Visiting Greece for Vacation
Greece is a country in Southern Europe that is also considered part of Western Europe. Athens is its capital, and it is also the largest city in the country. The population of the country is approximately 11 million. Modern Greece has roots to ancient Greece, which is considered to be the birthplace of democracy and Western philosophy, and it is also the birthplace of the Olympic Games.
Both the Olympic Games and the Parthenon are examples of Greek culture that must be seen by travelers, even though the Olympics now travels to different cities around the globe.
Best time to take a vacation to Greece
Peak visiting seasons in Greece include the months of July and August, when you can expect the weather to be warmer. The off-season is considered to be December through March, when the temperatures and weather are not so reliable. Room rates will be at the highest between July and September, so you should plan to visit during Greece around spring or fall when you book on Orbitz.com to save the most money.
Insider tips for Greece travel
Athens By Bike
Athensbybike.com is located in the middle of Athens and provides bike tours through the city and the Akropolis.
For a visit to a historic site, the Akropolis is the ideal location. This is the most famous site in all of Athens.
This famous temple is the second largest in the Akropolis, and it has unique architectural pieces.
The Hammam Baths are the only ones of their kind in Athens, and the spa-like atmosphere offers the perfect way to relax.
Athens Concert Hall
Visit the concert hall in Athens to see local performances, ballets, or concerts.
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The Agora is a historic site and ruin in the middle of modern Athens. This was once the ancient marketplace.
Temple of Athena Nike
This temple honors the Goddess of Victory, Athena, and is the earliest building on the Akropolis.
Megaron Concert Hall
This hall provides visitors access to current performances and activities in the city.
Visit a historic neighborhood to see what Greece would have looked like in ancient times, complete with Greek scripture and scenic views.
Athens Doctor Fish - Foot Therapy & Day Spa
This spa offers doctor fish, a new and interesting way of treating hands and feet, along with traditional services.
Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic, or walk in beautiful scenic areas at this park.
This cemetery is the perfect stop for those who have ancestors from Greece or who want to see historic gravestones.
To get a truly spectacular view of Athens, climb this mountain to look down on the city.
This historical neighborhood is a site to see. The picturesque area looks the same as it would have years and years ago, giving it a charming appeal.
Stoa of Attalos
These ancient ruins have been restored and now house ancient Greek sculptures that are perfect for those who love ancient art.