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9 Unique things to do in Greece

Greece is mostly known for its collection of islands, beaches and complex ancient temples. A country of long impressive history & tradition, the birthplace of several mathematicians, artists & philosophers and the cradle of democracy.

It is known for being the cradle of Western Civilisation, the birthplace of democracy, the Olympic Games, and its ancient history and magnificent temples. Ancient temples in Greece include the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.

Presenting a vibrant canvas of history, culture and nature, Greece with its beauty beckons to all. From adventure lovers to history buffs, everyone is bound to find their home here, for one can never run out of things to do in Greece.

Climb Mount Olympus

In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was regarded as the abode of the gods and the site of the throne of Zeus. The name Olympus was used for several other mountains as well as hills, villages, and mythical personages in Greece and Asia Minor.

Climbing the mountain is an absolute necessity for trekkers and enthusiasts of mountain climbing, and is one of the most exciting things to do in Greece.

Visit Lake Plastiras

Lake Plastiras also called Tavropos Reservoir is an artificial lake fed by Tavropos (Megdovas) river, located in Karditsa regional unit, near the city of Karditsa, Greece.

The lake is surrounded by pristine landscapes that include lofty mountains, lush green forests and ever-present puffs of clouds, making it perfect for walks, picnics and all sorts of outdoor activities as are fitting for weekends, including going for a swim or boating in its waters. A must visit for nature lovers and those who seek tranquil from the hustle and bustle of routine life.

A Trip to Samaria Gorge

Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal region and offers many hiking trails.

Samaria Gorge hike difficulty: It is a medium-difficult hike. It's mostly downhill and this is gonna test your knees. The most challenging part is right at the beginning of the walk, in the first 6km of the trail, with a couple of steep downhills followed by two demanding hikes.

Visit the Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum is consistently rated as one of the best museums in the world. Devoted to the Parthenon and its surrounding temples, it is cleverly perched above Athens like a luminous box. The large glass panes beautifully draw in the ancient and modern parts of the city, making it a truly evocative experience.

Visiting the Acropolis Museum is absolutely worth it. You will get to see and hear about the art that was made 2400 years ago and how it is taken care of. Moreover, it is ranked 11th best museum in the world and 8th in Europe.

Before you move into the main exhibition space of the Acropolis Museum, head down to the display of the ancient Athenian neighbourhood uncovered during the building of the museum.

Visit the Shipwreck Beach

Shipwreck Beach is the most photographed destination in Greece, ahead of the Acropolis and the Parthenon. Shipwreck Beach, also known as Smuggler's Cove, features vivid turquoise water surrounded by towering white cliffs, giving the beach a secluded and isolated feel.

Locals gave the beach its name because of an old shipwreck that once rested nearby. Although the wreckage is long gone though rusted ruins of the ship still remain, as does the tremendous beauty of the beach, characterised by its marble-white sands and crystal clear aqua-blue waters. it remains a favorite spot for visitors who love hiking and exploring the rugged shoreline.

Visit the Monasteries of Meteora

The Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron is the oldest and largest of the monasteries of Meteora. The monastery is believed to have been built just before the mid 14th century by a monk from Mount Athos named Saint Athanasios the Meteorite.

Meteora, meaning 'suspended in air', is famous for its monasteries perched atop vertical peaks – but few know that before their construction in the 14th century, hermit monks first climbed these soaring stones to settle in the caves and hollows of the rocks as early as the 9th century.

The Eastern monasteries are a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site as well.

View Caldera from a Cable Car

The Santorini cable car connects the port with the town of Thera in Santorini island in Greece.

There are three options are available to go up the hill, either take the walking trail up the hill, take a donkey ride or the take Cable Car. If you decide to take the donkey ride, you better have no back problem. Walking up the hill is only for experts. Once you start walking, there is no return. Hence the best and the most scenic option is to take the cable car. It is also a photographers delight.

Scuba Diving in Schinaria

Housing some of Greece’s most magnificent underwater caves, scuba diving in Schinaria is among the best adventurous things to do in Greece. The dramatic Shinaria beach is well regarded for its water quality. The sea life here is magnificently diverse as well, housing morays, blackfishes, octopi and other sea creatures in abundance.

One does not need to be an expert in the sport to try scuba diving in Schinaria. There are several instruction schools scattered around the beach, and beginners and children can attempt it as well.

Enjoy the Ancient Corinth

The Greek city of Corinth was founded in the Neolithic Period sometime between 5000-3000 BCE. It became a major city in the 8th century BCE and was known for its architectural and artistic innovations including the invention of black-figure pottery.

Corinth was a Greek, Hellenistic and Roman city located on the isthmus which connects mainland Greece with the Peloponnese. Surrounded by fertile plains and blessed with natural springs, ancient Corinth was a centre of trade, had a naval fleet and participated in various Greek wars.

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