Despite all their current economic woes, there is one thing their history can attest to - those scrappy Greeks will rough it out through any travesties their gods may inflict and keep their historical monuments intact. The Parthenon is not going to be mortaged and it is a beautiful sight to see. The entire Acropolis in Athens is utterly enchanting and simply radiates magic and mystique.
No less impressive are the Greek islands of Santorini and Rhodes. Absolutely stunning. Santorini is the volcanic remains of an island which cataclysimically exploded around 600BC and destroyed the Minoan civilization based there and Crete. The center of the island sank into the sea and the population was wiped out. The Lost city of Atlantis perhaps?