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Top destinations in Greece

Planning a vacation this summer to a place with culture, history and everything from beaches to beautiful nightlife and food? Then why not visit one of the most extravagant counties in Southeastern Europe, Greece. Whether you’re off for a trip with the family, or on a romantic getaway this outstanding location is the leading place for a holiday spot for Eastern Europeans. Being such a captivating site it is filled with some of the most glamorous beaches, vivid vegetation and above all amazing culture, so if you’re unfamiliar with this Country and what it has to offer, we composed a list of some of the most sought-after places you should pay a visit to.

Santorini

Santorini is the name of one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Many people call it the best island in Greece, famous for its extravagant views, stunning sunsets and volcanic creations that are parallel to none. Santorini will no doubt charm you with its little villages placed on top of the cliffs, while on the edge of the caldera it has the most amazing and rather unusual multi colored beaches. Santorini is honeymoon heaven for young couples as it has some of the most jaw dropping sunsets which you can enjoy with a glass of Santorini’s finest wines.

Crete

Greece’s largest island, known for its diverse terrain it’s a place filled with everything from delicious Greek food, great history and stunning scenery. Crete is the crown jewel of the Mediterranean, home of the modern European civilization and the birthplace of Zeus, the king of the Olympian Gods. If you’re into activities in nature it is definitely the place to visit, offering the best places for canyon hiking while showing immersing beauty from Crete’s gorges. And let’s forget the beaches, as beaches like Balos fall short only to the Caribbean.

Mykonos

Mykonos like Santorini, is also an island from the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. It is said that it was formed on the bodies of the giants killed by Hercules, taking the name of the grandson of Apollo. Among other this this place is widely known for its excessive nightlife and summer party atmosphere. Often called the Ibiza of Greece, no doubt it is one of the best places to party in the world. Amazing beaches, food and scenery make it the top place for people around the world, including a lot of celebrities and high-end people pay a visit regularly.

Athens

Athens Greece, otherwise known as the birthplace of democracy and the hearth of Ancient Rome, inhabited over 3000 years ago. It is famous for the archaeological ruins and monuments, such as the Parthenon, the Theatre of Dionysos and the famous Acropolis. Athens isn’t only well known for its historical sites and culture heritage, as it’s also the center for high-end business owners. Being dominated by BC landmarks and ancient buildings, it is the best place to immerse in the culture of Greece.

Believe it or not – Superstitions

The world and its inhabitants tend to be curious and strange. Superstitions are possibly amongst the most bizzare of human ideas. An irrational believe in supernatural, spiritual powers, a believe in magic and fate. A causal relation between an action and good or bad luck. Superstitions have influenced life all over this planet for many years and even though most of them seem nothing but plain absurd, sometimes finding out about their origins helps you understand a countries people and culture.

Everybody knows a wrong present can put somebody off quite easily. Sometimes, however, it is not just a matter of taste, but also superstition. There is many countries where you should never give knives or scissors as a present, neither accept them, unless you want to get rid off that person. The sharp edge is believed to cut the bond between those people. However, there is an easy solution to the problem, simply give a penny for the knife and the gift is free of this curse.

Another difficult present, according to African superstition, is shoes. If you give someone shoes, they will walk right out of your life.

But this is not the only thing that can go wrong with shoes. If you put a pair of new shoes on a table in the UK you might cause somebodies death. Finding shoes on a table used to be a sign of a deceased minor, often a way of informing his family of the tragedy.

While the Number 13 generally does not cause an uneasy feeling in Japan and China, the Number 4 definitely does. This is due to the fact that the words 4 and death sound very similar.

Sticking your chopsticks upright into your bowl, especially when it´s a bowl of rice, is not just rude but believed to be very unlucky. At Japanese funerals, bowls of rice with chopsticks in them are placed at the altar.

In China, a long noodle means a long life. You should therefore never cut a noodle or bite it off as it may shorten your life. But be careful! Chocking on it might have the same result.

In Germany, people believe that lighting a cigarette with a candle kills a seaman. This does sound odd, however, many years ago seamen would carve match sticks while having their nets in the water, waiting for the fish. The money they made fishing often wasn´t enough to put food on the table and the additional income from selling match sticks helped them to make ends meet. So it is probably best not to use a candle, just in case.

And if you ever wonder about limes or lemons and chilli on a string at the entrance of an Indian shop, the owner is trying to please “Alakshmi”, the goddess of misfortune. It is believed that she likes sour and spicy tastes and will spare those who provide it.

Of course there are many more superstitions for you to discover all around the world, so keep your eyes and ears open, don´t walk under a ladder, knock on wood and break a leg!