Places to Visit In Greece
Apart from its natural beauty, Greece is known for its fascinating history. There are countless ancient archeological sites, sandy beaches, numerous islands, which are places to visit in Greece and are all favored by the balmy Mediterranean climate. All these factors have made Greece one of the prime tourist destinations in Europe. Apart from the capital city of Athens there are many places to see in Greece. These include the places of natural beauty like the Melissani caves,Vikos gorge and mount Olympus and the places of historic significance like the ruins of Delphi, Sissi's palace, and the Delos archeological sites.
Mykonos: While sightseeing in Greece if it is glamor and glitz that you are looking for, then you should head for the island of Mykonos. This island is especially well-known for after dark activities along with its boutique hotels, classy seafood restaurants and live music venues. The other attractions on this island include Paraportiani which is a white washed church in Mykonos town and is a place which provides a glimpse into the religious fabric of the country. There are also number of sandy beaches along the south coast of the island which is accessible by both bus and taxi boat from Mykonos town.
Meteora Monasteries: The Thessaly Plain is one of the most unusual places to visit in Greece. Here the centuries old monasteries of Meteora are perched on the bizarre rocky outcrops. This place has been declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and six of the monasteries are open to the public. Reaching the monasteries takes a climb up several flights of stone steps which have been carved into the rocks. Inside the monasteries you will find flickering candles, religious icons, burning incense and Byzantine frescoes. The opening hours are different and you need to spend one day in the area to see all the monasteries.
Samaria Gorge: As mentioned above there is a trove of natural treasures in Greece and one of them is the Samaria Gorge which is located on the island of Crete. This natural wonder is a favorite haunt for lovers of the great outdoors. The gorge measures 16 km in length and is only four meters wide at its narrowest point. The gorge stretches from Omalos in the White mountains to AgiaRoumeli on the Libyan sea. It requires a walk for the duration of five to seven hours depending on the level of fitness of a person. When going for a hike to enjoy this gorge you should make it a point to wear good hiking shoes and carry plenty of water.