A Greek adventure
> Besides its chains of idyllic islands, this ancient land of legends offers ancient sites, rugged landscapes and beautiful beaches
base, with historic townhouses now converted into top boutique hotels and interesting shops. Grab a map, and take your time, there’s more than enough to choose from.
Most trips to Greece start in Athens, the nation’s capital and, of course, an important stop for exploring the iconic Acropolis which beckons day and night from its mighty perch.
The nearby Ancient Agora was the centre of civic life in ancient times, and Socrates spoke there.
Important museums include the sleek Acropolis Museum which smartly showcases the Acropolis carvings and artefacts.
The National Archaeological
In the midst of myths and legends … (clockwise, from left) the picturesque Venetian fortress town of Nafplio; the famed White Tower of Thessaloniki; the ruins of Olympia in the southern Peloponnese region; and the iconic Acropolis from its mighty perch in Athens.