Nonpareil Spots in Greece

Greece N. © glasseyes view/flickr

Greece N. © glasseyes view/flickr

What Nea Moni of Chios has to offer is just a preview in the overall beauty of Greece. In the Peloponnese region, you must see the Argos, Korinthos, Kalamata, Tripoli and Sparti. It is still not complete without covering the Dodecanese four regions. They are called the South Aegean region namely the Kalymnos, Kos, Rhodes and Karpathos. Now it might have made you asking for more. The lesser known Greek isles are really true to its name, lesser known. I would not consider Athens, Corfu to be lesser known, on the contrary they are pretty well-known. So if you are told about Cephalonia, this might be a new exotic name. Corinth, Epidaurus, Messene, Nafplio, Folegandros and maybe Paros. The others like Crete, Mykonos, Naxos, Olympia, Santorini and the super famous Thessaloniki which is almost like a synonym to Greece travel.

Argos and Kalamata

Of course, you must see the Museum at Argos, as well as the Theater. Larissa and the Aspis are important landmark in Argos too. There are top resorts like the Pharae Palace, the Elite City Resort, Akti Taygetos Resort and so on to try out the luxurious comfort they all can offer. There is really no hard and fast rule but to try out the Velvet Feet Fish Spa is also a must try. Kalamata is also a great sight for keen military buffs. There is a Military Museum which features a chronological sweep of exhibits from the Turkish occupation to the 21st century. Shocking stuff to see such as the grisly paintings about their past. A warning to you though, the signages are In Greek, so unless you can read Greek otherwise, it is better to have an English guide. The other sight is the Benakion Archaeological Museum at Papazoglou Street. Founded by Antonis Benakis, this was first opened in the seventies. From Messinia’s prehistoric to mid-hellenic era and Byzantine era.

The 13th Century Kastro

Seaside ©Widerbergs/flickr

Seaside ©Widerbergs/flickr

Survived the 1986 earthquake, it is not just amazing that it did but also there is an impressive feature of this sight. It is the entry gate and you can also catch a good view of the battlements. However if you are there in summer, you can join in the festive held there. A cultural event, with plays and music awaits. Overall Kalamata being one of the earliest and first cities to be liberated from the Turks made its history richer and thus an interesting historical sight.

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