Greece

Ancient Greece

Greek history begins with the prosperity of Aegean civilization in Crete and the Balkan Peninsula in the II millennium. pr m e. Ancient Greek colonies covered much wider areas than modern Greece. At the end of the 7th century pr m e. The Greeks began to colonize the current Turkish, Cypriot, Italian, and Libyan coastlines.

After the Great Conquests of Great Britain, the Greeks took over Anatolia, Egypt, Syria and Mesopotamia. From the death of Alexander the Great 323 years pr m e. up to 146 pr m e., while Hellenism was dominated by Greece as one of the Roman provinces.

Modern Greece

Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire, Ioanni Kapodistrias, returned to his homeland, became the first president of the Greek republic. But Europe decided that Greece should become a monarchy, and the first king became the Beta from Bavaria, and the second – Jurgis from Denmark. XIX century – XX century At the beginning of the year, Greece sought to expand its territory to inhabit all the Greeks of the Ottoman Empire. The Ionian Islands returned the British in 1863. coming to the new king from Denmark, and giving Thessaly the Osmans without a fight. After the Balkan wars of 1912-1913 The Greeks reappeared in Epiphany, southern Macedonia, Crete and the Aegean islands. The current Greek border was established in 1947.

Greece has more than 6000 islands, of which about 200 are inhabited. All of them surrounded by emerald water and great beaches. Landscape in them is diverse and pleasing to the eye – from lush greenery to rocky rocks. Tourism in Greece is flourishing from ancient times. Every year more than 16 million visitors come here. tourists. Greece is rich in its historical sites, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A direct flight from Vilnius is only a few hours away from Athens, where you can easily take a public transport or a taxi to Alim port. Here you will find the magnificent Saronic Gulf.

By sailing yacht, motor boat or catamaran, you can visit the most beautiful and authentic islands – Poras, Hydras, Speces, Aegina and others. Here you will find plenty of cafes, boutiques, markets. Some Greek isles are so small that you will not be able to find transport here, and you will only be able to see the island with a moped or a donkey.

After a sightseeing tour, you really want to enjoy the pleasures of crystalline water, take a breath from the sun of hearth, or maybe, on the other side, it’s still warm on the deck.

Before returning to the boat, be sure to provide local olives, olive oil. The locals call these products Greek gold. It’s not even worth talking about Greek cuisine. A platter of delicious Greek salad and a glass of local wine will make your day’s impression.

The recommended journey time is from 7 to 14 days.

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