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Greece is a country that has magnificent things to offer to the visitors. One of the main attractions of the country is the many Greece beaches decorating its coasts. With 13,676 km of coastlines, one will definitely find the beaches of his dreams; there are long white paradisiacal sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and small beaches surrounded by huge cliffs or pine and palm trees forests, beaches with waters that seem to have had their blue colour mixed with bleach, creating an magnificent shadeMost of beaches of Greece have their own beauty and charm.
Greece is the world wide top holidays destinations for many Europeans and attracts every year millions of visitors and a country of natural beauty and charm which has everything to offer to the visitors. A great weather, beautiful and variables landscapes, many paradisiacal sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, hundred of Greek islands scattered both in the Aegean Sea and the Ionian of which some are considered as world wide top holidays destinations (Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu), many picturesque white painted and stone built villages, beautiful mountains with a dense vegetation (Pelion), a passionate culture with many traditions and Orthodox festivals, an incredible historical, mythological and archaeological heritage, a great amount of museums with some of the Greek Ancient world masterpieces, an active and endless nightlife
The Cyclades are the most popular of all the islands and attract thousands of visitors every year. There are famous for their extraordinary weather, the beauty of the beaches and the charn of the architecture. Tinos is a famous island of the Cyclades Greece but it is known as a religious area.
The Ionian are the second most popular of all the Greek Islands. The most famous of the group; Corfu, Lefkada, Zakynthos... The island of Ithaki is one of the most beautiful and authentic islands of the Ionian Sea. The island is mostly known as the home of Odysseus. It is a small- mountainous island with green-gentle shoreline, amazing coves, red-roofed delightful houses, wonderful places for a short excursion, and lovely beaches for bathing.
Aegina is the closest island from Athens, the capital of Greece. The island is located only one hour away by ferry. Aegina is considered to be the birthplace of Aristophanes and is world known for the quality of its pistachios and its ceramics.
Greece has a large variety of cultural events, also aims many event particularly during the summer. The famous "Athens Festival" organizes is very important which concerts and theatrical scenes in the famous theatre of Herodes Atticus and Epidaurus. The Hellenic Festival takes place in Athens Herodes Atticus theatre and offers a large range of performances; modern and ancient theatre, opera, ballet, jazz and classical music, dances, symphonic music and great singers and other events.
With more than 4000 years of history and with the past presence on its lands of some of the greatest civilizations ever, Greece has much to show to the visitor. Greece has more than 240 museums of all kinds; archaeological, Byzantine, Historical, Folklore The Greece museums are generally located in the areas were excavations took place and where great civilizations once prospered. The most important museums are located in Athens. Some of them are The National Archaeological Museum of Athens and The Acropolis Museum.
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is the most important of all archaeological museums in Greece and exhibits one of the finest collections in the world. The museum contains amazing collections of; Prehistoric items, Pottery, Sculpture and Minor art, Bronzes and Egyptian Art It also organises temporary exhibitions. It was built in 1889 to one of the worlds best collections of Greek ancient artifacts, and mask of Agamemnon, and the Cycladic idols.
The Acropolis Museum is located on the Acropolis site and as one of the most important museums in the world. As the Acropolis is considered the cradle of modern civilization, all the items and the marble masterpieces exhibited are of great importance. Here is always the top tourist attraction in Athens, The Acropolis stands majestic on a hill overlooking the entire city. Dating back to 510 BC, this was an area of many temples, the best preserved being The Parthenon with its ancient columns rising high, the Parthenon stands as an awesome sight. There is an adjacent museum as well.