History buffs get ready to step back in time. Being so rich in impressive cultural infrastructure, well-preserved Hellenistic statues and surviving architectural remains, Greece is a wonder for those with knowledge-thirsty souls. Greeks did everything bold, big and in style. You can spend days visiting sites and museums and only scratch the surface. But don't feel deterred from the plethora. Greek history is way too long for uniformity and that is a part of its charm. Best enjoyed when you dodge summer's high temperatures and the crowd density is just right.
Athens will stoke your passion for knowledge with its marbled monuments and the near perfect glistening columns of the Parthenon. Totally worthy of the camera-toting troupes. Sunsets in cape Sounion right next to the Temple of Poseidon that stands tall overlooking the Saronic Gulf, are a pure sensory overload.
Extraordinary civilizations of Mycenae and the Minoans of Crete in Knossos will strike you with the grandeur of yesteryear.
No self-respecting theatrophile neglects the ancient theater of Epidaurus or the Odeon of Herodes Atticus with their pin dropping acoustics and glorious marble aesthetics in perfect symmetry. Depending on the season, you can catch performances with the it intellectual crowd. Kind reminder: please pack your flats; It's a matter of respect, local etiquette and a major fashion faux pas.
And then comes Delphi. Once believed to be the world's center, Delphi is the home of the Oracles and the Sanctuaries of gods Apollo and Athena. Mythology enthusiasts will be fascinated by the leaf-chewing High Priestess Pythia, who steeped in a dreamlike trance to reveal her prophecies.
In case winged statues and Doric columns are not your cup of tea, the medieval lavishness of Meteora, an architectural and natural wonder of late Byzantine antiquity is truly irresistible.
We are sorry, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Or maybe a hauntingly beautiful reminder that Greece has been shaping and nurturing civilization since - who knows.