It is an undisputed fact that Greece is a heaven for all the history buffs out there. Acropolis is basically the Greek word to denote fortress. Every major city in Greece had one. However, one that has stood the test of time is the Acropolis built to guard Athens, in the 5th Century B.C. The acropolis is an epitome of the Greek style of architecture and how it has stood the test of time.
The Olympus Mountain is the tallest mountain in Greece and is believed to have been constructed as an ode to Zeus - The king of the Greek Gods. Quite contrary to what you would expect a mountain trail to be, the hiking route to Mt. Olympus is flanked by eateries serving hearty Greek Soups and local cuisine. The trek however, is moderately difficult.
Greece is surrounded by numerous islands in the Mediterranean Sea, which are all a part of its territory. Mykonos, Santorini, and Naxos can be visited on a cruise. Visiting the islands is one of the best things to do in Greece. The cruises usually start from Athens and go on a round trip to the neighboring islands before returning to the starting port. Some cruises, however, go all the way round to the neighboring countries such as Italy and Croatia.
Situated to the northwest of Mykonos island, Armenistis lighthouse has been built as a tribute to the maritime warriors. The lighthouse remains operational to this day. This fascinating structure stands between the islands of Tinos and Mykonos.
If you find yourself in the town of Thessaloniki, do go to the Archaeological Museum, which is owned by the ministry of culture. The museum houses a collection of artifacts from the Macedonian civilization. The exhibit at the museum is divided into seven sections, which tells the story of the ancient civilization.
For most of the Greeks, Delphi is believed to be the cradle of the Greek civilization as we know it today. However, this is more religious than evolutionary. The monument is more important today for Pythia and her oracles, which are believed to have greatly impacted the history of the ancient world. Delphi has a fantastic collection of ruins as well as a museum. It can be easily visited via a day trip from Greece.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Meteora is a collection of rock formations located in Central Greece. The structure of the monasteries appears to be glued to the stone pillars. Located near the town of Kalambaka, it is among the most visited attractions in Greece and is famous for its ancient monasteries.The surreal landscapes offer great escapes for walkers and climbers.
Melissani Caves appear to the visitor like a landscape straight out of a painting. The caves are located near the town of Karavomilos and were discovered by the speleontologist Giannis Petrochilos in 1951. The caves also have an internal lake, which is revealed by a hole in the roof. The caves are dedicated to a Pan and nymph named Melissani. As the light falls through the roof of the cave illuminating the turquoise lake, the picture-perfect landscape looks like a postcard from heaven.
One of the most amazing marvels of modern engineering, Corinth Canal cuts through a vertical section of rock almost 90 metres tall. The canal stretches for 6 Km and was built in the late 19th century under the French rule although it began under the Roman empire.
Located off the island of Crete, Balos Beach is a picturesque getaway. Find your spot on the beach and plop down with your favorite drink and book and just let relaxation find you. The beach is especially famous for its crystal clear.
Live it up in Thessaloniki, and party with your tribe in one of the night clubs. Along with being the second-largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is also home of ancient Macedonian civilization. It also has a vibrant nightlife with a number of exciting clubs and dance places open well into the night.