Destinations

Meteora

Greek Orthodox monasteries

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Alonissos

Greek island in the Aegean Sea and Municipality

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Mount Athos

peninsula in Macedonia, Greece

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Athens

capital city of Greece

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Mykonos

island in the Cyclades, Greece

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Chania

town in Crete, Greece

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Olympia (Greece)

archaeological site, sanctuary of Ancient Greece

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Heraklion

city in Crete, Greece

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Rhodes

island and municipality in Greece

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Larissa

city of Thessaly region in Greece

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Santorini

Greek island in the Cyclades

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Volos

coastal port city in Thessaly, Greece

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Thessaloniki

city in Greece

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Spetses

The island of Spetses administratively belongs to the Prefecture of Attica, although its proximity to the Peloponnese mainland puts it geographically in Argolis. It is extremely popular with Athenians, who swarm the place during Easter and summer weekends. Due to the nature of available accommodation, package tourism has not caught on much. In the past Spetses has had a reputation as a quiet island, but more recently there have been complaints from both residents and return visitors that the noise level from cars and motorbikes has been reaching the level of cacaphony of other, more touristed islands.

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Peloponnese

Peloponnese is a peninsula in southern Greece. Originally a peninsula connected to the rest of the country by the Isthmus of Corinth, it is now cut off from the mainland by the narrow Corinth Canal, spanned by bridges connecting Peloponnese to Attica across the canal.

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Attica

Attica is a region of Greece on the Aegean Sea, historically correspondent with the territory of Athens when it was a City-State in the times of Ancient Greece.

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Hydra

Hydra (Greek: 'Υδρα Ydra or Idhra, pronounced "EE-thra") is one of the Saronic Gulf Islands in central Greece.

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Chersonissos

(Χερσόνησος) — party capital of Crete in the summer

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Corfu

Greek island in the Ionian Sea

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Rhodes (city)

city in Greece

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Patra

(Πάτρα) — known for its wine production

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Sights

Crete

island of Greece

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Delphi

(Δελφοί) — site of the famous oracle of Apollo, major archaeological site

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Piraeus

port and municipality in Greece, part of Athens urban area

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Zakynthos

Greek island in the Ionian Sea

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Parthenon

former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece

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Delos

island in Greece

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Mystras

fortified town and a former municipality in Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece

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Sparta

city-state in ancient Greece

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Naxos

island in the Aegean Sea

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Paros

Greek island, part of the Cyclades

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Knossos

If you see just one ruin on Crete, see Knossos (in Greek it’s Κνωσός, stress is on the second syllable). The site is fairly compact, and much of it is accessible with restricted mobility. But 30 minutes will do it.

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Lesbos

Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea

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Syros

Greek island in the Cyclades

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Mount Olympus

mountain of Greece

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Samos

Greek island

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Chios

Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea

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Kos

Greek island

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Tinos

island in the Cyclades, Greece

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Cyclades

archipelago of the Aegean Sea, Greece

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National Archaeological Museum, Athens

This is the largest and most popular of Athens' many museums, and is usually very crowded. Its vast collection includes treasures unearthed from Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann; a staggering array of sculpture including the earliest known Greek figurines dating from around 2,000 BC; frescoes from the volcanic island of Santorini; and remains of Antikythera mechanism, the oldest known mechanical computer. It is recommended visitors make several visits to absorb it all.

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Andros

Greek island in the Cyclades

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Lefkada

Greek island in the Ionian Sea

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Vergina

human settlement, Greece

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Olympia, Greece

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Patmos

island in the Aegean Sea

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Amorgos

greek cyclades island

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Panathenaic Stadium

The stadium that housed the first modern day Olympic Games of 1896. Earlier versions of the stadium date as far back as 330 BCE. It's an enormous, white, marble stadium, with a horseshoe configuration.

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Epidaurus

place in Greece

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Hosios Loukas

monastery

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Ios

Greek island

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National Gallery (Athens)

It's one of Greece's main art institutions and features paintings and works of art from some of Greece's and Europe's best from the 19th and 20th centuries. Emphasis is given to popular Greek contemporary artists including Giannis Tsarouchis, Domenikos Theotokopoulos (a.k.a. El Greco), Theodors Vrizakis, Nikolaos Kounelakis, Nikiforos Litras, Konstantinos Parthenis, Maleas, Giannis Moralis and others.

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White Tower of Thessaloniki

A 16th-century fortified tower, part of the city's erstwhilse Byzantine walls - the only surviving one on the seafront.

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Chalkidiki

peninsula of northern Greece

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Stavronikita

monastery

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Lake Prespa

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

This theatre, built in 161 CE, is still used for concerts and plays. The stone backdrop is still preserved to a remarkable height of 3 stories, because it was incorporated into a later fortification on the site.

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Vlatades Monastery

monastery in Thessaloniki, Greece

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Stoa of Attalos

This reconstructed ancient building is used as a museum housing relics found in the Agora.

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Iviron

Eastern Orthodox monastery in Greece

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Achilleion (Corfu)

palace in Greece

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Esphigmenou

monastery

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Aoös

river

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Theatre of Dionysus

Classical Athens' main theatre, the first theatre ever built. Many of the great Greek plays were performed here for the first time. According to Plato's Symposium, it could hold an audience of 19,000 spectators. Aristophanes' The Clouds, mocking Socrates, was first performed here, and Plato considered this play to be a contributing factor in Socrates' trial and execution.

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Kissamos

town in Crete

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Epigraphical Museum

museum in Athens, Greece

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Church of the Acheiropoietos

church

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Monastery of Saint John the Theologian

monastery on the Island of Patmos, Greece

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Ereikoussa

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Kaisariani Monastery

A nice escape from the city in the foothills of Mount Hymettus. Walking trails. There's a functional monastery one can walk in, and several ruined chapels or basilicas up on the walks.

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Nea Kameni

island in the Santorini caldera

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

This complex in the seaside suburb of Kallithea has stunning views from its terrace all the way to the Acropolis on one side and of the coast on the other. Evening concerts and other cultural events take place here. The building, gardens and complex alone are worth a visit, and a free shuttle bus is provided from Syntagma Square. Check the web site for the free (optional) tours in English. The collection of the National Library of Greece is being transferred here, and one wing of the building contains an opera house (this part can only be visited as part of a free tour, if you are not attending an event in the auditorium).

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Karyes, Mount Athos

village

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Great Lavra

monastery

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Museum for the Macedonian Struggle (Thessaloniki)

museum in Greece

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Agria

town in Volos municipality, Greece

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Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulou

A small but excellent museum displays artifacts from Mycenean Greece on, and includes some wonderful Persian artifacts.

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Peace and Friendship Stadium

multi-purpose indoor arena in Piraeus, Greece

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Fira

village in Greece

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Athens Concert Hall

opera house

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Kerameikos

ancient graveyard and neighborhood in Athens

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National Historical Museum, Athens

museum

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Bassae

archaeological site in Greece

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Karaiskakis Stadium

football stadium in Piraeus, Greece

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Aegean Maritime Museum

museum in Greece

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Samariá Gorge

gorge and national park in Crete, Greece

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Pelion

mountain at the southeastern part of Thessaly in central Greece

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Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens

One of the oldest churches in Athens (11th century).

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National Theatre of Greece

A low but imposing building erected between 1882 and 1890 by architect Ernst Ziller in the eclectic style of that age, commissioned by King George I.

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Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

museum on Mykonos in Greece

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Kamari

village in Greece

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Perissa, Santorini

village in Greece

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Agios Minas Cathedral

(Greek: Άγιος Μηνάς)

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Sidari

settlement in the northern part of the island of Corfu

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Tunnel of Eupalinos

ancient tunnel in the isle of Samos

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Temple of Apollo (Delphi)

ancient greek temple

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Pnyx

hill and archaeological site in Athens

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Atatürk Museum (Thessaloniki)

The house where Kemal Atatürk was born.

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Pedion tou Areos

Covers 27.7 hectares, near the National Archaeological Museum.

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Bey Hamam

building in Municipality of Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece

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Patras Castle

which offers a good view of the city. The castle of Patras was built in the second half of the 6th century A.D. on the ruins of the ancient Acropolis. In A.D. 805 the inhabitants of the city were besieged in the castle by the Slavs and Saracens and their victory, considered a miracle of the city's patron Saint Andrew, was important for repelling the barbarian invasions in Peloponnese. In the following centuries the castle, which remained continuously in use until the Second World War for the defense of the city, as well as an administrative and military centre, was captured by the Franks, Venetians, Palaiologoi and Turks. The castle consists of a triangular outer enclosure reinforced with towers and bastions, which was originally protected by a deep moat and an inner enclosure rising on the NE angle and protected by a moat as well. The building phases distinguishable today on the castle provide evidence for the works carried out by each of its conquerors as repairs and provisions according to the development of military science. The original construction is visible today mainly along the north wall, but remains of it exist on all three sides of the curtain indicating that the original medieval fortification had more or less the same perimeter. To reach the castle one can either travel up the vast staircase or take the short drive to the top. Once reaching the historic site, visitors have the ability to sit and enjoy the view over refreshments.

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Syntagma Square

square in Athens, Greece

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Aristotelous Square

square

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Cretaquarium

The biggest aquarium in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Agios Stefanos (Mykonos)

village in Greece

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Acropolis of Rhodes

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Hellenic Motor Museum

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Roman Forum (Thessaloniki)

Excavations and a very interesting museum underneath.

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Cave of the Apocalypse

cave in Greece

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Lions Square

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Lake Vouliagmeni

lake in Athens, Greece

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Ftelia

beach

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Anavros

river in Greece

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