Wednesday, September 9, 2015

10 famous places to visit in Greece




There are many various tourist places in Greece that you can explore. Greece is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Throughout Greece, there are many historical ruins that are remnants of ancient civilizations, and various churches and buildings from medieval era.
Greece truly offers an amazing vacation spot for everyone. Here are 10 famous places to visit in Greece, the country which is identical with the country of many gods.

10 famous places to visit in Greece


1. Mykonos

A cosmopolitan area of Greek territory consisting of the islands. Mykonos recognized by many travellers all over the world as a tourist spot with the most beautiful natural scenery in Greece. Mykonos also has another name, which is Chora, the town is dominated by the white stately house. Not only white house, the surrounding area is also painted white, that's why this place called Chora which means white city.

Mykonos

Mykonos



2. Santorini

Many people say it is a very romantic place. Santorini is famous for the same incredible scenery, you can see the beautiful sunset. Neighbourhood which has white house design, you can find approximately 500 stairs, the socialite club until the very wide beach. Seeing the wide sea with the beautiful sunset in the afternoon with your couple will be the unforgettable experience. You can see other beautiful sights in the capital city of Santorini which is Fira. The beautiful building with a mix of local style Cyclades and Venice is a strong evidence of Greek historical building. So cool

Santorini



3. Ancient Theatre of Delphi

Delphi is a famous archaeological sites in the world, here you can find ancient theater built on a hill. If you go there, you can see a view from amazing top of the valley. Tourist attractions in Greece is a real painting of beauty in Greece. Ancient Theatre of Delphi is one of the popular places to visit in Greece.

Ancient Theatre of Delphi

Ancient Theatre of Delphi



4. Mount Athos

Athos is a mountain in northern Greece. The mountain is known as the 'Holy Mountain' at the Greece. The location is included in the autonomous state under Greek sovereignty and control. Here you can see the unbeatable natural scenery. In the eastern part there is a building that can accommodate 1400 orthodox monk. To reach the monk building is a pretty difficult, in addition considered a sacred place, the place is also where the monks escaping from the modern world. Women are also not allowed to enter this place.

Mount Athos

Mount Athos



5. Lindos

It  is a traditional village that existed since the Middle Ages, precisely located on the island of Rodos. This traditional village is also dominated by the same white house with a road that is also painted white. If you go up to the village in the hills, you can see a view of the beach and the beautiful harbor in Lindos.

Lindos

Lindos

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6. The Parthenon

Parthenon temple is located on top of the Acropolis, and one of the popular tourist spots in Greece, and a visit to Athens would be incomplete without visiting this temple. Parthenon temple construction began in 447 BC, to replace the old temple was destroyed by the Persians. During its long history, the Parthenon was used as a shrine, forts, churches, mosques in a various different periods. The Parthenon is one of the popular places to visit in Greece.

The Parthenon

The Parthenon



7. Myrtos Beach

Located in the north-west of Kefalonia, Myrtos beach is a tourist place in Greece that is popular because the color of the water is magical. Blue and turquoise sea in sharp contrast with the bright white and marble pebbles that exist along this coast. The mountains are steep and high cliffs behind the Myrtos beach adds to the beauty of this beach. For all this beauty, Myrtos had previously been 12 times awarded as the best beach in Greece.

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos Beach



8. Mystras

Located near ancient Sparta, Mystras is the capital of the Peloponnesus in the 14th and 15th centuries, ruled by the Byzantine emperors. The site is still inhabited during the Ottoman period but began to be abandoned in 1832, leaving only the breathtaking ruins, standing in a beautiful landscape.

Mystras

Mystras



9. Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is a valley along 16 km in the southwest Crete. Walking through the Samaria Gorge is very popular and more than a quarter of a million tourists do it every year. Walk about 4 to 7 hours and passes through pine forests and ancient pine, then cut between the vertical cliffs through the mountains to reach Agia Roumeli in the Libyan sea.

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge



10. Meteora

Meteora ("suspended in air") in central Greece is a stunning collection of six monasteries are located on the top of the rock pillars. The first monastery in Meteora was founded in the 14th century. Access to the monasteries was deliberately difficult, requiring either long ladders or huge nets which are used to transport both goods and people. It takes quite a leap of faith to be able to pass because the rope was replaced only "when the Lord let them break up".

Meteora

Meteora

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