Greece- Land Of Gods And Epics

Greece is located in Balkan Peninsula; Southern Europe is a historical place. The capital of Greece is Athens, the birthplace of Olympics. Western civilization originated in Greece. Greece becomes more beautiful with its natural beauty includes mountains, coastlines, and many islands. Here are the best things to do in Greece

1. Mount Olympus

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Mount Olympus is a famous mountain in Greece, which has 52 peaks and many rocky walls. Olympus in Greek mythology knows as a home of Gods. This is the first National Park in Greece since 1938 and is the place where the richest flora can see. The local 23 plants are maintaining in the National Park. The climbing to Mount Olympus starts from Litochoro town.

2. Visit Santorini

Address: Santorini, Greece.

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Santorini is an Island included in Thira regional unit, Greece. The largest volcanic eruptions happened in this Island once. This Island is voted as the most beautiful Islands in the World. There are some beautiful places should not miss: Kamari, Perissa, Pyrgos, Akrotiri- is a famous archaeological site, Phira etc. It is a land of small wine industry where you get Athiri and Aidani wines. This Island is Notable with its stunning architecture.

3. Plastira Lake

Address: Lake Plastiras, Plastiras 430 67, Greece.

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This is an artificial lake in Tavropos River in Kardista city, so this lake received the name as Tavropos Reservoir. The lake is cool with 400 million cubic meters of fresh water. Because of the beauty of this lake, it is called as little Switzerland. The lake is surrounded by natural vegetation and various outdoor activities also arranged for visitors.

4. Acropolis

Address: Athens 105 58, Greece.

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Acropolis is a strong castle situated above the Athens City. This place has historical significance and famous for its architecture. Acropolis listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The great statue of Goddess Athena is the major attraction of Acropolis. The classical style of architecture with glittering marbles is used for the construction of Acropolis. The top attraction of Greece is no doubt that the "Acropolis".

5. Delphi

Address: Athens 105 58, Greece.

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Since 1987 Delphi is considered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Greece, Delphi is treated as the Centre of the World. Delphi is located in the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary. The top attraction of this site is Temple of Apollo constructed in Doric style. This temple stands in the Polygonal Wall and way to temple known as sacred way. Other important things to see in Delphi are Delphi Museum, Treasury of Athenians, a large stadium and a theatre, temple of Athena etc.

6. Acropolis Museum

Address: Ethniki Odos 1 9, Athina 106 74, Greece.

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Acropolis Museum Photo

Acropolis Museum is located in Makryianni district and opened in 2009. This museum keeps the archaeological findings of Athens. From the top floor of this museum, you can see the beauty of Acropolis and Athens. This museum includes a virtual theatre, an amphitheater, and a temporary exhibition hall.

7. Samaria Gorge

Address: Chania, Greece.

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Samaria Gorge Photo

Samaria Gorge is a National Park located on the White Mountains of Crete Island. Crete Island is a great Biosphere reserve. This National Park offers hiking facilities and most scenic National Parks in Europe. There are so many things in this Park excite you includes The Marmara Beach, Crete Botanical garden, Sougia Beach, Agia Irini Gorge, Liquid Bungy, Boriana Gorge etc.

8. Epidaurus Theatre

Address: Epidavrou, Tripolis 210 52, Greece.

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Epidaurus Theatre Photo

This ancient theatre located in the west part of Contortion Mountain in the city of Epidaurus. This theatre is famous for its construction style and look. This theatre includes a space for ancient Greek God of Medicine, Asclepius. In the ancient period, the theatre was used for performing drama and major music events.

9. Meteora

Address: 26 Athanasiou Diakou Str., Athina 117 43, Greece.

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Meteora is a UNESCO World Heritage site and made up with sandstone rocks located in Central Greece. This place is famous for its monasteries and sacred mountains. Approximately there were 24 Monasteries in Meteora in the 16th Century.

10. Melissani Cave

Address: Melissani Cave, Σάμη 280 80, Greece.

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Melissani cave is located in Kefalonia Island. The cave is surrounded by forest, lakes and mountain slopes. In ancient periods, this cave is considered of God Nymphs. Because of the beauty of this cave, a lot of tourists are visiting here every year. There are various outdoor activities are arranged like Kefalonia Tour, Melissani Lake tour, the day trip to Kefalonia Island etc.

11. Hephaestus Temple

Address: Athens 105 55, Greece.

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Hephaestus Temple Photo

Hephaestus is a God for fire, craftsmanship, metalworking, and Volcanoes. This temple is located in Thissio near Athens on top of Agoraios Kolonos Hill. Temple was inaugurated in 416-415 BC. Temple, museum and gardens near to it are worth watching.

12. Corinth Canal

Address: Corinth Canal, Greece.

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This is a man-made Canal and an important navigation route to the Aegean Sea. This is a narrow canal and cruise through canal starts from Piraeus Port. The Canal was open for use in 1893. The length of this canal is 6.4 km and 25 meters in width. Large and modern ships cannot go through this canal.

13. Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

Address: Manoli Andronikou 6, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece.

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Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum Photo

This archaeological museum is located in Central Macedonia, Greece. This is considered as one of the largest museums in Greece taking care by the Ministry of Culture and since 2001 it is an autonomous museum. The notable design of this architect is done by Patroklos Karantinos. The precious collections in the museum are sculptures from all periods of Macedonia, Memory in stone, towards the birth of cities, Macedonia from fragments to pixels etc.

14. Mount Athos

Address: Mount Athos, Greece.

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In Greek, Mount Athos is known as Holy Mountain and surrounded by ocean. Mount Athos is mentioned in the famous poem Iliad by Homer. This area is rich with varied natural resources includes green valleys, landscapes, gorges, peaks, and coastlines. This is the spiritual capital of Orthodox Christianity. This place is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

15. Malia Palace

Address: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece.

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Palace of Malia stretches 7500 square meters in the North coast of Crete. This is a famous archaeological site in Greece. Explore Malian beauty through nightlife, Malia Old town, Minoan Palace, Mountain biking, land rover safaris etc.

16. Ancient Corinth

Address: Argous 105, Archea Korinthos 200 07, Greece.

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This is a narrow land bridge that links between Peloponnese and mainland of Greece. It was a wealthy city in ancient periods and a big trade center. There are some amazing things which you can explore in Corinth like Corinth Canal, Corinthia, and Argolid, Corinth Land Rover Safari etc.

17. Mycenae

Address: 28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82, Greece.

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Mycenae is located near to Mykines city in Argolis is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This Archaeological site was the origination of Mycenaean civilization. The son of Greek God Zeus was Perseus named this city. Homer in his Iliad called this city as "rich in gold". Mycenae will surprise you with its Lion Gate, Mycenae archaeological site, Arkadiko Bridge, Agora art gallery and Citadel and treasury of Atreus.

18. Phaistos

Address: Φαιστού, Ag. Ioannis 702 00, Greece.

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This archaeological site is located in South Central Crete. Phaistos is considered as a Bronze Age archaeological site. Phaistos is an epic city and believed that birthplace of Epimenides, one of the wisest men in the ancient Greek. This city is famous for palaces and first place was built in 2000BC. The Palaces are built with Ashlar blocks and have many terraces.

19. Kalavryta Holocaust

Address: Ανδρέα Συγγρού 1-5, Kalavrita 250 01, Greece.

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Kalavryta Holocaust Photo

Kalavryta is located in the east-central part of Achaea, Greece. This city is famous for the Holocaust Museum, which is built to honor the residents killed in the Second World War by Nazis. Every December some programmes are conducting in memory of that event. Other important things to see here is Agia Lavra Monastery, Spileo Limnon, Topos Physics, Kastria cave of the lakes etc.

20. Balos Beach

Address: Balos Beach, Greece.

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Balos Beach Photo

Balos beach is selected as one of the best beaches in Greece is made up of beautiful Lagoons. This beach is located on the West coast of Crete is ideal for kids. This beach is a favorite place for tourists because of the white sand, turquoise water, and wonderful natural sceneries.

21. Othonos Amalias

Address: Leoforos Vasilisis Amalias, Athina 105 57, Greece.

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Othonos Amalias Photo

This Avenue is located in Central Patras, Greece. This place is well known for the Olive Museum and Greek Olive oil. Here visitors can understand the history of Olive Oil production the importance of Olive oil in Greece etc. Exhibitions display the Olive oil cultivation and harvesting, its significance and information about Olive presses etc.

22. Vergina Royal Tombs Museum

Address: Vergina 590 31, Greece.

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Vergina Royal Tombs Museum Photo

This archaeological museum located near to Veria, Greece. The museum was built in 1993 with a dark atmosphere. The precious collections include beautiful wall paintings, ancient jewelry, amazing gold creations, and the most important part is it includes four different Tombs and a small temple for Philip ii, Macedon.

23. Corfu Trail

Address: Corfu, Greece.

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This long-distance walking route established in 2001 and famous for hiking. The length of this route is 220 kilometers which leads to beautiful landscapes and coastlines. The Corfu Trail starts from South Kavos and ends at Saint Spiridon Beach. The travel through this route will be an adventurous and exciting experience for visitors.

24. Contemporary Art Museum

Address: Λεωφ. Καλλιρρόης και Αμβρ. Φραντζή (πρώην εργοστάσιο, Athina 117 43, Greece.

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Contemporary Art Museum Photo

Contemporary Art Museum is located in Hora, Greece is well known for the summer exhibitions conducting thereby World famous artists. This museum offers you an amazing chance to explore modern art. Through exhibitions, visitors can enjoy the Sculpture gallery of Greek Artists and famous paintings of Picasso, Matisse etc.

25. Psarou Beach

Address: Μύκονος 846 00, Greece.

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Psarou Beach Photo

Psarou Beach is located near to Mykonos Island. This beach is famous for its white sand, clean water, water sports, and cool weather. The beach stretches around 150 meters and a favorite place for families across the World. Various water sports are ready to excite you are windsurfing, waterskiing etc.

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