The ancient and historic ruins scattered across the country also give a peep into its rich and spectacular historic past.
The Greek Islands:
The islands are the main characteristic of Greece’s geography and an integral part of the country’s culture and tradition. Greece houses 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 islands are inhabited. Some of the beaches in this Greek Archipelago stretch over many kilometres. A lazy traveller’s paradise, the pace of life in these islands is very slow and relaxed. Expect sandy beaches with sand-dunes, pebble beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks, dark-coloured sand and more. Crete, Lesbos and Rhodes are some of the islands that deserve to be on your must-visit list!
Termed as the most important ancient site in the Western world, The Acropolis is visible from almost everywhere within Athens. It is an ancient citadel on a hill-top. It contains the remains of several ancient buildings, the most famous one being the Parthenon. Ravages during a foreign occupation, earthquakes, acid rain and pollution have all taken their toll on the monuments. However, it continues to awe visitors every day. The Acropolis became a World Heritage-listed site in 1987.
The Ancient Olympia:
When one takes a look at the remains, it’s evident that The Ancient Olympia was once a magnificent place. Located on the Peloponnese peninsula, it is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times. Even though a lot has been destroyed, there’s enough sustained to strike admiration among onlookers. The site is dominated by the ruined Temple of Zeus, to whom the games were dedicated. The stadium, which could seat 30,000