Think smart and plan your visit. If you organize at least a couple of days in advance, you’ll have enough time to visit the most important and famous locations in Greece.
Meteora: Why are there monasteries suspended in the sky?
This mystical place is filled with monasteries at the top of the mountains. Guaranteed as one of the TOP 10 places in Greece, declared so by UNESCO, we recommend you make Meteora a priority on your list.
Surrounded by green scenery, this magical place has 6 main monasteries (originally there were 24 but many were destroyed during WWII).
The first monasteries, founded in the 14th century, were built to escape from the Turks and Albanians at that time. Expelled from Mount Athos, Athanasius founded the Great Meteor or Transfiguration Monastery with several of his faithful followers.
Best time to visit: winter!
Located 70 km from Athens, Cape Sounion harbors the Temple of Zeus, built around 400 BC in the Golden Age of Athens. The Temple of Zeus is one of the few architectonical monuments located next to the sea. Cape Sounion is famous for the temples of Athena and the temple of Poseidon.
Best hour to visit, sunset.
Delfos Archeological Site
Considered a UNESCO World Heritage site, Delfos, also known as Delphi, is an ancient sanctuary that famous as the seat of Pythia, the oracle consulted regarding important decisions throughout the ancient classical world. Ancient Greeks considered Delphi to be the center of the world, marked by the monument known as the omphalos (navel). It is mythology and history, such as that of Delfos, that defines Greek culture.
Ancient Corinth and The Canal
If you are a history freak, a visit to the Ancient Corinth will make for an unforgettable trip. The Corinth Canal is where the Corinth Gulf meets the Saronic Gulf, making it a spectacular waterway. The history of the canal has a strong religious significance as it often references the letters of Saint Paul in the New Testament, First and Second Corinthians.
For all these tours, we highly recommend finding specialized tour agencies, some of them offer all-in packages.