Greece is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It has also been one of the rare countries which have been occupied by the humans from pre-historic period.
The country is also considered as the birthplace of Western civilisation. Due to its geographical position, Greece has been a crossroad for many civilisations. It has got many fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful Mediterranean beaches, wonderful climate, numerous picturesque islands known for their exceptional beauty and architecture and much more that would captivate the visitors, especially honeymooners', attention.
There are around hundreds of archaeological and historical sites in Greece which are worth visiting and many of which are marked as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The country also has around 1,400 islands and islets, but only 169 of these islands are inhabited.
May to September is the peak tourist season in Greece.
Santorini is the most famous among the numerous Greek islands. This picturesque island is famous for its cliff-top towns that overlook the mesmerising deep blue Aegean Sea. The white buildings with blue highlights have over the years become the face of this little island. You could find these attractive sights at the Oia village here. It is an enchanting island which is often referred as the 'crown jewel of Greece'. The island was formed as a result of catastrophic volcanic activities over thousands of years. This island has also got an archaeological site in Akrotiri which has many ruins from the Minoan Era. It is believed that the volcanic lava has buried the earlier settlement some 3,600 years ago.
Another attractive place is Corfu town which is about 234 km away from Athens is also a popular island destination. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Corfu has got elegant old fashioned buildings, well-kept streets and centuries-old forts and castles.
Acropolis at the Athens is the most famous heritage tourist destination in Greece. The Acropolis, ancient citadel, which stands on a rocky mound dates from the 5th Century. It contains the remains of several ancient structures, including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, Erechtheion and the Temple of Athena Nike.
Parthenon is a former temple which was dedicated to Goddess Athena. The structure with its decorative sculptures has been considered as the finest example of Greek architecture. It stands at the spot of an ancient temple of Athena which was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC.
Another heritage site Delphi that is located in the Phoics region of Greece also attracts thousands of tourists every day. It is built on the south-western slope of Mount Parnassus. It includes the Sanctuary of Apollo which was the site of the ancient oracle. The ancient theatre at Delphi gives a spectacular view of the valley below. It could accommodate about 4,500 spectators. Delphi is about 180 km away from Athens.
The Meteora Monasteries are another architectural wonder. The centuries-old monasteries are perched on bizarre rocky outcrops and you will have to climb several steps that are carved into the rocks to reach the monastery.