Greece has significantly influenced the language, arts, philosophy, politics, and sports of western society. Its past is still visible across strings of archaeological sites and its modernity pushes through the bustle of Athens. A handful of Greece's top UNESCO Monuments of World Cultural Heritage include:
- Athens' Acropolis
- Early Christian and Byzantine Thessaloniki
- Meteora monastery complex
- Old town of Corfu
- Medieval city of Rhodes
Whether you're in a hilltop village, coastal fishing town, island cafe or city restaurant, this land will tempt your tastebuds well beyond tangy tzatziki and grilled souvlaki. You'll find no shortage of hospitable locals wanting to ensure you're well fed. There are swathes of forest, mountains and olive groves in which you can walk off your meal. Greece has coastlines, islands and islets scattered across the Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean Seas, so a beach walk, dive or swim will also do the trick. Wherever you are, remember this is the land of great gods and legends and you might just come under their spell.