Intro to Greece
Greece and the Greek Islands are known for 3 things: ancient civilazation, incredibles landscape and wine. Ok, well maybe not the wine, but you should definetley consider trying it or some ouzo while you are there!
Consistently ranked in the top 20 tourist destinations in the world, Greece has a little bit of something for everyone: classical history, luxury beaches, healthy yet tasty cuisine, exotic scenery/sunsets and a kick-ass, mild climate year-round. Don’t forget the nightlife! The island of Mykonos rivals party places like Ibiza in Spain or Koh Phi Phi in Thailand.
While we didn’t have a lot of time to spend in Greece sailing through 4 island on a cruise, but the day trips we did experience left us wanting more. Until we are able to return, we’ll have to let the memories of the hot sun on our skins against the calm sea breeze hold us over….that and the copious amounts of blocked feta cheese we are still trying to work off.
Language – Greek
Currency – Euros
Capital – Athens
Visa requirements – Passports
Adapter Info – Plug C outlets
Fun Trivia – While Greeks consume incredible amounts of wine, beer, and ouzo, public displays of drunkenness are a rare. If someone becomes too inebriated, their friends are expected to make sure that they do not become a public nuisance.
We only had one day in Athens on cruise and we made the most of it! See what we saw and how we ate and drank our way through Europe’s Oldest Capital.
Santorini, Greece is famous for its dramatic cliff views of crystal-clear water, blue-domed buildings backdropped against whitewashed, cubed houses, and vibrant sunsets over the Aegean Sea. A top romantic vacation spot, Santorini is a dream of an island located in the middle of the sea among the Greek Islands.
A guide to Katakolon and Olympia, Greece
Katakolon, a 3-street town (literally), is the only cruise port to get to Olympia (at least, easily). However, not many travel books or travel websites talk about Katakolon and how to get to Olympia from the cruise port. Check out our guide for Katakolon and Olympia in Greece.