Some places of interest in Greece
Some of the most important and famous places to visit in Greece.
For each place, you will find general information, weather information, photos, map and links to related travel services.
Inhabited since the Neolithic age, Athens is considered Europe’s historical capital. In 1834, driven by the echo of its classical past, it became the capital of the modern Greek state. Nowadays, Athens offers visitors a unique experience: a trip back through 6000 years of history, including the chance to see renowned monuments and masterpieces of […]
Santorini (also known as “Thira”) is quite unlike any other island in the Cyclades, thanks to its now dormant volcano. On the sheer cliffs of the island, which are “painted” in the colours of volcanic material, perch small, blindingly white houses with vaulted roofs and tiny windows. The view to the sea and the sunken […]
Meteora is a chain of awesome rocks, on top of which 24 monasteries, the oldest one dating from 1150A.D, have been built. Only 6 of the monasteries are still inhabited, and each one is a remarkable monument of Byzantine architecture, housing rare manuscripts and items used in the Orthodox services. A truly unique landscape, which […]
Olympia is one of the most important archaeological sites world-wide since it is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. Every four years the Olympic flame is lit here and then starts its journey. Other monuments are the temples of Zeus and Hera, the Hippodrome, the Palestra and the Olympic Academy. The local museum boasts of […]
Naxos, the biggest island in the Cyclades, is unusually green in comparison to the rest of the islands in the complex and boasts about its charming and very romantic old town. This is an excellent island for beach holidays. Some of the places of interest: the main town of the island with the Venetian castle […]
The island of Mykonos is a unique blend of the cosmopolitan with the typical Greek. In its beautiful, scenic, dazzling whitewashed villages one finds international fashion brands alongside souvenir shops, charming tavernas and Michelin-star restaurants, nightclubs and bars next to authentic kafeneia (Greek coffee shops), exceptional hotels and dollish B&B’s. The island is blessed with […]
Paros is a very pretty island, full of character, picturesque villages and beautiful beaches. You can find tourist facilities of high standards, a great variety of restaurants, bars and shops. Day trips to the islands of Antiparos, Ios, Naxos and Mykonos are offered. Some of the places of interest: the church of Virgin Ekatontapyliani, the […]
Delphi is one of the most important historical sites in Greece. In antiquity it was believed to be the centre of the earth. Built on the slopes of Mt. Parnassos, the archaeological site includes, among other, the sanctuary of Apollo, the Tholos -a unique Dorian monument built in the 4000B.C-, the Treasury and the Palestra. […]
Corfu (Kerkyra) island
There are many faces to the island of Corfu: in some parts the coastal resorts provide well organised holiday activities for all visitors, while in other parts, Corfu retains a sense of cultural and environmental pride. Deep green valleys of olive terraces and tall cypress trees enclose small hamlets of pastel coloured houses, whitewashed churches, […]
Nafplio is one of the most charming towns in Greece, with one of the best-preserved old towns to be found anywhere. After the war of Independence against the Turks, Nafplion became the capital of the Greek state and flourished accordingly. It makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area and especially the nearby archaeological […]
Skopelos is the largest of the Sporades islands and lies between Skiathos and Alonissos. Reached by hydrofoil from Skiathos, stepping onto Skopelos it feels like you have shed a life of hassle and manufactured entertainment, and entered a world of simple, timeless pleasures: translucent waters, cerulean skies, star-filled nights, good food and wine in friendly […]
The island of Alonnisos is 20kms long and 4,5kms wide and her hillsides are covered in thick pine forests and olive groves. Immediately opposite the east coast of Alonnisos is the island of Peristera (a small island carpeted with wild olive trees and indented by small bays) which is home to a few shepherds. A […]
Skiathos is the smallest of the Sporades group of islands, about 12kms long and 6kms wide on average. Skiathos Town is the only town on the island and most of the island’s population of about 6000 live here. A busy high street of shops and bars opens out onto a waterfront which flanks two sides […]
Paxi (Paxos) & Antipaxi (Antipaxos) islands
Paxi (or Paxos), the smallest of the Ionian islands, lies 10 miles south of Corfu. The island resembles one vast garden thickly covered with olives planted by the Venetians over three hundred years ago, tall pine trees and an abundance of wild flowers. The vegetation descends to over 30 sheltered pebbly beaches on the east […]
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