GREECE, EVERYBODY'S FAVORITE SUMMER DESTINATION
Greece has always been one of the most popular summer destinations, and the reason is simple: a vast array of islands to choose from, a crystal clear sea, archeological sites, beaches for all tastes and great food combine to make a perfect mix for tourists in search of an escape from working life. Book an Alitalia flight to Greece and reach some genuine paradises with just a short boat trip - all you have to do is decide which one to visit. Every island is special in its own way, and you can search for your favorite from the most well-known archipelagos like the Cyclades, the Ionian Islands and the Dodecanese Islands, and also from smaller ones like the Sporades. But there is more to Greece than its islands: there is also Athens, with its remarkable archeological ruins, Thessaloniki and its Byzantine architecture, and the incredible beaches of the adjacent Halkidiki peninsular. Book a flight to Greece and decide what to see yourself. Below you can find a few suggestions.
WHAT TO SEE IN GREECE
If you would like to spend your vacation on an island, here are the most famous ones to visit during a trip to Greece:
SANTORINI – A unique island with black rock, a crystalline sea, white houses and a breathtaking sunset across its splendid caldera – the volcanic crater whose peak emerged 3,500 years ago after a volcanic explosion. It is the most romantic island around for anyone who loves sunsets. PAXOS is an alternative romantic destination to Santorini.
MYKONOS – One of the most fashionable destinations in the whole of the Mediterranean, a perfect mix of sea, picturesque villages and nightlife. It has become famous as a mecca for gay tourism, and is today an island for people who love enjoying themselves and dancing until dawn. It's the best place to choose if you are looking for uninhibited fun with clubs, music, parties and trendy bars full of people. And if you're a big fan of hedonistic nights, then you might also want to check out ZACINTO.
CRETE - The largest island in the whole of Greece, a land of mythology and incredibly varied landscapes: national parks, white mountains, canyons and sandy beaches embrace by an azure sea. It's an island for lovers of history and myth: legend has it that Zeus was born here, while the island also contains the legendary Palace of Knossus and the labyrinth where the Minotaur was imprisoned. RHODES and KOS are also fascinating from an archeological point of view and contain much more besides.
If, on the other hand, you are on the lookout for wild and untamed islands, Greece has plenty of them, including TILOS, GAVDOS, ICARIA and KARPATHOS.
WHEN TO GO TO GREECE
The best time to book a flight to Greece is around the summer season, from May to September. The only problem is that it is likely to be crowded, especially if you choose one of the more touristy islands. As a result, you might find that during the summer season the tickets sell out quickly for the most popular destinations.
Don't wait, book your Alitalia flight to Greece now!