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Greece

Overview

From luxurious beaches to urbane metropolises, Greece is a must travel destination for those interested in history, culture and a taste of the Mediterranean. The glory is so grand you might never have known that the golden reign of the Greek empire has ended. 

 

Sites to See

Greeceis a true travel hotspot when it comes to astounding sightseeing.  Athens, the capital, is home to some of the most awe-inspiring archeological sites that the world has ever seen. 

 

When in Athens, walk in the footsteps of the famous Greek philosophers, playwrights and artists as you stroll through the ancient Parthenon.  When you’re done, visit the National Archeological Museum which houses some of the most fascinating and beautiful relics of this rich, ancient civilization.

 

Outside of Athens there are many more cities and islands that hold a world of wonder and intrigue.  Delphi, for example, the ancient center of Greek religion located on the mainland is a gorgeous mountainside town full of olive trees, while Santorini, an island located off the coast, is the ideal honeymoon destination with the most beautiful sunset views.  Want to let loose?  Ios and Mykonos are world-renowned party islands with premier clubs and bars.

 

Famous People

Greecehas produced famous people in a wide range of areas from the ancient world to the modern day.  Aristotle and Plato, the forefathers of philosophy, were proud Greeks.  More recent famous Greeks include Aristotle Onassis, the shipping tycoon, Jennifer Aniston, the actress from Friends and Maria Callas, the famous opera singer.

 

Casinos in Greece

In recent years, a number of Greek casinos that rival the best European casinos have popped up throughout mainland Greece and the islands.  The Hyatt Regency Casino in Thessaloniki is the largest casino in the country with state of the art slot machines and table games ranging from roulette to blackjack.

 

There is also the Casino Loutraki in the Peloponnesus which offers a wide range of entertainment with over 80 game tables, 1,000 slot machines and musical shows featuring famous Greek artists.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.