Acropolis means “high city” in Greek. It is the most important archeological monument of the country and it is located on a rock hill above the city of Athens which is the capital of Greece. It contains several ancient temples such as Parthenon, Erechtheion and Temple of Athena Nike.
Delphi was an ancient Greek city that was considered by the Greeks as the center of the world. It was mostly known for the oracle that existed there and consulted for several important decisions throughout the ancient history.
Meteora is located near the town of Kalambaka. The most interesting fact about this area is the complex shaped monasteries that are built on huge rounded boulders and pillars. Currently there are 6 monasteries available for visit.
Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands and a member of the Kyklades group of the Greek islands. It was born almost three thousand years ago due to a volcanic eruption. Nowadays Santorini has become a very popular destination for its fantastic beaches and nightlife.
Corfu is an island located in the northwest Greece in the Ionian Sea. It is of historical importance full of historical battles and conquests. Also, there is the old Town which was influenced by a lot of cultures ready to be explored.
Mykonos is another famous Greek island. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed using the petrified bodies of giants that were killed by Hercules. Nowadays Mykonos is famous for a number of landmarks(e.g. Church of Paraportiani) but also its astonishing summer atmosphere.
Nafplio is a seaport city in southern Greece. There are various places to visit if you want to learn more about Greek history with the most astonishing being the Theatre of Epidaurus. Also, not too far away from there you can visit Mycenae, one of the main centres of the ancient Greek civilization.
Αre you interested in learning more about ancient Greek history but don't know which places to visit? Or are you just looking for some exotic places to enjoy your summer or holidays? If so, Greece is the ideal place for you to visit. Being at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa and also a member of the eurozone since 2001 holding the common currency(euro), Greece is a country that is loved and admired by foreigners. More specifically,according to statistics around 27 million tourists were attracted to Greece in 2017 becoming a considerable piece of revenue that drives Greece's economy. Thus,Greece has become an easily accessible destination with flights from almost anywhere and has become worldwide famous for its culture, history, hospitality and beautiful landscapes.
Best islands and cities to visit in Greece
This lesson aims to introduce you to some of its various astonishing places such as the globally famous Acropolis in the capital of Greece(Athens), Delphi, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Nafplio, Mount Olumpus and Sounion but also popular greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos,Crete and Corfu, whose Santorini and Mykonos are the most famous ones as summer destination for partying and spend great time! But don't miss as well the less famous greek islands that could still catch your eye with their wonderful landscapes ; Naxos, Paros, Rhodes, Kefalonia, Chios, Ios and Elafonisi. The easiest way is to take a boat from Patras that leads you to the main islands of the archipelago.
The Greek culinar specialities
The Greek cuisine is caracterized by fresh and local products that make these plates perfect for smmer. Amongst the most famous and traditional Greek culinar specialities, you can find Tzatziki which is a yoghurt purée with grated cucumber, garlic, onion and olive oil, Gyros pita which is a kind of sandwich made with meat, tomato, onion and Tzatziki sauce in a pita bread, the Greek salad which is a composed salad with tomato, cucumber, olive oil, olives, onion, feta, pepper and origano, and eventually Moussaka which is a layer plate made with layers of aubergine, onion and tomato and layers of minced sheep meat. Besides, you can try delicious food products such as fresh fishes, grilled meats, courgette balls, octopus, feta, halloumi and many other appetising cheeses.
Beautiful monuments, gorgeous beaches,great weather and tasteful food are waiting for you to be explored. What are you waiting for?