The 10 best places to visit in Greece

Articles Sep 30, 2019 08:13

Referring to Greek tourism, we all think of the beautiful island Santorini. However, Greece still has many other attractive tourist destinations.

From a young age, you will be told many fascinating and fascinating stories about the gods of Greek mythology and promise that you will grow up to discover this mysterious country. Where should you go when its area is up to 131,957 km2? Let's explore 10 Greek tourist destinations with Break through the following article!

Top 10 best places to visit in Greece

1. The capital of Athens

Greece's largest ancient city dating back about 3000 years is named after the god of Athens - the god of righteous war. Athens is also the cradle of Western civilization. Coming to Athens, visitors will admire the ancient and magnificent beauty of the famous ancient architectural works, beautiful and bold Roman style.

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

Specifically, the system of Acropolis temples (Olympia temple of gods), Erechtheion temple, Parthenon temple, Nike Athena temple, Zeus temple, Propylaia gate, ... Learn about the history of Greek culture through New Acropolis museum (preserving antiquities of the Greek civilization era), National Archaeological Museum (displaying unique and unique works of art by contemporary artists, labor tools of the period stoneware, precious antiques ...). In addition, visitors also discover the beautiful natural beauty of this country.

2. Delphi 

Located in Central Greece, the relic area of ​​Delphi - the place to honor the lofty sun god Apollo is also considered a Greek religious mecca. From the 6th century BC, it used to be a Greek religious center with a stone square, Athéna Pronaia cathedral, theater, church, stadium and an arena - organizing a Pythian competition with in ancient Greece...

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

Most of these works are now only remnants due to erosion by time, extreme weather and climate, including major earthquakes. Before the majestic, solemn and mystical beauty of this monument, Delphi is also included in the list of UNESCO world cultural heritage to be preserved and is also a world wonder. Visit this place to get a feel for the ancient and glorious past of the ancient Greeks.

3. Meteora

Places to visit Greece that you should not miss is the complex of Meteora monastery lying halfway up the towering rocky peaks. Previously to admire this wonder you had to use pulleys but now there are stone steps so it is easier to visit. This monument is believed to have been from the 9th century after that it was only a ruins and was rebuilt in 1518. With 24 small monasteries forming a solemn, sacred and marvelous complex among the vast nature...

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

Inside are exhibits of elaborate and intricately carved wooden crosses, renaissance artworks, frescoes of the famous Greek painter from the 16th century - Frangos Katelanos, the the ancient bishop's vestments, etc. The library is open to the public every day when you should leave and you should be dressed in a formal dress to enter the monastery.

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4. Lindos

Lindos Citadel, located in the town of Lindos, on the Greek island of Rohdes was once an ancient fortress located on a hilltop built in the 4th century BC. By following the path from the village at the foot of the hill, you will reach the top of the hill, you will see the surrounding walls and elaborately carved stone stairs. Upstairs is the temple gate and the remains of Lindian Athena Temple are quite majestic and majestic.

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

Inside, there is an altar and the foot of the statue of Athena. Cross the large staircase leading to the Palace of the Crusader Leader built in the fourteenth century. Downstairs are medieval buildings, castles, administrative buildings, St. John's Church, and a few rows of stone benches left over from the old open-air theater.

5. Santorini 

Santorini, also known as Thira, is located to the southeast of Greece as the remnants of a crater erupting since ancient times. The surrounding scenery is poetic and a bit mysterious in the immense sea, making visitors whenever coming to this island. Coming here, you are free to admire the steep red-black cliffs on the coast, the sandy beaches dyed with volcanic lava (white, red, black) stand out in the middle of the deep blue of the sea.

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

You can visit the church with 2 main colors alternating with white and blue highlights, then Thera museum, Fira to see famous frescoes (Spring, The Monkeys and The African). Do not forget to visit the vibrant village of Finikia because of the colors of brown, blue, pink paint ... built on the background of the old winery, come here not only to admire the beautiful scenery but also to taste the delicious local dishes.

6. Crete

This is the largest Greek island famous for the mythical story of the Minotaur bull. Today, Crete is known as the tourist paradise of this country. If you love the sea go to the South, there will be countless beautiful beaches waiting for you Preveli, Plakia, Ligres, Triopetra, Agios Pavlos. After sunbathing, swimming, tourists visit quiet fishing villages with rustic life or admire the ancient castles: Kastelli in Chania, Fortezza in Rethymno, Heraklion, Kazarma castle in Sitia and Monte Forte in Lassithi.

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

To learn about traditional culture and history of Greece, you can visit the museums on the island: Natural History Museum and Calendar Museum, Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, El Greco Museum... Or love nature However, exploring tourists can also walk through the mountain wards such as: Samaria, Amba, Tripiti, Kourtaliotiko, Kamaraiko...

7. Myrtos

Myrtos is Greece's most beautiful beach and continuously honored for 10 years as the most visited Greek tourist destination. This beach is located in the Pylaros region northwest of the island of Kefalonia. When you first admire this magnificent view, you cannot help but be amazed. The clear blue water is like the original blue of the jade, connected by smooth white sand.

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

The two sides are two high rocky mountains standing tall and sky-high, proudly standing among the waves. Guests can stand on the balcony and zoom in to take on the special blue and breathe the salty atmosphere of the sea. Take time to watch the full sunset on this Myrtor to feel the natural beauty of nature and to relax the soul...

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8. Acropolis of Athens

Greece must visit the Acropolis in Athens is considered the glory of civilization in ancient times. Located on a mountain 150m high above the sea level, it is a complex of ancient buildings with temples, including the Parthenon, built in about 450 BC. quite elaborate and many beautiful sculpting details.

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

Then the Acland relic with the Erechtheion area was built in 421 BC and completed 26 years later, including the Caryatids, along with 6 charming female statues, followed by the Propylaea temple decorated with marble and Ionian Apteros Nike small temple and 21 other works. At the foot of the hill is the Acropolis Museum, where visitors will be attracted by collections of ancient Greek artworks of all dimensions. Visiting this monument, visitors will not be surprised and impressed forever.

9. Athens National Museum of Archeology

This is the largest museum of Greece built in the 19th century with an area of ​​8,000m2 with 50 galleries. Visiting the museum visitors will be able to see firsthand the valuable collections with antique objects such as: Collection of prehistoric times dating back to the 6th century BC - the Neolithic period, bronze, iron...

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

And the artifacts found in the Thira (Thera) area, the Sculpture collection includes masterpieces from around antiquity in about 1 century BC (from the 6th to 5th centuries AD). ), Pottery collection with ceramic ornaments and vases dating from the 11th century BC to the classical Roman period, then the Stathatos collection, the Metallurgical collection, ....

10. Navagio Bay

Dubbed as the most beautiful gulf of Greece on the island of Zakynthos with beautiful natural scenery to captivate people. It is a fresh beach with crystal clear, cool blue water hugging the smooth white sand. It also contains evidence of a sunken ship in 1983.

The 10 best places to visit in Greece

Because it is located between soaring rocky mountains, making this space even more mysterious, stimulating curiosity to explore. The beautiful scenery here attracts thousands of photographers who come to own the best moments, so you should climb to the top of the rocky mountain to get the scenery.

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