Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in south-eastern Europe, situated on the southern end of the Balkan peninsula which is bordered by Bulgaria, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania to the north and by Turkey to the east.
The Aegean Sea lies to the east of mainland Greece while the Ionian Sea lies to the west. Both parts of the eastern Mediterranean basin, feature a vast number of islands. To get a ferry to Greece, and enjoy its many beautiful islands, is easy to book on FerryTravels. Whether you arrive on the mainland or one of the islands there is a lot to see and do in Greece.
Greece lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa and Greek culture is attributed with a vast number of contributions to philosophy, astronomy, science, and the arts. Its culture evolved over thousands of years, heir to the heritages of classical Greece with its beginnings in the Mycenean and Minoan Civilizations, continuing into Classical Greece, the birth of the Hellenistic era and through the influence of the Roman Empire and its Greek Eastern successor the Byzantine Empire.
The Ottoman Empire also had a significant influence on Greek culture, but the Greek war of independence is credited with revitalizing Greece and giving birth to a single entity of its multi-faceted culture throughout the ages.
Athens exists because of the Acropolis which is the Western world's most important ancient monument. Visit the Parthenon and the Theater of Dionysus Athens which one of Greece's main attractions, where works of Euripides were first performed. Crowned by the Parthenon, it's visible from almost everywhere within the city, with monuments of Pentelic marble gleaming white at midday and taking on a honey hue as the sun sinks. Also the ancient Odeon of Herod Atticus is the showplace each summer of the Athens Festival.
From the port of Patras you get easy access to the Peloponnesian peninsula where you find Olympia, the origin of the Olympic Games first held there in 776 B.C and in 2004 the Games return, but this time to Athens. Book a ferry to Greece’s on this magnificent port of Patras. Regarded as the cradle of western civilization and being the birthplace of democracy and Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, western literature and political science, major scientific principles as well as drama including both tragedy and comedy, Greece has a particularly long and eventful history and a cultural heritage considerably influential in Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East.
Having exported tragedy, drama, chaos and democracy before most nations were staying up late enough to want souvlaki, Greece boasts an unrivalled legacy. But don't expect a visit there to be a sober study of the ancient world, the Greek propensity for partying dates back to Dionysos. Thessaloniki with the White Tower is situated further north, Greece's second largest city, with its green-domed Aghia Sophia church (8th century) and an exceptional new Byzantine museum. The Archaeological Museum displays riches of Macedonian kings drawn from excavations at nearby Pella, Vergina and the sacred city of Dion.
The tourism industry is an important source of income in Greece, with a great contribution of the popular Milopotas Beach in the island of Ios. Don’t miss Greek Island Hopping, you can find your ferry crossings and book a ferry for this area with Ferry Travels. Crossings are available starting in either Italy or the Greek mainland ports, from where you can book a ferry to Greece’s many islands like Crete, Corfu, Santorini, Rhodes and many more, experience sandy beaches, fishing villages, dunes, craggy coasts, onshore wetlands.
From sometimes smoggy Athens to blindingly bright islands, ancient fragments abound - the navel of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete and even the remnants of Atlantis at Santorini.Crete was home to Minoan civilization, Europe's old civilisation 3000 B.C., whose traces are displayed at the Palace of Knossos.
Travel to Santorini with FerryTravels, with volcanic-ash beaches and a star-shaped crater. Also, you can explore the, the beautiful beaches with the wonderful warm climate, historical sites and the wonderful nature.
Today, Greece is a developed country, member of the European Union since 1981 and a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union. Start planning your holiday to Greece, book a ferry with FerryTravels and enjoy all of these with your family.