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A Gap Year in Greece

Why go backpacking in Greece?

With a capital widely held as the birthplace of modern democracy and islands scattered throughout the warm, azure, waters of the Mediterranean in southeastern Europe, backpacking in Greece should be high on any bucket list.

In Athens views range from the ancient and iconic Acropolis, to the crumbling Parthenon, to the vistas of the sparkling Mediterranean and the white of the sprawling city.

Travelling further afield will lead you to a tangle of islands off the coast, history and mythology buffs will recognize names such as Crete, Mykonos and Skyros, which conjure up mystical and fantastical beasts and heroes. There is plenty of opportunity to become your own hero with world-renowned sailing opportunities, scuba diving and windsailing.

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What to see in Greece

If the thought of huge seas adventures turns you green at the gills you’ll be pleased to hear that the Greeks embrace the slow-paced Mediterranean pace of life. In places like picturesque Santorini it’s practically at a standstill.

Check out Greece for a country so littered with ancient history the next rock you stumble over could be a 2,000 year-old Grecian garden wall, and a platter of activities that run the gamut from the intrepid to the languid, a land where you can take the opportunity to be saturated in culture, history and olive oil.

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