LET SUMMER BEGIN
Summer in Greece is about ancient temples and gazing out at the Aegean Sea. The Medieval Town in Rhodes, the Hippocrates Garden in Kos, Faistos in Heraklion… famous summer destinations where the past is illuminated by the radiant Mediterranean sun. They are all just a stone’s throw from the sea and are a must for any summer holiday itinerary. As should the archaeological museums, Byzantine monasteries, castles, towers, and ancient trails.
A taste of authentic Greece
Over treats and delicacies like amygdalota – crushed almond shortbread, soumada – almond syrup, mastiha, homemade lemonade and aromatic Greek coffee, the locals will share the stories of their land. Myths, customs and traditions are still alive, passed down from generation to generation through word of mouth. They will share improvised poems and songs and you will surely want to hum along.
Award-winning marinas, picturesque fishing ports, hidden beaches and bays with emerald waters. More than 6,000 islands and islets and a coastline of more than 14,500km – what more could yachting and sailing enthusiasts ask for! The summer winds in the Aegean are perfect for competitive sailing, while the calmer waters of the Ionian are ideal for smooth sailing.
Dive into the fun
Easy conversations, music, moonlight swimming… The barman concocts a new cocktail recipe and treats you to shots with exotic flavours. The music pulses and the dancing begins, the lively crowd all under the spell of a local DJ. Greek summer is synonymous with the nightlife that lasts till the small hours! And the next morning, with that first dip in the sea, your mind and body will be revived.
You are all invited…
…to the fairs and festivals of August 15 throughout Greece, with their rituals, lutes and treats… to the traditional weddings and the bridal procession through the island’s cobblestone streets… to the Saint’s Day fairs, where the locals serve you homemade food, raki and wine… to the big parties, the cultural events and concerts at the open-air theatres overlooking the sea, or in the medieval fortresses…to the gastronomy festivals and ouzo celebrations.