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Do you seek to visit one of the most historical sites in the world? Greece welcomes you to its fascinating cultural, natural beauty, and ancient archeological glory. From a balmy Mediterranean climate to sparkling blue water, and beaches with pebble and sands - Greece is one of the prime tourist spots in Greece.
If you are planning to visit the place anytime soon, here are the must-visits:
As the blend of western and ethnic civilizations, Acropolis lies at the heart of Athens. With three magnificent temples established in the 5th century, it has amazed tourists across ages. The most distinctive one here is the Parthenon, made up of 58 columns. It has a supporting roof and ornated pediments.
Some other attractions include the temple of Zeus, Roman forum, karameikos, and archeological promenade.
If you are interested in trying local cuisine, you may taste saganaki, mpakalotaverna, horiatiki Salata, and spanakopita. Once there, you can buy ceramics and clay pottery, ouzo (Greek alcohol), olive wood handicrafts, natural sea sponge, handmade leather sandals, retsina wine, and olive oil cosmetics.
Syros Island airport is the nearest airport to Athens. It is located 105 km from the city. You can avail of a bus or cab to reach the place.
If you have a turn for all things dramatic, there’s no way to skip Santorini. It is the most dazzling of all the Greek isles. Best known for its cliff-top towns of Oia and Fira, the place boasts of its whitewashed cubic buildings, boutique hotels, and infinity pools. Both the places are considered the two most romantic destinations in the world, ideal for weddings and honeymoons.
Sunbathing and swimming in the black volcanic sand is one of the most popular activities to do in Santorini. Also, pay a visit to Akrotiri - an archeological site created about 3600 years ago. The island has a dedicated airport and you can travel there from Piraeus port via ferries and catamarans.
If you are looking for souvenirs, you may buy Santorini wine, Santorini raki, tomato seeds, wooden artifacts, local ouzo, and donkey milk products. Also, taste tomato gefthedes and fava me koukia while you are in Santorini.
Paros airport and Naxos airport are the nearest ones to Santorini - located at 74 km and 78 km respectively.
Do you want to get a glimpse into glamorous Greece? Mykonos is a must-visit then. Noted for some chic boutique hotels, vibrant nightlife, live music, and seafood, the place is a blend of everything beautiful and grand. While there, make sure to visit Paraporitani - a whitewashed church. There are several beaches along the south coast of the island.
If you are a shopaholic, make sure to buy hand-woven scarves, crocheted handbags, locally made sandals, bakery items, rugs, and jewelry. And treat your tastebuds with kremidopita, kopanisti, lazarakia, amygdalota, mostra, rafiolia, and sausage with black eyed beans.
Syros island airport is the nearest one to the place - 34 km. At 37 km, the second nearest airport, Naxos, is located.
Delphi, you must know, is a UNESCO world heritage site. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, the site was considered to be sacred in the ancient age. Pilgrims used to visit here to worship Apollo - the god of light, music, prophecy, and healing. You can check out the shrine, numerous temples, stadiums, and a theatre that date between the 8th century BC and 2nd century AD. Also, hit the Delphi archeological museum to take a note of various historical findings.
Some of the shopping sites in Delphi include Urban Chique Boutique, Calico Plus, Treasures, Bill’s Rock Shop, Black Kat Couture, and more.
The international airport of Athens is the nearest airport to Delphi. Delphi has located 180 km from Athens. You can take a bus to reach the place from Athens.
One of the most popular tourist spots in Greece, Corfu has a romantic vibe to offer all through the seasons. It is also noted as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Explore its elegant Italian architecture, old-fashioned cafes, and street paintings. The pedestrian-only streets will give you a glimpse into the historical ages.
Paleokastritsa is one of the most popular beaches in Corfu. The clear blue sea on the golden sand will refresh your mind.
For souvenirs, you can buy olive oil soap, leather sandals, marble carvings, tavlir, olive wood kitchen items, ceramics, worry beads, and lace and embroidery. Seasonal vegetables and seafood will satiate your appetite.
Land at Corfu airport to reach the place.
If you want to revisit the days gone by, Greece is a must-visit for you. A trip to Greece will be a lifetime experience. The local cuisines and people will melt your heart. Greece has something or other for everyone.
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