Visiting Greece: What Not to Miss

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Greece is an unforgettable destination that has topped the European must-visit lists for
years. From the crystalline white sand beaches to the sparkling turquoise waters, Greece
is vast and sprinkled with rich ancient history. There’s something for everybody in Greece.
But how do you see it all, and see it right as a tourist? If you’re looking to get the best
experiences that the beautiful Greece has to offer, look no further than private tours.
Even if you are a do-it- yourselfer, you can still have an amazing trip to Greece. It’s bursting
with sites that you absolutely must see. Some of the best include:
• Delphi
This spot, nestled along Mount Parnassus’s slopes, is where his followers from all
around the Mediterranean would come to greet the God Apollo. They’d ask for
prophecies of their lives, and would receive his words through the high-priestess of
Delphi, Pythia. Delphi is also the exact central point of Earth geographically.
• Corinth & The Corinth Canal
The canal opens the Saronic gulf to the Corinthian sea, and has been envisioned since
the 6th century. The canal offers breathtaking views and impressive entertainment as
massive ships make their way through her valley.
• Mycenae
Located in Argolis, Mycenae used to be the home of an entire civilisation. These
people would later grow in populous and become Agamemnon’s kingdom. This
prosperous town was once encapsulated by towering protective walls and a giant Lion
Gate guarded by two female lions crafted in stone.
• Nafplion
Nafplion is a trip down memory lane – if your memories were medieval. The streets
here are teeming with beauty and history, guarded by the majestic Palamidi fortress.
This is also a fantastic beach spot, and is even well-loved by Greek locals.
• Thermopylae
This militaristically significant spot may be small, but its impact has been mighty.
Thermopylae is where the Greeks fought the Persian army with all their might, the
geography offering a strategic advantage that slowed the Persians down and led to a
vicious battle. Now, Thermopylae stands for sacrifice and bravery.
• Osios Loukas
Osios Loukas is a monastery from the 11th century located in Distomo. Because of it’s
pristine sampling of Byzantine architecture, it’s among other unbelievable sites on the
UNESCO World Heritage list.

• Ancient Olympia
Olympia is considered to be one of the most important archaeological sites in the
world. It’s the namesake of the Olympic Games, as this is where the very first games
were held to honour Zeus, the God. Winners of the games were given an olive branch
and a lifetime of glory.
• Epidaurus
Its claim to fame is its extravagant ancient theatre. Originating from the 4th century, it
was created for religious ceremonies to honour the God Asclepius. Today, it still hosts
historical Greek dramas during the summertime.
• Sparta
This famous town has come a long way from its military past and is now a delicate
urban town. Those who lived here once believed that their calling was to be soldiers,
and thus made it their entire lives – hence the renowned term, Spartan.
• Mystras
Not far from Sparta is Mystras, a town marked by its castle. Its prime was in the
Byzantine era. It was rich in churches and overlooked by a beautiful castle. The caste
remains, only now it watches over a new village.
• Meteora Monasteries
Meteora is hailed a natural miracle. It’s characterised by its massive rock formations
which are over 60 million years old. On top of the rocks lay various Byzantine
monasteries. Some of them are even still operable! The formations are unique to any
others in the world.