“My absolute favourite destination of all time is Greece, this place just exudes magic with its incredible ancient history and natural beauty. I love everything about Greece, from the cobble stone streets lined with vibrant bougainvillea trees, to the delicious cuisine and the surprisingly delicious wine. There is absolutely nothing like sipping on a Mythos Greek beer, while watching a magenta sunset over the endless ocean. Honestly Greece is a little taste of heaven on earth.”Caryn, Head of Product and Sales at Travelcheck
Aren’t we all dreaming of a holiday in Greece? Since we can’t travel there right now and most likely not even this winter (here) / summer (over there) we put together a list of things to do at home that will bring you that Greek-feeling just a tiny bit closer to our shores.
Of all Europe’s historical capitals, Athens is probably the one that has changed the most in recent years. But even though it has become a modern metropolis, it still retains a good deal of its old small town feel. Here antiquity meets the future, and the ancient monuments mix with a trendier Athens and it is precisely these great contrasts that make the city such a fascinating place to explore. The heart of its historical centre is the Plaka neighbourhood, with narrow streets mingling like a labyrinth where to discover ancient secrets.
Check-out our Arrival Guide for Athens to get inspiration for your next visit.
Greece’s tourism authorities, in cooperation with Google, launched the greecefromhome.com site this week. You can take a virtual tour of Corfu, peer at archaeological sites, take part in a wine tasting, fly over island beaches, listen to Greek music and learn about Greek food.
Best movies to watch
This movie is the 3rd sequence of “Before Sunrise” and “Before Sunset” This one plays in the stunning scenery of a Greek island and makes you rent a holiday home with family and friends on one of Greece’s many idyllic islands.
Mama Mia – The Movie
This musical romantic comedy film directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Catherine Johnson based on the 1999 musical of the same name makes you fall in love with everything Greek.
My Life in Ruins
This is a light-hearted romcom showing you the magic of Athens through the eyes of a tour guide and how she deals with a funny group of tourist.. and of course, falls in love!
We wish you a great and pleasant journey through Greece! Τα λέμε σύντομα (Ta léme sýntoma (See you soon!))