Greece is known for its abundance of ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, sunny beaches, delicious cuisine and a friendly atmosphere. No wonder that Greece is one of the top travel destinations in Europe. Greece is made up of a mountainous mainland and hundreds of islands, each with their own share of breathtaking landscapes, historical sites, nightlife and cultural delights. Many tourists like to start their trip on the mainland, where the capital Athens is located. Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, is known worldwide for classic ruins and temples such as the legendary Parthenon complex. Some of the most visited Greek islands that stretch beyond Athens are Santorini, Crete, Corfu, Rhodes and Mykonos.