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Best Places to Visit in Greece – Must Visit Attractions

Greece has quite a few amazing attractions to offer. From man-made marvels all the way to natural creations, visitors will have no end to what they can enjoy in Greece.

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Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion is located on the southern tip of the peninsula of Attica. The location is known all over the world as the site on which the ancient temple of Posiedon is located. The remains of this great Greek temple for the god of the sea are located on the headland and surrounded by the sea from three sides. This is a highly popular destination with travellers and features amazing activities such as watching the sun set over the Agean Sea from the temple ruins. If you are planning a trip to Greece to check out amazing attractions such as Cape Sounion, be sure to go through a travel agency in Sri Lanka such as Aitken Spence Holidays for better rates and a pleasant experience.

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Zagori

Zagori

If you love natural beauty, then you simply must visit Zagori. This is an area featuring some truly spectacular natural beauty in the form of two national parks and incredible geological formation. The area features many rugged mountains, dense forest areas and powerful rivers. There are also a few well-preserved traditional villages in the area. Some of these villages still have grand stone houses that date all the way back to the late eighteenth century. Zagori is a must visit for hiking enthusiasts as the area is best explored on foot.

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Peloponnese

Peloponnese

Peloponnese was traditionally referred to as Morea which translates to mulberry leaf. The name is quite apt as Peloponnese is shaped like a large leaf. This wide peninsula is located in the southernmost region of Greece and Europe. The Rio-Antirrio bridge connects Peloponnese with the main land. The peninsula deserves a visit as the area is a cornucopia of ancient architecture. Featuring beautiful classic Greek temples, Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and Mycenaean palaces, Peloponnese is a must-visit for anyone who loves ancient architecture. One of the most prominent ancient ruins in Peloponnese is Olympia where the first Olympic Games were held.

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Meteora

Meteora

Meteora translates to 'suspended in the air'. This is exactly what the amazing cliffs of Meteora appear to be doing. The cliffs are more than 1200 feet in height and overlook the villages Kastraki and Kalambaka in the mainland. Located along the cliff summits are stunning historic monasteries that date all the way back to the 14th and 16th centuries.

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Athens

Athens

Athens is a must for any traveller who wishes to explore Greece. The city is considered to be the cradle of Western civilisation as well as the birthplace of democracy. Athens has been inhabited and thriving for more than 3000 years. Today, the city is an incredible mixture of ancient historical architecture and modern structures and facilities. Athens is famous for ancient attractions such as the Theatre of Dionysus, the Ancient Agora, the Acropolis and the Parthenon among many others. Aside from incredible ancient architecture, Athens is also a business centre, cultural hub and features excellent nightlife options.