Greece boasts a legacy that is unrivalled in the Western world and is the birthplace of modern philosophy, mathematics and democracy. It is a country with a uniquely affluent historical past, a hugely diverse culture, picturesque landscapes resulting in breathtaking views and beautiful beaches that stretch onwards for miles. Greece delights the senses, overwhelming the visitor with grace, beauty and old-world charm.

Greece is situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe and borders Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. The allure of Greece has been evident to visitors for thousands of years. Its charm begins with the blue Aegean sea and continues inland through the mostly mountainous areas that offer sweeping vistas and views. Surrounded by the Aegean, Ionian and the Mediterranean Seas, Greece gently flows into thousands of islands with unique personalities, gentle breezes, clear waters and wonderful sandy beaches.

The climate of Greece varies from one region to another. From the wet western side to the mild winters in the Mediterranean regions, Greece can also offer hot, dry summers in the south. Yet temperatures rarely reach extreme values and snow only falls occasionally even in the Cyclades or the Dodecanese islands during the winter months.

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