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Why Travel Greece?

 

Greece is a country in south-eastern Europe consisting of 2 mainland peninsulas and thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. It's often called the birthplace of Western civilization, and Athens, its capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

 

Greece apparently has more than 3,000 islands – although only around 130 are inhabited. Island hopping has been popular for decades, with the Cyclades Islands a good option as each boasts stunning scenery and has its own distinct character.

 

Apart from the islands, the whitewashed houses and traditional coastal taverns are mind-blowing ancient ruins and staggering natural treasures. Santorini is an idyllic destination to inhale heavenly bliss. Perched on the cliffs of a volcanic caldera (crater) it stuns with picturesque views of typically Cycladic white-washed homes and blue-domed churches.

 

Next is Acropolis which is visible from any corner of Athens. Crowned by the internationally-renowned Parthenon, it manifests the unsurpassed grandeur of the Ancient civilization. Built entirely of marble, the temple used to house a giant statue of Athena, the city patron goddess. No visit to the city is complete without climbing the rocky crag.

 

Seeking retreat from the expanding Turkish occupation, visit the Meteora where even the Eastern Orthodox monks found a perfect asylum. Inaccessible rock pillars scattered over this uniquely sculpted landscape along with caverns and tall terraces provided an ideal place for spiritual contemplation.

 

Must visit also includes Little Venice, Epidaurus Theater, Beaches of Crete, Delphi Ruins, Melissani Cave, Lake Plastira, Lake Plastira, Mount Athos, Ancient Mycenae, Acropolis of Lindos, Mount Olympus, Ancient Port of Pythagoreion, Vikos Gorge, Delos Archaeological Sites and Dirou Caves.

 

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just an occasional ‘walker’, no visit to Crete is complete with experiencing the stunning Samaria Gorge. At 10 miles long this canyon is supposedly the longest in Europe, passing through sheer cliffs and mountains and ancient pine forests.

 

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