Greece has heavily influenced culture world wide. The birthplace of Theater, Science, the Olympics, Democracy, Philosophy and Universities, to name a few, Greece has undeniably left its mark in history as well as the modern day world. Scholars and students have studied and enjoyed Greek work for centuries, including well known writings such as the Odyssey and the Iliad, Oedipus Rex and Medea, and Plato's Symposium and Republic.
Today, one can still revel in the splendor of numerous architectural masterpieces, such as the Temple of Zeus, ancient amphitheaters, the Acropolis, the Parthenon and various realistic sculptures.
Equally impressive as the architecture and inventive ancient thinking, is the natural beauty of Greece. Surrounded by breathtaking blue waters on three sides, Greece offers plenty of beach and coastline for sea lovers, as well as spectacular mountain ranges for the more adventurous.
And what would Greece be without Greeks!? The people of Greece are well known for their close knit families, Greek-Orthodox faith, delicious cuisine and relaxed lifestyle. So modern Athens is both beautiful and exciting, as well as charming and welcoming.