Alternative Holidays in Greece
Delphi: A not to be missed Greek site!04-02-2015 14:36The archaeological site of Delphi has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of UNESCO on the 11th December 1987 (criteria I, II, III, IV and V). Inscription on this List confirms the outstanding universal value of the cultural or natural property that deserves protection for the benefit of all humanity. The archaeological site of Delphi is a Panhellenic sanctuary with an international fame. Its remnants represent some of the foremost events of art and architecture. The sanctuary, which combines in a unique manner the natural and historical environment, is related to numerous, key events of Greek history that have an impact on the progress of civilization.
The most important monuments of the site of Delphi are the Temple of Apollo, the Treasury of the Athenians that housed the offers to God Apollo, the Altar of the Chians, the Stoa of Athenians that housed the trophies taken in the Athenians’ naval victories over the Persians, the Theatre, the Stadium, the Castalian Spring, Tholos, a circular building in Doric order and the Polygonal Wall. It’s worth visiting the Archaeological Museum to learn more about the famous Oracle and the significant region of Delphi.
Located in the southern slopes of Mt Parnassus, only 10 km away the popular winter destination of Arachova and the ski center, Delphi is one of the most famous tourist places in Greece and a real pole of attraction, not only for those who are interested in history and civilization, but for every single traveller who enjoys meeting something new.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.