Considered the cradle of all Western Civilization, Greece is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, and the Olympic Games. There are in fact, 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Greece.

Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world’s top 20 countries. The reasons are manifold but considering the attractions of its beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical sites, and natural beauty, its popularity is not surprising.

The nation’s terrain is just as varied as its architectural heritage: idyllic beaches, towering mountain ranges, wine-producing valleys, vast stretches of olive orchards in the south, and lush forests in the north.