Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is known for its plethora of sunny beaches, whitewashed villages, tasty cuisine, ancient ruins and from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos. It is no wonder that Greece is ranked as Europe’s top travel destination. Here are some of the must places to visit in Greece –
Acropolis is a rocky mound that rises in the heart of Modern Athens. It’s considered as a symbol of Greece and Athens, a western civilization. Acropolis is crowned with three amazing temples traced back to the 5th century. A two and a half kilometer walk would take you to the Archaeological Promenade.
This is the real deal for travel enthusiasts. Corfu is an island that bridges the gap between Lonian Sea and Adriatic coast. Along the coastline, you will also find other beaches like the Pelekas while likes of Corfu Old Town bursts with anti-pirate castles, Venetian relics, and sun-splashed esplanades.
Best known as the site of the ruins of Ancient Greek, Cape Sounion is located at the southernmost tip of Attica peninsula. This site will surprise you with the day-excursion while the sunsets over the Aegean sea, giving you a sought-after spectacle. The remains are also perched on the headland, and surrounded on all three sides by the sea.
It was years back the capital of Greek state. Nafplion is a long-term favorite to the Athens moneyed elite. The city has been shaped over by the Ottomans, Greeks, Byzantines, and others. Visiting this city allows you to see the party, marble-clad constitution square, and the buzzing esplanade along the port. You will also enjoy the earthy Mediterranean seafood.
This place is best known for cliff-top towns of Oia and Fira. Santorini is the most dramatic in the entire Greek islands. When here, you will do several things to make your stay memorable including swimming and sunbathing at the volcanic sand beached on the east and south.
Corinth boomed in the ancient times. It straddles between the ancient Attica and Peloponnese. It was made popular by its navy. It boasts a wealth of art and culture in Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth show. You will also love the fine arts in the museums.
This is a trident like a peninsula and is located near Thessaloniki. The three peninsulas include Sithonia famous for beaches, Kassandra, famous for its nightlife and Athos popular for the monks. Kassandra, being close to Thessaloniki is more built up while Sithonia was quieter and is liked for the hidden coves and clear waters. The two peninsulas are popular with Eastern European and Greek tourists.
This city boasts as a UNESCO World heritage and is built on the lower slopes of Mt. Parnassus. Delphi overlooks the dramatic ravine. Most tourists would want to see the crumbling ruins of a theatre, temples and a stadium dating back between 8th century BC and 2nd century AD.
A Greek word for suspended in the air, Meteora describes spectacular cliffs rising 366 meters into the air and overlooks Kastraki and Kalambaka on the north-central mainland of Greece. The cliffs will inspire you due to their historical monasteries that are perched along the summits.
Close to Turkey, Rhodes lies on the Aegean Sea and is the largest of Dodecanese islands. The town is enclosed with an impressive fortification which includes monumental gates and towers built back in the 14th century. The town is car-free and encourages tourists to travel by foot. Nearby attractions that will make your visit worth includes the Marmaris of the Turkish coast.
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