The Benefits of Booking a Greek Walking Holiday
One of the great things about going on holiday is getting the chance to experience the culture immersively.
Here in the 21st century, we are flat-out spoiled when it comes to exposure to the wide world. All it takes is a few taps of a touchscreen to bring up pictures, art, music, and recipes from around the world. We are more interconnected than ever before. Even so, however, there’s only so much we can learn through a screen. Case in point: Greece.
We all think that we know Greece but how well do we know it, really? Sure, its contributions to philosophy, literature, theatre, and democracy are beyond doubt. Even so, for as glorious as the Golden Age of Athens and the might of Sparta were, these occurred thousands of years ago. For as cherished a part of its history and heritage as it is, modern Greece is anything but ancient history.
Rather, it’s a vibrant modern nation that has a lot to offer. Booking walking holidays in Greece can be a great way to experience the old, the new, the cityscapes, and the beauty of the Grecian Isles.
Taking Your Time
Greece is a place where time reigns supreme. The landmarks here are among the oldest and most cherished in Western civilisation. Few places in the West and, indeed, the world have known the full power of the passage of time such as Greece has. It’s part of the biggest draws for those looking to take tours of Greece. That said, those tours raise their own challenges. While they can be a great way to see large parts of a place in a hurry, they’re no substitute for the immersive power of a leisurely walk. It’s one thing to simply “see” modern Athens or the Cretan Coastline. It’s quite another to thing to experience those places for yourself firsthand, taking all the time you want to really drink it all in. That’s one of the biggest bonuses of opting for a walking holiday. While these types of tours offer suggested pathways, ultimately, it’s up to you. As a result, you have total control over what you see and when you see it.
The Historic Sites
What’s more, walking tours and holidays allow you to have a bit more of a personalised experience when it comes to discovering Greece’s famed historic sites. While these sites are carefully preserved and thus typically forbid unfettered access, taking a walking tour can allow you to see everything from the Parthenon to Ancient Greek theatres to old forums up close.
When you take a walking holiday across Greece, you’ll have the opportunity to take in the sights, sounds, smells, and soul of the country for yourself. Treat yourself to a day in downtown Athens. Allow yourself to do some afternoon shopping before enjoying authentic Greek cuisine by moonlight. Discover what makes modern Greece a fantastic place to visit.
There’s so much more to Greece than meets the eye or can be conveyed through a screen and a walking holiday can be the perfect way to experience it.