FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Greece: Destination Culture

Oct 1, 2021

© GNTO

Sponsored

History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.

Museums

Some of the world’s finest museums beckon you to learn more. Here’s a sampling of some must-sees for your Greece itinerary:

  • Acropolis Museum: One of the most important museums in the world, the Athens Museum houses the archaeological findings from the site of the Acropolis.
  • National Archaeological Museum: The largest archaeological museum in Greece, in Athens, is dedicated to ancient Greek art.
  • Museum of Byzantine Culture: A top choice in Thessaloniki, the Museum of Byzantine Culture boasts more than 3,000 Byzantine objects.
  • Cinema Museum: Also in Thessaloniki, take a journey through the magic of Greek cinema.
  • Museum of Modern Greek Culture: Four buildings comprise this museum that tells the story of Greek culture and traditions through the centuries.
GNTO

© GNTO

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

With such a deep, rich history, it’s no wonder Greece is chock full of important historical sites. These are just a few of Greece’s 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites to add to the agenda:

  • Acropolis: Marvel at the greatest architectural and artistic complex of Greek antiquity left to the world.
  • Delos: In Greek mythology, this tiny island was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, and today there remains an extensive archaeological site here.
  • Medieval City of Rhodes: The Palace of Grand Master of the Order, The Knights’ Hospital, the Street of the Knights and Old Town comprise one of the best urban ensembles of the Gothic period.
  • Archaeological Site of Delphi: Sixth-century Delphi was the cultural and religious center and symbol of unity for the ancient Greek world.
  • Archaeological Site of Olympia: Olympia was the birthplace of the Olympic Games. No ancient archaeological site in the world is more relevant in today’s world.
Ruins of the Cleopatra House in Delos, Greece

© GNTO

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

UNESCO established Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage to protect and raise awareness of important cultural heritages worldwide. In Greece, these four important traditions allow travelers to soak in the Greek culture:

  • Cultivating Mastic: On the island of Chios, mastic is cultivated from a shrub and renowned for its numerous properties.
  • Tinian Marble Craftmanship: Marble carving is part of the cultural identity of Tinos, and produces a range of traditional motifs.
  • Rebetiko: Rebetiko is a musical and cultural expression linked to song and dance that spread among working-class populations in the early 20th
  • Momoeria: Dec. 25–Jan. 5 in Kozani, dancers, actors and musicians perform in the village streets to celebrate the coming year.

That’s only a taste of the cultural tourism on offer: There’s also art galleries, film festivals, dance, theater, music, folk traditions and more. Plan your cultural immersion today.

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Explore Excursions

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
Feb 28, 2024

La Tour d’Argent Reopens in Paris

It’s entirely possible France’s most noteworthy eateries define the term “destination restaurant.” Examples of how some of the more enduring Paris restaurants have approached this is compelling. While hot spots like Le Drugstore changed with the times and tastes of clientele, others, like Café de la Paix, steadfastly stay true to the roots and recipes that have delighted guests for generations.

Share Your Travel Preferences with Global Traveler in a Short Survey & Win

Learning more about our readers’ travel habits and preferences ensures Global Traveler delivers the content you desire. As the travel industry has adapted and changed over the last few years, it’s more important than ever to connect. To best meet your short- and long-term travel content needs, please help us!

eFlyer Reviews
Feb 28, 2024

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Review

Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s staying power is rooted in the way it delivers continuity and consistency for long-time loyalists of the Grand Velas brand and anybody else seeking a luxury, all-inclusive experience. One of Grand Velas’s hallmarks is its activities, amenities and restaurants across its three buildings can be enjoyed by all guests, enabling them to do the destination their way. This is particularly important when groups have different ideas of how they want to spend their vacation time.

A New Perspective on Incentive Travel

Incentive travel has long been a way for organizations to drive sales and reward employees with opulent trips to exotic destinations. Today it encompasses even more.

Daily
Feb 28, 2024

Riviera River Cruises Launches New Ships to Sail Danube, Douro Rivers

In 2025, Riviera River Cruises will launch two ships with sailing itineraries on Europe’s Danube and Douro rivers. Riviera Radiance will sail the Danube and offer six itineraries, including one exclusively for solo travelers, and three holiday itineraries. Riviera Rose will be based on the Douro River and sail one itinerary.

eFlyer Lead
Feb 28, 2024

Airlines Raise Baggage Fees: What You Need to Know

JetBlue, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines are some of the airlines now charging passengers more to check bags at the airport than to purchase the service online in advance. In an effort to cover higher costs, more airlines increased baggage fees in 2024.

Why Buy Annual Travel Insurance?

One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.

Daily
Feb 28, 2024

Condor Introduces Condor Cards

Condor Airlines recently introduced Condor Cards, a membership program that allows frequent Condor passengers to receive additional benefits. The two card options include World Activity Card, tailored to the needs of sports enthusiasts, and World Family Card, offering benefits for families or friends traveling together on vacation.