Greece – Travel Guide Greece is located in the south of Europe and is renowned for its title "birthplace of European Civilisation" not to mention its history, culture and political past. Ancient Greece has left us with a generous legacy of archaeological sites, including theatres, temples and ancient buildings which are our architectural treasures today. There is no doubt that the historical and cultural heritage of this country continues to affect politics, art, literature and philosophy in the Western World today. If you visit Greece, make sure you visit its capital, Athens. This is a wonderful city where you can experience a myriad of monuments and archaeological sites such as the Acropolis which is crowned by the Parthenon temple. Greece has 6,000 islands and islets which are scattered off its coast among the Aegean and Ionian Sea. It will be love at first sight when you see the volcanic beauty and the white houses on Santorini. You won’t want to leave Mykonos which is a cosmopolitan destination, popular among British tourists due to its great nightlife. Alternatively, relax on the beaches in Corfu and be mesmerised by the blue seas. Greece has a holiday for everyone. For Classical Greece lovers there are monuments and towns which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Rhodes. Sun worshippers can enjoy the beaches and Greek cuisine in Olympia. Or visit Crete and discover the magnificent Minoan palace of Knossos or the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo. Greece is the new multicultural society of Europe. Discover everything that this country and its islands have to offer….ancient history, clear blue waters, miles after miles of beaches, great food and a fantastic climate.