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Greece - Sailing among the Greek islands is one of the most interesting things you can experience. With the northwest wind at its back, the boat will sail in the clear water surrounded by colorful and fragrant landscapes on the trail of the mysterious Ulysses. You will experience areas where dolphins, turtles and seals live.
Greece is a country in the southeastern part of Europe at the southern tip of the Balkan Peninsula. The country is strategically located on the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. It shares borders with Albania to the northwest, Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. To the east lies the Aegean Sea, to the west the Ionian Sea and to the south the Libyan Sea, all parts of the Mediterranean Sea. The area is characterized by volcanic activity and earthquakes. Athens is the capital and the country’s largest city. Other major cities are Thessaloniki, Patras and Iraklio. The country is characterized by mountains and has a very varied geology. The land has sunk so that the coastal areas are partially submerged. Because of these changes, the archipelago of the Aegean Sea has emerged. The whole area is structurally unstable and earthquakes are very common. Greece has more than 2,500 islands, of which 227 are inhabited. The most famous islands are: Crete, Corfu, Santorini, Rhodes and Kos. The country has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and rainy winters and hot and dry summers.
Many especially associate Greek cuisine with the savory white cheese, the feta, but there is much else to come. Souvlaki and tzatziki – These may not be words that everyone knows. But the two foreign words cover delicious dishes that are part of traditional Greek cooking. Tzatziki has perhaps become acquainted with many, as it is also widespread outside Greece. The main ingredients of this Greek specialty are Greek yogurt, garlic, cucumber and garlic. Often it is consumed as a form of appetizer along with good olives and bread. Souvlaki is another traditional dish. This is a barbecue skewer consisting of pork or lamb. There is less spit with meat on, and sometimes there are also vegetables on which are grilled with. Grilled meat is a big part of Greek cuisine, which is why souvlaki is also one of the more traditional and well-known meals. Greece is the producer of several different wines, and vineyards are found all around the Greek countryside. Wine has always played a role in Greek history, and one even has a wine god, Dionysus. Depending on which part of Greece you visit, you can taste red or white wine from the local area. A very special Greek wine is Retsina, which is white wine and rosé wine with a characteristic taste of resin. This kind of wine has been produced by the Greeks for thousands of years, and it is believed that the resin was initially added as a way of preserving. If you want to try something other than red and white wine, then ouzo is the best known Greek liqueur. The liqueur is spiced with aniseed seeds, and the drink originates from another well-known beverage in Greece, namely raki (the Turkish arak). Ouzo is brewed, like wine, on grapes and raisins, and then anise seeds and other flavoring ingredients such as licorice, cinnamon and lime are added.
The Greek islands also offer sights. Right from Knossos in Crete to the Colossus statue in Rhodes and Kos. Furthermore, most of the islands in the Greek archipelago offer fantastic beaches, which are an attraction in themselves. Churches and monasteries are also found in many of the islands, and they can give visitors an insight into the importance of religion to the country. In several places it is possible to experience how Greece and the various islands have, over time, defended themselves against the Turks, Ottomans and others who were interested in the country’s central location between Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Embraced by giant limestone cliffs, this beach is a sight you will hardly forget. However, it is not necessarily from the shore that you get the most beautiful view of the surroundings, it is from the top of one of the cliffs. Simos Beach on the island of Elafonisosos one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. One of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean is found on the small island of Elafonisos, which lies between Peloponnese and Kythira. Beautiful clear water and golden sand. If you like to snorkel, bring your mask and swim along the sides of the bay. Anthony Quinn Bay in Rhodes, A few kilometers south of Faliraki, there is a scenic bay. The water is turquoise blue and crystal clear and perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving. You will probably see colorful fish, crabs, moraines and amazing rock formations. The beach consists mainly of sand, pebbles and rocks, so remember to bring bathing shoes.