The Greek islands have become classic destination cruises Europe, enabling enjoy the benefits of the Aegean, the Mediterranean cuisine rich in historical accounts and archaeological treasures. Although known under one name, really encompasses several islands: Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, Sporades, and the islands located north of the Aegean and Saronic Gulf.
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These islands are, in total, a beautiful mosaic of over 2,000 islands, of which only 200 are inhabited, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenery to see, framed in turquoise and white beaches of picturesque villages, famous for its lively nights and the hospitality of its people, which is complemented by a great wealth of architectural, artistic, social and cultural factors that bring us closer to the essence of the emergence of Western civilization.
If you decide to visit some of the Greek islands, you can not miss the opportunity to include a stop at the peninsula of Greece and so close to major urban centers in the world, Athens.
The first visit is the Acropolis. The most important archaeological sites throughout Greece rises on a hill where the remains of the Parthenon. Also included are other temples like Erection, considered the most sacred in antiquity, or of Athena Nike, also the theater of Dionysus. Similarly, we recommend a visit to the Acropolis Museum, which will have the opportunity to see up close one of the famous caryatids (female body sculptures).
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Another area of interest for tourists is formed by a closed triangle in its three aspects of Omonia Square, Syntagma Square and Plaka, which, together with the Monastikari, is the liveliest of Athens. At night, you can enjoy a glass of wine in taverns and dance while enjoying the magnificent view of the Parthenon lit.
Near Plaka find other monuments like the Arch of Hadrian and the Temple of Zeus. Other attractive options may be Zapion Park and the Olympic Stadium. If it goes to Syntagma Square, you can see every hour on a change of guard that has nothing to envy of London. Held at the foot of the Greek Parliament, by the statue of the Unknown Soldier. It is worth booking on Sunday at 11:30 am to witness the solemn ceremony in which soldiers march with the Greek national costume.
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At the time of shopping, Kolonaki is a must, this being the most elegant district of Athens, where these stores are the best brands. From there, a funicular will take up to two euros per Lycabettus Hill, the highest vantage point in Athens. Upon seeing the sea ready to continue the journey towards the Greek islands.