Athens

Athens, the city of 2.500 years of history, but also a modern cosmopolitan metropolis, invites you to discover its treasures

  • Its historical center and the Plaka area, the oldest and most attractive neighborhood of the Greek Capital
  • The Acropolis of Athens, the most important expression of Classical Greek aesthetics
  • The new Acropolis Museum that houses the treasures of the Acropolis
  • The museums and the monuments and theatres from the glorious past of Athens
  • The National Archaeological Museum, the largest archaeological museum in Greece
  • The most ancient analog computer, the Antikythera mechanism, designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, and the cycles of the Olympic Games
  • The Panathinaikon stadium where the first Olympic Games took place in 1896
  • The numerous well-organized beaches of Athens and in the Attica peninsula
  • The abundant cafes, souvenir shops, restaurants with local, international and ethnic cuisine, grill houses, and Greek souvlaki shops
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Corinth Canal

The Corinth Canal is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth and separates the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland, thus effectively making the former peninsula an island. The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres in length, only 21.4 metres wide at its base, and 8 metres deep, making it impassable for most modern ships. Therefore it now has little economic importance. Ships can only pass through the canal one convoy at a time on a one-way system. Larger ships have to be towed by tugs. The canal is nowadays mostly used by tourist ships; 11,000 ships per year travel through the waterway.

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Nafplion

Nafplio was the first capital of the newly born Greek state between 1823 and 1834. Nafplio is located less than two hours' drive by car from Athens, on the Peloponnese peninsula. The beautiful old city has a wealth of narrow alleyways and streets, steep stairs, taverns serving delicious Greek food, lively bars, clubs and cafés, a lovely seafront promenade, and enough sights to fill a week. But the best is perhaps just being in this wonderful city, watch the sun go down behind the mountains, coloring the bay red, or relax in the central square and look at the playful children, couples, friends and families enjoying food, wine or coffee - just like you.

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Katakolon

Katakolon is a seaside town in western Ilia in the municipality of Pyrgos. The town center is within a gulf overlooking the Ionian Sea. Katakolon is situated on a peninsula and has a lighthouse found in the southwest. The Lighthouse of Katakolon was first opened in 1865 and the town has a population of 612 inhabitants. Katakolon is your gateway to Olympia, where the ancient Greeks flocked every four years for more than a millennium to celebrate the sacred games dedicated to Zeus. Visit the ruins of the Sanctuary, with its athletic quadrangles, stadium,temples and treasuries; then browse in the modern Archaeological Museum, a treasure house of Archaic, Classical and Roman sculptures, including the famous Niki Winged Victory.

Olympia – Olympic Games

Visiting the archaeological site and museum, you will walk in one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient Greece. Situated in the landscape of Elis, by the foot of Mt. Kronion, Olympia invites you to take part in the history of Greece.

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