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IN People ON 03 Sep, 2014
This is the second trip of our World Tour Series. This time we are travelling to Greece, world's first democracy. Greece has an amazing history and similar are the places which date back to 3rd Century B.C. The glorious history of the Persian and Greek war is preserved here. Greece has beautiful beaches, delicious food and picturesque historical places. Greece has many world heritage sites. Santorini is the place which tops our list.
"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.- Socrates"
Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of Greece's mainland. It is famous for his volcano and dramatic views, beautiful sunset
Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands.
The Parthenon Temple was made for Goddess Athena. The building is the example of classical Greece. The construction of the Parthenon started in 447 BC, replacing and older temple that was destroyed by the Persians, and completed in 432 BC. During its long life the Parthenon has served as a temple, fortress, a church, a mosque and even as a powder magazine.
The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis is one of the most famous tourist attraction. A trip to Greece is not complete if we don't visit here.
Mykonos is a picturesque place in Greece. It's an island in Cyclades. It's known for its nightlife and sandy beaches.
It's also known as "island of the winds". Mykonos Airport is located 4 kilometres southeast of the town of Mykonos and it is served by international flights during summer. The flight from Athens to Mykonos is 25 minutes.
The island is composed mostly of granite and the terrain is very rocky with many areas eroded by the strong winds. High quality clay and barite, which is a mineral used as a lubricant in oil drilling, were mined on the eastern side of Mykonos until the late 1900s.
Meteora is a complex of eastern orthodox monasteries. Meteora means " middle in the air". The six monasteries are built on natural sandstone rock pillars. Access to the monasteries was deliberately difficult, requiring either long ladders or large nets used to haul up both goods and people.
Six pillars have an average elevation of 313 metres.
The Delphi theater is up the hill of Apollo Temple. It has a capacity of 5000 spectators. It was made in 4 B.C. At this place, in ancient times people used to do plays, poetry and musical evenings here.
Myrtos Beach is in the region of Pylaros, in the north-west of Kefalonia island, in the Ionian Sea of Greece. Myrtos beach lies between the feet of two mountains, Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros.
This beach has been voted 12 times as the best beach of Greece. The dark blue and turquoise colour are strikingly cool.
Samaria Gorge is a National Park at Greece on the island of Crete, its also a World's biosphere reserve. the gorge is 16 km long, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern entrance, and ending at the shores of the Libyan Sea.
Lindos is an archaeological site, its a town on the island of Rhodes. It has fine beaches and tourists love to visit here.. Lindos was founded by Dorians who arrived in Greece in 10th century B.C. Above the town of Lindos, there is acropolis of Lindos.
There are many things which are still preserved from 3rd century B.C till today. The Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, dating from about 300 BC, built on the site of an earlier temple. Inside the temple is the table of offerings and the base of the cult statue of Athena. The Propylaea of the Sanctuary, also dating from the 4th century BC. A monumental staircase leads to a D-shaped stoa and a wall with five door openings. The Hellenistic stoa with lateral projecting wings, dating from about 200 BC. The stoa was 87 metres long and consisted of 42 columns.
This place has a lot of historic importance and it was a city in 14th and 15th century.
It's a beautiful place. Greece has left for the world to know about civilizations.
It's a mountain and peninsula in Northen Greece. It's a world heritage site. Access to this mountain is restricted only for males and it's controlled. There are
There are 20 Monasteries in peninsula and houses some 1400 monks. We have added about Greek food too.
It's one of the best casserole I had. It is baked to golden perfection and tastes wonderful with creamy bechamel sauce. It is one of the most widely recognized Greek dish and it tastes heavenly.
If you want a perfect sum up to a Greek lunch, you should do that by trying Baklava. It is the dish most people think of when they think Greek dessert. Walnuts and almonds make this Greek pastry unique and flavorful.
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