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Heading to Greece – Here’s What You Need to Discover

Heading to Greece

If you’re about to go to Greece on holiday, you need to know that you really need to be careful planning your schedule because there are a lot of places that you absolutely need to see.

Greece is an ancient country with plenty of history. So, you can be sure you will enjoy every moment of your trip and private tours are an excellent way of doing that.

Here are the top 6 places you need to check out when you go to Greece on holidays.

#1: Acropolis:

When we talk about Greece and Athens, we just can’t skip Acropolis. Located at the top of a mountain and with plain site over the entire Athens city, you get to see a complex of buildings that include the Temple of Athena Nike (Wingless Goddess), the Dionysus Theater, the Erectheion (the temple with the 6 female figures, Caryatides), the Parthenon (main temple), the Propylaia (the monumental Gate), Odeon of Herodus Atticus, and finally the Mars Hill or Areios Pagos (the first ancient court and the place that St. Paul preached the Christianity for the fist time in Athens).

#2: Temple of the Olympian Zeus:

You just need o take some time to check the largest temple in Roman and Hellenic times – the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as the Panathenian Stadium, the stadium where the first Olympic Games were performed, back in 1896.

#3: Plaka:

Plaka is the oldest neighborhood in Athens and this is the perfect place to get the best souvenirs to take home. Filled with handmade gifts and crafts shops, you can be sure you will find everything to remember your amazing holidays in Greece.

#4: Delphi:

Delphi is known to be the most antique place in Greece. This is where the sanctuary of God Apollo was and where he used to give the prophecies to all man. Here, you will be able to visit the archeological site that includes the museum and an ancient theater.

At Delphi, you can also take some time to ply a visit to the Omphalos – the Oracle of Apollo -, to Kastaleia Spring and to the temple of Athena Pronaia.

#5: Olympia:

When you get to go to Greece, you just can’t miss Olympia. After all, this is the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Classical times. Make sure that you have the time to visit both the Museum of the Olympic Games as well as the Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

#6: Lake of Vouliagmeni:

When you are already tired of so many historical facts or you just need some time to relax between so many different history facts, take some time to head to Lake of Vouliagmeni.

The Lake of Vouliagmeni is not a very known place by tourists and you can simply enjoy the 24 Celsius during the entire year. In case you want to try out one of the best Greek beaches, then just drive to the beach of Anavyssos. You can either enjoy the beautiful sea, lay on the sand, or try out the different water sports that are available.

As you can see, there is a lot to do and see in Greece. So, make sure that you schedule your trip well and don’t forget to try out the Greek cuisine. You’re going to love it.

Marjorie Johnson

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