The Media’s Role
Before we get into the reasons why you should visit Greece, it is vital that we advise you not to look too much into everything you read or see on the news. Certain news outlets would have us believe that the whole of Athens is overrun with unrest and rioters, and this reflects the whole country. This is simply not the case. Rest assured that such protests and demonstrations are the exception rather than the norm, and no risk is posed to tourists.
On the contrary, tourists are welcomed with open arms by the Greek people.
With the economic situation out of the way, what are the real reasons to visit Greece this summer? We have deliberately avoided mentioning the weather or the economy throughout the remainder of this article!
A Wide Variety
One of the most endearing things about Greece is the sheer variety of things to do. Unlike many countries, where certain resorts are known exclusively for certain things, many of the most popular resorts in Greece cater for any and all tastes. So whether your decision to visit Greece is based on your family, your love of a party, or your need to just get away from home and relax for a period of time, you can be sure that there will be something there for you.
A Rich History
Greece is probably more famous for its ancient history than it is for anything else. Unlike many other historical destinations, the past of this country is clear to see almost anywhere you look. Almost every town and city has ancient ruins, be it a village, Roman fortress or an amphitheatre. In addition to this, the country is full of knowledgeable, experienced tourism experts who can tell the story of everything you see, so you can fully understand the history behind the beauty of Greece.
In addition to the wide variety of activities and history of Greece, the country offers one of the most diverse and exciting cultural experiences anywhere in Europe, if not the world. Whether it is taking the opportunity to live among the local community on one of the smaller Greek islands, sample the relaxed atmosphere in the café bars of Athens, or sample the very best cuisine in a booming tourist location, a visit to Greece is one of the best cultural experiences you could ever hope to have.