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Chios Port Athens is known as the most famous tourist destination in Greece. The city is included in the list of the oldest settlements in the world. It’s a true treasury of historic and archaeological landmarks. Tenths of thousands of tourists come to Athens to see Mount Lycabettus and the Acropolis of Athens as this is where first settlers appeared on the territory of modern Athens 6 thousand years ago. The city was formed around these two landmarks.
Greece is a country with one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. The terrain consists of rocks and mountains separated by densely populated …
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Aphrodite Temple, better known under the name Parthenon, is considered the main historic landmark of Athens. The building has a miraculous construction from an archaeological point of view. Built in the 5th century BC, Parthenon consists of numerous columns and looks very light weighted at a glance. There is another important landmark nearby – the Erechtheion that was constructed in the 5th century. Many centuries ago a beautiful palace stood on the site of the ancient temple. According to a legend, the dispute between Poseidon and Aphrodite took place at that palace. The territory around the Erechtheion is decorated with beautiful statues, the most famous of which are Caryatid sculptures. One of the statues was brought to the British Museum in order to keep it in safety.
Many tourist destinations are located in the territory of Attica – the capital region of the country. The most famous landmarks of the region include Delphi and the Apollo Temple, the Oracle and the Sybil Stone. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Greece has a fairly developed transport infrastructure. There are many airports in the country, most of which are international. Domestic airlines …
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The city of Piraeus is famous for its magnificent nature and rich choice of cultural places of interest. The most famous tourist destinations are open air theatre on a hill, Navy Museum, the Museum of Archaeology and several local villages. The most famous and interesting villages of the region are Glyfada, Vouliagmeni, Mati and Daphni. Kaisariani village is famous for its ancient monasteries located in the piedmont region.
Aegina Peloponnese Peninsula is an important tourist object of Greece. There are many legends connected with the peninsula. Most of them are about the ancient city of Corinth and its grandiose temples and acropolis. The temples of Athena and Apollo have survived in best condition. Both the temples were constructed in the 6th century BC. Macedonia is another popular tourist destination. This part of Greece is not only rich in historic landmarks, but is also very beautiful. Spectacular waterfalls, ruins of ancient settlements, odea and oases – you will see all these and even more in Macedonia. Crete Island is simply adored by travellers as this is a wonderful place with rich history. The most famous sights of the island include Minotaur Labyrinth, Minos Palace and around a hundred of other ancient monuments that tell more about Greek gods and heroes. Every city and region in Greece can strike visitors with their rich heritage and share many interesting stories about past centuries.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Greece
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Limnis Kerkinis' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Oroseiras Rodopis' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Pindou' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Schinia Marathona' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Tzoumerkon-Peristeriou kai charadras Arachthou (Zoni III)' . On the map   Photos
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Greece
♥   Restaurant 'Sushimou' Athens. Type - Asian|Sashimi. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Varoulko' Πειραιάς. Type - Seafood|Traditional cuisine. On the map   Photos
♥   Restaurant 'Vezene' Αθήνα. Type - Meats and grills. On the map   Photos
Map of all castles
Castles of Greece
♥   Castle 'Agios Georgios Castle' Preveza. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Amfissa Castle' Amfissa. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Angelokastro' Corfu. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Annunziata Tower' Corfu. On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Anthimachia Castle' Kos. On the map   Photos
Map of all palaces
Palaces in Greece
♥   Palace 'Palace of Saint Michael and Saint George' Corfu. On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Polydendri' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Psychiko' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Queen’s Tower' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Greece from our review series

Saint Theoktisti Street

From the series “Top 13 most fantastic and colorful streets and quarters”
The Greek island of Lesvos can boast the charming old town of Molyvos. Its central street is one of the most beautiful places not only in the country but in the world. The main decoration of this ancient cobbled street are wisterias. Because of them, the street shines with dozens of purple shades. When wisteria is in bloom, its magnificent trusses with flowers give pleasant shade. The cobbled street looks like a real fairytale tunnel.

Even on the hottest days, it's nice to walk along this street. There you can see many beautiful old buildings. Amazing shops and restaurants are on the first floors of some houses. They make a trip even more exciting. Molyvos is considered one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities of Lesvos. There, the old architecture was preserved as much as … Read all

Santorini Volcano

From the series “Volcanoes and traps that changed the face of the planet”
Located on the Greek island of the same name, Santorini is one of the oldest and most powerful volcanoes of our planet. According to the researchers, it could cause the disappearance of the Minoan civilization. As scientists suggest, its most powerful eruption happened in the 17th century BC. The explosion, which took place during the eruption, was so strong that it could be compared with the one-time explosion of several hundred nuclear bombs.

It’s needless to say that such a destructive element led not only to breaking the landscape, but also to serious climate changes. The eruption of the Santorini volcano triggered a series of tsunamis. Clouds of ash and smoke were thrown to the air.  For a long time, the Earth was concealed from sunrays, so the global cooling has came. However, … Read all

Acropolis of Athens

From the series “Top 15 UNESCO sites In Europe”
The Acropolis of Athens can be called the most famous and recognizable landmark of Greece without a share of doubt. That’s the rocky fort that is 156 meters high. Unique ancient structures are set on the top of a flat hill. The first fortifications were built there during the reign of the first king of Athens, Cecrops, after whom it was named. Later, in the Mycenaean period, the Acropolis became a royal residence. In that time, its scale has been significantly expanded and the construction was fortified as much as possible.

Construction on the territory of the acropolis has being conducted continuously for hundreds of years. The ancient monument drawn the special attention of historians and specialists in cultural studies in the 19th century, after the proclamation of the independence … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Greece

Athens
Emperor Adrian made an order to build a Greek temple to praise Zeus. According to his order a huge statue of Zeus was placed in the temple. The statue of Zeus was decorated with gold and ivory. By the way, there was a statue of the emperor near the statue of Zeus. Both the statues had the same height. The 18 meter tall marble arch of Adrian is located in immediate proximity to the temple. The arch is the symbol of the power of the emperor. The arch of Adrian divides the New Rome and the Ancient … Read more
Naxos
One of the main attractions is Zas (Zeus) Mountain, on which, according to Greek mythology, lived the god Zeus. In close proximity is located another architectural place of interest connected with ancient myths of Greece. It is Apollo Temple, which building was finished in the 6th century BC. Today only a part of the foundation and gates have remained from that magnificent building. Venetian fortress is the most famous architectural complex of Naxos. On its territory was built a Franciscan … Read more
Chania
Agora market is one of main attractions of the old part of the town. The market was opened in 1911. The shopping rows here are covered and built in the shape of a cross. The market is strictly oriented to the cardinal. Another interesting market is called "Leather Quarter". As you might guess from the title, here you will find the largest choice of leather. If you have not found what you need, go to one of several sewing workshops located nearby and order clothing or shoes. San Francisco … Read more
Rethymno
Venetian fortress built in the middle of the 16th century is one of the main attractions of the city. One of the towers is equipped with an observation area that features beautiful views of the city, beach and snow-capped Ida Mountains. Arkadi Monastery is the most important religious landmark of this place. It is a truly beautiful building made in best traditions past centuries. The city features several museums, the most famous and widely popular of which is surely Archaeological Museum. It … Read more
Mykonos City
The island is full of contrasts as here you can see living houses painted in bright colors just next to modern buildings. While walking on the streets of Mykonos, you can find a huge number of restaurants and taverns, shops and open markets. Mykonos is also famous for its nightlife. On the island are located discos and nightclubs for all tastes, so either rock fans, or music fans who prefer jazz will surely find here a place to fit their tastes. Among the architectural sights of Mykonos we … Read more
Thessaloniki
The most popular excursion in Thessaloniki is, without a doubt, a trip to White Tower built in the middle of the 15th century. You should definitely visit the old Acropolis and see the remains of the fortification wall, which was built in the times of Byzantine Empire. Learn about the history of the city and its most significant events in the Archaeological Museum, which offers truly unique exhibits and collections. In addition to sightseeing, the guests of this city have an opportunity to go … Read more

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