Tourists Attractions In Greece: Greece offers an array of ancient wonders and must-see attractions for inquisitive couples enjoying a beach holiday or romantic getaway, including:
Tourists Attractions In Greece
The Acropolis and ancient Agora (Athens)
Built as a symbol of Athens imperial confidence, the Acropolis was as famous throughout the ancient world as it is today, and stands as one of the archetypal images of western culture.Soaring abruptly 100m from its surroundings on a steep-sided, flat-topped crag of limestone, the Acropolis is visible from almost everywhere within the city.
Stroll around the Parthenon; gaze up at the Erechtheion; wander to the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaia and ancient Agora in a single circuit. Appreciating these ancient monuments from almost every angle along the specially constructed walkway.
The site of the famous Oracle, believed by the ancient Greeks to be the center of the earth. Climb the steps to the Sacred Way and wind your way up the steep rocky hillside to the Temple of Apollo, past the Sanctuary of Athena to the site of the 4th-century BC tholos (dome), probably the most striking of Delphi monuments.
Continue upward to the theatre, offering stunning views over the World Heritage-listed site; further uphill lies the ancient stadium. Don’t miss looking into the Delphi Museum, full of amazing treasures among the highlights is the celebrated life-size Bronze Charioteer.
The capital of Minoan Crete and home of King Mino’s mythical Minotaur. In mythology, Knossos was the court of the legendary King Minos, whose wife Pasiphae bore the Minotaur, half-bull, half-man.
To contain the monster, a labyrinth was constructed by Daedalus and youths were brought from Athens as a human sacrifice until Theseus arrived to slay the beast and, with Ariadne’s help, escape its lair.
Descend into the ruins of the labyrinth and discover a vivid reconstruction made possible by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans, who uncovered the site in 1900 and spent 35 years and a small fortune of his own money excavating and reconstructing sections of the palace.
The Byzantine monasteries of Meteora, perched atop huge pinnacles of smooth rock, are one of the most extraordinary sights in mainland Greece. Originally accessible only by climbing removable ladders, the monasteries provided monks with a peaceful haven from the bloodshed of the 14th century. Today you can reach the monasteries by climbing steps hewn into the rock face.
National Archaeological Museum (Athens)
In one of the worlds great museums, discover some of the most important finds from archaeological sites (Tourists Attractions In Greece) throughout Greece. Gaze in awe at Mycenaean antiquities, including the Warrior Vase depicting men leaving for war and a woman waving them goodbye, and the Mask of Agamemnon unearthed at Mycenae.
Also see the Vaphio gold cups, depicting men taming wild bulls, regarded as among the finest examples of Mycenaean art and found in a tholos (a beehive-shaded Mycenaean tomb) at Vaphio, near Sparta.
Enjoy Minoan frescos from Santorini (Thira) and superb figurines of the Cycladic collection that inspired such artists as Picasso. Don’t miss the 460 BC bronze statue of Zeus or Poseidon, found in the sea off Evia.
The Acropolis of Lindos
Located on a bluff 116m high and overlooking Lindos village and beach stands the magnificent ancient Acropolis with its Doric Temple of Athena. Climb the well-worn flight of steps past a warship hewed out of the rock by the sculptor Pythocretes and enter the Acropolis via a vaulted corridor.
Explore the remains of a 20-columned Hellenistic stoa (portico) dating back to 200 BC, then continue up the wide stairway past a 5th-century BC propylaeum to the 4th-century Temple to Athena, the sites most important ancient ruin.
Enjoy the stunning view over the Aegean Sea and after climbing back down, cool off with a swim at nearby Pallas beach or at St Pauls harbor named after the apostle who is said to have landed here in 58 AD.
Monastery of Ayou Ioannou Theology
Built in honor of St John the Divine on the island of Patmos. Take time to meander around this huge monastery, with its warren of interconnecting courtyards, chapels, stairways, arcades, galleries and roof terraces.
One of Greece most famous Tourists Attractions In Greece archaeological sites, the first capital of Macedon and the place of Philip AIs assassination in 336 BC during his daughter Cleopatra wedding.
Walk inside the darkened interior of the tumults (domes) to visit four separate tombs: those of Persephone, Phillip II and Alexander IV, the son of Alexander the Great; the fourth tomb was looted in antiquity and no clues remain as to who is interred. The site is World Heritage listed.
Temple of Poseidon
Dramatically set on a cliff above Cape Sonio, the Temple of Poseidon is a familiar landmark to sailors and one of the most evocative ruins in Greece. Admire the 16 picturesque columns – the sole standing survivors of the original 34.