Greece is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe today, and Greek family holidays are a favourite option for many tourists. There is a vast amount to see and do on family holidays to Greece, making for a trip that will provide a wonderful experience for all ages.
One of the main things that people are keen to experience on Greek family holidays is the long and fascinating history of the country. Greece has been a thriving state for thousands of years. In ancient times it was a leading world power and a centre for knowledge and innovation. Ancient Greece was also the birthplace of many things that are vital to modern civilisation.
The long history of the country has left its mark on the present. Today family holidays to Greece are likely to include visits to some of the many fascinating heritage sites in the country. Many of the buildings and sculptures that survive from the ancient past are not only awe-inspiringly old, but breathtakingly beautiful as well.
Halkidiki, in the Northern part of Greece, is an area packed with fascinating heritage sites. It was also the birthplace of Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of all time, and a place where god was mined to make some of the treasures of the ancient world. Luxury resorts such as the Oceania Club or Sani Resort offer the perfect chance to enjoy Greek family holidays in Halkidiki. This provides access to some of the regions many incredible historic sites and structures, as well as the wonderful beaches that have drawn tourists to the region since the 1970s. A stay at the Sani Resort will also offer views overlooking Mount Olympus, the home of the Gods according to Ancient Greek mythology.
Wonderful beaches are another thing that Greece has in abundance. Family holidays to Greece are often designed to take advantage of the warm climate and beautiful Mediterranean sea. There are plenty of beautiful beaches throughout Greece, but the beaches on Crete are one of the factors that make Greek family holidays to the island such a favourite choice for tourists.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and can see upwards of two million international visitors in a year. It is first mentioned by its current name in Homer's Odyssey, an epic poem that forms one of the most influential and important pieces of literature in history. With plenty of opportunities to relax by the sea and some of the country's best heritage sites, it's not surprising that around fifteen percent of all tourists visiting Greece land in Crete's capital of Heraklion. A stay in a resort such as Amirandes will provide a truly luxurious Greek family holiday, with easy access to the joys of Crete.
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