Mexico City is quickly transforming itself into a cultured capital, with a bustling food scene that travellers rave about. Due to its elevation, the city has the tendency to be cool and pleasant to walk around most any time of the year. Mexico’s Pacific Coast is another location that has become popular. Visit the quaint colonial towns of the highlands such as Oaxaca or Guanajuato at your own pace and learn about their history. These places provide a little bit more authenticity than the Caribbean coast, which caters primarily to package tourists and couples (with prices to match).
Greece: As the birthplace of western civilisation and democracy, Greece’s history goes back countless years and is finest discovered through the archaeological sites and museums spread around the country. The environment is warm and bright from April to October, and welcomes you enjoy the beaches on dozens of islands. Crete is known to be a favorite location especially if you are into hiking and taking in the sights of the beautiful spring flowers.
Despite the lure of the islands, make sure to plan for a couple of days in Athens. While the city appears to be busy and chaotic it is nice to just enjoy strolling around and, more recently, take advantage of the broadened metro. The city does offer many healthy and tasty food locations, friendly residents, and has a slightly older population (one person in five is over 65) among the highlights.