» Greeks are fierce guardians of tradition, but that doesn't mean they don't know how to have fun. In addition, hot sun and limpid seas conspire to make Greece a perfect place to relax. Whether you're supping in a beachside taverna, sipping coffee in a shady plateia or disco-dancing till dawn, chances are the gods already have you ensnared.
» The ancient Greeks dictated early culture in Europe . Together with the Romans they have had an everlasting impact on humanity. Only think about all the words that have their origin in the Greek language. Current Greece is less remarkable, but it's a popular holiday destination. The party-islands Rhodes and Kos, and of course the capital Athens with its much photographed Acropolis. Monasteries like the ones at Meteora also are big attractions for Greece nowadays.
» The Greek carnival season runs through February-March over the three weeks before the beginning of Lent, and features fancy dress, feasting, traditional dancing and general merrymaking. Easter is the most significant festival in Greece , with candle-lit processions, feasting and fireworks displays. The rich heritage of the Greek history spanning back four and a half thousand years has sown the harsh grounds around the Aegean with stones and artifacts that blossom for centuries.