I am not on a budget, unless a vacation in Greece costs 1000 Euros per day.
A beach vacation ( some place with clean sea water and no british drunks running amok ), even through I am interested in history sights, but probably more or less every place in Greece has some interesting historical sight in it's vicinity.
Corfu and Zakyntos are indeed nice, but, Corfu in particular, is so damn expensive. Both have great sea though, especially Zakynthos. If you want something less fussy than the likes of traditional tourist places like Mykonos, Malia ect, you should try Rodos Island or Pylos (if you go there you should try the beach of Voidokoilia). No drunks or gays there, just beautiful places with cultural vibes. Nafplio (one of my favorite destinations) would also be a good choice, I usually go there with my girlfriend, its only 130 miles away from Athens.
One more question about the alphabet, are the letters always pronounced the same? Do you have those letter combination's like the Germans do? Sch = sh(š) tsch = ch(č) are the examples I can think of. Does the Greek language have that?
1st column: The letters
2nd column: How the letters are pronounced in the words
(Α - α) – (as in A-tomic NOT as in A-nd)
(Β - β) – (as in V-olcano)
(Γ - γ) – (as in Y-eti NOT as in Pla-y)
(Δ - δ) – (as in Th-e NOT as in Th-ink) opposite of (Θ - θ)
(You can pronounced it as the English D if you want to, as most foreigners do)
(Ε - ε) – (as in E-pic NOT as E-than)
(Ζ - ζ) – (as in Z-oo)
(Η - η) – (as in I-taly)
(Θ - θ) – (as in Th-ink NOT as in Th-e) opposite of (Δ - δ)
(Ι - ι) – (as in I-taly)
(Κ - κ) – (as in K-ey)
(Λ - λ) – (as in L-etter)
(Μ - μ)– (as in M-an)
(Ν - ν) – (as in N-o)
(Ξ - ξ) – (as the “cc” in A-CC-ess or “x” in e-X-it)
(Ο - ο) – (as in O-minus)
(Π - π) – (as in P-arty)
(Ρ - ρ) – (as in R-esident)
(Σ - σ) – (as in S-ex)
(Τ - τ) – (as in T-rain) *(Υ - υ) – (as in I-taly)
(Φ - φ) – (as in F-antasy)
(Χ - χ) – (as in H-ard)
(Ψ - ψ) – (as “ps” in ecli-PS-e)
(Ω - ω) – (as in O-minus)
Don’t be confused
(Η - η)
(Ι - ι)
(Υ - υ) All as in I-taly.
Ήλιος - Ilios
Ιταλία - Italia
Ύστερα - Istera
*(Υ - υ)
BUT as in V or F when not the first letter in a world.
Υλοτόμος is pronounced as ilotomos BUT
ευνοϊκός as evnoikos
εύκολο as efkolo
(Ο - ο)
(Ω - ω)
As in O-minus.
Τόπος - Topos
Τώρα - Tora
In Greek language we use a symbol to indicate the letter a word is stressed at, it’s similar to the dot above the letter “i” in the English language. I’m I going to bold the letters a Greek word is stressed at so you can understand it.
1: For example, we say «τόπος», so the word is stressed in the first «ο».
2: To pronounce the word «τόπος», you have to stress the word in the first «ο».
3: This symbol (ό) indicates that the word «τόπος» is pronounced as «topos» and NOT as topos.
So in addition to what most people call the club, Παναθηναϊκός it’s actually called Panathinaikos and NOT Panathinaikos, the same with Ολυμπιακός – Olympiakos ect.