WHAT TO SEE IN GREECE EXTRAORDINARY PLACES - THE BACKPACKING

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

WHAT TO SEE IN GREECE EXTRAORDINARY PLACES



Greece is the cradle of modern western civilization and a country full of corners that we are sure you will fall in love with when you arrive. And it is difficult to resist archaeological sites that take you to Ancient Greece, monasteries located between vertigo landscapes, beautiful islands with transparent waters and dreamy villages, which together with an exquisite and varied gastronomy, make Greece a safe choice for your vacation days so take note and start organizing the trip of your dreams, we start ...


  • Athens

Athens is a city with more than 3,000 years of history and without a doubt, one of the most essential places to see in Greece. And although it is said of the capital of Greece that as soon as you step on it or love or hate it, we believe that if you spend 2 or 3 days getting to know it well and tour its most charming places, you will end up loving it and of course, wanting to return.

  • Santorini

The island of Santorini, located in the Cyclades archipelago, is for us the most beautiful island and one of the places to visit in Greece.
This island, the product of a large volcanic eruption, is shaped like a crescent with several islands around its famous caldera, which also highlights its geological configuration, which gives it a different appearance from other Mediterranean islands, highlighting in this its beautiful towns, looming to cliffs, white facades, and vibrant blue doors and windows.

  • Meteor

It is a valley located in northern Greece in which stone colossi of more than 600 meters high rise, in which several monasteries were built more than 7 centuries ago. These monasteries suspended from the sky, declared a World Heritage Site, are one of the most beautiful places to see in Greece and the world.
Its location high in the mountains, gave it protection and a perfect place to meditate on the monks, and although they became 24 monasteries, many of them were destroyed during the Second World War, so there are currently 13 monasteries although only 6 can be visited, among which are the Great Meteor monastery and the Varlaam monastery, where inside you can see old frescoes as well as fantastic views of the valley.

  • Delphi

Delphi, an ancient temple dedicated to the god Apollo and declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, is another of the essential places to visit in Greece.
In ancient times in this temple was the Delphic oracle, in which several fortune tellers interpreted the words of the gods to answer queries from pilgrims. This place that became the religious center of Greece, has several archaeological ruins that are worth knowing in addition to the Temple of Apollo, such as a theater with a capacity for 5,000 spectators, the stadium and the museum in which the figure stands out. bronze chariot of Delphi.

  • Crete, one of the places to see in Greece

The largest of the Greek islands and where you need more than a week to enjoy it as it deserves, is our next recommendation of places to see in Greece.
With everything you are looking for in a trip, Crete is perfect to enjoy cities with atmosphere, beaches with crystal clear waters, villages anchored in time, archaeological ruins, wild nature and delicious food. Starting with its capital, Heraklion with various attractions, you can take a route by rental car or by public transport to enjoy all the wonders of the island.

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