With its revered ancient sites, crystalline water and dazzling white beaches, Greece brings all the excitement for the tourists to explore. Despite of all the debt crisis and protest that come up in the highlight, Greece enjoys great popularity as a much-preferred travel destination. Inhabiting more than 60 islands, idyllic beaches, towering mountains and vast historic sites spanning about 4 millennia, you can discover a great deal of Greece tourist attractions.
If you are planning a family vacation to Greece, here are the top 10 most attractive places of the country that you should not miss out –
The volcanic island of Santorini
Lying on the Cyclades group islands of Greece, Santorini is a prominent volcanic island offering dramatic views, white-washed houses, stunning sunsets and its active volcano. Fira, its capital depicts the marriage of different architecture namely Cycladic and Venetian. You can’t miss out the huge bustle of tavernas, cafes, hotels and shops in the streets of white cobblestone.
Stay blessed at Parthenon
Parthenon is amongst the most popular Greece tourist attractions situated on the top of Acropolis. Your trip to Athens remains incomplete without paying a visit to this temple. Its construction took place between 447 BC and 432 BC. It is actually a replacement of an older temple once destroyed by Persians. Since its completion, it has come up a long life serving multiple roles for the visitors such as a fortress, a temple, a mosque, a church and a powder magazine.
Mykonos -the cosmopolitan destination
A much-famed multi-ethnic town of Greece, Mykonos is popular for its labyrinth of white-washed step lanes and small streets. Additionally, you cannot take your eyes off the sandy beaches and intense nightlife that it offers.
Meteora – the rock pillars
Located in the central location of Greece, suspended in air, Meteora encompasses a compilation of six spectacular monasteries, situated at the top of numerous rock pillars. Since the foundation of very first monastery in the 14th century, visitors access this place with deliberate difficulty either using large nets or long ladders.
Delphi theatre – an ancient site
Another ancient and religious Greek site, that offers homage to oracle and sanctuary of Apollo. Built on hill, it provides a spectacular view of the sanctuary.
Magical Myrtos beach
You can explore the magical water colours of the sea at this beach. Combining a mesmerising texture of turquoise and blue colours, the sea sharply contrasts with white and smooth pebbles on the beach.
Long canyon of Samaria Gorge
Being a long canyon of 16 km, Samaria Gorge is yet another attractive tourist attraction in Greece. A casual walk across this canyon takes approximate time duration of 4-7 hours offering a picturesque view of pines and cypress forests.
Lindos – the medieval village
Standing firm on the Rhodes Island, Lindos combines a vast network of well-cobbled streets in the midst of white-washed houses.
An ancient site situated near Sparta, Mystras offer breathtaking views of the medieval ruins and beautiful landscape.
The larger than life – Mount Athos
A peninsula and a mountain situated in the northern part of Greece, Mount Athos houses about 1400 monks in the monasteries of Eastern Orthodox. Governed by the Greek sovereignty, this autonomous state only allows entrance to males.
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