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IN Travel & Adventure ON 03 Sep, 2014
This is the second trip to our World Tour Series. And, this time we will be travelling to Greece. This place has an incredible history. Along with it, it also has preserved the glorious history of the Persian and Greek war.
Greece has beautiful beaches, delicious food and picturesque historical places as well as many world heritage sites.
Here, we have also added Greek food that people love to eat. We hope you enjoy this journey. Make sure you share them.
Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km south-east from Greece's mainland. It is famous for the volcano, dramatic views and the beautiful sunset.
Santorini is a volcanic island located 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 was started in 447 BC. All these years, 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 places. A trip to Greece is incomplete if we don't visit here.
Mykonos is a picturesque place in Greece. It's an island located in the 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 south-east of the town of Mykonos and it is served by international flights during summer. The flight from Athens to Mykonos is just 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.
These six pillars have an average elevation of 313 metres.
The theatre at Delphi is built further up the hill from the Temple of Apollo. It has a capacity of 5000 spectators. In ancient times, people used to do plays, poetry and musical evenings over here. It was made in 4 B.C
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 the Greece. The dark blue and turquoise colour are strikingly cool.
Samaria Gorge is a National Park located on the island of Crete. It is also known for having 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. It's a town on the island of Rhodes that has fine beaches. Lindos was founded by Dorians who arrived in Greece in the 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 has preserved the table of offerings and the base of the cult statue of Athena.
The Propylaea of the Sanctuary, also dating back from the 4th century BC. is over here. A monumental staircase leads to a D-shaped Stoa and a wall with five door openings engages the tourists. The Hellenistic Stoa with lateral projecting wings, dating from about 200 BC is 87 metres long that consists of 42 columns.
This place has a lot of historic importance built around 14th century.
It's a beautiful place. Greece has left for the world to know about civilisations.
It's a mountain and a world heritage site located in Northen Greece. Access to this mountain is restricted only to the males, and it's controlled.
There are 20 Monasteries in Peninsula that houses some 1400 monks.
Here, we too have mentioned Greek food.
It's one of the best casseroles I had. It is baked to golden perfection and tastes wonderful with creamy bechamel sauce. It is one of the most widely recognised Greek dishes, and it tastes heavenly.
If you want a perfect sum up to a Greek lunch, you should definitely try Baklava. It is the dish most people think of when they think 'Greek dessert'. Walnuts and almonds make this Greek pastry unique and flavorful.