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49 Reasons To Love Greece

After a few tough years, Greece is resurgent once again.

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15. Greek food is so much more than souvlaki and gyros.

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Clockwise: Grilled sausage and meats on the spit; fresh grilled sardines; Greek meatballs in tomato sauce with yogurt; loukoumades (honey doughnuts); portokalopita (orange pie); horta (boiled greens with lemon); and grilled squid with olive oil.

31. This unsuspecting island village is home to an even more debauched party scene than Mykonos. Any guesses?

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This village parties like it's 1999 (every night). Photo circa 1975 but not much has changed.

35. Mount Athos is still mysterious nearly 1,000 years later.

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The nearly two dozen monasteries dating back to the Middle Ages hang precipitously from the peninsula's cliffs. Sadly, women are not allowed in the area.

Out of a frosty winter, a warm Greek summer awaits.

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