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Exploring Culture during Sailing Holidays in Greece

Greece as the world capital of culture has to show many important archaelogical and ancient sights. Every different place has its own history Monuments, museums, sculptures and also cities and islands are revealing a piece of the great ancient world. Delos, is an island in Cyclades and an archaelogical site, which was said to be the birthplace of the God Apollon.

Delos Harbor

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Port

Delos is a small island without a secure anchorage. According to the Greek mythology Delos was a floating island where Leto, after being impregnated by Zeus and refused by every land because of the wrath of Hera, gave birth to Apollo and Artemis.

Kallithea Springs

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Thermal Spring

Kallithea is just 9 km from the city of Rhodes. During the Italian occupation a spa was constructed in Arabic style, where visitors can enjoy a relaxing thermal bath in the renovated building.

Fortress of Monemvasia

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Monument

The Byzantine fortress town of Monemvasia, known as the “stone ship” is situated on the southeastern coast of Laconia, ready to travel the visitors on a historic journey back to time. Castles, walls, old mansions, narrow lanes, churches, imperial marble thrones and Byzantine icons give the impression of a town untouched by the time.

Mesta Village

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Monument

Mesta is a famous traditional medieval settlement on the south western part of Chios island. It was built during the Genoese domination.

Rhodes Old Town

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Monument

The old town of Rhodes is one of the largest medieval towns in Europe. In the town there are fascinating medieval fortress-like buildings, the bastions, walls, gates, narrow alleys, minarets, old houses, fountains, tranquil and busy squares.

Achilio Palace at Gastouri

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Monument

The Achilio Palace is located in one of the highest spots of Gastouri village. It was built at the end of the 19th century when Empress of Austria Sissy was so excited by the island that she decided to built it.

After the village of Lakones, there is Angelokastro or Angles Castle or Castle Michel Angelo, which is a Byzantine fortress. The castle`s main purpose was to protect the inhabitants from the pirates and the Venetians.

Naxos Castle at Chora

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Monument

The Castle of Chora of Naxos was built in 1207 by the Venetians, and is the most renowned medieval monument of Naxos. In the castle there are many medieval buildings, such as the boarding school of Ursulines and the School of Commerce.

Milos Castle at Plaka

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Monument

In the 13th century, the Venetians established their presence by building the Castle of Milos, on the hill, which is called Prophet Elias and is about 280 meters high. The Castle survived but was vandalized from soldiers and pirates during the decades.

Knights Castle

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Monument

The Knight Castle was built in 14th century on the ruins of an oldest fortress. The castle has two rounds of walls and it used to be surrounded by water and connected to the mainland by a bridge.

An extremely unique archeological monument is located in southern Euvoia. Drakospita, i.

Nestors Palace

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Monument

Nestor`s Palace is located about 18 km north of Pilos town. It was built about 1300 B.

Fortezza Fortress

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Monument

At the beginning of the old town of Rethymno an imposing Venetian fortress, known as Fortezza, is standing. Fortezza is the most important monument in Rethymno and it was built in the late 16th century.

White Tower

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Monument

The White Tower is located in Nikis street which is the sea boulevard and the most recognisable spot in Thessaloniki. The exact date of its construction is not known but most likely it was built sometime after 1530.

Acropolis

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Monument

The Acropolis is located at the center of Athens. Acropolis was built in 5th century B.

Delos Island

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Monument

Delos is located next to Mykonos island in Cyclades. The island of Delos is one of the most important archaeological and historical sites in Greece.

The Kastromonastiro (Castle-Monastery) of Kalamos is near Episkopi. Only sections of its tall, stone walls remain, with their beautiful inner arches becoming embrasures for weapons on the outside.

Old Town of Corfu

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Monument

The beautifully preserved Old Town of Corfu, is a UNESCO world heritage site, where Renaissance, Baroque and Classical cultures come together and fuse with local artistic traditions. Palaces, fortresses, buildings of the Venetian rule uniquely blend with the Greek architecture, small secluded squares and the so-called ‘Kantoúnia’ the vaulted passages that make you feel as if you’ve travelled to Italy.

Fish Tavern Elias at Sounio

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Restaurant

'Elias' is the name of a small waterside taverna in Cape Sounio lying on the edge of the bay with a breathtaking view on the Temple of Posiedon atop the cliffs.

Chill over a delicious seafood feast washed down with a good local wine or ouzo and watch the sunset from the picturesque bay.

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