Athens, the cradle of democracy and Western civilization, is widely known for its archeological ruins and monuments, such as the famous Parthenon, Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysos as well as the Ancient Agora.
Crete, the largest island in Greece, was the cradle of Minoan civilization (2500 B.C.). Pay a visit to the Archeological Museum of Iraklion, the labyrinth- like Palace of Knossos (2000 B.C.), and the Dhiktaion Cave, the birthplace of Zeus.
Thessaloniki is the cultural capital of Greece. Its most popular attractions include the historic city center, art galleries and museums, Turkish baths, Byzantine walls, the White Tower, vivid food markets as well as the commercial district.
Go and see the archeological site of Olympia on the Peloponnese peninsula where the Olympic games originated in 776 B.C.
The picturesque cliffs of Meteora rise more than 1,200 feet above the villages of Kastraki and Kalambaka. These monasteries were built by monks, seeking freedom from persecution and religious isolation in the 14th and 16th centuries.
Delphi, the center of the Earth, as honored by the ancient Greeks, is a remarkable archeological site.
Greek islands: Corfu - an Ionian island - was con-