Greece is a country with a remarkable history and tradition, the birthplace of democracy in Western civilization, and many philosophers, mathematicians, and artists. Although most people identify Greece with its beautiful beaches and ornate ancient temples, it is the hidden jewels of our amazing country, the magnificent mountain scenery, the majestic medieval castles, churches and monasteries, the music, and even the Greek winter, which often surprises travelers with the extent of its wildness, that make Greece truly unique.