With a history that stretches back for thousands of years, it’s difficult to tell where Greece’s real history ends and its legends begin. Hike up to the ancient town of Thira on the glorious island of Santorini, push yourself with a challenging Samaria Gorge trek or wander the charming fishing villages and see how regional cuisine is both made and celebrated by the locals. Boundless opportunities for authentic adventures await in this remarkable country – colours and textures are there to be reproduced on canvas, varied terrain offers the chance for exciting on-foot discovery and there are places to stop and sing at every turn.
Wander between the sun-bleached columns of ruined temples, step barefoot into crystalline shallows of the Aegean, or gaze out over the horizon from vertiginous hillside towns – however you spend your time here, you’ll find that each and every place has its own tales attached. From daring bravery and divine intervention rousing victory, to tragic defeat, it’s all part of the magic of Greece.