Popular Tourist Destinations by Category in Greece

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National Archaeological Museum, Athens

State : Attica
Type : Museums
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The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locati...

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National Archaeological Museum, Athens
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The National Archaeological Museum in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the great museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide.Hellenic Ministry of Culture | National Archaeological Museum It is situated in the Exarcheia area in central Athens between Epirus Street, Bouboulinas Street and Tositsas Street while its entrance is on the Patission Street adjacent to the historical building of the Athens Polytechnic. more
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Athens

State : Attica
Type : Archaeological sites
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Athens (Athína; IPA-el: aˈθina; Katharevousa: Ἀθῆναι, Athinai; Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆνα...

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Athens
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Athens (Athína; IPA-el: aˈθina; Katharevousa: Ἀθῆναι, Athinai; Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athēnai) is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent. Today a cosm... more
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Thessaloniki

State : Makedonia Thraki
Type : World Heritage Sites
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Thessaloniki (IPA-el: θesaloˈnici), also known as Thessalonica (or ) and Salonica, is the seco...

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Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki (IPA-el: θesaloˈnici), also known as Thessalonica (or ) and Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia as well as the capital of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. Its honorific title is Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévusa), literally "co-capital", and stands as a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa), "co-reigning" city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople. According to the 2011 census the municipality of Thessaloniki today has a population of 322,240, while the Thessaloniki Urban Area (the co... more
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Voidokilia beach

State : Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio
Type : Beaches
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Voidokilia Beach is a popular beach in Messinia in the Mediterranean area. In the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω), its sand f...

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Voidokilia beach
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Voidokilia Beach is a popular beach in Messinia in the Mediterranean area. In the shape of the Greek letter omega (Ω), its sand forms a semicircular strip of dunes. The land facing side of the strip of dunes is Gialova Lagoon (or Yalova Lagoon), and important bird habitat. The beach has been named "A Place of Particular Natural Beauty". It is part of a Natura 2000 protected area. more
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Chlemoutsi

State : Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio
Type : Castles
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Chlemoutsi (or Χλουμούτσι) is a medieval castle in the northwest of the Elis regional unit, Greece, 12 km west of ...

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Chlemoutsi
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Chlemoutsi (or Χλουμούτσι) is a medieval castle in the northwest of the Elis regional unit, Greece, 12 km west of Andravida, 13 km southwest of Lechaina and 6 km south of Kyllini. It was built by the Crusader rulers of the Principality of Achaea as their main stronghold, and is perhaps the finest fortification of the early Frangokratia period preserved in Greece. Its Greek name comes from the medieval Chronicle of Morea and is a corruption of its original French name, Clairmont. During the Venetian period, it was known as Castel Tornese, since the Venetians erroneously believed that it was the seat of the Principality's mint (... more
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Parthenon

State : Attica
Type : Landmarks
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The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of ...

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Parthenon
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The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their virgin patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The... more
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Arkadi Monastery

State : Kriti
Type : Monasteries
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The monastery of Arkadi (in Greek: / Moní Arkadhíou) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery, situated on a fertile plateau 14 mi (23 km) to t...

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Arkadi Monastery
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The monastery of Arkadi (in Greek: / Moní Arkadhíou) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery, situated on a fertile plateau 14 mi (23 km) to the southeast of Rethymnon on the island of Crete (in Greece). The current catholicon (church) dates back to the 16th century and is marked by the influence of the Renaissance. This influence is visible in the architecture, which mixes both Roman and baroque elements. As early as the 16th century, the monastery was a place for science and art and had a school and a rich library. Situated on a plateau, and surrounded by a thick and high wall, the monastery is also built like a fortress. The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule ... more
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Lake Ioannina

State : Ipiros Ditiki Makedonia
Type : Lakes
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Lake Ioannina (Limni Ioanninon), also Pamvotida or Pamvotis is the largest lake of Epirus,...

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Lake Ioannina
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Lake Ioannina (Limni Ioanninon), also Pamvotida or Pamvotis is the largest lake of Epirus, located in the central part of the Ioannina regional unit in northern Greece. Ioannina to the west and the town of Perama to the north are urban settlements fringing the lake while the remaining of its periphery is composed of farmland. The lake features small fishing ports and a boating port. There is a regular boat service to the Ioannina Island. The Greek National Road 6 surrounds the northern half of the lake. more
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Vikos–Aoös National Park

State : Ipiros Ditiki Makedonia
Type : National parks
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The Vikos–Aoös National Park (Ethnikós Drymós Víkou–Aóou) is a national park in the region of Epirus in northwes...

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Vikos–Aoös National Park
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The Vikos–Aoös National Park (Ethnikós Drymós Víkou–Aóou) is a national park in the region of Epirus in northwestern Greece. The park, founded in 1973, is one of ten national parks in mainland Greece and is located 30km north of the city of Ioannina in the northern part of the Pindus mountain range. It is named after the two major gorges of the area and encompasses 12600ha of mountainous terrain, with numerous rivers, lakes, caves, deep canyons, dense coniferous and deciduous forest. The park is part of the Natura 2000 ecological network and one of UNESCO Geoparks and spans an elevation range from 550to. Over 100,000 people visit the park each year and take part in activities including rafting, canoe-ka... more
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Brauron

State : Attica
Type : Sanctuaries
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The sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron (Ancient Greek Βραυρών; Modern Greek Βραυρώνα — Vravrona or Vravronas) i...

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Brauron
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The sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron (Ancient Greek Βραυρών; Modern Greek Βραυρώνα — Vravrona or Vravronas) is an early sacred site on the eastern coast of Attica near the Aegean Sea in a small inlet. The inlet has silted up since ancient times, pushing the current shoreline farther from the site. A nearby hill, c. 24 m high and 220 m to the southeast, was inhabited during the Neolithic era, c. 2000 BCE, and flourished particularly from Middle Helladic to early Mycenaean times (2000–1600 BC) as a fortified site (acropolis). Occupation ceased in the LHIIIb period, and the acropolis was never significantly resettled after this time. There is a gap in the occupation o... more
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Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens

State : Attica
Type : Places of worship
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The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation popularly known as the "Mētrópolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishop of A...

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Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
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The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation popularly known as the "Mētrópolis", is the cathedral church of the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece. Construction of the Cathedral began on Christmas Day, 1842 with the laying of the cornerstone by King Otto and Queen Amalia. Workers used marble from 72 demolished churches to build the Cathedral's immense walls. Three architects and 20 years later, it was complete. On May 21, 1862, the completed Cathedral was dedicated to the Annunciation of the Mother of God '(Ευαγγελισμός της Θεοτόκου)' by the King and Queen. The Cathedral is a three-aisled, domed basilica that measures 130ft long, 65ft wide, and 80ft high. Inside ar... more
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Samariá Gorge

State : Kriti
Type : Canyons and gorges
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The Samariá Gorge (or just Φάραγγας) is a National Park of Greece on the island of Crete - ...

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Samariá Gorge
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The Samariá Gorge (or just Φάραγγας) is a National Park of Greece on the island of Crete - a major tourist attraction of the island - and a World's Biosphere Reserve. The gorge is in southwest Crete in the regional unit of Chania. It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains (Lefká Óri) and Mt. Volakias. There are a number of other gorges in the White Mountains. While some say that the gorge is 18 km long, this distance refers to the distance between the settlement of Omalos on the northern side of the plateau and the village of Agia Roumeli. In fact, the gorge is 16 km long, starting at an altitude of 1,250 m at the northern e... more
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Aristotelous Square

State : Makedonia Thraki
Type : Squares
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Aristotelous Square (IPA-el: plaˈtia aristoˈtelus, Aristotle Square) is the main city square of Thessaloniki, Greece and is located...

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Aristotelous Square
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Aristotelous Square (IPA-el: plaˈtia aristoˈtelus, Aristotle Square) is the main city square of Thessaloniki, Greece and is located on Nikis avenue (on the city's waterfront), in the city center. It was designed by French architect Ernest Hébrard in 1918, but most of the square was built in the 1950s. Many buildings surrounding the central square have since been renovated and its northern parts were largely restored in the 2000s. The twelve buildings that make up Aristotelous Square have been listed buildings of the Hellenic Republic since 1950. more
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Parthenon

State : Attica
Type : Greek temples
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The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of ...

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Parthenon
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The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their virgin patron. Its construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC, although decoration of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The... more
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Patras Castle

State : Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio
Type : Buildings and structures
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The Patras Castle was built around the mid-6th century above the ruins of the ancient acropolis, on a low outlying hill of the P...

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Patras Castle
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The Patras Castle was built around the mid-6th century above the ruins of the ancient acropolis, on a low outlying hill of the Panachaiko Mountain and ca. 800 m from the sea. The castle covers 22,725 m² and consists of a triangular outer wall, strengthened by towers and gates and further protected originally by a moat, and an inner compound on the northeastern corner, also protected by a moat. more
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Lake Marathon

State : Attica
Type : Reservoirs and dams
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Lake Marathon or the Marathon Reservoir (Greek: Λίμνη Μαραθώνος Marathónos or Λίμνη...

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Lake Marathon
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Lake Marathon or the Marathon Reservoir (Greek: Λίμνη Μαραθώνος Marathónos or Λίμνη Μαραθώνα Marathóna) is a water supply reservoir formed from the construction of Marathon Dam at the junction of Charadros and Varnavas Torrents near the town of Marathon, Greece. It was the primary water supply for Athens from 1931, when it became operational, until 1959. In 1959 water from Yliki Lake became available, and water from Mornos Reservoir became available in 1981. The area of the lake at the height of the spillway of the dam is 2.45 square kilometres, the maximum depth is 54 m, the lake concentrates water from a drainage basin of 118 square kilometres w... more
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Mount Lycabettus

State : Attica
Type : Visitor attractions
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Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos (IPA-el: l...

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Mount Lycabettus
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Mount Lycabettus, also known as Lycabettos, Lykabettos or Lykavittos (IPA-el: likaviˈtos), is a Cretaceous limestone hill in Athens, Greece. At 277 meters (908 feet) above sea level, the hill is the highest point in the city that surrounds it. Pine trees cover its base, and at its two peaks are the 19th century Chapel of St. George, a theatre, and a restaurant. The hill is a popular tourist destination and can be ascended by the Lycabettus Funicular, a funicular railway which climbs the hill from a lower terminus at Kolonaki (The railway station can be found at Aristippou street). Lycabettus appears in various legends. Popular stories suggest it was... more
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Arch of Hadrian

State : Attica
Type : Monuments and memorials
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The Arch of Hadrian is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient ro...

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Arch of Hadrian
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The Arch of Hadrian is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It has been proposed that the arch was built to celebrate the adventus (arrival) of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and to honor him for his many benefactions to the city, on the occasion of the dedication of the nearby temple complex in 131 or 132 AD. It is not certain who commissioned the arch, although it is probable that the citizens of Athens or another Greek group were responsible for its construction and design. There were two inscriptions o... more
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Mycenae

State : Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio
Type : Mycenaean palaces
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Mycenae (Greek Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeological site in Greece, located...

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Mycenae
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Mycenae (Greek Μυκῆναι Mykēnai or Μυκήνη Mykēnē) is an archaeological site in Greece, located about 90 km southwest of Athens, in the north-eastern Peloponnese. Argos is 11 km to the south; Corinth, 48 km to the north. From the hill on which the palace was located one can see across the Argolid to the Saronic Gulf. In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece. The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean in reference to Mycenae. more
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Achilleion (Corfu)

State : Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio
Type : Palaces and mansions
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Achilleion is a palace built in Corfu by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi, after a suggesti...

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Achilleion is a palace built in Corfu by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi, after a suggestion by Austrian Consul Alexander von Watzberg. Elisabeth was a woman obsessed with beauty, and very powerful, but tragically vulnerable since the loss of her only son, Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria in the Mayerling Incident in 1889. A year later in 1890, she built a summer palace in the region of Gastouri (Γαστούρι), now the municipality of Achilleion, about ten kilometres to the south of the city of Corfu. The palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. Elisabeth spoke Greek better than any of the Greek queens that were her contemporaries and she expresse... more
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Psychro Cave

State : Kriti
Type : Caves
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Psychro Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in the Lasithi district of eastern Crete. Psychro is associated with t...

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Psychro Cave
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Psychro Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in the Lasithi district of eastern Crete. Psychro is associated with the Diktaean Cave, the putative site of Zeus' birth. According to Hesiod, Theogony 477, Rhea gave birth to Zeus in a cave of Mount Aegaeon, near Lyttos; since the late nineteenth century the cave above the modern village of Psychro has been identified with this sanctuary. more
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Thessaloniki

State : Makedonia Thraki
Type : Cities
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Thessaloniki (IPA-el: θesaloˈnici), also known as Thessalonica (or ) and Salonica, is the seco...

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Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki (IPA-el: θesaloˈnici), also known as Thessalonica (or ) and Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Central Macedonia as well as the capital of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia and Thrace. Its honorific title is Συμπρωτεύουσα (Symprotévusa), literally "co-capital", and stands as a reference to its historical status as the Συμβασιλεύουσα (Symvasilévousa), "co-reigning" city of the Byzantine Empire, alongside Constantinople. According to the 2011 census the municipality of Thessaloniki today has a population of 322,240, while the Thessaloniki Urban Area (the co... more
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Makry Gialos

State : Kriti
Type : Houses
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Makry Gialos is a former municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece, with a population 4,204 in 2001. It is located on the south-east c...

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Makry Gialos
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Makry Gialos is a former municipality in Lasithi, Crete, Greece, with a population 4,204 in 2001. It is located on the south-east coast of Crete. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Ierapetra, of which it is a municipal unit. The seat of the municipality was in Koutsouras, 22 kilometers east of Ierapetra. It was established in 1998 when the communities of Schinokapsala, Orino, Stavrochori, Chrisopigi, Aghios Stefanos, Pefki, Lithines and Pervolakia amalgamated into one municipality (Δήμος). The name Makry Gialos - or, alternatively, Makry-Gialos, Makrygialos, Makriyialos, or Makrigialos - is also specifi... more
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Cretaquarium

State : Kriti
Type : Aquaria
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Cretaquarium (Enidrio Kritis) or Thalassocosmos ("sea world") is a public aquarium located near the town of...

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Cretaquarium
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Cretaquarium (Enidrio Kritis) or Thalassocosmos ("sea world") is a public aquarium located near the town of Gournes in Crete, Greece, 15 km east of the city of Heraklion. The Cretaquarium project was conceived by employees of the former Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC) to create the first large aquarium in Greece, as part of a marine park for research, education, culture and recreation. Its construction was co-financed by the European Investment Bank and the Greek state. Cretaquarium first opened its doors in December 2005 and went through a major expansion during the winter of 2008-9, when 25 new tanks were installed. The aquarium is currently operated by the Hellenic ... more
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National Garden of Athens

State : Attica
Type : Parks and gardens
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The National Garden (formerly the Royal Garden) is a public park of in the center of the Greek capita...

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National Garden of Athens
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The National Garden (formerly the Royal Garden) is a public park of in the center of the Greek capital, Athens. It is located directly behind the Greek Parliament building (The Old Palace) and continues to the South to the area where the Zappeion is located, across from the Panathenaiko or Kalimarmaro Olympic Stadium of the 1896 Olympic Games. The Garden also encloses some ancient ruins, tambourines and Corinthian capitals of columns, mosaics, and other features. On the Southeast side are the busts of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, and of the Philhellene Jean-Gabriel Eynard. On the South side are the busts of the celebrated Greek poets Dionysios Solomos, author of the Gre... more
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Arkadiko Bridge

State : Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio
Type : Bridges
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The Arkadiko Bridge or Kazarma Bridge is a Mycenaean bridge near the modern road from Tiryns to Epidauros on the ...

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Arkadiko Bridge
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The Arkadiko Bridge or Kazarma Bridge is a Mycenaean bridge near the modern road from Tiryns to Epidauros on the Peloponnese, Greece. Dating to the Greek Bronze Age, it is one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use. The corbel arch bridge belonged in Mycenaean times to a highway between the two cities, which formed part of a wider military road network. It has a culvert span of ca. 1 m and is made in the typical Mycenaean manner of Cyclopean stones. The structure is 22 m long, 5.60 m wide at the base and 4 m high. The width of the roadway atop is about 2.50 m. The sophisticated lay-out of the bridge and the road indicate that they were specifically constructed for the use b... more
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Waterland WaterPark (Thessaloniki)

State : Makedonia Thraki
Type : Amusement parks
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Waterland is a waterpark in the town of Thessaloniki, in Greece. The park is located in the village of Tagarades, at th...

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Waterland WaterPark (Thessaloniki)
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Waterland is a waterpark in the town of Thessaloniki, in Greece. The park is located in the village of Tagarades, at the outskirts of Thessaloniki on the way to Chalkidiki. About 130.000 people from all over Greece and Europe visit the park each year and over 2,900,000 visitors so far. Waterland is a member of the World and European water parks association and the international association of amusement park attractions. It opened its gates to the public in 1994 and it is the largest waterpark in south-eastern Europe, covering an area of approximately 150,000 square metres. Waterland is the first water park that operated in Greece and is unique in Northern Greece. more
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Richtis Gorge

State : Kriti
Type : Hiking trails
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Richtis Gorge (Faraggi tou Richti) refers to a gorge in Crete, Greece (Map of Richtis Gorge here). It is a state pro...

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Richtis Gorge
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Richtis Gorge (Faraggi tou Richti) refers to a gorge in Crete, Greece (Map of Richtis Gorge here). It is a state protected park near Exo Mouliana, Sitia, eastern Crete (Greece) that starts at the traditional village Exo Mouliana, which is located on the national road between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia and ends at the secluded Richtis beach, just east of the village Kalavros. The hiking trail is about 4 km in length of easy (spring/summer/autumn) to moderate (winter) difficulty. Rich vegetation (mainly platanus trees, wild berries and local flowers and herbs) and animal life (mainly local species of butterflies, small reptiles, birds and mammals) can be observed along the way, as well as old stone bridges... more
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Richtis Gorge

State : Kriti
Type : Waterfalls
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Richtis Gorge (Faraggi tou Richti) refers to a gorge in Crete, Greece (Map of Richtis Gorge here). It is a state pro...

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Richtis Gorge
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Richtis Gorge (Faraggi tou Richti) refers to a gorge in Crete, Greece (Map of Richtis Gorge here). It is a state protected park near Exo Mouliana, Sitia, eastern Crete (Greece) that starts at the traditional village Exo Mouliana, which is located on the national road between Agios Nikolaos and Sitia and ends at the secluded Richtis beach, just east of the village Kalavros. The hiking trail is about 4 km in length of easy (spring/summer/autumn) to moderate (winter) difficulty. Rich vegetation (mainly platanus trees, wild berries and local flowers and herbs) and animal life (mainly local species of butterflies, small reptiles, birds and mammals) can be observed along the way, as well as old stone bridges... more
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Attica Zoological Park

State : Attica
Type : Zoos
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Attica Zoological Park, is a private zoo located in the Athens suburb of Spata, Greece. The zoo is home to about 2000 animals rep...

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Attica Zoological Park
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Attica Zoological Park, is a private zoo located in the Athens suburb of Spata, Greece. The zoo is home to about 2000 animals representing 400 species, and is open 365 days per year. Attica Zoological Park is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). more