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About Greece

Greece, located in southeastern Europe, is often called the "cradle of Western civilization." Its many islands scattered throughout the Ionian and Aegean seas are renowned for their beauty and luxury. In the capital Athens, visitors can explore ancient ruins at the Parthenon, see the Theatre of Dionysus, or watch the sunset from Mount Lycabettus. Stroll past the famous blue church domes on Santorini Island and enjoy spectacular meals overlooking azure blue seas. Visit the famous Meteora rock formations with their incredible Eastern Orthodox monasteries or explore Ottoman history in Thessaloniki. Greece has been enchanting visitors since ancient times. Come explore this land of beauty and wonder.

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Acropolis of Athens
4.6/5
882 Reviews
Historical Site
The Acropolis is located in the southwest portion of central Athens. It is one of Athens' greatest landmarks and a symbol of ancient Greece. The Acropolis consists of ancient architectural relics such as the Parthenon, the Temple of Erektio and the Temple of Athena. The Acropolis is steep, with only a channel in the west, which serves as a natural barrier. Actually, the Acropolis used to be a military fortress. Standing in the Acropolis, you can also look at the magnificent panorama of Athens.
The Parthenon
4.6/5
436 Reviews
Historical Site
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site    
The Parthenon is an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. It is situated on the excavated site of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Construction started in 447 BC and was tentatively completed around 438 BC, although decorative parts of the temple continued to evolve until 432 BC. The building has had many uses over the centuries, including that of a treasury, a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, an Ottoman mosque and an ammunition dump. In 1975, the Greek government began serious restoration efforts in the attempt to preserve the Parthenon and other Acropolis structures. Reconstruction efforts continue to this day.
Temple of Olympian Zeus
4.5/5
284 Reviews
Historical Site
The Temple of Olympian Zeus is located in the village of Olympia and was built for the sacrifice of Zeus. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is under the responsibility of the sculptor Fideias, with stucco limestone on the surface and marble on the top of the temple. The stone statues behind the temple temple are carved from the marble of the island of Paros. Many statues on the west side of the temple are decorated with a herringbone style.
Syntagma Square
4.5/5
292 Reviews
Square
Syntagma Square is the pulsating heart of the modern city of Athens, composed of the actual square together with the surrounding streets, open areas and assemblage of grand buildings that include banks, offices, top hotels and the old Royal Palace - now the Greek Parliament building. Syntagma Square is named after the Greek constitution (Syntagma) that was proclaimed from the balcony of the royal palace that overlooks the square on 3 September 1843. The former palace has housed the Greek parliament since 1935.

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Posted: 27 Dec 2018
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