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can fill coffee table books with photos and information on top
tourist attractions such as the Acropolis
and the Parthenon,
art and artifacts continue to remain a big draw, the island
nation's Mediterranean climate -- along with its food, legendary Greek beaches,
culture and nightlife -- make Greece a top destination for more reasons
than merely being the traditional "cradle of civilization."
But once you've seen Athens your exploration of Greece is far from over!
Other top Greece tourist attractions beckon at places like Santorini (part of the Cyclades group of islands south of Athens) featuring a colorful mix of whitewashed houses, its own active volcano, glorious sunsets, and beaches that come in shades of black, white, and red!
Also part of the Cyclades chain is probably the most popular tourist destinations among native Greeks - the stunningly beautiful island of Mykonos offering up glamour and excitement at its white sand beaches by day and cosmopolitan bars and a swinging club scene by night.
Top tourist attractions in Greece include Athens (left) along with island hopping to the party scene and
sunsets in Mykonos (middle) and to the dramatic coastline and stunning beaches of Corfu (right).
jump to the nearby Saronic
Gulf Islands also lead visitors to a varied chain of pine
scented islands and wild, spectacular waterfront. Further east
lies the Dodecanese
Islands with its medieval architecture and crystal clear beaches.
Islands (aka, "The Seven Islands" with Corfu
being the most famous) also beckon with their mountainside monasteries,
vineyards and olive groves.