Greece vacations are a paradise for different tourists. It appeals to the beach bum, the lover of the classics and anyone interested in knowing where western civilization, as we know it, stems from. Located in southeastern Europe, Greece is bordered by Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Balkan Peninsula, which constitutes Greece, is surrounded by over a thousand tiny islands, of which less than 200 are inhabited. The region receives thousands of tourists on Greece vacations every year and has developed a huge lodging infrastructure with several accommodation options such as Greece vacation rentals, hotels and vacation homes.
Perhaps no nation in Europe can boast of a more ancient history than Greece. Greece's antiquity dates back to 300 BC when the powerful Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations flourished here. The evolution of powerful city-states, especially Athens and Sparta, between 800 and 500BC produced the classical age of Athens which was the high point of the Grecian civilization.