DESTINATION/ Greek Tourism – Thriving Despite Debt Crisis

Greece – the country of sunny beaches and ancient monuments – has been fighting economic woes for some time. Tourism in the country however is doing surprisingly well.


Tourism in Greece: Ruins, Cities and Beaches

James Morris

Are you looking forward to spend your summer holidays in Greece? If you are, then you made the right decision. Greece is a tourist hotspot in the Mediterranean, and it has been this way since the time when the Roman Empire annexed the country. Upon annexation, there was a rapid cultural exchange between the two civilizations, which resulted in large numbers of Roman scholars visiting the well-known centers of Greek science, art, and philosophy such as Thebes, Athens, and Corinth. Modern touri...

Hopes for Greek Islands Holiday Boom in 2012

Vanderlei J. Pollack

Greek tourism leaders are hoping that Greek island holidays will continue to buck the trend in the coming year. Positive figures for Greek tourism were the only bright spot in the gloomy landscape of the Greek economy in 2011. According to holiday surveys, 2011 was a year of recovery for the tourism market in Greece with the year notching up an overall increase in holiday visitors of nearly 10%. The Greek islands of Kos (up 21.8% ), Rhodes and Crete led the way with double-digit rises, while ...

Travel to Greece – Essentials You Should Never Forget

Dan Rang

Greece is a famous holiday destination and it is indeed a nice place to travel. In spite of worldwide recession, travel to Greece is neither troublesome nor very expensive. Those who are planning to travel to the country should arrange all their trains' tickets and cruise bookings in advance otherwise it will be difficult to enjoy Greece in its fullest form. Traveling Greece by train is a wonderful experience for the foreign tourists. Most of the train tickets are available on 90 days advance...

Olympia: The History of the Olympics Revealed

Larry Brain

Located in mainland Greece in the west of the Peloponnese, Olympia is the site of the first Olympic Games which were held in 776 BC. This small town offers accommodation which allows the visitors to stay less than a mile from the ruins of this world famous site. The town itself has cafes, tavernas, bars and shops and makes an excellent base for exploring the Peloponnese region. Here you will find unspoilt green countryside with forested hills, rivers and valleys, traditional mountain villages a...