Holidaying in Greece without visiting Athens would be a bad idea. The city of Pericles is bursting with exceptional historical monuments, the Temple of Olympian Zeus through the famous Parthenon located on the Acropolis overlooking the city. The overall infrastructure of Athens has been particularly improved since the city hosted the Olympic Games in 2004. The largest island in Greece, Crete, deserves to be a holiday destination alone itself. Sea, mountains, sun, archaeological culture, it has it all. There are several major resorts on the island, but the South-East has remained very traditional, uniting old Orthodox monasteries and typical villages high up in the mountain. Regular visitors to Greece will tell you that there is nothing better than lounging on the idyllic beaches of the Aegean Sea islands. Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini, each island is unique with its beauty and particular atmosphere. For lovers of long hikes and discoveries, the rugged landscapes of the mountains of Greece will offer breath-taking panoramas. If the 2900 metres altitude of the famous Mont Olympus does not put you off, climbing this spectacular site will add a mythological emphasis to your Greek trek.