The roughly 6,000 islands and mainland peninsula of Greece have been a destination for adventure since the dawn of humanity. The country boasts approximately 300 mountains to summit over 2,000 meters – making it quite a mouth-watering oasis for mountaineers and climbing enthusiasts. Geologically, the ancient rocks (granite and marble) are of a spectacular quality and naturally rugged.
The surrounding nature of the mountainous regions provide immaculate views into areas around the idyllic Mediterranean, from islands near the coast to waterfalls and forests in the interior.
The flora and fauna of Greece is just as stupendous as its jagged peaks. A rare biodiversity has evolved in this iconic region, including deer, mountain goats, and lynxes.
Greece has a range of climates, from alpine at high elevations to Mediterranean at the coast and countryside. Summers trend towards hot while the winters are snowy and cold, with adverse weather at higher altitudes.
Flying into Athens International Airport is the most popular way to get to Greece. Direct flights to and from New York, London, and Moscow are available, among other major locations. Ferries and boats provide scenic ways to enter the country.
The spring and fall are the best times to visit. While you can have a great climb from May to October, the summer months may have uncomfortable heat and crowds.
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