15 Quotes About Greece to Inspire You to Plan a Trip
Updated: Feb 26
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.
"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
“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.”
"If I’d been born in ancient Greece, I’d worship Zeus and Aphrodite"
"I want to have an ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ experience where I drop off the face of the planet and move to Greece."
"In many ways we are all sons and daughters of ancient Greece."
"Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence, native to famous wits."
"If you go back to the Greeks and Romans, they talk about all three – wine, food, and art – as a way of enhancing life."
"The Greeks had invented democracy, built the Acropolis and called it a day."
"Greece was a muse. It inspired creativity in magical ways that I can’t even begin to understand or explain."
"There are two kinds of people. Greeks, and everyone else who wish they was Greek."
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
"Greece is the home of Gods. They may have died, but their presence still makes itself felt." Henry Miller
"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."
"Earth proudly wears the Parthenon as the best gem upon her zone."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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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