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12 most interesting places in Greece

Greece is a country with an incredible culture, stunning architecture and wonderful islands. Holidays in Greece are an opportunity to plunge into mythology and history, try dishes from one of the world best cuisines and learn a lot of new things. The list below shows the best sights of Greece that travelers should not miss:

1. Meteora
Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site in two categories - nature and art - the Meteora complex includes six Greek Orthodox monasteries located on the tops of rock formations in central Greece. Meteora monasteries are so impressive that beauty almost overshadows their great spiritual significance.

2. Myrtos beach
Located on the northwestern coast of Kefalonia, Myrtos beach is a wonderful kilometer-long section of sugar-white pebble, framed by steep limestone cliffs and washed by the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea.

3. Crete
The largest of the Greek islands offers an intriguing mix of beaches, history and ancient treasures. Crete is known as the home of Europe first civilization, and its culture is so unique that the island is very different from the rest of Greece.

4. Navajo
Even in the famous fabulous islands and sunny beaches of Greece, it is difficult to find a more perfect beach than Navajo, which is also known as “Smugglers Cove”. Tucked away in a secluded bay on the northwest coast of Zakynthos and surrounded by dazzling white cliffs, this idyllic stretch of sand bewitches all guests.

5. Mykonos
Mykonos is the most fashionable Greek island. It offers sunbathing on the beautiful, soft sand, parties in the stylish clubs of the coast and walks through the picturesque streets of Chora, which are somewhat similar to a maze.

6. Historic district of Rhodes
One of the attractions of the UNESCO Old Town of Rhodes is the magnificent Rhodes Fortress, but Knights Street, the medieval walls and the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes are not less interesting.

7. Delphi
Once the home to the oracle of Apollo, the ancient city of Delphi is an important archaeological monument of the country. Built on the slopes of Mount Parnassus near the Gulf of Corinth, the city contains the Temple of Apollo, the Temple of Athena, the museum, the ancient theater and many other structures. For the ancient Greeks, this place steeped in mythology was the center of the world.

8. Santorini
Narrow cobbled streets, churches with blue domes and snow-white houses scattered on dark volcanic cliffs, as well as world-famous sunsets make Santorini an excellent holiday destination for lovers and newlyweds.

9. Acropolis
The centuries-old history and fascinating views of Athens is an experience that the Acropolis offers. This majestic place on the top of the hill is home to the Parthenon, as well as the ancient temples, theaters and the archaeological museum, where there are more than 4 thousand statues and various exhibits.

10. National Archaeological Museum in Athens
The largest and greatest museum of Greece tells about ancient Greek art an outstanding collection, which has everything - from exquisite sculptures and frescoes to jewelry, weapons and ceramics.

11. Hydra
Travelers who come to Greece for the sake of Athens should consider a day trip to Hydra Island, which has a relaxed atmosphere. This island in the Ionian Sea is somewhere in 2 hours sailing by ferry from the capital. It captivates visitors with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, picturesque pebble beaches and elegant architecture, which includes both traditional stone houses and luxurious mansions.

12. Cuisine
Food is an important part of the Greek lifestyle. Guests of the country should visit as many taverns as possible and treat themselves to seafood, divine desserts and salads with olive oil of excellent quality.
 

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