Ask any girl for her dream destination and we have no doubt that Greece will top the list. For obvious reasons, this charming European country attracts plenty of tourists every year, making it one of the best choices for a romantic getaway—can’t think of a better place to relax, take lots of pictures, and fall in love!
Below are just some of the reasons why you need to consider Greece for your next travel date with your special someone.
1. Greek hospitality is second to none.
The Greeks believe in an ancient concept of hospitality called “Xenia,” which basically describes the virtue of showing generosity and courtesy to strangers. It was a term derived from the name Zeus Xenios, the Greek god and patron of hospitality. Needless to say, you can expect friendly locals and welcoming hosts to make your stay in Greece even sweeter. After all, it’s always helpful to be surrounded by good company.
2. The sun is (almost) always out.
Summer in Greece extends up to nine months, relishing 250 to 300 days of sunshine every year. The pleasant weather allows tourists to enjoy their vacation no matter the season, which makes it a great choice of destination all-year round.
3. The country is oozing with breathtaking beaches.
If you’re a fan of the Korean drama series Descendants of the Sun, then you should know that many of its most romantic scenes were shot in Greece. The Navagio Beach is truly a sight to behold, but the country also boasts of many more beautiful islands to be discovered. From Mykonos to Milos, there will be no shortage of pristine sand and crystal clear water to bask in.
4. Greek food is love.
You’ve never been to Greece unless you’ve tasted their traditional souvlaki or gyros. The Mediterranean region is practically home to some of the finest ingredients in the world, so it only makes sense for Greek cuisine to be a well-loved favorite by tourists and locals alike. Whether you’re traveling alone or with your beau, at least you’ll be sure to fall in love with the food.
5. The beauty of Greece needs no filter.
If you’re after double-tap worthy Instagram content, then Greece is most certainly the place to be. Santorini’s magical sunset alone should be enough to make your followers’ jaws drop sans the VSCO post-processing. Add to that Mykonos’ immaculate beaches and Athens’ ancient ruins, and there goes your IG checklist for cheesy couple shots!
BONUS: It’s the shoot location for the new JaDine teleserye!
If all the above-mentioned points didn’t convince you, then this might. In case you haven’t heard yet, James Reid and Nadine Lustre are set to fly to Greece soon to film their upcoming TV drama, Till I Met You. Fans went crazy over the recently released teaser video, but we’re pretty sure the sought-after love team will give you plenty more to gush about upon their arrival to this very romantic destination. We hear it's Nadine's dream destination, too!
Check out the teaser vid below.
This story originally appeared on Stylebible.ph.
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