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What to see in Greece

Greece Attractions


Greece is easily one of the world's best destinations. From historic sightseeing to glorious beaches, visitors truly are in for a treat.

Most visitors begin their trip in Athens, where Classical Greece colours the modern capital through famous structures like the Parthenon and the Acropolis. Visitors will also find many wonderful museums. Syntagma Square is the city's social, political and commercial hub.

From Athens, most tourists venture out to the islands. Mountainous Crete is the most popular and features sparkling beaches, spectacular green outcroppings, ancient Minoan sites, and the famous Samaria Gorge Trail. Other popular island destinations include Corfu, for its mythic significance, Santorini, for its volcanic history and vibrant nightlife, and Rhodes, which is a World Heritage Site.

Many history buffs head to the Peloponnese Peninsula for the region's ancient ruins and battlefields.


Acropolis

In Athens, first-time visitors generally flock to the Acropolis. Perched on a steep, flat-topped rock above the sprawling…

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Ancient Agora

The remains of the Agora lie clustered below the Acropolis. As Ancient Athens' commercial and civic centre, it's where…

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Benaki Museum

The Benaki is one of Greece's most famous museums, where visitors can explore Greek culture through artefacts dating…

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Delos

The island of Delos is a must for history buffs and lovers of Greek mythology. In fact, the UNESCO World Heritage site…

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Delphi

Situated on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi was home to Classical Greece's most important oracle. The country's…

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Kolonaki/Lykavittos Hill

Lykavittos Hill juts a steep 984 feet (300m) right up from the centre of the city of Athens, and is a great vantage point…

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Marathon

About 26 miles (42km) northeast of Athens, between the villages of Nea Makri and Marathona, is the site of the great…

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Mycenae

This ancient site, 31 miles (50km) south of Corinth, bears the remains of the ancient palace and citadel of Mycenae,…

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National Archaeological Museum

This is the largest and most popular of Athens' many museums, and is usually very crowded. Its vast collection includes…

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Olympia

Among shady pine, olive and oak trees, in a valley between Mount Kronos and the Alfios River on the Peloponnese Peninsula,…

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Plaka

Plaka is the old historical neighbourhood of Athens, clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis,…

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Rhodes Old Town

With buildings and monuments dating back hundreds of years, Old Town offers a wealth of historic attractions and has…

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Sparta

Made popular again by the 2006 film 300, the ancient city of Sparta sits in the middle of the Plains of Laconia in the…

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The Palace of Knossos

The Minoan palace at Knossos, covering an area of 215,278 square feet (20,000 sq metres), is one of the world's greatest…

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The White Tower

The city of Thessaloniki's most famous landmark, the White Tower, was originally built as part of the city walls to fortify…

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Vergina

Vergina, known in ancient times as Aigai, is the most important of a cluster of three archaeological sites in the area…

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