Fly to Greek Cities
If 3000-odd years of culture are not reason enough to visit Greece, then the food, markets, and nightlife on offer should certainly be! One of the world’s most famous ancient sites is found in Athens: the Acropolis, inhabited from Neolithic times until 510 BC, when the Delphic oracle declared it should become the province of the gods.
The Parthenon, within the Acropolis, brings home to tourists the power and glory of Ancient Greece and is well worth a visit. Please note that, due to the extensive restoration programmes, many sculptures have been temporarily moved to the Acropolis Museum and replaced with casts. Many other interesting historical monuments and sites will also whet your appetite.
Talking of appetites, you have of course every opportunity to experience the tasty food. The areas of Monastiraki and Mitropoleos Street offer a wonderful selection, from piquant starters of tzaziki, olives, feta cheese, taramasalata and stuffed cabbage leaves, to roasted honey lamb, souvlaki, moussaka, Spanakopita (pastry filled with feta cheese and spinach – the Greeks will make almost anything into a pita or pie) to the sweet Baklava desert. All washed down with Retzina and ending up with some Ouzo. Monastiraki is also a large market area; you will be able to wander the alleyways to find jewellery, pottery, juicy fresh fruit and much more.
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