Top Places to Visit in Greece

Top Places to Visit in Greece

Top Places to Visit in Greece

Traveling to any of the beautiful places in Greece is the highlight of every tourists’ holiday. Greece is a land in southwestern Europe with hundreds of Aegean islands through the Aegean and Ionian oceans. Important in ancient history, it is known as the cradle of Western culture. Athens, the capital, holds many historic landmarks such as the 5th Century B.C. Acropolis, with the surviving Parthenon Temple. The beaches of Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu are also popular among visitors.

Tourist influx into the country has brought about a mushrooming of hotels, restaurants and other accommodations. A person looking for the best places to visit in Greece should therefore book a room in one of these accommodations. Be sure to check whether the hotel or villa is licensed for archaeological sites. Some of the best places to visit in Greece have ancient ruins dating from the earliest of times right up to the mid Byzantine period.

The capital of greece, Athens, is home to some of the earliest art structures in the world. The Acropolis, with its five hundred tombs, served as the setting for the tragedy Shakespeare performed there. Tourists looking for the best places to visit in greece may also want to explore the Parthenon. Here they may view the ruins of the Temple of Athena Nike. This temple, built centuries ago, is thought to have been the model for the Coliseum of Rome.

Hippocrates (or Hippocrates the Elder) was the father of medicine Hippocrates, the father of philosophy Socrates, and the great mathematician Aristotle. All three made important contributions to the growth of modern civilization. For those interested in history, there are two museums in Athens dedicated to this history. The Temple of Artemis Mitrata and the Temple of Athena Nike. Other places to visit in Greece include the Erectheion, Cratera Magna, and the Metaphragma.

In my opinion the most beautiful thing that Greece has to offer tourists are the many exotic natural landscapes. One can go hiking on Mount Etna, view the Pelion Peninsula, go deep sea fishing, snorkel and feed fish in the ocean, or eat homemade gourmet food. While there are many seafood restaurants in downtown Athens one must try the Seafood Kouloumaki in Katakolonaki. It is so tasty that you’ll forget you are eating food!

The Island of Skopelos is another wonderful location to visit while in Greece. Skopelos is a small island off the west coast of Katakolonaki, an outcrop on the western side of Katakolonaki Bay. Many tourists use Skopelos as a place to stay options while in Greece. If you decide to stay on the Skopelos island you may want to check into one of the houseboat rentals that travel to different islands along the Mediterranean Sea.

My favorite part about Greece are the seaside resort towns. Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and Paros are three great resort towns on the southern side of the island of Skopelos that all offer different amenities. One of the things I love about these resorts is that each one of them has a little gem of a historical building. On the eastern end of town you will find the Agora Horseshoe, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Artemis Agrotera, and the horribly decaying but beautiful Agora Bridge. My favorite thing about Kefalonia and Paros as well as the rest of the little gem towns of Greece are the cobbled streets, the hospitality, and the delicious food.

If you want to see the most pristine beaches while in Greece I highly recommend parasailing in the Aegean Sea. My favorite spot for parasailing in Greece is the village of Dimitrios near Sporades, a quaint little spot between two pristine beaches on the east side of Katakolonaki. The conditions of the water are perfect for paragliding and it is possible to rent a machine for just one day to give yourself a taste of what being parasailed on the Greek islands was like. If you are in Greece, don’t forget to visit these top places to visit while in Greece.

Izabella Santiago