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Explore the Greek Isles

Greece has always been an ideal Mediterranean vacation destination. With over 1,400 islands (230 inhabited), it can be hard to choose which one to visit first. Fortunately, we've made this easy for you.

A unique way to explore the Greek Islands is by cruise. Cruising the islands is an experience you'll never want to end. The journey may lead you to the most popular islands or to faraway islands where you'll travel back in time. If you visit Aegean or the Ionian, you'll find that each one has its charm and character. It's an ideal way to get an in-depth view of Greece's island lifestyle.

A cruise of the Greek Islands promises to offer freedom, carefree luxury and the opportunity to see more than one destination. You're not just limited to the Greek archipelago, either. You may head to the mainland to see the most famous monuments and landmarks.

Depending on your cruise itinerary, there is a variety of experiences for every traveler.

Looking for a romantic getaway? Without a doubt, the Greek Islands are one of the most romantic places on Earth. The pristine beaches, aquamarine water, rich history and culture, spectacular landscapes and vibrant sunsets make it perfect for couples who would like create life long memories together.

Planning a family trip? Greece is family friendly, safe and welcoming. With so much history and culture, everyone in the family can find enrichment and interests to broaden the mind.

Have you heard of the Greek Diet? It includes the twelve central "Pillar Foods", olive oil, yogurt, vegetables, beans, seafood, whole grains, wines, fruits, herbs and spices, coffee, tea, seeds, nuts, chicken and eggs. This diet emulates the Mediterranean style of eating to help you quickly and healthily lose extra weight. The Greek way of eating has been commended for its positive effects on the heart, reducing diabetes and improving cognitive functions. Famous for its olives and feta cheese, Greece will give you the health boost you need.

If you are a photographer, than Greece is your paradise! There are an abundance of photo opportunities with a myriad of beautiful architecture, scenic waterfalls, pristine beaches, awe-inspiring landscapes, great natural lighting and plenty of friendly people to pose. That is why, over the years, Greece has become so popular with photographers.

Not yet mentioned but certainly deserving of acknowledgement is the unique Greek history, Greek architecture, ancient literature, philosophies, alphabet, art, music and folklore.

If you are eyeing the Greek Islands, then a luxury cruise is the way to go!

About the writer:

Nancy Holmes Ploener is a Luxury Cruise Advisor with Suite Dream Cruises, LLC, an affiliate of Gifted Travel Network- a Virtuoso member agency. She works one-on-one with clients who want to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Her specialty is helping her clients see the world from the vantage of luxury cruising.

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