Best places in Greece

Greece, the country with a glorious history and rich cultural heritage, is one of the most popular tourist destinations for people all across the globe. The

country is the home of an array of world famous ancient monuments, buildings, art work and popular places. But Greece has more to offer for its tourist. It is a country which has number of exotic beaches, rocky terrains, dense woodlands and unparallel natural beauty. While most tourists make a holiday trip to Greece to see its antiquities few can escape the charm of beautiful islands or can resist experiencing the lively nightlife in the cities of Greece.

Famous Places in Greece


Best places in Greece include names like Athens, Delphi, Peloponnese, Meteora, Crete, Cyclade islands, Thessaloniki, Monemvasia and Corinth.
Athens, being the capital of Greece and the country's main cultural, political center, has to be included in your list. With a history of 3000 years, the city is said to be a cradle of Greek civilization that played the most important role in the cultural development of the West.

Athens


It is a metropolitan city where there is a coexistence of the old structures and the new multi storey buildings. The most important place to see in Athens is the Acropolis or the Sacred Rock. At the center of Acropolis, stands the world famous temple, Parthenon or Temple of Athena Parthenos, which has become the symbol of the rich Greek culture and classical Greek architecture.

The other places of interest in Athens are Syntagma Square, the Plaka, Port of Piraeus, National Archaeological Museum of Athens and many more ancient buildings scattered around the city. There is no dearth of options for entertainment and dining out.

Delphi


Situated 180 kilometer from Athens, Delphi is another most popular archaeological site thronged by hundreds of visitors every day. Delphi is believed to be the place where the earth meets the heaven. The Sanctuary of Apollo comprising of ancient temples in ruined state, Delphi museum, series of old buildings, an ancient stadium are some of the things to be seen here.

Meteora


Perched on the top of rocks, the monasteries at Meteora are just amazing to see and one of the most popular places in Greece. Amateur and professional rock climbers climb the rocks to reach the monasteries. In Southwestern part of Greece, there is the large peninsula Peloponnese adorned with lofty mountains, stretches of exotic beaches and scenic landscapes. In this region, there are number of historical places like Cornith, Epidaurus, Kalamata, Nafpilo but the most visited place is the Olympia. Olympia is the place where the classical Olympic games used to be held.

Array of Islands


If you like want to have fun on the beaches, then turn your attention towards the islands of Greece. Array of islands on the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean are waiting for you where you can spend a relaxed holiday in the midst of nautral beauty and ancient heritage of the towns. Some of the important island or cluster of islands of Greece are Crete, Cyclades Islands, Ionian Islands, Dodecanese, Rhodes Island and there are many more.

Santorini


The volcanic islands of Santorini are amongst the most beautiful and famous places in Greece. The black sandy beaches of Kamari and Perissa are unique and the settlement of Santorini on the cliffs above the beaches offers panoramic views during the day and a dynamic nightlife after sundown.

Rhodes


Ever heard of an island in Greece where the sun never stops smiling all through the year Well, it is the Rhodes island, the biggest of the Dodecanese islands. It is one of the preferred tourist destinations and is considered a paradise par excellence.

Replete with specimens of ancient civilization and having all the amenities of modern world, the popular places in Greece mesmerize the visitors, coming in large numbers all through the year.

 

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Last Updated on 21/03/2011

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