Best Places To See in Greece & Greek Islands

 


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Greece has an ancient culture that exists on extensive coastlines and islands. The mainland of the country is mountainous; however, the country has lots of islands most of which lie in the Aegean Sea. The wealth and diversity of the Greek seas, the Greek coasts and the hundreds of Greek islands are charming. Not only the beauty of Greece’s landscapes but also the ancient heritage of this country attracts attention. The countryside shifts from mountains to valleys and these form a list of things to do for the travellers.

Some major cities in Greece are Athens, Crete, Attica, Santorini, Mikonos, Corfu, Olympia, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Chania, Kos, Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion.

Athens is the capital of Greece. It has a cultural, political and touristic importance. The city houses many must-see places. Among the top tourist attractions of Greece there are; The Acropolis and the Parthenon, The Agora, National Archaeological Museum, Syntagma Square, The Plaka, Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon, Athens Olympic Stadium, Lycabettus Hill, The Byzantine Museum, The National Garden, the Triumphal Arch of Galerius at Thessaloniki, Vergina. The Acropolis is a historical site which has a world wide fame. The ancient periods of Greece can be seen in Athens’ National Archeological Museum.

The monasteries of Meteora are among the most popular travel destinations in the world. Rhodes has always been an important port through the history. Crete presents visitors myths, legends and history with a beautiful landscape. Popular attractions of Crete are the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Gorge of Samaria. Acrocorinth in the city of Corinth is a place to see.

Greece is full of archaeological sites and monuments which reflect the history of itself. The visitors are mesmerized by this history. Greece is regarded as the place of the gods and goddesses once touched the earth. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, Archaeological Site of Delphi, Mount Athos, Monasteries of Meteora, Mystras, Delos, Corfu, The Palace of Knossos, White Tower, Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Byzantine Museum, Ancient Thira, Ancient Akrotiri, The Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Acropolis of Lindos are among places to see.

Endless kilometres of the Greek coasts and beautiful beaches are also charming. Beaches stretch over many kilometres. The clean and transparent waters are popular all over the world. In summer, the beaches of Greece are at the top of the list of attractions. Some of the names of these beaches are Crete, Corfu, Amorgos, Ios, Milos, Paros, Serifos, Kithnos.

Festivals, especially Hellenic Festival, of Greece are very popular. Festivals present world class music, theatre performances and more. Greece offer a wide variety of local wines. Birdwatching at the Nestos Delta and Prespa Lakes are popular.

Greece is also a mountainous country. Mt Olympus, known from Greek mythology as the abode of the gods, is the highest mountain in the country. Mount Pasnasso is also another popular one. Hiking and climbing are among available activities in Greece. Greece is known as the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Museum of the Olympic Games is a place to see by the travellers.

There are many places suitable for different activities to do in Greece. In order to have idea about Greece and its attractions, you can visit Travelovideo and watch the videos of the country.

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