5 Most Exciting Destinations in Greece
Once you have booked your flights and travel insurance, it’s time to research your holiday destination and accommodation. Researching your travel plans has never been easier than with today’s online resources. After a quick scan you will discover there are many wonderful places to visit in Greece;
1) Naxos – one of the Cyclades Islands, located in the Aegean Sea, about 200km south east of Athens. It is the largest and most fertile of all the Cyclades and boasts some beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and lush country side.
On Naxos, the locals favour Dionysus, the God of Wine. Some say that the giant statue on the northern tip of the island is supposed to be Dionysus rather than Apollo, as many do believe. Naxos Town is known as Hora and is the liveliest place on the island. It is close to the ferry port and the town’s taverns, shops and clubs.
Naxos is most famous for is the 6th century Temple of Apollo. The Portara is a giant gateway to what was once an ancient temple. This striking feature greets you as you enter the island and makes for a picturesque sunset.
2) Santorini – also known as Thira is the southern most of the Cyclades Islands and one of the most popular destinations in Greece. Santorini’s famous bay is the site where the ancient myth of Atlantis originates. Scientists believe the island of Thira collapsed in a cataclysmic eruption and disappeared into the sea over 3500 years ago. This volcanic cauldron has left a majestic setting for the town Oia that peers over high, black cliffs into the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea.
Santorini is known for the stunning white and blue architecture of the town, which contrasts magnificently with the black cliffs and the blue sea.
3) The Acropolis – is the ancient citadel on the top of the rocky hill in Athens. This site is most famous for the Parthenon, the temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena. The Parthenon is known as the first and finest example of architecture. It is often considered the pinnacle of the architectural achievements of the civilised world.
4) Hydra – is one of the Saronic Gulf islands of Greece, located 65km south of Piraeus. Other than being a holiday favourite and playground of the rich and famous, Hydra is known for it’s vehicle free existence. Not even bicycles are allowed onto the island.
This is the place to go for peace and quiet. This island has been declared a national monument, which helps to retain the old-world elegance of the architecture and the grandeur of the towns.
5) Rhodes – is famous for being the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus of Rhodes. The Colossus was said to be a giant bronze statue of the god Hellos. In it’s place now stands two famous statues of a deer and a fawn.
Declared a world cultural heritage by UNESCO, Rhodes is known for it’s rich natural beauty and archaeological treasures.
Research online to get the best deals on flights, holiday insurance and accommodation and with these five exciting destination ideas, you will be sure you to make the most of your Greek holiday.