Best Historical and Mythological Experiences in Greece
It is no surprise that many, when planning their trip to Greece, focus mainly on the islands, the beaches and nature. There are, however, incredible ancient ruins across the country that offer an unforgettable trip to the past. Whether you’re walking down the same path as philosopher Socrates or entering the Temple of Apollo, where the Great Priestess once offered her prophecies, you enjoy an experience that will help you better understand the birthplace of Western civilization.
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Visit the Acropolis of Athens and its ancient ruins. This tour will take you to some of the most important landmarks of Ancient Greek civilization, and will introduce you to the gods tales and history associated with them.
Visit the archaeological ruins of Delphi. Discover one of the most important sites of ancient Greece, home to the mythology of Apollo, the god of sun and music, with this Delphi tour.
Experience the first Olympic Games in ancient Olympia and feel the excitement and power of the athletes. Τhe ancient ruins of Olympia will travel back in time to the first Olympic games in 776 BCE. This place is a reminder of the greatness of ancient Greece and the power of sport.
Wander through the labyrinth at Knossos Palace in Crete. Visit the 3,500-year-old Knossos Palace, known as Europe’s oldest city, and experience the history and myths of the Minoan civilization first-hand. Legend has it that the palace also houses the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos, known from the ancient monster of Minotaur.
See the ruins of Mycenae and Epidaurus. Take a step back in time with a tour of two of the most important archaeological sites in Peloponnese: Mycenae and Epidaurus. This day trip from Nafplion will start with a visit to Mycenae, home to the amazing Lion Gate and the tomb of King Agamemnon. Here is also the resting place of this famous hero of Homer’s Iliad that led the Greek army to Troy in order to bring back his brother’s wife Helen to Greece.
Discover the heart of the Cyclades on a trip to Delos. If you’re in Mykonos or Tinos, don’t miss a day trip to the sacred island of Delos, one of the most important historical, mythological, and archaeological sites in Greece. Legend has it that this uninhabited island in the Cyclades was the birthplace of the two gods Apollo and Artemis and became the main religious and economic center of ancient Greece.
Journey through the ancient past of Santorini. Visit the Akrotiri and Thira Museum and discover one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean Sea. The ashes of the Santorini volcano preserved the ancient city of Akrotiri, which played an important financial role on the island during the Minoan era.
Learn the story of Alexander the Great. Take a day trip from Thessaloniki and visit the ruins of Pella and Vergina, where you can learn about the history of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia. Vergina, the first capital of ancient Macedonia, boasts the tomb of Alexander the Great’s father, Philip II, and an underground complex of treasures. On to Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, where you can see relics and archaeological sites dating back to the 4th century BC.
Greek Luxurist offers a range of Greek island tours of various durations. If you want to explore more about Greek history, we offer a variety of extended tours.
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