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Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:00

Travel Guide to Greece

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Travelling to Greece

Few places in the world can boast a cultural heritage as rich and as long as Greece’s and its importance to the history of Europe cannot be overstated. As a result, the museums, archaeological sites and historical attractions in the country are seemingly endless and many of them are situated on the islands. This allows for a combination of intellectual exploration coupled with a holiday that offers some of the best beaches and scenery to be found anywhere in the Mediterranean, and helps make Greece one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Historically Significant Sites

The historically significant sites in Greece are too numerous to name but some of the most important include;

  • The Parthenon – Situated in the Athens
  • The site of Delphi – Here, an oracle would advise the rich and powerful on their fates.
  • The Temple of Apollo – This site was once watched over the Colossus of Rhodes.
  • The site of Olympia – Home to the ancient Olympic Games
  • Meteora – Medieval monasteries built high on top of cliffs and stunning pieces of architecture from the period

The Beaches of Greece

There are literally thousands of beaches to choose from in Greece, many of which are on the country’s 227 inhabited islands. There is a lot to do on the islands including sun bathing in idyllic temperatures and bathing in perfect waters. As well as this, some offer stunning geological and natural scenery such as Santorini and others have a nightlife that can rival places like Ibiza, such as Mykonos. If it’s water sports you are looking for, many of the islands offer great opportunities for this and as one of the most picturesque places on earth, it is also a great destination for romance.

Best of Both Worlds

If you love visiting sites with historical significance but also want to spend time on a beautiful beach or soaking up a party atmosphere, several places in Greece can accommodate.

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