Greece offers sunshine, seafood, whitewashed houses with bright-blue shutters, and a relaxed, Zorba-the-Greek lifestyle. As the cradle of Western civilization, it has some of the world’s greatest ancient monuments. While it’s a late bloomer in the modern age and retains echoes of a simpler, time-passed world, contemporary Greece has one of Europe’s fastest-changing cultural landscapes. With its classical past, hang-loose present, and edgy future, Greece offers something for every traveler.

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Rhodes, Island of Wonders: An Extensive Guide

As the capital of the Dodecanese, this 5000-year-old island is filled with natural, cultural and historical wonders including the Colossus of Rhodes – a giant statue of a 282 BC wrestler was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Read this extensive guide to the wondrous island of Rhodes.