Tourist attractions in Greece
The Official name of this country in Southern Europe is the Hellenic Republic although it is popularly known as Greece or Hellas in general. Located on the Crossroads of the continents Europe, Africa and Asia, this country is popular for a lot of things. They are really popular for their Mythology. Apparently, the number of Greek gods is more than the number of days in a Calendar. And their Mythology is pretty complicated too. Apart from their Mythology, The Hellenic Republic or Greece is also famous for its lower Cost of Living. The main reason being there are huge amount of cheap homes for rent in Greece which makes it comfortable for workers under the average pay scale, helping them to save a lot of money.
In this article, we will take you on a brief ride across some of the best tourist spots across Greece
Athens is the Capital of Greece and also the largest city in Greece. Besides being a metropolitan city, Athens is also one of the oldest cities in world and home a number of magnificent architectures. Athens has been the birthplace of many political ideologies including Democracy. The best-known tourist spots are Parthenon, Roman Forum, Kerameikos and The Temple of Olympian Zeus. Some of these destinations will not allow you inside if you are wearing a Stiletto shoe as they have found out that an Average stiletto exerts more pressure than an Elephant’s foot. So if you are someone who loves history, Visiting Athens should be the first wish in your Bucket list and be careful with your choice of footwear too.
Lying 180 kilometers to the northwest of Athens, Delphi is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and is one of its kinds. Built on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, the ancient Pilgrims used this site to worship Lord Apollo, the god of Light and Music at the Theater which could accommodate 5,000 Spectators with 35 rows of benches carved out of stone. The Delphi Archaeological Museum houses a huge of collection of items which include Statues, Stele, Votive offerings and friezes displayed in Chronological order. The temple of Apollo which dates back to the Sixth Century BC and the Polygonal Walls supporting it with ancient Inscriptions are some of the locations worth visiting.
This magnificent town lying on the Northern tip of Island of Rhodes is one of the top tourist destinations in Greece. The Impenetrable Palace of the Grand Masters was a massive stronghold built by Knights Hospitaller. It also served as a Holiday residence to the Fascist dictator Mussolini. The Hospital of the Knights houses an Archaeological Museum and a beautiful Courtyard. This Museum has a huge number of Funerary Stele, Marble Statues, Urns and Stunning Mosaics. The Mandraki Harbor offers day trips to the nearby Islands of Symi, Halki, and Marmaris. The New town was the area of refuge after the Ottoman Turks banished the local Greeks. It was renovated by Mussolini during the 1930s and sports a really modern look even though it is almost 80 years old.
Greece is one of the most popular tourist destination and also the home to 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visiting Greece is one of the decisions you will never regret in your lifetime.