich in so many ways, many of which may not be readily apparent on a cursory overview of current affairs articles. In order to experience the true Greece with its vivacious people, its’ intoxicating seascapes and the stimulating historical sites, one must push all preconceived notions aside and see Greece for all it has to offer.
Forgetting about the historical richness and cultural diversity that awaits tourists in Greece, it is worth taking a moment to appreciate the raw and undeniable beauty of not only Greek landscape, but of the cities themselves. Pictures of whitewashed walls juxtaposed with bright blue domed buildings rising like a house of cards from pristine oceans feature prominently and repeatedly in travel magazines, and of course home photographs. It is not an exaggeration to state that Greece is simply heaven on earth for photographers, both amateur and professional. If the beauty of the cities isn’t enough convincing to spawn a series of Greece vacations, perhaps examining the endless sandy beaches will prove irresistible.
Greece has become an extremely popular honeymoon destination for couples all around the world, in very large part to the expansive Mediterranean beaches. Not only does Greece boast of over 6000 islands, but the diversity within these islands is astounding. One is able to find red sand beaches as well as lack sand or the typical fine cut sand beaches, as well as finding a variance in the crowded nature of these beaches. The only warning that tourists may want to take head of is the fact that beaches in Greece have a bathing suit optional rule, so don’t be shocked if Greece vacations have more partial nudity than expected.
Greece is more than headlines in newspapers; it remains a dynamic and stunning location for Greece vacations. Whether one is going for the history, the architecture, the gorgeous beaches, Greece is one place that should not be missed.