Top 8 Places To Visit When In Greece

Aug 25, 2015 by

Top 8 Places To Visit When In Greece

Greece is a lovely country with a rich his story.  This of course means that there are numerous places for you to visit in this place which is the cradle of the entire civilization as we know it today. Here are top eight places for you to visit if you find yourself in Greece.

  1. Visit Acropolis

Acropolis is an ancient citadel and it is located on a high and rocky hill which overlooks the city of Athens.  This is a truly amazing place as it contains the remains of several ancient buildings which have had both architectural and historic significance.  What’s truly amazing is the fact that even in the fourth millennium BC this hill was inhabited.

  1. meteora-monastery-greece_60700_990x742Go To Meteora

Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Greek Orthodox monasteries in Greece.  The only complex which is bigger is of course Mount Athos.  The very name Meteora means ‘in the middle of the sky’ and this is precisely where you will find all these amazing monasteries.

  1. Visit Santorini

This lovely island is there a well-known for its picturesque buildings.  Furthermore, Santorini has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world which are rather unique.

  1. The Oracle of Delphi

Delphi is the sites where ancient Greeks who believed they could speak with gods through an oracle.  Today it not only that Delphi has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, but it is also an archaeological site and a modern-day town located on the side of Mount Parnassus.

  1. Go Hiking Through Samaria Gorge

If you’d like can go on an active vacation perhaps you should plan a hiking tour through Samaria Gorge.  You can hike through the gorge from May till October, and you will definitely not regret it as the natural beauties are absolutely stunning!

  1. Visit Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second largest city in Greece, but it is also a rich historical site, with plenty of museums you can visit.  In this city you will find a large number of prominent archaeological sites.

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  1. Go To Mount Athos

Mount Athos, or the Holy Mountain, has its own autonomy within the Hellenic Republic.  The presence and tradition of the long monastic traditions can be dated back to the Byzantine era.  Today this is a place where over 2000 monks live.  However, in order to visit Mount Athos you must be a male.

  1. OlympiaVisit Ancient Olympia Town

A sanctuary in ancient Greece, Olympia used to date best known for having the remains of history which visitors can see.  This is also the place where the first Olympic Games, or ancient Olympic Games took place for the first time.  The Olympic Games were held every four years from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. This is a place which is definitely worth your visit.

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