What better way to see the world than on cruises to Greece? One of the
easiest and most enjoyable ways to learn some interesting Greece facts
is to visit the country by sea. That way, you can see many different
cities and landmarks and get the best out of your days in this
fascinating European country. There are plenty of cruise lines that sail near Greece, both international and local.
Greece facts about the Cyclades Islands are easy to find. These 39 islands, of which only 24 are inhabited, offer
the perfect blend of tranquility within a cosmopolitan area. There are
so many things to see and do on the many islands. For example the island
of Tinos, famous as a religious area, also offers guests some beautiful
beaches as well as quality local cuisine and products. Other islands
have bustling nightlife and have become well-known as party islands.
Most cruises to Greece stop at one or many of these lovely islands and
allow guests to experience the best of local cuisine and attractions.
In the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea, Greece facts and history is ready to be found on the Dodecanese Islands. These 12 large islands plus several tiny neighboring isles are found near Turkey. They offer visitors a wide range of attractions including quaint villages with white cubic houses, spectacular beaches and an exciting nightlife. Many cruises stop at islands like Patmos, which is also known as "The Jerusalem of the Aegean". Other islands in the Dodecanese islands are known for their excellent nightlife and have become party islands.
Greece facts about Crete include many useful bits of the islands
history. Crete is Greece's largest island and for many, the most famous.
Many cruises that sail to Santorini continue to Crete to ensure their
passengers see all the best that Greece has to offer.
Ancient Crete architecture can be observed in different parts of the island's four prefectures: Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and Lassithi. In Rethymno, one of the most important cities on Crete, you will find such charming attractions as Old Town. Old Town has many old-fashioned buildings along long, narrow paved alleyways. It also offers visitors the chance to visit an amazing Venetian fortress that overlooks the whole city. Cruises to Crete are very popular with both international tourists as well as local Greeks.