If you would like to go to a destination that the whole family will like with beaches for the children to have fun. The family can see history, art, architecture and the classic culture that gave us our civilization,then a visit to Greece is just the ticket. And a holiday rental of a villa, a beach house or another type of private home will give you an opportunity to discover this wonderful country that is hopeless when going from hotel to hotel.
The’re so loads of places in Greece that picking out a place for your vacation rental can be incredible. Alternatives include beach houses, apartments, cabins, condos, and other types of holiday homes. Securing lodging is easy though, when you see what is accessible. And the locations in Greece are good. Crete, the biggest of the Greek islands is stunning and has many archeological sites to see, in addition to tourist attractions like Knossos and Phaistos. Crete was home to the ancient civilization of the Minoans, from 2600 BC to 1400 BC, and in more recent years gave the world the famous writer, poet and novelist Nikos Kazantakis.
Athens is recognized as the birthplace of democracy. This ancient city was home to the Greek philosophers like Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. Named after the goddess Athena, Athens is probably one of the most famous cities globally, and one of the oldest. As a city state Athens figured prominently in ancient history in addition to myths and legends of the ancient world. The Greek capital, now home to three and a half million people, has been named to the cradle of civilization owing to the many achievements of its culture. Birthplace of the Olympic Games, Athens is the place to find art and architecture, including the famous Acropolis.
Wine, honey, olive oil, and sheep herding are just a few of the products that may be sampled fresh if our holiday home is in Thassos. This island figures prominently in ancient history and is named after Thasus, son of Phoenix and leader of the Phoenicians who first settled the island and erected a temple to Heracles. Imagine a holiday on Thassos, staying in a private home near an attractive beach, enjoying sun and sand and dreaming of the earlier days of great civilizations. You will be sure to take pleasure from the native cooking, picking up a bit of the Greek language, and staying with a few of the most welcoming men and women on earth.
Greece is a country that once ruled the known world, through Alexander the Great. And even when military conquest was no longer part of its agenda, many think that Greek culture conquered Roman culture from within, with the Romans copying Greek art and architecture and even religion. When the Roman Empire split into Eastern and Western halves, it was the Greek half of the empire, the Byzantine Empire of Constantine, which lasted far into the middle ages. Greece is truly a country to enjoy and to study from, and the most enjoyable way to chance upon Greece is through a vacation, with lodging in a private home.