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15 Quotes About Greece to Inspire You to Plan a Trip

Updated: Jul 29, 2023


CaptK and I are in Greece once more. This visit spending 3 weeks exploring parts of this warm and welcoming country where we have never explored before. The life along the sun kissed Mediterranean Coast speaks to our hearts. We especially love Greece. We love the affordability, the food, the people, the natural beauty and the history. Let these quotes and photographs inspire you to plan a trip.

Delos Island off the coast near Mykonos

"The isles of Greece, Where burning Sappho loved and sung, Where grew the arts of war and peace, Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set." Lord Byron

The view from Balos Beach, Crete

“On a summers night, I have sat on the balcony drinking Ouzo, watching the ghosts of Greek Heroes sailing past, listening to the rustle of their sail cloths and the gentle lapping of their oars…and lain alongside Pythagoras watching him study the myriad of triangles in the constellations twinkling above us.”

Phil Simpkin

Grand Theatre in Epidaurus

"If I’d been born in ancient Greece, I’d worship Zeus and Aphrodite"

Richard Dawkins

Sunset on Hydra

"I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece."

Jennifer Hyman

Knossos Palace, Crete

"In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece."

Nia Vardalos

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

"Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence, native to famous wits."

John Milton

Wine tasting on Santorini

"If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life."

Robert Mondavi

The Roof Top Bar at the Grand Bretagne, Athens

"The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day."

David Sedaris

Spinalonga, Crete

"Greece was a muse. It inspired creativity in magical ways that I can’t even begin to understand or explain."

Joe Bonamassa

Vineyards on Crete

"There are two kinds of people. Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek."

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Greek Flag, Spestes

"Greece is the home of Gods. They may have died, but their presence still makes itself felt." Henry Miller

Hydra Town

"Greece is more than a country. It is an experience." Unknown


"Located in the Cyclades and surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds."

Lizy Manola

Parthenon, Athens

"Earth proudly wears the Parthenon as the best gem upon her zone."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

fishing Boats on Hydra

"Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea." Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek




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My favorite Guidebook for Ionian: DK Eyewitness Top 10 Corfu and the Ionian Islands

My favorite book about Corfu: A Kitchen in Corfu

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