ANCIENT RUINS & ISLAND VILLAGES
Four thousand years of history endure in Greece through the tales and monuments of a storied past. Some of the most world-renowned cultural monuments and ruins are found here in the land of Mount Olympus and the endlessly captivating Greek Islands. The famous white-washed homes of Santorini, Mykonos and Lindos, among others, capture the unforgettable essence of Greek architecture. Still standing long after the height of their splendor are the iconic Colosseum and the theatre at Delphi. The Greek Islands are a collective treasure trove of natural wonders and attract hordes of visitors annually. Loggerheads Sea Turtles depend of the sandy beaches to lay their eggs; the island of Lesvos is regarded as one of the best places in Europe to see both breeding and migratory birds. In the country’s north, spectacular mountains are ornamented with endemic wildflowers and often overwhelming congregations of butterflies.
NO UPCOMING TOURS AT THIS TIME
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to visit is Greece is spring and early summer (mid-Apr to mid-June) or autumn (Sept to mid-Oct).
GOOD TO KNOW
You will not find many vegetarian restaurants in Greece.
Exploring the world of Crete
Looking out on the caldera filled with the deep-blue waters of the Aegean
Lingering on the beaches of the Mediterranean
BE SURE TO TRY
• Grilled fresh octopus
Homer. The Odyssey. Translated by Richmond Lattimore
Greek Art and Archaeology by John G. Pedley
The Cretan Runner: His Story of the German Occupation by George Psychoundakis
Canadian and American citizens do not require visas for stays up to 90 days.