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Greece adventure travel guide for worldwide holidays featuring tips, advice and useful information on adventure activities on tours provided direct from local tour operators. This guide helps you find out what to see and do and plan your travel itinerary.
Greece is located in Southern Europe and is divided into five regions of which Attica contains the Greek capital, Athens. The other four regions comprise The Peloponnese, Central and Northern Greece, The Greek Islands and Crete. All areas of Greece are renowned for their historical and cultural significance, and anyone planning a Travel Greece vacation should make sure that they visit all the famous archeological sites.
The fortified old city of the Acropolis in Athens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the Late Bronze Age. Situated on one of the hills in the city centre, this huge complex features iconic buildings like the Parthenon, the Erectheon and the Propylaea. Visitors can also tour the Temple of Nike, Greek goddess of victory, which, like the other temples and structures, dates back to the Greek Golden Age.
In the summer of every year, Athens hosts the Athens & Epidaurus Festival of the arts, and visitors interested in ancient Greek arts and theatre crafts are urged to plan their Greece vacation to coincide with this festival's running dates. Events include theatrical performances of all kinds including dance, opera and music as well as numerous exhibitions and workshops. The festival's highlight, however, consists of the performances of the classical Greek playwrights' most famous works, including Sophocles' Electra.
The National Archeological Museum of Athens is the country's largest and most famous museum and is housed in an eye-catching neoclassical building. Its most famous exhibitions include its Neolithic Exhibition, which contains artifacts dating back to 6,800BC, and the Mycenaean Collection, which features the grave gifts unearthed by Schliemann at Mycenae. Also notable is the Egyptian and Near Eastern Antiquities Collection, which is the only collection of Egyptian artifacts in Greece, and the Thera Exhibition, featuring items recovered from the lost city of Thera.
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