Athens is the biggest and probably the most famous city in Greece that attracts thousands of people every year. No tourist in Athens should miss visiting the ancient monuments, which are concentrated in an imaginary circle around the Acropolis, as well as many other places of interest. After the open-air sights, you can enjoy a visit to the archaeological museums, which house the most precious treasures of antiquity.
The most sacred temple of Athens is located on the Acropolis. This is the place to start, when visiting Athens.The prayers and supplications of the locals and the admiring glances of all visitors were addressed to it. The ancient Greeks were meticulous and the result of their quest for detailed perfection can be seen in the form of the temple for the goddess Athena – the Parthenon.
In every city there is an ideal place for a moonlit stroll, an oasis of calm where you can enjoy a romantic and undisturbed atmosphere on a humid evening. One such place in Athens is undoubtedly the medieval Plaka, situated on the slopes of the Acropolis. Wandering among the colourful houses and tucked-away tavernas adds to the charm of the illuminated Acropolis.
When visiting Athens, you should not miss experiencing the treasures of local cuisine and delicious homemade meals. For the easiest city exploration, we found a perfect parking spot, located just 5 km from the city centre.
Thessaloniki is located in the north of Greece, in the region of Central Macedonia, on the west of the Chalkidiki peninsula. The city and the whole of Macedonia, retains its somewhat grittier “Balkan” charm, unaffected by the massive influx of tourists like other areas in the more southern regions of Greece. It is a university (Aristotle University), fair and cultural city, as well as commercial and industrial.
The character of contemporary Thessaloniki is mainly influenced by its students, but also by the diverse and varied mix of all kinds of nationalities that give the city and its surroundings the distinctive character of a city encompassing three cultures – Greek, Turkish and Balkan.
Explore its picturesque streets and bustling promenades, let yourself be dazzled by the monumentality of ancient monuments, the spirit of Byzantine churches and the special atmosphere of Ottoman buildings, and get to know a different side of colourful Greece. It’s worth it.
Meteora, monasteries between heaven and earth. From the vast Thessalian plain emerge majestic rock hills, stone forest and bare rocks – one of the most amazing and largest geological phenomenon of our planet. In the north-western part of Thessaly, near the town of Kalambaka, breathtaking rock formations rise up into the sky and on top of them lay monasteries that are still inhabited by monks. The whole wondrous area today forms the monastic state of Saint Meteora – after Mount Athos, the largest Orthodox monastic centre in Greece.
The Meteora have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, with special protection granted by the 1990 decision of the Sacred Synod of the Greek Church to declare the entire site “sacred, immutable and inviolable”.
To enter the monastery, you must of course wear appropriate clothing – women long skirts (trousers are forbidden) and covered shoulders, men long trousers. Fortunately, some monasteries are equipped to provide a skirt or strip of cloth to wrap around the waist at the entrance. Many of the monasteries prohibit any photography or filming, at least indoors.
Park your motorhome in nearby fairy forest in Camping Vrachos Kastraki and explore this breath-taking region.
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