#6 best destination in the world

 

Parthenon

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  • Former temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, the patron of the people of Athens
  • Completed in 432 BC when the Athenian Empire was at its peak of power
  • Symbol of Ancient Greece and Athenian democracy and western civilization
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world

Monemvasia

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  • Town located on a small island noted for its area with a large plateau
  • Site of a powerful medieval fortress that has stayed well-preserved

Treasury of Atreus

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  • Large tomb constructed in 1250 BC
  • One of the oldest buildings in the world
  • Known for its scale and unusual shape
  • 1 of 9 graves like it around the citadel of Mycenae

 

Elafonissi Beach

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  • #11 of the top 25 beaches in the world

 

Acropolis

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  • Citadel built on a hill chosen for purposes of defense
  • #18 of the top 25 landmarks in the world
  • Was the center of large cities of classical antiquity such as ancient and modern Rome
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Acropolis Museum

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  • Archaeological museum focused on the findings of the Acropolis of Athens
  • Dedicated to house every artifact rediscovered on the rock and surrounding slopes of the Acropolis
  • The museum is built over the ruins of part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens
  • #8 of the top 25 museums in the world

 

Meteora

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  • Rock formation hosting one of the largest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in the world
  • Built on giant natural pillars and rounded boulders
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Rhodes

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  • City on an island named after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who once conquered the land
  • Was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Olympia

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  • Sanctuary of ancient Greece know for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times
  • The Olympic games were held every 4 years from the 8th BC to the 4th century AD
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Delphi

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  • Famous ancient sanctuary that seated the oracle consulted about important decisions throughout the ancient classical world
  • Considered in ancient Greece to be the center of the world
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Corfu

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  • Island known in the history of Greece as full of battles and conquests
  • Medieval castles are in strategic locations throughout the island and are a testament to the struggles of the Middle Ages against the invasions by pirates and the Ottomans
  • Was one of the most fortified places in Europe
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Kleftiko Beach

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Klio’s Honey Farm

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  • Beekeeper farm tour with gardens that introduce how honey is produced and other agricultural products both past and present

Cyclades Olive Museum

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  • Restored Cycladic olive mill and museum
  • Best preserved animal powdered old olive mill in Andros island
  • Teaches old traditional techniques for olive oil production

 

Voidomatis

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  • River with its main current sources located underneath a village
  • Characterized as one of the cleanest rivers in Europe
  • Known for its stone bridges and rafting spots

 


 

Costs

all flights $3,035

food $37/day x 24 days = $888

hotel $33/day x 21 days = $693

tickets (all attractions) $67

TOTAL for whole itinerary $4,683