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Greece tours rising in popularity, experts say

Greece tours have long been a popular vacation option, but over the last several years, a weak economy has kept some travelers from enjoying the country's beautiful beaches and historic ruins. Experts expect that all to change in the coming months, however, as analysts from the research group GfK revealed that bookings to Greece for the summer have increased by as much as 10 percent, according to Reuters. 

It's easy to see why Greece's tourism industry has rebounded from the recent economic crisis - there's no country like it on earth. If you're planning on being among the throngs of people heading to Greece in the near future, there are a few destinations you should make a point to visit, including Thessaloniki. The second-largest city in the country, Thessaloniki is replete with landmarks that showcase everything Greece has to offer.

The White Tower is arguably the most recognizable sites in Thessaloniki. Currently a monument and museum, the iconic structure dates back centuries and stands on the grounds of a Byzantine fortress. Today, it offers visitors the chance to experience a piece of Greek history up close. 

Of course, there's more to Thessaloniki than the White Tower. There are a number of other appealing sites to explore including Agia Sofia and Agios Dimitrios. The city is also home to a long list of restaurants and popular night life destinations. 

After visiting Thessaloniki, you may have the urge to visit other countries near by, and that includes heading of a on a tour of Turkey. Whether you want to enjoy the bustling metropolis of Istanbul or would rather relax in the picturesque landscape of the Bosphorus, a visit to Turkey is a smart idea. 

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