Temples, amphitheaters and villages preserved in volcanic ash, digs that are still revealing the mysteries of the past — Greece and the Greek Isles hold history for the ages. Cruise to Greece to enjoy dramatic sunsets across translucent waters while exploring the white cliffs of Milos, or transport yourself to the ancient past at ruins found on nearly every Greek island. The Temple of Aphaia looms over Aegina, while Delos Island hosts the incredible Terrace of the Lions. You'll find the world-famous Acropolis on Rhodes Island and the Akrotiri on Santorini. But don't forget to watch the sun rise over the Aegean while visiting the renowned windmills of Mykonos.
With its historic Old Town, world-class beaches and diverse museums, Crete is the perfect place to spend at least a day taking in the history and the beauty.
The tiny, winding alleyways and cobbled squares of Corfu's charming Old Town lead you to palaces, fortresses, museums and restaurants that range from gourmet to local tavern. The main thoroughfare, Kapodistrou, has old-world charm, and the architecture reflects not just Greek charm but also Italian and British influences.
Discover idyllic beaches and ancient ruins in the birthplace of poetry and art
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The Greek islands are known for famous foods like feta cheese, but the location is also home to a slew of other delicacies. Olive oil plays a big part in the local cuisine, as does local produce such as tomatoes and other Mediterranean vegetables. Feast on feta me meli, baked feta wrapped in filo, or choriatiki, greek salad with tons of vegetables. While meat such as lamb, pork and veal are found everywhere, especially in gyros or keftethes (meatballs), fish and seafood are the undisputed stars, due to proximity to the sea.
From the in-progress archaeological digs at Delos to the Old Towns of Crete and Rhodes, the Greek Islands are brimming with history. And while it's wonderful to explore the past, the beaches of Mykonos and the architecture of Santorini and Athens are just a few of the many pleasures that await you.