Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympics. A series of athletic competitions were held in the stadium to honour the god, Zeus. Visitors can walk in the ancient stadium where athletes trained, see the impressive ruins of the area and visit the museum where the famous Hermes of Praxiteles and the statue of Nike of Paionios are exhibited.
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Athens is Europe’s historical capital and one of the world’s oldest cities. Ancient monuments and works of art are scattered all over the city, representing the heritage of the classical age. Among these landmarks, Acropolis – a block of milky marble on top of a vertical hill- is the most famous of them all. Visit all the important cultural attractions and discover the city’s history; it will help you get your bearings if this is your first visit to Athens.
Kalavrita is a beautiful little town and a popular tourist destination. It is famous for its contribution to the Greek revolution against the Turks and the resistance during World War II. The monastery of Agia Lavra -where Bishop Germanos raised the first flag of freedom in 1821- is a little further from the village of Kalavrita.
The land of the Centaurs and resort of the Gods. Traditional villages are scattered all over the area, and there is a modern ski centre with a breathtaking view of eastern and central Greece. Organised alternative tourism activities are available in the area. The unique route followed through Pelion by the famous “Moutzouris” -the narrow-gauge steam train in operation since 1895- will provide a memorable experience. Pelion is a magical mountain to discover.
The name “Meteora” comes from the Greek word ”meteoros” which means floating on air. It is one of the biggest and most important groups of monasteries in Greece. UNESCO has characterised the monasteries as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage. They were built on immense natural pillars and hill-like rounded boulders that dominate the local area. All this makes Meteora an astonishing geological wonder in a phenomenal land!