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  • 1 Delphi Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 33054 Delfoí

    Above the Pleistos ravine, amid the grandiose scenery of the Parnassus massif, Delphi was in ancient times a mystical place; its sanctuary of Apollo attracted hordes of pilgrims drawn by its oracle. The site is situated by a road, about 1km before th..

  • 2 Vergina Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - Vergina

    In an exceptionally beautiful site on the outskirts of the modern village of Vergina stand the ruins of Aigai, the ancient Macedonian capital, unearthed by French archaeologists in 1856. Excavations resumed in the 1930s with a Greek team, and archaeo..

  • 3 Mystras Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - Mystra

    In a bowl below its citadel, Mystras has Byzantine monasteries and chuches, decayed palaces and houses on its slopes (a spur of Mount Taigetos). Only clerics live here now yet it remains splendid, and its ruins (a Unesco World Heritage site) testify ..

  • 4 Parthenon Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Av. Dionissou-Aeropagitou GR - 11742 Athína

    This Doric temple was built in the epoch of Pericles by Iktinos, under Phidias. His statue, dedicated to Athena, decorated the sanctuary. In the Byzantine epoch this statue taken to Constantinople, was destroyed during the siege of the city by the Cr..

  • 5 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..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 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..

  • 8 Ancient Epidauros: Theatre Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    GR - 210 52 Asklipieío

    The theatre, built in the 4C BC by Polykleitos the Younger, was the most outstanding in the ancient world due to its magnificent lines, harmonious proportions and beautiful setting. The cavea could accommodate up to 14 000 spectators. It is worth cli..

  • 9 Samariás Gorge Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 73005 Omalós

    The road up to the gorge (16km long) crosses the Omalós Plateau (1 050m). After passing through Omalós, the road ends in Xilóskalo on the edge of the gorge. First a flight of wooden steps and then a twisting path lead down into the depths of the gorg..

  • 10 Panorama Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 84400 Pátmos

    East of Hóra, three windmills overlook the Gríkos road. The view from here is exceptional: to the west, the Hóra and the walls of the monastery; on the hillside, the white cuboid buildings of the School of Pátmos above the Monastery of the Apocalypse..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 Cape Sounion Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - Soúnio

    Traditionally, Cape Sounion is visited from the Apollo Coast, returning to Athens at sunset. An outrider of Attica, watching over the entrance to the Saronic gulf, Homer's "sacred promontory" is admirably situated facing the Aegean and Cycl..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 The Kiriotissa District Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - Véroia

    This old quarter of the Macedonian city of Véria has around sixty churches (12C-15C). Ágios Hristos, the church of the Resurrection, is decorated with frescoes by Giorgos Kaliergis (early 14C); Saint Savvas of Kiriotissa has a decorative ceramic exte..

  • 15 Áno Siros Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GR - Ermoúpoli

    This medieval settlement of steep little streets is the Catholic district of Ermoupoli, comprising houses, alleys, little squares and tiny gardens. The main entrance, Portara, leads to the Plaka quarter with shops and tavernas. Note the memorial to t..

  • 16 Mount Ainos, Kefalonia Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 280 80 Sámi

    From Sami, the Argostoli road crosses the island over the mountain. Walkers will enjoy tackling Mount Ainos (1 628m), a giant by the standards of Greek islands. Within a protected national park, it rises from a thick forest of dark Cephalonian firs. ..

  • 17 Karathona Bay and Beach Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 21100 Náfplio

    Bordered by eucalyptus tree is a vast beach stretching along the shore of a gently curving bay in which sits a small island. From the heights nearby there are views of Palamedes Fort and Acronauplia.

  • 18 Beaches and Palm Grove of Vai Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 72300 Siteía

    At the eastern end of Crete's desert landscape, Vai's beaches are renowned for their natural palm groves (unique in Europe), white sand, ochre rocks and clear waters. The first beach encountered, covered by parasols and sunbeds in summer, is the larg..

  • 19 Mikonos Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 84600 Mýkonos

    Dotted by countless chapels and fringed by white sandy beaches, the granite island of Mikonos is one of the most popular islands in the Cyclades - and understandably so, given the beauty of its town and beaches. People come from all over the world to..

  • 20 Sarakiniko Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GR - 48060 Sarakíniko

    The north coast of Milos offers some unique scenery. East of Plaka lies a beautiful natural landscape: bright white volcanic tufa carved by the sea into cones, domes and terraces, all lapped by turquoise waters. Swimming is feasible on calm days (in ..

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