The beginning of Europe, several people might think Rome,Italy. However, the truely origin come before Rome is Greek civilization!!!! Or GREECE as we known.
Imagine of the bright clear blue, fantastic real white coral reef!!! And the amazing, beautiful and adorable ancient bulidings. That's not all for GREECE, this wonderful country is beyond than we could imagine.
Planning a trip is one thing. First, you have to create your dream idea of a trip to Greece. Once you know how you would really like it to be, with what activities, destinations, and budget, you can embark on the planning portion much more effectively. One of the big decisions - do you travel independently or as part of a group, or do you split your time in Greece between both options?
Greece is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, ranking in the world's top 20 countries. According to the Greek Ministry of Tourism, the nation received about 17 million visitors from January to mid August 2007, a large number for a small country of 11 million. Visitors are drawn to the country's beaches and reliable sunny summer weather, its nightlife, historical
Where to begin?
The Acropolis— The ancient "high city" of Athens, crowned by marble temples sacred to the city's goddess Athena.
Plaka, Monastiraki and Thissio— Charming historic districts at the foot of the Acropolis, with restored 19th century neoclassical homes, pedestrianized streets, shops and restaurants, and picturesque ruins from the city's Roman era.
Kifissia— The northern part of Athens, rarely visited by tourists.
Nea Smyrni— The southern part of Athens, it is a modern European district.
Kolonaki— Upscale residential area with many cafes, boutiques and galleries.
Omonia and Exarheia— Formerly seedy district, it is now home to Greece's students, anarchists and the National Archeaological Museum, somewhat revitalized by the metro.
Pangrati and Mets— These adjoining pleasant residential neighborhoods south of Lycabettos and east of the National Garden are rarely frequented by tourists, but they do include a few hotels and a number of good traditional tavernas.
Piraeus— The ancient port of Athens, Piraeus is today an independent, heavily industrial municipality located southwest of Athens, whose modern-day port serves almost all of Attica's ferry connections to Crete and the Aegean Islands.
Psiri— Former industrial district, now full of trendy and alternative restaurants, cafés, bars, and small shops.
Syntagma Square (Plateia Syntagmatos)— Dominated by the old Royal Palace, Syntagma Square is the business district of Athens, complete with major hotels, banks, restaurants and airline offices.