Greece is synonymous with romance and history, yet offers the latest in modern luxury. It truly is a modern paradise with its warm culture and traditions, fabulous historical landmarks, delicious food, and exciting nightlife. Perhaps a visit to Santorini with its white villages perched precariously on cliffs overlooking the sea is in order. Or maybe the island of Mykonos with its whitewashed houses and a labyrinth of high-end shops, cafes, restaurants and hip boutiques and bars is more your style.

You can take in the Acropolis, Monasteries of Meteora, ancient Delphi, and the Argolis while in the Athens area. Enjoy an island hopping adventure to any of the 227 inhabited islands to get a taste of the true local flavors. Relax on the fabulous beaches and take sunset strolls as you dip your toes in the water. Your romantic second honeymoon can be anything you imagine. After all, it was in this sacred landscape that romance and love was born. Greece is the birthplace of the winged God Eros, the son of Aphrodite.

Ready to pack your bags? The best time to go is May, June, and early July and then September and October. From November to April the weather is more variable but the crowds disappear, and the weather is good more often than not.

Ready to plan your trip, be sure to get your passport and check the travel alerts and warnings from the US Department of State. It’s also good idea to add the Hotline for American Travelers: 1-888-407-4747 to your phone and pack it in your luggage along with the URL for the US Department of State’s travel page in case of emergency.

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