Greece is a country of awe-inspiring natural beauty, where tree-studded hills tumble down to rugged coastlines, and pristine islands are framed by soaring mountain peaks. But in the capital, it’s manmade spectacle that steals the show. Journey to Athens and you can marvel at the columns of the Acropolis, stroll the cobbled backstreets, visit excellent museums, and live the highlife in upscale neighbourhoods like Kolonaki. In the forest laden Halkidiki and the mountainous Peloponnese, you can uncover history amidst some remarkable landscapes, and explore gorgeous beaches on the seemingly endless coastlines. On the Greek Islands, history and nature mingle with culture and cuisine. For the most vibrant nightlife head to cosmopolitan Mykonos or lively Kos, where you can dance the night away at the beachfront clubs, a glass of champagne in hand. A more sedate pace of life is enjoyed on the breathtaking island of Santorini, which is famed for its sugar cube houses and unbeatable sunsets. For the highest concentration of historic sites head to Crete, birthplace of the Minoan civilisation, or Rhodes, the site of two ancient hilltop citadels. A few things are for certain though, wherever you go in Greece you’ll be treated to breathtaking scenery, rich historical sites, and gobsmacking beaches.