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GREECE

The cradle of western civilisation

Greece Attractions

Monasteries of Meteora

Monasteries of Meteora

Known as The Miracle of Greece, housing one of the world’s most intricate monastery complexes, the fantastic rocks of Meteora stand proud on the plains of Thessaly. Witness the world’s most striking collections of wall paintings and artifacts. Although there are about 24 monasteries in total, only 6 of them are still functioning till date.

Visit the Acropolis

Visit the Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our times. It is the centre of attraction of every trip to the country. It houses the iconic attractions such as the ruin of the Parthenon and the temple of Goddess Nike.

Santorini

Santorini

Arguably the most famous of the Greek islands, Santorini is instantly recognisable for its whitewashed, cube-shaped buildings adorned with blue accents, steep cliffs and tangerine sunsets that light up the sky and sea. It boasts of unparalleled beauty and enjoys a considerable amount of tourist all year round.

Mykonos

Mykonos

Mykonos has been known as the island of the winds. It is known for its Cycladic architecture and cosmopolitan vibe and luxury accommodation and services, as well as its party scene and beautiful, sandy beaches. Many beaches have internationally-acclaimed restaurants and clubs, attracting celebrity DJs.

Visit Delphi

Visit Delphi

Delphi is best known for its oracle, the Pythia, or sibyl, the priestess prophesying from the tripod in the sunken adyton of the Temple of Apollo. Known throughout Greek mythology as a place of divine guidance.

Explore Crete

Explore Crete

It is the largest island in Greece. You can explore the remnants of brilliant civilisations, glorious beaches, impressive mountain scapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island's rich gastronomic culture.

Shipwreck Beach

Shipwreck Beach

The beach of Navagio or Shipwreck cove is the most famous beach of Zakynthos lying on the western side of the Ionian island, close to Anafotiria village. The Shipwreck is one of the most photographed sights in Greece. It is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.

Hephaestus Temple

Hephaestus Temple

Among the agora's many temples, alters and other shrines, the temple of Hephaestus is one of the best preserved of its type in Greece. Built to honour Hephaistos, the patron of metal workers and Athena Ergane, patroness of potters and crafts in general, it was built around the same time as the Parthenon.

Visit Olympia

Visit Olympia

An ancient site on Greece's peninsula that hosted the original Olympic Games. A day trip from Athens to ancient Olympia is most definitely worth your time. It's a unique place where history really comes to life.

Corinth Canal

Corinth Canal

It connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It is quite impressive and it's even better if you cross it on a tourist boat! Natural features around the city include the narrow coastal plain of Vocha, the Corinthian Gulf, the Isthmus of Corinth cut by its canal, the Saronic Gulf, the Oneia Mountains, and the monolithic rock of Acrocorinth.

Visit Mycenae

Visit Mycenae

Visit Mycenae, the palatial centre of the Late Bronze Age in Greece. Tour the archeological sites. It played a vital role in classical Greek culture.

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Best Time To travel

Summer Season - July & August

These months are the peak tourist season in Greece. The weather is hot and dry, and many tourists flock to the popular islands and coastal areas.

Spring Season - April to June

This is a great time for sightseeing, exploring historical sites, and enjoying outdoor activities. The crowds are generally smaller than during the peak summer months.

Tip:

Keep in mind that some popular tourist destinations, like Santorini and Mykonos, can get particularly busy during the peak summer months.

 

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Time Zone

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2)

 

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