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Greece Day Trips

Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion, about 43 miles (69km) east of Athens, is a popular seaside resort used by locals and visitors alike. On…

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Delphi

In Greek mythology, Delphi was the site of the Delphic oracle, the most important oracle in the classical Greek world,…

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Gortyna

Gortyna is both a municipality in Greece and an archaeological site on Crete which was once the capital Roman city on…

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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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Monastery of Arkádhi

Situated about 14 miles (23km) south of Rethymnon, the Monastery of Arkádhi is something of a national Cretan…

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Monastery of Daphni

This great Byzantine architectural masterpiece dates from the 11th century AD and has been called the most perfect monument…

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Mount Athos

Only men are welcome to make a pilgrimage to Mount Athos, the secretive 'Shangri-La' on a rugged promontory about 80…

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Mount Olympus

Towering above ancient Dion, about 48 miles (77km) south of Thessaloniki is Greece's highest mountain, Mount Olympus,…

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Phaistos

South of Heraklion lies Crete's second most important Minoan archaeological site, the Palace complex of Phaistos, considered…

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Saronic Islands

The Saronic group of islands are all within an hour or two of Piraeus by boat, making them ideal destinations for day…

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The Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge National Park in the White Mountains of western Crete is said to be one of the most splendid scenic…

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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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