However, as fascinating as this bustling metropolis can be, Athens isn't the only interesting place to see in this diverse, historic country. Just a few of the other places you'll want to consider when you travel to Greece include:
• Crete -- The largest of the Greek islands, Crete was home to the Minoan civilization and many examples of their art and architecture remain there.
• Mykonos -- One of the Cyclades Islands, Mykonos is known for its many beaches, its white-washed buildings and its relaxed atmosphere.
• Delphi -- The ruins at Delphi, located in south-central Greece, are one of the most important collections of ancient Greek buildings in the country. This is where, according to myth, Apollo communicated to mortals via the oracle.
• Santorini -- Located in the Aegean Sea, Santorini is known for its high cliffs and dramatic sea views. Formed by a volcanic caldera, Santorini is believed by some to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis.Greek is the official language in Greece, although English and other European languages are widely spoken and understood. Road signs and other signs in Greece are written in both the Greek and the Roman alphabet.
The official currency in Greece is the euro. American dollars are also frequently accepted, particularly in tourist areas.