Ever wanted to be part of the Greek community? Arm yourself with the numerous activities that you should do when visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world, Greece.
Seated over the tops of the picture perfect islands on the Olympus Massive and surrounded by the emerald sea and the very blue sky, Greece looks as grand as it could ever be. The traditional whitewashed houses of the Greeks along with their traditional coastal taverns coupled with the ancient ruins prove to be a sight to see. Greece embraces graphical mythology, valiant history and the early days of Western drama. This mix of their community makes for a unique look that tourists continue to check out and visit.
The very first thing that comes to mind when visiting Greece is the sight-seeing part of the package. Since Greece is pretty much known to be the home of ancient ruins, tourists should always plan ahead as to which places they should visit during their time in such a beautiful place as they are bound to get excited seeing so many beautiful ancient ruins.
As can be seen in most movies with a Greek setting, the Santorini Architecture is the most idyllic destination and the most visited one by tourists. Nestled on the cliffs of a volcanic crater, this provides people a good view of the whitewashed houses of Greece. Most newly-weds come to visit this place because of the dramatic ambiance of the place, second only to most people in romance to Paris.
Other places that tourists ought to check out are the beaches of Crete. No matter how picky of a person you are, you are surely going to find a spot in the beaches of Crete that is suitable for you. From secluded beaches with the softest of white sand and enchanting coves with glistening colored pebbles to vast stretches of sandy gold and rocky coastlines, there is anything a true sun-lounger can dream of.
A trip to Greece will never be complete if you are not going to try out the scrumptious Greek cuisine. When entering a Greek restaurant, it would be best if you ask the waiters or waitresses to explain to you what the food in the menu is because sometimes “Moussaka” just doesn’t tell us what it really is.
Moussaka is a layered primarily vegetable casserole, often made with eggplant, sometimes with the addition or substitution of squash or potatoes or other vegetables. Topped with Bechamel sauce, a rich fluffy cheese flavored custardy sauce usually forming a high-calorie layer about an inch thick. But it is delicious, and it is something new that tourists should try out.
The Greeks are a happy people and their happiness is reflected in their culture, especially during celebrations of special occasions. If you have seen the movie My Life In Ruins, you will notice that one line mentioned by the leading lady about the frequent dancing of the Greeks whenever they are happy. It is one thing to dance in the other parts of the country because most of us simply move to the beat, but in Greece, it is a totally different thing. Dancing is more of an expression mixed in with art. Greeks dancing is indeed a sight to see.
Since Greece is a place of merrymaking, you can expect to have an abundance of wine in the area as wine is said to be a source of happiness. The Greeks have this so festivity called Dionyssa Wine Festival sponsored by the wine marketing company called Vinetum. Despite its definitely commercial nature, it is a great way of getting introduced to a large number of Greek wines in a short period of time.
The best time to visit Greece would practically depend on the level of tourism and the amenities available during that time. The peak holiday season is from early July to the end of August when temperatures are higher, and crowds of foreigners and locals alike travel to the islands of Greece.