12 places to visit in Greece
Greece is one of the most historical and cultural rich nations in the whole of Europe mostly regarded as the birth place of western civilization and modern democracy. It offers tourists with an amazing experience a s they get to explore the various archeological ruins, island beaches and delicious cuisines. Below is a list of 12 best places in Greece to travel.
Athens– Popularly referred to as the cradle of democracy, The city is home to the famous Acropolis, Theater of Dionysos and Parthenon archeological ruins that are attract a huge number of tourist following ever year.
Delphi– The most famous archeological site in the whole of Greece, it was once believed to be the center of the earth by the ancient Greeks. History lovers will enjoy looking around the various archeological sites present here.
Corfu Town-Is one of the most visited island destinations in Greece and is recognized as an UNESCO world heritage site. Visitors can come and explore that various breath taking architectures of Italian descent. Those who love sailing can feel at home as they can sail by boats to the Saranda and Butrint.
Zagori-It is home to two national parks where nature lovers can visit and have a relaxing and fun time. The view here is always mesmerizing with rivers and well-crafted traditional villages that go back to 18th century. Hike lovers can visit the Vikos Gorge for an amazing hike experience.
Cape Sounion– I t is home to the Poseidon, an old Greek temple named after the Greek god of the sea. Visitors come here to enjoy the scenic view of the Aegean sea from the top of the ruins.
Thessalonki– Is known for its numerous and fantastic festivals that culminate to the one mind blowing night. Art and history lovers can visit the various art galleries and museums and explore a wide range of artworks.
Halkidiki– Has one of the most fabulous beaches that are best known for hosting a wide array beach sports. Made up of three peninsulas namely Kassandra, Sithonia and Athos with one each special for its beautiful beaches, monks and beautiful coves respectively.
Peloponnese– It is the custodian of a great deal of historical and cultural wealth and is home to the famous Olympia best known as the place Olympic games were held in honor of the Greek god Zeus.
Meteora– It is home to a magnificent range of cliffs the=at appear to be suspended in the air rising to more than 1,200 fee. Visitors come here for activities such as hiking and site seeing especially the various monasteries built along these cliffs.
Crete– Is the largest island in Greece. It provides visitors with amazing scenery of lovely coastlines and beautiful range of mountains. Tourists will love the tasty coffee here from the many coffee shops in the island.
Greek Islands– Is one of the top travel destinations in the world and contains more than 2,000 Islands. Tourists come here to enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, ancient monuments and amazing harbors.
Rhodes Town– it is listed as one of the top tourist destinations in Greece by UNESCO. Visitors can enjoy the long walks within the old town as it is a car free zone. One can explore the various historical monuments ranging from towers and gates built by the famous St. John knights after they took over the island in the 14th century.