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Greece offers visitors historic highlights of mythical proportions and beach paradises that would make Poseidon jealous. And that's before you sit down to eat. Greek restaurants and nightlife would be worth a trip, even if modern civilization didn't start here. With almost three times as many archaeological sites than any other country, it's hard to know where to go. Start in Athens to visit the Acropolis, the ancient hilltop citadel and home to the iconic ancient Parthenon. The islands have a slightly different feel, but there is one constant: tantalizing water will invite you to take a dip. For white-washed towns and blue roofs, head to captivating Santorini. Crete, Greece's largest island, lays claim to Minoan ruins and Byzantine castles ... Read more
(and a quarter of Greece's tourists). The walled medieval old town of Rhodes is a bonus to its surrounding beaches and ancient ruins. Often overlooked, the northern mountains offer excellent hiking and scenery. Take advantage of Greece's weather and dine at one of the islands' countless restaurants on tzatziki and moussaka on a warm summer evening.
If you can swing it, visit Greece in the shoulder season: spring (mid-April to mid-June) or fall (September to mid-October). Spring brings blooming wildflowers, while fall still has water warm enough to dip your toes in. Both seasons boast cheaper accommodations and fewer crowds, though you won’t have as many ferry and flight options to the islands. By the time summer arrives, Greece is swarming with tourists and temperatures and prices soar. Winter is the opposite: crowds and temperatures drop, and many places close down, especially on the islands. Keep in mind that Easter is Greece’s most celebrated holiday, so things will book up quickly during this time of the year, and many Europeans head here in August, Europe’s most popular vacation ... Read more
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Greece is considered "very safe." The "dress code is liberal, unless you are visiting an orthodox religious site (and some areas/monasteries do not allow women at all)." In terms of the dynamic between men and women: "men can be flirty" but women rarely feel "disrespected or threatened or even uncomfortable." "If anything," one traveler notes, "I have been taken care many times in my twenty years of traveling throughout Greece." Some lesbian travelers recommend "staying in the closet and/or wearing a wedding ring if solo."
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Greece was overall positive 'Most of the people here are open minded or at least the youth in the urban areas.' but is not without challenges: the country just recently recognized same-sex relationships and marriage equality hasn't happened. While 'Some of the residents are kind and LGBTQ allies' others 'are very conservative and stereotypical. '
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Sachticka, Slovakia

We went on our honeymoon to Zakynthos island and stayed in hotel the Bay. It was wonderful hotel with pretty nice beach. More shared some info about Zakynthos on our web www.odovolenke.sk (slovak language)

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London, UK

Four millennia of history thrive along the convoluted coastline of Greece, indented by sandy beaches and overshadowed by dominant peaks. The treasure chest of archaeology, art and culture is bursting with crumbling castles, temples and monasteries, not to mention a necklace of pearlescent offshore islands that lure the jetset. In spring, the streets and alleyways are stuffed with canopied coffee tables and meze platters. No weather stops the Greeks enjoying a late-night coffee in the streets, but spring kick-starts boom season. Capital Athens is a haven of archaeological sites and culture. From here, a day trip to Delphi’s historical mountaintop ruins passes spectacular olden sea-fringing towns with age-old bakeries and superb cuisine.

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Liverpool, UK

When we consider laws that would make society fairer, “a law against getting ill” is rarely one that pops into people’s heads. Well, that’s as long as you don’t live in Greece. Yes it may be the birthplace of democracy, but woe betide anyone who finds themselves even suspected of having HIV. You can be arrested, forced to undergo testing, if it comes up positive you can have your name publicised in the news and you can be legally evicted from your home without any alternative being offered. And while you’re scratching your head about that one, consider the semi-autonomous region of Mount Athos in eastern Greece – a place where no females are allowed. And by ‘females’ I mean any animal born with a uterus. You could be arrested for smuggling in a chicken.

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Burnaby, British Columbia

Wonderful place to visit the food was very tasty I tried many different types of food.The people were very nice even some places the language was a problem but was able to communicate, The people were very friendly, The scenery was breath taking the mountains were awsome, Would go back for a visit any time

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London, United Kingdom

A very beautiful place to go with ur lover. Definitely recommend the islands. very relaxed and enjoyable to have a good holiday there.

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Greece is great country, situated next to my country. I like Greek people and their lifestyle.

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Athens, Greece

i cannot recommend any particular greek island for holidays, because they are too many! all the southern ones (santorini, crete, rhodes, etc) will be sunny and warm this time of the year.

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I really liked Greece. The people and the food were amazing. I would say visit greece, to enjoy these things and to see some beautiful scenery. But I wouldn't go to Greece just to see the Acropolis, you would be disappointed. It the warmth and passion of the people that make Greece a nice place to visit.

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Huntington Beach, California, USA

My Homeland! I may be a bit biased but Greece does have so much more than just the Acropolis! The Greek Islands have some of the most pristine beaches.The people have a hospitality that is unmatched! If you are a history buff than you'll be in heaven( the Acropolis Museum in Athens is a must).Meteora and Olympia offer landscapes unavailable anywhere else. If relaxation is what you seek there are villas everywhere and for every budget.

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do you known the temple olympic games is football,fight,throw games,boxing and cars.

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