One of the main reasons why tourists choose Greece for their holidays is of course its long history and civilization. The sites of interest are innumerable, indeed. Every big city but also every island or small village has its own history and monuments to prove it. Tourists love to wander around archaeological sights, museums, churches, monasteries, thematic parks, ancient theaters and similar places and fortunately Greece is full of them.
As a traveller you'll have to pay a fee to admire the national museums, but there are also many sights of interest, accessible at no cost at all. Here, you'll have the chance to read articles about all these monumental spots, all around Greece, so that to plan a visit there during your trip.
The Theatre of Dionysus is a major open-air theatre used for festivals in honor of the god Dionysus. It is located in the eastern part of the south side of the Acropolis Hill in Athens and north of the Temple of Dionysus, the part of the Acropolis Hill that can be seen right across of the New Acropolis Museum.
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The Museum of Greek Children’s Art is located in the Plaka district of Athens, close to Syntagma Square at 9 Kodrou Street with exhibitions of drawings and three dimensional artworks made by children 4 to 14 years old being one of the few museums world-wide specializing in the field of children’s artistic creativity.
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The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens stands beside the monumental Hadrian’s arch in close proximity of the picturesque district of Plaka and the New Acropolis Museum. From this colossal temple, only sixteen magnificent columns survive out of the original 104 columns.
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It opened in 2004 and soon became one of the favourite dining spots in Santorini. It is called Metaxy mas which means.. between us, but it is not a secret any more that this restaurant has a rich menu with almost 40 different dishes and appetizers based on traditional Greek cuisine.
The statue of Poseidon, made of Parian marble, was found in 1877 on Milos island, along with a statue of his mate, Amphitrite. The larger than life-size statue depicts the god almost nude, wearing a himation covering the lower part of the body. In his raised right hand he will have held the trident. Next to his right leg is a support in the form of a dolphin. Today, the statue is exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens city.
“Brunch” is both a noun, a verb and way of life. It’s not only an opportunity to eat something nice, but also a way to catch up with friends in the middle of the day. In Athens city we love it for both reasons. We have even discovered an easily accessible spot, perfect for the citibreakers to enjoy a full breakfast or a brunch during their travel in the Greek capital.
Touristorama has been travelling all around Greece and its islands for over a decade. This year, during our trip to Naxos, the biggest of the Cyclades complex, we discovered an interesting spot, perfect for your night out on the island… which is what we do best: finding the best places and then propose you should visit them! Prime is a Scandinavian Bar, located on a privileged position in Chora of Naxos, opposite the port. It’s been operating for 21 years and enjoys a great fame to both foreign and local tourists.
More than just a famous tourist destination, Santorini boasts a romantic scene where you can have some really memorable moments with your partner. The time when the sun sets deep down to the Aegean Sea and the sky gets these amazing orange colors is the best to enjoy a cocktail. One of the best places to do so is the Classico bar restaurant in the capital of Fira.
Like a relay race of three generations; a journey with happy days, sad days, joys, sorrows, wars, Occupation, poverty, hunger, deaths, volcanic eruptions, catastrophic earthquakes, flee for a better life, return, better days, feasts, tourism explosion, financial crises and so on… Everything has been indelibly inscribed on the walls of this small building, Aktaion. I feel grateful that life has given me the opportunity to hold the reins of Aktaion all the way to its centennial.
Explore the fascinating volcanic island of Santorini the way you want it yourself! Enjoy a unique accommodation experience, with huge doses of privacy and luxury by choosing to stay in Incognito Villa.
In recent years, the beloved habit of pancakes has begun to become widespread in Greece as well. Touristorama discovered in Nafplion the place that makes the most delicious pancakes, according to the original American recipe.
We have been choosing Parea Tavern for our meals and dinners for 14 years! Every time someone from Touristorama travels to the island of Santorini, he enjoys authentic Greek cuisine at the terrace of this restaurant in the heart of Fira. And we are not the only ones. Thousands of tourists include it among their favorites on the volcanic island.
The Marmita Restaurant is now a part of the history of Santorini, since it has been operating in Megalochori since 2004. From 2013 it s been running under the observation of new owner Giannis Manikas and the sense of renewal is obvious.