Take a trip to Greece
Even if the ancient vestiges that line the country are there to remind us with emotion the times when the Hellenic civilization dominated the whole Mediterranean; it would be a pity to limit ourselves only to that. Greece is also the beauty of its islands, with their different charms and colors, such as Crete, which alone is worth a trip. Enjoy getting lost around its mountainous landscapes, its olive groves, its countryside and admire its sunsets everywhere.
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Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its ancient monuments are in the center of the city. The Acropolis built 2,500 years ago is the emblem of the Greek capital with its Parthenon built in homage to the goddess Athena Parthenos. We will like to reach the top of the Lycabette hill to observe the whole complex and to have an impregnable view on the whole capital. The city is not frozen in history, far from it. It has a very lively life, let’s mention the district of Monastiraki with its flea market, Ermou street for shopping or the very jet set district of Kolonaki. The whole city is rich in secret and picturesque corners, so don’t hesitate to have a tourist guide in Athens to help you appreciate them.
This region, located west of Athens, is full of historical remains of ancient civilizations that lived in Greece. One will love to visit this region for the diversity of excursions it offers. The beautiful city of Nafplio, with its 3 fortresses including the fortress of Palamedes on top of a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea. To discover the magnificent landscapes of the Vouraikos Gorge, take the railway line between Diakofto and Kalavryta. A beautiful part of the Peloponnese is made up of the Corinthian canal and the wine route, which is among the best in the country. You can also go to the extreme south to the island of Elafonissos, with its paradisiacal beach of Simos.
Located near the town of Kalambaka in the plain of Thessaly, the geological wonders of Meteora are impressive rock formations that erosion has sculpted over the centuries. This region was taken over in the 14th century by monks who were looking for isolation. They built monasteries there, almost inaccessible, either on the top of the mountains, or in the rock or in caves. There were 30 monasteries, but today only 6 remain, including the Great Meteor or “Monastery of Metamorfoseos tou Sotiriou”, the largest and highest, perched at an altitude of over 600 meters. It is necessary to take one’s time and discover its grandiose landscapes as if suspended between earth and sky.
The largest canyon in Europe and the second largest in the world is located in the region of Epirus in the north of Greece where you can discover the mountain hamlets of Zagoria. In order to observe it and appreciate its landscapes, the best thing to do is to start from the village of Monodendri to begin a long and unforgettable hike on a well-marked path that will lead you to the village and to the Vikos Gorge. You will walk along the edge of steep cliffs along the Voidomatis river. Magnificent landscapes that will take your breath away.
Of all the islands of the Cyclades archipelago, Santorini is without doubt the most visited. This reputation is not at all usurped. This volcanic island suffered one of the most violent eruptions ever felt thousands of years ago, forming a tidal wave powerful enough to completely submerge the island, which is now shaped like a crescent moon, whereas it was perfectly round before. Even before docking, as soon as the boat approaches the coast, you can see cliffs 200 or 300 meters high made of ashes and slag. It is very interesting to visit the site of Nea Kameni volcano. When you go for a walk in the small village of Thiraon, take a look at the small streets where the typical white houses with blue windows are built on the cliffs.