Travelling to Greece is literally a unique and enlightening experience.
Endless miles of coastline, blue waters, and Aegean white rooftops in perfect harmony with the historic sites. Greece has been captivating travellers for thousands of years combining its golden antiquity with a modern immensely varied scenery. The journey begins here.
Athens, named after the God Athena, is the capital and the largest city of Greece with a history that goes back 3000 years.
It is the city of wisdom, sculpture and theatre, where democracy, mathematics and philosophy were born.
The city boasts of unique archaeological sites, monuments and museums and hosts many cultural events and festivals. Today Athens is the commercial, cultural, financial, political and industrial centre of Greece.
Plaka, the picturesque romantic part of Old Athens, situated in the shadow of the Acropolis, with neo-classical mansions and vivid day and night life is one of Athens main features together with the Syntagma square and its traditional guard change. Glyfada, at the south east of Athens is famous for its beautiful beaches.
Crossing the Corinth Canal only a bit south of Athens, will lead you to an amazing destination, the much loved, fashionable and fabled Peloponnese. Discover Nafplio’s historic beauty and medieval architecture of Mani Peninsula.You’ll find beautiful fishing villages, old fortified towns and modern cities bursting with life.
And then, of course, the islands, The Greek Archipelago.
The birthplace of both the king of the Olympian gods and the western civilization. The legendary Crete, is one of the largest Mediterranean islands. Unique archaeological sites and temples will bring the Minoan myth to life and will offer you lifetime memories.
Corfu: The “sparkling diamond” of the Ionian Sea
Situated on the northwest coast of Greece, Corfu is considered to be one of the greenest and most beautiful islands of the country. The second largest of the Ionian islands complex is bound up with the history of Greece from the beginnings of Greek mythology. Plenty of cultural sights from the Venetian, French and British period, offer Corfu’s visitors a fascinating and unforgettable experience. The history of the island is full of battles, with the famous Battle of Sybota (433 BC), to be considered as the largest naval battle between the Greek city states until that period.
The beauty of the island is defined by the amazing beaches with the crystal-clear waters as well as the gorgeous nature with the rugged mountains and the total green landscape.
Corfu town, is surrounded by two marvelous Venetian fortresses, the Grand Palace of St. Michael and St. George, a French-style Arcade and many winding medieval lanes. The city of Corfu is popular in the Easter period, when visitors have the opportunity to experience some amazing traditional customs, like the throwing of jugs from the balconies or the music that a numerous of traditional bands of the island play in the alleys of the city.
Corfu includes three smaller and secluded islands: Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. Tiny, simple and beautiful, these islands form the ideal propose for those who are looking for quiet holidays.
The islands are the main characteristic of Greece’s morphology and an inseparable part of the country’s culture and tradition. Greece includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas. 227 of these islands are inhabited.
The Greek Archipelago takes up 7,500 km of the country’s total 16,000 km coastline, offering a highly diversified landscape: beaches stretching over many kilometers, sheltered bays and coves, sandy beaches with sand-dunes, pebble beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks and dark colored sand typical of volcanic soil and coastal wetlands.
Such as Mykonos, a world famous island which attracts the international jet-set with its vibrant nightlife and Santorini, with its blue-domed churches that teeter on the edge of the caldera, affords widescreen panoramas and spectacular sunsets. Rhodes, the island of Knights, with its medieval beauty sculptured by a rich history of civilization and unique traditions.
Greece is a unique destination full of history, breathtaking landscapes, sun-washed shores, amazing culture and warm-hearted people who will embrace you and offer you a true welcomed stay.
Epirus is the heart of Greece’s mountainous morphology. Its diverse geography in close proximity with the exotic Ionian Sea offers the very essence of adventurous travel; and for that matter, there is no short list of activities. Taste its world-wide famous culinary tradition and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Macedonia is a diverse region which offers a variety of different types of tourism; from sunbathing on the endless sandy beaches of Chalkidiki to a unique urban tourism in the cool and down to earth city of Thessaloniki. Macedonia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece that it is not an island and also gives place to a variety of faith attractions such as Mount Athos; a unique religious tourism stronghold, accessible only by men.
Greece is the birthplace of so many myths and legends. One of those myths is linked with Thrax, the son of war-god Ares and his descendants, the Thracians. At Europe’s South-East corner and Greece’s eastern borders there is the region of Thrace. An amazingly diversified place with an endless list of tourist attractions and travel activities. Experience them as you discover a mystified modern culture.
Welcome to Danaos Travel, welcome to the land of myth and legend.