Where marble gods and nymphs of the ancient world look down on the bustle of Athens traffic in the streets below, and elsewhere whitewashed villages on steep slopes of barren islands, life is simple. Colours of turquoise on white with a splash of hot pink bougainvillea are picture postcard scenes of Greece. Grey green olive groves, lemon leaves and lamb fragrant with rosemary are scents of memory of dancing in squares, long games of backgammon and siestas to escape the afternoon heat. And when the evening sky turns rose pink to gold, hit the tavernas to party with the locals. Greece is a place gets into your skin, whispered stories of mythology ensnares your heart forever.