The Must Do in Greece

Parthenon ©Ian PindarParthenon in Acropolis is a special temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. Some background. She is a virgin patron as regarded by the people of Athens. Other virtues embodied by her are wisdom, inspiration, law and justices, mathematics, strategy, crafts, the arts, skill, courage, civilization, just warfare and also strength. In classical art, in the Classical period from the 5th century onwards, she was described in sculptures with a full round strong face and a high nose. She has a high nose bridge and has a masculine chin. Imagine a serious face and that is Athena.

Delphi Theatre

From the Temple of Apollo, you can find the Delphi Theater that has a spectacular view of the sanctuary and valley. Built from the local Parnassus limestone, this 4th century B.C. theatre is a must see. Some interesting details to note here on the walls of the parodoi are the inscriptions to the emancipation of slaves. Besides, this theatre has the capacity for five thousand spectators.

Santorini

There are several villages on the island of Santorini. They are, Fira, Karterados, Kamari, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia, Pyrgos, Perissa, Megalochori, Akrotiri, Mesaria, Monolithos, Vlichada and Vothonas. There are different kinds of beaches to these villages, so you can hop from one to the other, checking out the sunsets on different days.

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge ©iotoursThe gorge of Samaria and it is in the National Park of Samaria. It is 16 kilometers long at the altitude of 1250 meters in the White Mountains. The Iron Gates is where there is a narrow passage towards the end of the gorge. You are advised not to go there in winter time as it has high water thus dangerous and impassable. This part has path maintained and wardens, doctors are available. A fee is imposed at the entrance, so it means you can get water, as well as toilet facilities. The other tip about getting there is to plan your trip starting at dawn. The best season to see Samaria Gorge is Spring. Not just to avoid meeting the huge crowds as well as the tourist coaches that will jam the traffic. To get more convenience, try to look for an accommodation in Omalos. The walk can start from noon onwards for a lesser crowd and a more enjoyable walk. Avoid the heat wave in Summer. You can get to gorge of Samaria via public buses called KTEL that goes from Chania to Omalos.

 

 

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