Taking a step aside from the traditional Greek holiday spots. We run you through five beautiful, less visited Greek landmarks around Greece. Whilst ancient Greek cities such as Athens might be renowned for monuments and museums. While holiday goers all over love the whitewashed buildings and golden
beaches of Mykonos. In addition there are plenty of lesser known beautiful Greek landmarks. Which you
can include on your next visit to Greece.
Visit These Greek Landmarks
A two and a half hour drive southwest from the Greek city of Thessaloniki. Meteora is our first World Heritage Site. Also, home to some of the most amazing mountain peaks. As a result, in the 9th century, monks climbed to the top of the natural spires and built monasteries. Hence some of which are now museums. At a first glance the spires seem inaccessible, but it is possible to climb the steps and visit the buildings. An amazing place for photographers .
Gythion is a small port town and perfect for day trips in the southern region of Greece. It is also a three-hour drive from Athens if you wish to travel by car. Tour companies are yet to include Gythion in their packages. Which gives the town a more traditional and ‘authentic’ atmosphere. The small streets are full of traditional buildings which provided the setting for the 2010 movie The Tempest.
Vergina is an hour north of Thessaloniki and home to the burial site of ancient Macedonian Kings. Here you can visit the shaped tombs also known as tumuli. You can wander through a 4th century palace and the Royal Tombs Museum, built in 1993. The tombs are dating back to 300 B.C. Constructed of beautiful marble, gold and ivory. With paintings of those inside of the tombs. Furthermore, you will find these tombs very interesting.
Stavros is a beautiful village made up of rocky hills, stunning coastlines, olive groves and vineyards. Apart from a small area of apartment type hotels. Stavros is still unknown to the hordes of tourists. It provides a serene, relaxing place to visit. If you are looking to relax after long walks and climbs. Lounge chairs next to crystal clear waters are accessible on the beach front for just five euros a day.
Last but not least is the second world heritage site on our list. Mystras is just forty kilometers north of Gythion. Mystras overlooks the famous city of Sparta and was a fortress dating back to 1249. Abandoned in 1832. Nuns now live there and also look after the antiquities. Walking through the paths of Mystras you can visit palaces and other exhibits on the same site. Including the Museum of Mystras and the Byzantine and Ecclesiastical museum.
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At Deep Blue Yachting, we have many visitors who charter a yacht for one week and rent a villa for a week. This blog post is for those of you who want to see more of Greece. I will answer questions you may have. I will also like to hear any of your comments, so please leave them.