Greece offers travelers an overabundance to explore and enjoy. Here are just four of the many reasons to visit Greece now.
With more than 2,000 islands, each with its own identity and appeal, as well as cities bursting with history and UNESCO World Heritage sites alongside unspoiled, traditional villages, there is endless beauty to explore across Greece’s varied landscape. The beaches are gorgeous, and the history and hospitality of the country and its people are truly unmatched.
Mouthwatering culinary specialties boast a diversity of styles, types and ingredients. But, the true beauty of Greek cuisine lies in four secrets: fresh ingredients, the perfect balance of seasoning and flavorings, the pure olive oil and simplicity. Voila! Among many tempting dishes, sample staples like moussaka, spanakopita and Greek salad.
Great beauty meets the history of remarkable civilizations in Greece; unrivaled are its cultural offerings. From museums and UNESCO World Heritage sites to religious influences, there’s so much culture to unearth here. Start at any one of a multitude of museums — like the Acropolis Museum, Byzantine Museum and more — before making your way to UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the City of Rhodes and Archaeological Site of Delphi. Art galleries also abound, with Alexandros Soutzos Museum and National Glyptotheque among the options.
The Greek people are friendly and inviting, eager to share with travelers a taste of their traditions. Folk dance has always been popular, as has Greece’s oldest form of art, the theater. Traditional music is immensely important throughout the country, known as dimotika on the mainland and nisiotika on the islands. A number of Greece’s indelible traditions today boast UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity designations, like cultivating mastic and Tinian Marble Craftmanship.
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Believing everyone of all abilities and skills should have a fulfilling ski experience, Steamboat Ski Resort partnered with Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports to allow all to hit the slopes, no matter their abilities. A nonprofit focusing on empowering lives through adaptive recreational activities, STARS will help Steamboat Ski Resort offer an adaptive ski experience for skiers and snowboarders with disabilities.
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Icelandair adds Rome (FCO), Alicante (ALC), and Nice (NCE), to its international network for travel this summer. As popular tourist destinations, the addition will provide connections between North America and Iceland during the busiest travel time of the year. Passengers flying to these three new destinations can take advantage of a multiday stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
Air France’s long-haul business-class passengers will receive a new comfort kit made of 93 percent recycled material. The new kit, part of the airline’s eco-responsible approach, boasts the company’s historic winged seahorse emblem in two colors: navy blue and grey.
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