Beaches in Greece
Top 3 tourist attractions in Greece
The beaches are undoubtedly one of the most popular attractions in Greece. But Greece is best known for its historical witnesses and archaeological finds. The importance for many developments has its roots in Greece. As the cradle of philosophy and democracy, there is a lot of history to discover in Greece. I present the top 3 of the most famous sights to you in the following. A visit during your Greece vacation is worth it!
- Acropolis in Athens:Everyone is familiar with the Acropolis. It is the symbol of the city and an architectural masterpiece. It was built between 467 and 406 BC and has stood on a 156 high stone cliff in Athens ever since. The Acropolis was built in honor of the goddess and patron saint named Athena, after whom the building was also named. In 1986 the current symbol of Greece was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Monasteries of Meteora: In Thessaly, near Kalambaka, there are the Meteora monasteries built on sandstone. The sight that will be presented to you when you have climbed the stairs will leave you speechless. It is not for nothing that the buildings that look like they are floating are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The most important of the 24 monasteries is the Metamorphosis Monastery. It is located on a 600 meter high rock and is one of the six monasteries inhabited by monks.
- Colossus of Rhodes: On the Greek island of Rhodes you can visit the Mandraki port where the Colossus of Rhodes is said to have stood. However, the 30 meter high bronze statue, which was erected in honor of the Greek sun and city god Helios, collapsed in 226/227 BC. Nevertheless, the statue is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the place where it stood still looks significant.
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Beaches in Greece
The Greek islands have a coastline of around 16,000 kilometers. In addition, there are around 4,000 kilometers of coastline from mainland Greece. In the whole world there are only ten coastlines longer than that of Greece. In other words: there are dream beaches in Greece as far as the eye can see. On each of the inhabited islands and on the mainland, there is more than one beach that you will rave about. Crystal clear water of the best quality and fine, golden sand are the characteristics of many beaches in Greece. Which is the most beautiful beach in Greece? You have to find out for yourself with the huge number. I have listed four beaches for you, a much more comprehensive list of the most beautiful beaches in Greece You can get it in my travel magazine.
Go to Greece yourself and find your very own favorite beach on one of the islands or the mainland.
Navagio on Zakynthos
The absolute tourist magnet is Navagio Beach on Zakynthos. The beach with the famous shipwreck is one of the most popular photo opportunities in all of Greece. The so-called smuggler’s bay is surrounded by 200 meter high rock walls.
Myrtos Beach on Kelafonia
With the surrounding steep cliffs, Myrtos Beach is one of the most extraordinary beaches in Greece. You have the best view of the beach and the turquoise blue water from the rocks. Here you will witness a wonderful play of colors.
Balos beach in Crete
The Balos Lagoon awaits you in the northwest of Crete. It is located on an uninhabited peninsula and therefore looks particularly natural and beautiful. White sand, bright blue water and pure nature – simply magical!
Paradise Beach in Mykonos
Paradise Beach with its coarse sand is the most popular beach on the Greek island. It convinces with the turquoise blue and crystal clear water in which you can snorkel. Party-loving holidaymakers are at the right place here.
Lots of fish, even more meat and lots of vegetables – Greek cuisine is hearty and is mainly used for socializing. The fact that you can order numerous and sumptuous meat dishes from the Greek around the corner does not come from anywhere. Minced meat in the form of bifteki, moussaka, souvlaki and gyros are popular meaty dishes in Greek cuisine. Oven dishes are in great demand, and soups and stews come in a wide variety of variations in Greece. The Greeks are also fans of starters and so there are tzatziki, Greek salad, farmer’s salad and various cold and warm vegetables. White bread is a basic ingredient and is eaten as a starter and main course. Of course, feta shouldn’t be missing either. Did you know that only cheese from a certain Greek region can be called feta?
Fresh fruit, ice cream and the baklava known from Turkish cuisine are classics among desserts. Greek wine, ouzu and basically a carafe of water are available in Greece as drinks with meals.