Ancient Ruins PPP
Food & Drink PP
Few countries do ruins like Greece and it's a thrilling experience to walk in the footsteps of the immortals at sites like Athens' Acropolis; ancient Olympia, host of the first Olympic games; and Delphi, where pilgrims once queued to consult a verse-spouting oracle.
Island hopping around the Greek islands is a quintessential Mediterranean experience. Favourite destinations include party hot-spot Mykonos; Santorini, famous for its lava-clad cliffs and black volcanic beaches; and Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands.
Generations of travellers have filled up on classic cheap eats such as gyros pitta (a Greek-style kebab), souvlaki (skewered meat), and Greek salads, all washed down with the local firewater, aniseed-flavoured ouzo.