COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD No 70 : Greece, the cradle of western civilization! The land of the magnificent blue skies and blue waters!
See our previous Countries of the World posting at Ghana : land of the Gates of No Return !
Greece has so much to offer to a visiting tourist! The country should be on everyone’s bucket list. For a start, touring the Greek isles should be everyone’s first cruise. Our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary cruise of the Greek Isles certainly has remained BonVoyageurs’ favorite cruise! Who has not heard of such magical places as Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos, Corfu, etc…
Athens, Greece’s capital and largest city, and its Parthenon are among the top tourist destinations in the world. Northern Greece, including Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and Mount Athos, are fantastic areas to visit as well. Read some of BonVoyageurs‘ postings from that area!
The official website of Greece tourism can be found at: visitgreece.gr
See also the official site for the Halkidiki region of Greece : visit-halkidiki.gr
Greece is part of the EEC (European Economic Community) and the euro currency zone. The exchange rate between the euro and the us dollar can be found at : www.oanda.com
Vaccination requirements and other health related information for travel to Greece can be found on the Center for Disease Control website at : wwwnc.cdc.gov
Electrical plug/outlet and voltage information for Greece is available on the following website: www.adaptelec.com
The US Department of State offers travelers important basic information about travel to most countries of the world, including Greece, on its website: travel.state.gov Take note of any travel warning or advisory issued by the State Department before finalizing your travel plans.
Stay tuned to BonVoyageurs.com for more Countries of the World as we share our joie de vivre from around the world. Luxury escapes and city breaks to Quebec City, New York, Washington, Buenos Aires. In Europe, places like Paris France, Nice France, Provence and the Cote d’Azur (French Riviera), Tuscany and Florence in Italy, Rome, Napoli and the Amalfi Coast. In Asia, countries like China, India, Nepal and so much more!
Jackie de Burca says
Thanks for a great post. My love affair with Greece started at the tender age of 13, and I spent many happy times there. I love Greek food, and the proud people, and their amazing culture. I love the azure blue and white that goes hand in hand with a sunny day in Greece.