Greece may be famous for sun and sea, but not many people are aware that it boasts a number of decent skiing spots too. One of which is Mount Olympus, the 2,917m high home of the 12 ancient Greek gods. Here you’ll find the Elatochori Ski Centre, which has six heavenly slopes and two lifts. Hey Zeus, race you to the bottom!
Whether you’re drawn to the blue sea and beaches of its islands or the ancient history of its ruins, the best things to do in Greece have a lot to give.
The birthplace of democracy, philosophy and really, really good souvlaki, Greece hasn’t been without its well-publicised woes recently. When visiting, make sure to be a responsible tourist and support local businesses—look away from that Starbucks in favour of family-run tavernas—and consider making a donation to one of the grassroots organisations supporting refugees or the homeless.
Worry not: the country’s troubles haven’t stopped it from giving a warm welcome to the millions of tourists that pass through each year, staying in the country's many hotels and guesthouses. From its 6,000 (count them) islands to the creative renaissance and killer restaurants of capital city Athens, these are the best things to do in Greece right now.
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