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Credit: InsightGuides.com   I would bet a fortune and say that the first two things that come to anyone’s mind when they hear about ‘Greece’ is ‘Greek islands’ and ‘history’. And indeed this small European country is the richest in both. Every year, hoards of tourists flock the beautiful gems of the Greek seas and...

5 best historical monuments in Greece

Credit: Destguides.gr Greece is synonymous with ancient history and famous landmarks and is the birthplace of western civilization. Significant and historically important european monuments lie across the entirety of the country and attract hordes of tourists all year round. The list of Greek monuments is endless and includes a vast number of remnants that cover...

Top 5 things to do in Delphi

Top 5 Things to do in Delphi: Find out what you shall not miss while you are in Delphi. Delphi lies between two towering rocks of Mt. Parnassus, known as the Phaidriades (Shining) Rocks, in the Regional unit of Phocis in Central Greece. Here lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Apollo, the Olympian god of light, knowledge and harmony. The development of the sanctuary and oracle began in the 8th century BC, and their religious and political influence over the whole of Greece increased in the 6th century BC.

5 Must-Visit Beautiful Areas in Greece, starting from Athens

Greece and particularly Athens is an all year around destination. Explore amazing archaeological sites, experience its vibrant nightlife, discover breathtaking locations and be immersed by its unique urban vibe. Athens is also the most ideal location to start your day trip from. In this article you will find out everything you need to know about the best options for a day trip, next time you are going to visit Athens.

All about the amazing Cape Sounion

All About Cape Sounion: A must-read guide before visiting the area. Sounion is the southernmost point of Attica to the east, about 40 miles from Athens. Because it commanded the seafaring lanes to and from Athens it was was fortified to guard the maritime interests of the Athenians. Today, it is an archaeological site crowned by the elegant Doric Temple of Poseidon.

Wonderful Argolis

Wonderful Argolis: A 360° guide for your next trip. The Argolis is an archaeological treasure house and thus a tourist trade centre: Mycenae (Mykínes) was the home of Agamemnon, Tiryns the birthplace of Heracles, Epidaurus (Epídavros) the home of an ancient healing cult. In ancient times the Gulf of Argolís gave Greece access to trade and exchange of ideas from Crete and Egypt. The city of Árgos gave its name to the plain. Nauplia (Návplio) is a seaport and seaside resort. It was also the first capital of an independent Greece in the 19th century.



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