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  • 1 National Archaeological Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    44 r. Patission GR - 10682 Athína

    Boasting one of the finest collections anywhere, this museum was founded in 1834. Devoted to ancient art from the Neolithic to the Roman epoch, its revamped interior displays works of art from the major Greek archaeological sites. Admire the famous g..

  • 2 Sanctuary of Apollo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Amfissis-Livadeias GR - 33054 Delfoí

    The Agora, a small square preceding the Sanctuary of Apollo, is where the visit begins, the same way taken by pilgrims in Antiquity. Four steps lead up to the main entrance of the temenos, the sacred precinct, with a wall dating from the 4C BC. It ha..

  • 3 Delphi Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Amfissis-Livadeias GR - 33054 Delfoí

    The museum displays the works of art excavated at Delphi. A must: the Hall of the Charioteer where The Charioteer of Delphi, one of the most beautiful Greek statues from Antiquity, is been wonderfully well displayed. Also on show are a Hellenistic co..

  • 4 Eagles' Road Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 34001 Kárystos

    Between Káristos and Stíra (about 30km) the Eagles' Road runs along a ledge 700-800m above sea level on the southwest coast of Euboia. It goes through stark and empty hillsides, where birds of prey once soared, offering splendid views down over the G..

  • 5 Hydra Town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - 180 40 Ýdra

    Defended by a few cannon for several hundred years, the little port of Hydra, which is packed with yachts in the season, is hidden in a rounded inlet, bordered by old houses that fan out up the dry and rocky hillside towards the monastery. The lively..

  • 6 Pérama Cave Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 45500 Ioánnina

    The cave, discovered during the Second World War, extends for 1km and covers an area of 14 800m; water streams continuously down its walls. The caverns are artistically lit to show off the splendid limestone concretions in the form of stalagmites, st..

  • 7 Heraion Headland Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 203 00 Perachóra

    The Heraion Headland (Akrotírio Iréo) offers magnificent views down to the coast and the Bay of Corinth. Don't miss the town of Perahóra (small archeological museum) and the Limni Heraion road that skirts Lake Vouliagméni. The Heraion is located in a..

  • 8 Nidrí Bay Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 31084 Nydrí

    Nidrí Bay, sheltered by a screen of little islands covered with cypress and olive trees, is an enchanting place due to its natural countours, balmy air and clear light. From the popular resort of Nidrí there are boat trips around the bay which take i..

  • 9 Archaeological Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Leoforos Stratou GR - 546 21 Thessaloníki

    One of Greece's finest, the Archaeological Museum houses ceramics and object from Macedonia and Thrace, notably masterpieces discovered in tombs in northern Greece illustrating the high level of civilisation attained in the region at the time of Phil..

  • 10 Lion Gate Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 212 00 Mykínes

    The Lion Gate, which was the main entrance to the Acropolis, takes its name from the two wild animals sculpted on the huge monolithic pediment. Of Asiatic inspiration, they stood watch over the entrance to the upper town and symbolised Mycenaean powe..

  • 11 Archaeological Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    GR - 270 65 Olympía

    This museum devoted to art from Ancient Greece contains one of the masterpieces of Classical art, the famous Hermes of Praxiteles found in the Temple of Hera. Sculpted in Parian marble (4C BC), Hermes is carrying the infant Dionysos. Traces of the or..

  • 12 National Archeological Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    1 Xanthoudidou GR - 71202 Irákleio

    The exhibits are arranged in chronological order and are devoted to Minoan civilisation. They are mainly the product of excavations complemented by reconstructions (models and watercolours) of the main palaces. Don't miss the remarkable Kamáres ware,..

  • 13 Knossós: Royal Apartments Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Knossos GR - 71410 Irákleio

    The royal apartments occupy four floors of rooms built into the hillside above the river. There are light wells to provide the circulation of air and lighting in the rooms. A flight of steps leads to the apartments, which are linked by a network of p..

  • 14 Theatre District Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 84600 Dilos

    Sinikía Theátrou (the Theatre District) was built from the 2C BC onwards. It contained luxurious houses built around courtyards and was decorated with superb mosaics in lively colours. There is the House of the Dolphins decorated with a large mosaic ..

  • 15 Sanctuary of Asklepios Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 85300 Kos

    Four terraces cut into a hillside overlooking the Kos plain mark the site of this important sanctuary, which was consecrated to Asklepios (Aesculapius), the god of healing and son of Apollo. The sanctuary was built in the late 4C BC to commemorate th..

  • 16 St John's Monastery Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    GR - 844 00 Skála

    The powerful walls of St John's Monastery (Ágios Ioánis Theólogos) dominate the town's white houses and the island of Pátmos, as well as the surrounding archipelago. The circuit wall was built in the 11C-12C; its massive canted buttresses were added ..

  • 17 Citadel of Rhodes Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Towns and villages

    Kleovoulou GR - 851 00 Ródos

    Responsible for defending against the Turkish threat (1306), the Knights of St John based themselves in this fortified part of the city called the Collachium. A visit to the Paláti Megálon Magístron (Palace of the Grand Masters), built in the 14C in ..

  • 18 Monastery of Ósios Loukás Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    GR - 32005 Dístomo

    A Unesco World Heritage site, the monastery was founded by a hermit, Luke Stiris, who died in 953 and whose tomb became an object of pilgrimage. The Katholikon, a huge archetypal pilgrimage church with marvellous mosaics, is a masterpiece of Byzantin..

  • 19 Metéora Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 42200 Kalampáka

    North of the Piniós Valley and the town of Kalambáka, a group of sandstone columns rises up from the surrounding green plain like a rock forest with fantastic shapes and smooth, breathtakingly high walls. Perched on top of these huge rocky pillars ar..

  • 20 Knossós Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Knossos GR - 71410 Irákleio

    The oldest city in Greece is set among arid hills in the southeast of the Herakleion plain. With its chequerboard of courtyards, corridors, stairways, upper floors, chambers, royal apartments and shrines, the mythical lair of the terrible Minotaur is..

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