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Mythology and history, the natural environment and dietary customs, wellbeing and physical exercise, natural products and medical innovations, all combine to create Greece’s profile as a health tourism destination – and comprise the subject matter of this issue of Greece Is. From the ancient sanctuaries where the foundations for modern medicine were first laid, to the country's cutting edge biomedical facilities pioneering new forms of treatment, Greece's relationship with the art and science of healing runs deep.
In this issue read about the ancient Greek approach to health: the dietary regimens, the holistic approach, the gods that were worshipped and even how athletes once trained. Then explore Greek superfoods: olive oil, revived ancient grains, endemic healing plants and modern herbal teas. Take a tour of Greece's modern spas offering all manner of hydrotherapies, and finally meet the country's world-class doctors pushing the boundaries in fields ranging from IVF to robotic surgery.