Monasteries at Meteora – Greece

The Monasteries at Meteora are located in the Thessaly Region of Greece near the town of Kalabaka. Most of the monasteries were built during the Middle Ages and are perched on the peaks of towering sandstone pillars. The Greek word for meteora means “suspended in the air” and the term appropriately describes these Greek Orthodox…

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Images of Mykonos – Greece

Mykonos is a Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea that is southeast of Greece’s mainland. The island has a population of approximately 10,000 residence and covers an area of about 85 square km with a peak elevation of 341 meters. Mykonos Town Mykonos Town is the largest town on the island and is where…

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Images of Santorini – Greece

Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea that is about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland. The sea view of Santorini when approaching the island from the water is a special site. Sailing on the clear turquoise water gazing at the crescent shaped island with its hillsides covered by whitewashed cliff-top…

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Original Olympic Site – Greece

The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC and reached their height of popularity in 576 BC. The original Olympic Site was in Olympia, Greece and games were banned in 394 AD by emperor Theodosius II because they were pagan and the temples were destroyed. The events in the original Olympic Games included foot…

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Delphi Archaeological Site – Greece

The archaeological site of Delphi is located near the city of Delphi, Greece and is the second most important complex of ancient Greece after the Acropolis of Athens. This site is where many political decisions were taken for the consultation of the Oracle. No colony was founded in the Mediterranean without the consent of the…

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Changing of the Guards – Greece

The changing of the guard ceremony takes place every hour at the “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier” near parliament in Athens, Greece. This is an event that I would classify as a “Must See” activity when visiting Athens and I would say that it was one of the highlights of my trip to Greece. The…

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Mykonos Windmills – Greece

One of the top attractions on the Island of Mykonos is the windmills. The Mykonos windmills were first built in the 12th and 13th centuries and they have become a recognized landmark of Mykonos. There are a total of 16 windmills on the island but the most visited are the 7 that are located in…

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Acropolis Of Athens – Greece

The Acropolis of Athens is a must see when visiting Athens. It is the most important center of ancient Greece and represents the birthplace of democracy. An acropolis refers to a complex built on a high hill or high point so the Acropolis of Athens is literally a complex built on a high point in…

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