This afternoon we arrived in Athens. A guide named Roberto picked us and some of our other group members up at the airport. On the way to our hotel, Roberto taught us how to say yes ("nay") and no ("hokay") and told us all about the Greek capital city.
Ancient architecture and charming villages seem frozen in time, while vivid landscapes bring scenic surprises at every turn. Whether you come for the history or the beaches, there's an undeniable Grecian ambiance that will have you walking a little slower and savoring the sunshine.
As much of the world warms up after this long winter, most of us experience a serious mental shift from hibernating and dreaming into going and exploring. Read on for our list of destinations that just beg for a visit for those few short months when the planet is in full bloom.