Potential Summer Location: Greece

Greece is in the midst of a financial crisis, but that shouldn’t keep you away from visiting. Greece is a gorgeous country with its historical monuments and its clear blue bodies of water. The food is magnificent and if you’re missing home, there is no doubt that international restaurants scatter the city.

An important destination to visit is Athens. The city is the epitome of Greek culture and is the center of Greek mythology. Athens itself was named after Athena, the goddess of wisdom and strategic war. If you want to explore outside of mainland Greece, Santorini is a gorgeous island to visit. Santorini sits on the Aegean Sea and the sea is crystal blue. Houses sit on top of cliffs, a unique type of architecture that should be seen.

Athens is the mecca of tourism; there is always something to do and so little time to do it. When visiting Athens one should start in the Acropolis. The Acropolis is smack in the middle of Athens and houses many famous sites including: the Parthenon is a former temple of worship dedicated to the Goddess Athena. The Parthenon is believe to have been built between 447-432 BCE. This magnificent  monument attracts thousands of tourists every year.

 All these visitors tend to get hungry after a whole day of sightseeing and there are a variety of options. Some great places include Arsenis Taverna Iseris, a quaint Greek food joint outside of the acropolis, Avocado, a vegetarian/vegan place, and Karamanlidika, a great and fancy restaurant that’s worth the visit.

 There is not time to waste, especially now with the moderately priced airfare and hotel rooms available. So why shouldn’t you go to Greece?



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