Santorini is the most wonderful place in the sun for all those who are romantics. The famous pictures of tiny white and blue houses and churches are known throughout the world. It is they who symbolize the Greek holidays, which are connected with relaxation, relaxation and escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Stunning scenery and amazing design is the result of the disaster, which took place here three thousand. years. Powerful volcanic eruption buried the island on the ocean floor, giving it an amazing look.
Wonderful Mistra (Mystras), is the biggest attraction around the Peloponnese. In surprisingly good condition kept here a complete city in the Byzantine style, was once inhabited by about 20 thousand. citizens. Olympus is also a magical and captivating mountain in Greece, grows on the banks of Thermaikos Gulf. Lower parts of the mountains covered with dense forest and wild flowers that add the divinity and uniqueness of this mountain.
Rhodes is the second lagests island in Greece. Rhodes is one of the most visited Greek islands. Its beautiful sandy beaches on the east coast and the charm of the medieval capital of the island that make it an ideal fit for a holiday. Its picturesque vineyards, olive groves, sleepy villages and the daily life of smiling, hospitable people are just some elements of the landscape of the island. On a picturesque hillside, we can also visit Filerimos valuable, old monastery and the ruins of the temples of Zeus and Venus.
Crete is an ideal place for a dream vacation or holiday. The stunning scenery of mountain massifs, gorges, caves, fertile plains give it an amazing and unforgettable charm. The biggest tourist attraction is the ruins of the Minoan palace at Knossos and Phaistos, or archaeological remains in Gortynie. Rethimnon is one of the most picturesque towns in Crete, located about 80 km west of Heraklion is famous for its beautiful beach and fortress, built by the Venetians after a series of pirate attacks in the city. Crete is also one of most popular islands for Polish tourists to spend a dream holiday.
Greece, before all the sights. Its capital city attracts tourists Athens monuments of antiquity, especially the most famous Acropolis. Athens is also great views from the hills and Filopappou Likavitos. At the foot of the Acropolis, Plaka spreads, full of monuments of Byzantine, medieval and early nineteenth century, which seemed so exotic Byron and other romantics. While in Athens we see the monumental Propylaea gate, and the temples of Athens Nike Erechtejon with its famous cloister. Visiting Athens, we can finish watching Atticus Odeon Herodosa, the tower of the winds, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the stadium Kali Marmaro, which held the first modern Olympic Games. Athens also famous for the best restaurants in Greece. It works in many beautiful cafes, taverns and gardens and street markets to the Greek main dishes include the popular also in Poland, gyros and Greek salad.
The main natural resources of Greece are beautiful landscapes and warm, sunny climate which attracts thousands of tourists from around the world. From the bottom of the Aegean mined oil and gas, and the Pindos Mountains, which are swift river, play a significant role in electricity production. Greece is a country in which created 4,000 years ago was the cradle of civilization. The Greeks had a huge contribution to scholarship, philosophy, art, literature, theater and sports. It is the leading philosophers Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. It was the Greeks developed the idea of democracy, ie government by the people. They believed in living in the Mount Olympus of gods and goddesses, creating many myths tell of their lives.
Greece is the nucleus of European civilization. About 2500 BC Crete Minoan culture developed. Residents living in these areas focused mainly in the larger cities and were mainly trade throughout the Mediterranean. After 1400 years BC culture has been supplanted by a come from the mainland, the Mycenaean culture. Current areas of Greece since the year 1000 BC peoples were conquered by the north, who founded the independent city states such as Athens and Sparta. Becoming the most powerful countries often there have to fight between them, however, able to unite and stand together in defense against invaders from Persia. In 338 BC all of Greece was conquered by the ruler of Macedonia, Alexander the Great. In 146 BC Greece was overrun by the Romans and from 330 to 1453 was part of Byzantium and the later period of the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Greece has freed itself from the Turkish occupation in 1829. Greece fully democratic country has become in 1975. Today is one of the countries of the European Union whose main driving force behind the economy is tourism.
Characteristics of the terrain of Greece is a natural bay, the high mountains, deep valleys and limestone cliffs growing on the thorny bushes and fragrant herbs, which feed on here grazing sheep and goats. Spring Season changes in the local meadows covered with flowers, carpets, and during hot and dry summer turns into a barren land. Around the built-white traditional Greek houses, villages, spread out the olive groves and wheat fields. Characteristics of the intermingling of Greek cities in ancient monuments and buildings with modern buildings. The prevailing there, a large movement of pedestrians and car often poses a threat to historic buildings. To change this unfavorable trend Greece has introduced strict laws restricting the movement of cars in the city and forced factories to reduce emissions of harmful substances.