My Pictorial Journey … 5 Amazing Places to Visit in Greece …

I love mythologies, especially Greek mythology … walk through history and archaeological sites … where Zeus and the Titans’ once were …

 

Meteora Monasteries

Serenity and peace – a place of worship; visit the 2000-year old Christian Orthodox monasteries; amidst the natural wonder of cliffs, architecture and history of Meteora.

Harmony, isolation and beauty.

Feel the serene, magical ambience when standing on the gigantic rocks perched north-west of the town of Kalambaka, maximum height of 400-600 metres above the plains of Thessaly.

Homage to a holy place; memorable and unforgettable.

UNESCO World Heritage listed, only 6 monasteries remain from an estimated 24, dating back to the 14th and 16th century.

Visit the monasteries; enrich your feelings of spirituality that Meteora already exudes …at home with nature.

You can catch a day trip to Meteora from Athens, almost on a daily basis – definitely not to be missed!

Delphi and the Temple of Apollo

Take a journey back to ancient Greece in Delphi; see the magnificent Temple of Apollo and home of the Pythian Games; visit the site that held the Oracle of Apollo, a priestess who issued cryptic prophecies to Greek kings.

Another UNESCO World Heritage site, on the slopes of Mt Parnassus; learn about ancient Greek civilisation that flourished from 8th century BC to 1st century AD.

 

Take the 1.5 hour walking tour, explore and admire mountain views; hear how Greek mythology placed Delphi at the centre of the world, stroll around the surrounding temples and imagine being either a Spartan warrior or noblewoman of days gone by.

Do you know, according to Greek mythology, Delphi was built on the spot where eagles of Greek God Zeus collided when released from opposite ends of the Earth?

The Saronic Islands

Hydra, Poros and Aegina are the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and Argolic Gulf, separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strip of water.

Take a one-day Saronic Cruise and explore the island of Poros, Hydra & Aegina … relaxing, carefree cruise; walk amongst the locals, sample Greek cuisines and snacks like local honey-coated cashews, stuffed vine-leaves and olives.

Explore the islands at your own pace, do a bit of shopping therapy, visit scenic sights or just enjoy a meal, sip a cup of coffee at the side walk cafes along the coast …

You can visit the Temple of Afaia in Aegina, the best preserved temple in Greece; one of 3 temples forming the famous “Sacred Triangle” of Greek antiquity; built on top of a pine-tree covered hill, with magnificent views of Aegina island, Saronic Gulf, Piraeus and Salamina Island.

A perfect introduction to the Greek Islands.

Take a cruise around the Greek islands …there are numerous choices to select from – you will not be disappointed.

Mykonos

You cannot miss sunset at the windmills of Mykonos

– wind blowing through your hair, basking in the fading sunlight, at dusk …

An amazing and unforgettable sight.

Join the hustle and bustle of bodies moving swiftly to and from cafes and restaurants dotted along narrow streets, vendors shouting their specialities to passers-by, Seafood! Steaks! Table for two? Come in, come in!

Now, you know you are alive … and hungry too!

Soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Mykonos.

 

 

It was rumoured that a great battle between Zeus and the Titans were fought in Mykonos; and it was also in Mykonos where Hercules killed the invincible giants, having lured them from the protection of Mount Olympus …

 

 

 

Santorini

Deepest blue waters, lapping along the coastline; whitewash houses dotted tightly along the slopes of the crater that is Santorini … there is no better way to relax and unwind; take in the ocean reaching for the horizon, sip a cold drink and maybe indulge in a bit of day-dreaming.

 

Take a panoramic drive by Santorini’s caldera and visit Oia Village perched on the caldera’s rim … the views… simply breathtaking!

Walk through the narrow streets of Oia and feast your senses with the shops, cafes, art galleries and hotels built in the Cycladic style.

 

 

Or just simply relax and take in the beauty of Santorini.

Spend some time here;

It is easy to forget yourself in Santorini …

 

Greece and the Greek Islands are full of history, mythologies, culture – and don’t forget the Greek cuisine, healthy and wholesome.

I wish I could have spent more time in this amazing part of the world …

God willing; I will return!

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