To put it in the words of Lonely Planet, “Greece is ancient sun-bleached ruins piercing blue skies, the balmy Aegean lapping an endless coastline and a culture alive with passionate music, wonderful cuisine, and thrill-seeking activities.” A country of dreams, Greece never fails to finds its place on every traveler’s bucket list. And to say the least, there’s much more than the postcard-perfect lanes of Santorini or the gorgeous sunsets of Crete!
If you’ve always been thinking of taking a trip to Greece, then maybe now you can plan for 2023. I would love to take this opportunity to convince you about visiting this Mediterranean gem and soak in some sunshine!
Walk down the lanes of history
Besides the heavenly sands and turquoise waters, Greece has numerous ancient sites & intriguing museums. We’re all well aware of Greek history, and you’d be surprised to know that this tiny nation is home to 18 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the Acropolis and Ancient Agora of Athens to the Medieval City of Rhodes and the stunning Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki – there would be ample opportunity to explore and discover the richness that’s buried amidst the ruins here. No matter whether you’re a history buff or not, the stories encircling these places will surely keep you engrossed and intrigued for days!
Indulge in savoring the tastes of authentic Greek cuisine
If you’re someone who enjoys trying local cuisine while traveling, then you’d have the time of your life in Greece! Greek cuisine is immensely diverse and delicious – whether it’s a bowlful of Greek salad (with a lot of olive oil) or Moussaka, or maybe souvlaki and pita with gyros – you’re tastebuds will never be disappointed! And it’s not just food, Greek wine is also delicious!
Explore the stunning beaches
Greece is known to have the best and most beautiful beaches in the world, but it might be difficult to choose which beach is better than the other since there are almost 160,000 kilometers of coastline and 380 award-winning Blue Flag beaches! If you’re a beach-bum, then you would be thrilled to know that a paradise of unspoiled beaches and dazzling warm blue waters awaits to quench your every desire!
Warm & friendly people
Greeks are so warm and friendly, that they’ll always make you feel at home and you’ll be glad to know that the Greek word for hospitality, ‘philoxenia’, literally translates as ‘friend to a stranger’! Their cultural richness dictates their modern life, yet their adaptability to the present-day habits and mannerisms will leave you astonished. They consider guests to be sent by Gods, and would never fail to make you comfortable when you’re at their place.
Explore the hidden gems
While tourists flock to Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, and Crete, you can opt for an offbeat trip and explore the hidden gems of Greece that most people barely explore. Ditch the crowd and move to rural Greece for a few days, to relax and unwind. Soak in the freshness that lingers in the air, cycle down the lanes connecting pretty neighborhoods, and rediscover the beauty that lies in a slow & quiet lifestyle.
Give a hand in protecting the environment as a volunteer
A volunteering experience can enhance the value of any trip – especially when you do something for protecting Mother Earth. Being a volunteer for the Wildlife and Environmental Protection in Greece, you’ll be assisting the local conservationists, who have been working here for years, trying to control marine pollution and industrial fishing. If you love to work outdoors, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to live by the beaches and contribute actively during your holidays in Greece!
Greece has always been a budget-friendly destination compared to other popular destinations around Europe, and you can easily have a nice vacation, indulging in good food, a comfortable stay, and worthy experiences without making a hole in your pocket!
Known to be one of the safest countries in the world, Greece is a perfect place for solo travelers and backpackers. You can simply rent a scooter and drive around, exploring this gorgeous country. While the reasons to visit Greece are many, you’d have to travel and find out what you love the best about this place.
Well, as Henry Miller would say, “It takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her.”
Volunteering Solutions will be glad to host you in Greece, and no quarantine is required for international travelers on arrival. Our in-country team will be there to provide you complete guidance, comply with the health & sanitation protocols and ensure that you can have an amazing travel & volunteering journey in the Post-COVID Era! If you’ve any further queries, you can write to us at [email protected] and our Program Advisors will get back to you.