Where is Greece? Officially known as the Hellenic Republic, Greece is strategically located in southeastern Europe, acting as the bridge between Africa, Europe, and Asia. Hovering at the tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece shares its borders with Turkey at the northeast, Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia to the north, and Albania to the northwest.
Additionally, Greece shares coasts with the Ionian Sea to the west, the Aegean Sea to the east, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Greece comprises of nine geographic regions, namely Epirus, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thessaly, Crete, Thrace, Ionian Islands, and the Aegean Island (including Cyclades, and Dodecanese), offering visitors a chance to explore a rich and diverse landscape.
Where is Greece historically? Greece is renowned as the cradle of Western and modern civilization. It has been responsible for the core of western philosophy and culture, development and experimentation with democracy, literature, sciences, literature, and western drama among others.
All of this is present and can be explored within its geographic area of 131,957 square kilometers. Where should you start? Some starting places to visit in Greece include:
Best known as the site of the ruins of the Temple Of The God Of The Sea Poseidon, it offers one of the most sought after tourist spectacles: the sunset of the Aegean Sea. Additionally, Cape Sounion is also a popular day time excursion for tourists.
You will find Greece’s second largest city and its cultural capital abuzz with excitement, social events, lively festivals, and a buzzing nightlife spanning its historic and commercial districts. It is one of the most sought after places to visit in Greece.
Imagine rugged mountains and a dense exotic forest, both furrowed by powerful rivers whose banks are dotted with grand stone houses in traditional villages. That is Zagori, a region of great natural beauty and unmatched tranquility.
Comprising of three peninsulas that jut out near the city of Thessaloniki, Halkidiki brings you quiet beaches of Sithonia, the serene and tranquil environment of the monasteries in Athos, and a stunning nightlife in Kassandra. Both Kassandra and Sithonia are well-built and a popular spot for tourists.
Located awe-inspiringly alongside the sloping Mount Parnassus, and once revered as the center of the earth, Delphi is Greece’s most popular historic site to date. Important ruins to look for include the temple of Apollo, the Theater, the Athenian Treasury, and hippodrome where the ancient Pythian Games were hosted.
“Gaius Julius Antiochus Epiphanes Philopappos” is a prince of the Kingdom of Commagene who died in 116, this monument was built to honor his memory. The upper level of the monument shows 2 statues, Antiochus IV on the left and Philopappos in the center. On the right, now lost, was the statue of Seleucus I Nicator. Philopappos Monument is a really interesting historical site to visit....
In the 2nd century AD, in the year 130 the Temple was built completely after many centuries. There were originally 104 Corinthian columns built. Today, 15 columns remain existing. This temple was dedicated to Olympian Zeus, the head of the Olympian Gods. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is a very interesting historical place to visit in Athens....
In 1840, The Royal garden was completed by Queen Amalia of Oldenburg. In 1920, the garden was renamed “National Garden” and opened to the public moving its entrance to the 12 palms that Queen Amalia planted. Inside you can find a small café, children’s library and playground, a Botanical Museum and a duck pond....
The Panathenaic Stadium has a capacity of 50,000 seats for all kind of events that were hosted for Athletics, Gymnastics, Weightlifting and Wrestling. In the 4th century the stadium was abandoned because of the rise of Christianity and the bloody battles that happened within; until 1896 it hosted the first modern Olympics. In the late 19th century, the stadium had major reconstructions and took its final form and is now a really interesting touristic place in Athens.