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If you enjoy stretching your legs, head south to the rugged and remote Mani. Explore the Taÿgetos Mountains and tiny, isolated coves. Walk out to one of mainland Europe’s most southerly points at Cape Tenaro, mentioned in Homer’s ‘Iliad’. Follow the coast east to spectacular Monemvasia, Greece’s answer to France’s Mont St-Michel, and spend at least a day exploring the medieval cobbled alleyways and staying in atmospheric lodgings within the walls. A short journey south brings you to Neapoli where you can hop on a ferry to the unspoilt island of Kythira with its fine beaches and tiny villages.
Spend some time in bustling Thessaloniki before heading to the home of the ancient gods at Mt Olympus, a mere 90-minute drive south. Passing through the Vale of Tembi you enter the sprawling plains of Thessaly where monks built monasteries atop pinnacles of rock at stunning Meteora. Heading south, the route takes you across agricultural plains and mountains to the sea once more near Lamia, not far from where ancient hero Leonidas stood his ground against invading Persians at Thermopylae. A fast highway now leads on to Athens, a detour from which leads you to Thiva (Thebes;).
But the debate is often tangled in the mixed interests of locals versus developers or backdoor deals with local government. On the global front, Greece has become a truly multicultural nation in recent years and the pros and cons of this are another hot topic of conversation. Once an emigrant country, with thousands of Greeks moving to North America and Australia, and later a popular refuge for expats, Greece now sees a huge influx of illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa who cross the border from Turkey.