5 Interesting Sites To Visit In Greece

Myrtos-Beach

5 Interesting Sites To Visit In Greece

Greece – Home of the gods Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, and others, few countries can rival its rich and colorful history and mythology. Now that sounds like a great place to visit for modern day historians or anthropologists, but not for a fun-seeking tourist.However, a closer look at these 5 interesting places in Greece will show you otherwise. Take a look:

Myrtos Beach

Voted as the BEST beach in Greece at least 12 times, the world was captivated by the magical colors of this beach located in the northwest region of Kefalonia.

The stark contrast between the blue sea and bright white, smooth pebbles of the beach is soothing to the soul and the eyes. And when you add mountains and cliffs that stand tall behind the beach, you would never want to leave!

Delphi Theatre

During the ancient times, Delphi was home to Apollo’s sanctuary and oracle – making it the most important religious site in ancient Greece.Built on top of a hill, a visit to the Delphi Theater will treat you to a jaw-dropping view of the sanctuary and the landscape below.With a space massive enough to accommodate about 5,000 spectators, it’s of little wonder why this ancient religious site ranks as one of the most visited places in the country.

Parthenon, Acropolis

If you plan to visit Athens on your trip to Greece, then dropping by at the Parthenon is a MUST. Located on top of the Acropolis, it is one of the most popular attractions in Greece.

Dedicated to the Greek goddess and the city’s patron deity Athena, its construction started in 447 BC to replace an older temple which was obliterated by invading Persians. After its completion in 432 BC, it didn’t take long for Parthenon to enjoy the distinction of being the MOST perfect Doric temple ever built.From then on, the Parthenon served as a church, fortress, and temple.

Samaria Gorge

Spanning 16 km (10 miles) long and located in the southwest region of Crete, Samaria Gorge is a HUGE hit for tourists and vacationers. Matter of fact, over 250,000 tourists visit this interesting site every year.

Walking through the gorge can easily take 4 to 7 hours. BUT with impressive forests teeming with cypresses and pines along the way, there’s no way the lengthy walk will bore you. If you’re a tourist with a penchant for natural and awe-inspiring scenic spots, a visit to the Samaria Gorge won’t disappoint.

Mystras

If you’re a self-professed history nut – one that loves being impressed by ancient ruins and wondering what the place looks like during its glorious days, a visit to Mystras should be on top of your to-do list!

Located near the ancient homeland of King Leonidas – Sparta, Mystraswas the capital of Peloponnesus during the 14th and 15th centuries. Ruled by the relatives of the Byzantine emperor, it had its share of magnificent Byzantine structures including inns and churches…many of which are still standing today.

While it remained inhabited throughout the Ottoman period, it was unfortunately abandoned in 1832. What was left were spectacular ruins that are standing tall in a green and beautiful landscape

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