10 Best Places to Visit in Greece - Travel Video
Known for its plethora of ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, sunny beaches, tasty cuisine and friendly atmosphere, it is no wonder that Greece ranks among Europe’s top travel destinations. Greece is made up of a mountainous mainland and hundreds of islands where each one offers its own share of stunning landscapes, historic sites and cultural delights. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Greece.
The 10 Best Olympia Tours & Activities
The region of Olympia, in the Peloponnese, is blessed with an archaeological site that takes your breath away, a museum that hosts the finest sculptures of antiquity and the most beautiful beaches in Greece, so deciding what to do in Olympia can be quite overwhelming. Our best Olympia tours and Katakolon shore excursions cover a wide range of activities, from historical sightseeing to kid friendly beach experiences. Choose one of The Travel Insiders' 10 Best Olympia Tours & Activities and make your visit to one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Greece as pleasant and memorable as possible.
Katakolon (Olympia) Greece - Best Things to See and Eat Tour
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The stop at Katakolon needs a tour for sure. There really isn’t much to do around the port. The only reason cruise ships stop here is for Olympia. I’m glad I got to see it because I would never fly to Athens and make the drive out to see Olympia, so this was a nice chance to see the things I read about in history books growing up.
I highly recommend a private tour company vs. any tours that you can book on the ship. Having your own private car and personal attention, especially on a short day like this one, was key.
The first thing we did was see the archaeological museum. It would have cost an extra 130 euros if we wanted her to go in with us and explain everything we see.
I didn’t go to the olympic museum because we didn’t have enough time. Our tour guide told us that it was pretty boring because it’s basically just a rectangular ruin.
Hermes and the infant dionysus, by Praxiteles: this statue was discovered to be in very good condition in 1877. This statute is famous for being incredibly polished. Hermes is carrying the child dionysus to the nymphs who were charged with his rearing. The arm is missing, but they think he could be holding out a bunch of grapes for the child.
Nike of Paionios: This is an ancient statue of the Greek goddess of victory named Nike. It was originally on a pillar near the tempe of Zeus. This statue was installed to honor the recapture of Sphacteria from the Spartans in 425 BC. This is a statue of the greek goddness of victory which shows her gently landing on her left foot. This is where the brand Nike got its name.
The west pediment of the temple of zeus: this shows a big battle between centaurs and ancient Greeks. This was built around 460 BCE and it has 42 figures in total. It's crazy to see how well preserved it was and how emotional some of the figures are.
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was a giant Zeus sculpture on a giant wooden throne with gold, ivory, precious stones and ebony. Sadly it was destroyed over time, possibly by fire or looting.
The second part of the museum was a big open land where some of the ruins still stand. I can’t believe they allow you to walk into the ruins and touch them. We didn’t spend that much time here because it started pouring.
Palaistra: This was part of an ancient gym, and helped to train some of the wrestlers and other athletes.
Philippeion: was erected by Philip II, King of Macedonia after the victory of Chaeroneia in 338 BCE. Originally there were 18 Ionic columns and inside were gold and ivory statues of Philip's family.
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Best Places to Visit in Greece - 13 Historical Sites HD
This short travel guide video presents 13 famous and popular archaeological and historical sites in Greece. Greek history is full of wonders, millions of tourists visit Greece to see the historical tourist attractions. You can cast a glance at the ruins and artefacts of Knossos, Mycenae,Tyrins, Gortyn, Phaistos, Acropolis of Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Delphi, Sparta, Olympia, Mystras and the monasteries of Meteora. Our video invites you for a travel to the history of Greece from ancient times to Byzantine period.
Greece is rich in archaeological and historical sites, many of them are inscribed in the World Heritage List. Greek history is well documented and can be discovered in person by travelling through the country.
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Ancient Sites in Greece (Mainland) in 4K Ultra HD
The Ancient Sites in Mainland Greece, where the history of the Western Civilization began ...
Main sites in the video: Delphi (0:01), Olympia (1:40), Mycenae (3:10), Tiryns (4:12), Epidaurus (4:44), Acrocorinth (5:24), Corinth (6:25), Athens (7:11).
Couple of views from interesting nearby locations that do not belong to the ancient history: Galaxidi (1:36), Nafplio from the Palamidi fortress(4:28), Corinth Canal (6:56). The fortress at Acrocorinth is from Byzantine and later times, but Acrocorinth itself is the acropolis of ancient Corinth.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in this video (all quotes from whc.unesco.org):
Delphi: The pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the site of ... the 'navel of the world'. Blending harmoniously with the superb landscape and charged with sacred meaning, Delphi in the 6th century B.C. was indeed the religious centre and symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world.
Olympia: In the 10th century B.C., Olympia became a centre for the worship of Zeus. The Altis – the sanctuary to the gods – has one of the highest concentrations of masterpieces from the ancient Greek world. In addition to temples, there are the remains of all the sports structures erected for the Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia every four years beginning in 776 B.C.
Mycenae and Tiryns: The archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns are the imposing ruins of the two greatest cities of the Mycenaean civilization, which dominated the eastern Mediterranean world from the 15th to the 12th century B.C. and played a vital role in the development of classical Greek culture.
Epidaurus: Hellenic architectural ensemble of the 4th century BCE. The site is one of the most complete ancient Greek sanctuaries of Antiquity and is significant for its architectural brilliance and influence.
Acropolis, Athens: The Acropolis of Athens and its monuments are universal symbols of the classical spirit and civilization and form the greatest architectural and artistic complex bequeathed by Greek Antiquity to the world.
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20 Things to do in Athens Greece Travel Guide
Though our visit was brief, Audrey and I still made it our mission to see as many sights and attractions as possible around Athens, Greece. We set out to visit temples and ruins steeped in history, but along the way we also discovered that the Greek capital is a city with a pretty cool vibe, lots of art, and great food. This video guide will showcase 20 things to do in Athens, Greece:
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1) Parthenon (Παρθενών - Παρθενώνας)
2) Erechtheion (Erechtheum) Ἐρέχθειον - Ερέχθειο)
3) The Philopappos Monument (Μνημείο Φιλοπάππου) on Mouseion Hill
4) Traditional Greek Food (Greek Salad, Saganaki and Moussaka)
5) Mount Lycabettus (Lykabettos or Lykavittos - Λυκαβηττός)
6) Night views of Athens
7) Temple of Zeus at Olympia
8) Arch of Hadrian (Αψίδα του Αδριανού - Hadrian's Gate)
9) Monastiraki Flea Market & Vintage Market
10) Greek Street Food (Souvlaki - σουβλάκι and Gyro Pita - γύρος)
11) Street Art in Psirri (Psyri or Psiri or Psyrri or Psirri - Ψυρρή ή Ψυρή)
12) Kerameikos Cemetery (Νεκροταφείο Κεραμικού)
13) Changing of the Guard
14) National Garden (Royal Garden - Εθνικός Κήπος)
15) Athens Central Market - Agora
16) Agora (Ἀγορά Agorá)
17) Acropolis Museum (Μουσείο Ακρόπολης)
18) Plaka (Pláka - Πλάκα)
19) Hadrian's Library
20) Greek Cooking Class (Learning how to make Greek Food and Greek Cuisine)
We sincerely hope this travel guide to Athens, Greece is a good primer and introduction to Greek culture, Greek Food (Greek Cuisine), and numerous attractions and things to do and see in the city. We cover arts, entertainment, museums and architecture we feel is worth exploring. In terms of tourism this travel video attempts to take you to all of the famous sites as well as many of the off-the-beaten-path spots you may have otherwise missed out on.
Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína - Ἀθῆναι)
20 Things to do in Athens Greece Top Attractions Travel Guide Transcript:
Well, good afternoon from sunny Athens. We are currently exploring the Greek capital. We recently actually spent a few days traveling around Meteora and now we're finishing up our trip here in Athens. We've got two full days to explore the city which isn't a lot of time but we're going to try to do our best.
Our first stop was one of the most recognized sights in Athens - the Parthenon, which was dedicated to the goddess Athena who was seen as the patron of Athens.
After sunset we lingered atop Mount Lycabettus for some night views of the city before taking the funicular down to the bottom. Seeing the Acropolis all lit up at night was a pretty cool sight!
Next up we visited the Temple of Zeus which once housed the statue of Zeus, and was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
When it comes to shopping, there are a few different options. We made our way to Monastiraki, which is one of the principal shopping districts in Athens. Here we visited both the Flea Market and the antique shops in the area.
The Agora was the central spot in ancient Greek city-states, and it is where people gathered.
So we are wrapping up our time here in Athens. Any surprises or final thoughts to share? Yeah, something that really surprised me were just the amount of stray animals that I saw on the streets.
I also thought there was really good dining options as well. We had a number of really good Greek meals and also some really good International food too.
Final thoughts, I think this is a really underrated capital in Europe. A lot like Warsaw in Poland so if you have an opportunity to visit Athens in Greece definitely do so.
So what did you think of Athens? Well, I thought it was a really cool city and I actually had a great time here. It kind of reminded me a little bit of Tel Aviv with the Mediterranean feel but also Berlin because it is very artsy and gritty. So it's a really cool place to check out. Great food, lots of attractions. You have a mix of antiquity with urban.
And that's a wrap for Athens! We hope you enjoyed this city guide and that it'll come in handy when you plan your own trip.
This is part of our Travel in Greece series. We're making a series of videos showcasing Greek culture, Greek arts, Greek foods & Greek cuisine.
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DELPHI GREECE - LAND OF MYTH - Travel Vlog
Welcome to Delphi Greece! We are traveling to Delphi, the land of the ancient oracle, where pilgrims sought important advice. We also check out nearby towns of Nafpaktos, and the mountain ski village of Arachova.
The UNESCO site is located on Mt. Parnassus near the Gulf of Corinth on mainland Greece.
Delphi was an important ancient Greek religious sanctuary sacred to the god Apollo. The mythological legend states that Delphi was named the center of the earth by Zeus, and houses the Temple of Apollo, Theater, and the Athenian Treasury.
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