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Greece Introduction to Greece
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For such a relatively small country Greece has had an enormous influence on the world's art, architecture, languages, philosophy, science and political thinking.

Greece's history, culture, natural beauty and climate have been a magnet for travellers for thousands of years. And let's not forget the beaches, food, drink and nightlife.

For many travellers, especially since the 1960s, the main attraction has been the sense of freedom and exhilaration to be experienced when exploring the Greek countryside, sailing between the islands, enjoying a glass of retsina with the locals or star-gazing on a deserted beach. The light, the landscape and the people all conspire to set you at ease.

That's the romantic side of Greece, of course. But like everywhere in the world there's also the gritty reality. The noise and chaos of the cities, the hustle-bustle of the ferry ports and bus stations, the things that go wrong, don't work or cost too much. That's all part of the great Greek adventure.

Greece is no longer the dirt-cheap paradise for backpackers with pounds, dollars and Deutschmarks. Since the introduction of the euro in 2001 prices have soared to match those in much of Europe. But it is still possible to have a good time on a low budget. For example, you can still travel from Athens to the nearby island of Aegina for around 10 euros, and to the magnificent ancient site of Delphi for less than 15 euros.
 

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Photo gallery of Olympiada village, Halkidiki, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

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Pella photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Pella
Polygyros photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Polygyros
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Samos
Samothraki photo gallery at My Favourite Planet

Samothraki
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Ancient Stageira
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Veria
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Interactive map of Central Greece, Macedonia and the North Aegean Sea at My Favourite Planet

Interactive map of Central Greece, Macedonia and the North Aegean Sea.

See also our interactive map of Greece.
Text, map and photos: © David John

Some of the information and photos in this guide to Greece
originally appeared in 2003-2005 on davidjohnberlin.de.
 
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Athens (street life)

Athens (Aristotle's Lyceum)

Dion

Meteora

Pella

Thessaloniki

Polygyros

Kastellorizo (Megisti)
 
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