A Greek ad­ven­ture

> Be­sides its chains of idyl­lic is­lands, this an­cient land of leg­ends of­fers an­cient sites, rugged land­scapes and beau­ti­ful beaches

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base, with his­toric town­houses now con­verted into top bou­tique ho­tels and in­ter­est­ing shops. Grab a map, and take your time, there’s more than enough to choose from.

Most trips to Greece start in Athens, the na­tion’s cap­i­tal and, of course, an im­por­tant stop for ex­plor­ing the iconic Acrop­o­lis which beck­ons day and night from its mighty perch.

The nearby An­cient Agora was the cen­tre of civic life in an­cient times, and Socrates spoke there.

Im­por­tant mu­se­ums in­clude the sleek Acrop­o­lis Mu­seum which smartly show­cases the Acrop­o­lis carv­ings and arte­facts.

The Na­tional Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal

In the midst of myths and leg­ends … (clock­wise, from left) the pic­turesque Vene­tian fortress town of Naf­plio; the famed White Tower of Thes­sa­loniki; the ru­ins of Olympia in the south­ern Pelo­pon­nese re­gion; and the iconic Acrop­o­lis from its mighty perch in Athens.

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