Nestled along the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, Greece is the birthplace of a culture that has had invaluable influence on the arts, language, and politics of modern day society. Beyond the ancient ruins that still stand on the mainland (such as the Parthenon in Athens), the country has an extensive network of islands with breathtaking coastlines. The most popular of these include Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes and Santorini. While there isn't an endless amount of things to "do" on the islands per say, you'll never be bored basking in the sun, wandering the white alleyways and taking in the iconic views that await around every corner. It's no wonder that Greece is among the most visited countries in the world.