Spending holidays in Greece is a splendid life experience. This is because in Greece vacationers can enjoy in the same time excellent weather, gorgeous sandy beaches, warm waters of Mediterranean Sea, tasty dishes and great wines, many archaeological remains, interesting cultural artifacts, friendly people, and accommodation in some of the best resorts and hotels of the entire Mediterranean basin. Hotels in Greece are spread out everywhere, on the mainland and islands alike, and are of all types, from simple budget accommodation units up to extremely luxurious resorts which can satisfy expectations of the most picky travelers.
The Hellenic Republic, as Greece is officially named, is located on the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula and is one of the oldest countries known in the entire human history and also it is the recognized birthplace of modern democracy. The country is made up of a mainland and a huge number of islands and islets located in the Ionian Sea (in the western part) and Aegean Sea (in the southern and eastern regions), both included in the Mediterranean Sea. Holidays in Greece are great everywhere, but a special flavor have vacations spent in Athens, the capital city of the country and one of the oldest cities in the world. Actually, Athens is since ancient times a leading center of arts, philosophy (great philosophers like Socrates, Pericles, and Sophocles have been born and lived there), science, and culture. Hotels in Athens are almost all year-round crowded by holiday makers wanting to see the many treasures that this city has to offer. Some of the most important attractions of Athens are the Parthenon, which is perhaps the most renowned spot in the entire city, monuments from the Roman and Byzantine eras, remains of the Ottoman rule, and many others.
Hotels in Athens are of all types and categories. There are budget hotels and luxury 4 & 5 star resorts, all welcoming tourists with excellent accommodation, high level services, good restaurants which offer both Greek and international cuisine, and a wide range of amenities. People who want to enjoy holidays in Greece in luxury should choose between 5 star units such as Hotel Metropolitan, Hotel Royal Olympic, Hotel King George Palace, Hotel Electra Palace Athens, Hotel Sofitel Athens Airport, Hotel Classical Baby Grand Hotel, Hotel Classical Athens Imperial, Hotel St. George Lycabettus, Hotel Arion Resort and Spa, Hotel The Westin Nafsika, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Park Hotel Athens, Hotel Holiday Inn Athens-Attica Avenue, Hotel Hilton Athens, while vacationers with lower budget have at disposal a wide range of 3 star hotels like Hotel Marina ATH, Hotel King Jason, Hotel Best Western Zinon, Hotel Arion Athens, Hotel Marilena Boutique, Hotel Athens Cypria, to mention just a small part of them.
Resorts and hotels in Athens are a great base not only to enjoy the splendors in the capital city area, but also to take different trips to other holiday spots from mainland (Meteora, Delphi, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Halkidiki, or the second largest city, Thessaloniki) or from islands like Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Corfu or Mykonos, to enumerate just a few of the most renowned places where can be spent excellent beach holidays in Greece.