The geopolitical position of Greece firmly places the country at the centre stage of developments in the south-eastern sector of Europe. Athens, capital and largest city of Greece, is one of the world's most ancient cities. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home to Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is universally referred to as the birthplace of democracy and is especially renowned for the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Open to and accepting of the world since its birth, Athens would combine all merging influences from cultures near and far and would, in effect, form the basis of what is commonly referred to as Western civilization today. A cosmopolitan metropolis, present-day Athens is central to the economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life of Greece.
Thessaloniki has been recognized as a cultural capital of Europe in the recent past and is considered a commercial and cosmopolitan capital of the Balkans, consequently attracting people of all nationalities. With a long history as a large port-city and commercial centre during the Byzantine and Ottoman periods, it remains the biggest southeastern gateway to the Balkans and, in effect, Europe itself.
More about Thessaloniki: http://www.thessaloniki.gr/portal/page/portal/EnglishPage
Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Home to the Minoan civilization, arguably the first advanced culture in the European continent, it boasts of several important archaeological sites such as Knossos and Phaistos. Cretan prehistory and historical maturity always effortlessly merged the commercial and cultural connections to the Aegean islands, the Greek mainland proper and the neighbouring civilizations of the southeastern Mediterranean basin.
More about Crete: http://www.explorecrete.com/
What Greece offers you:
• Affordable and lower cost of living compared to the U.K. or other countries
• Warm climate. Mild Mediterranean climate from April to October
• Culture. History is never far away, wherever you might be. A unique blend of the antique and the modern
• Safety. Greece is considered as one of the safest countries in the world
• Hospitality. A well-rooted tradition with the Greek people
• Excellent Greek cuisine
• Beautiful nature. 6,000 islands and islets, 16,000 Kms of pristine coastline. Unique and inspiring landscapes for the eye and the soul
You can find all the travel destinations in Greece here: http://www.visitgreece.gr/