Attica and Delphi

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  • 1. Ancient Delphi

    Ruins

    After a square surrounded by late-Roman porticoes, pass through the main gate to Ancient Delphi and continue on to the Sacred Way, the approach...Read More

  • 2. Delphi Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Visiting this museum is essential to understanding the site and sanctuary's importance to the ancient Greek world, which considered Delphi its...Read More

  • 3. Monastery of Daphni

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Sacked by Crusaders, inhabited by Cistercian monks, and desecrated by Turks, this UNESCO World Heritage site remains one of the most splendid...Read More

  • 4. Osios Loukas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Luke (Loukas) the Hermit—not the evangelist who wrote a book of the New Testament—was a medieval oracle who founded a church at this site and...Read More

  • 5. Sanctuary of Athena

    Ruins

    Start your tour of Old Delphi in the same way the ancients did, with a visit to the Sanctuary of Athena. Pilgrims who arrived on the shores...Read More

  • 6. Schinias Beach

    Beach

    The best beach in the north of Attica, just beyond Marathon, is this long, sandy, pine-backed stretch called Schinias. It's crowded with Athenians...Read More

  • 7. Tatoi Royal Estate

    Historic Home

    What was once a beautiful summer retreat for the Greek royal family is slowly being reclaimed by the wild. It's an unusual tale, even by Greek...Read More

  • 8. Temple of Poseidon

    Ruins

    Although the columns at the Temple of Poseidon appear to be gleaming white from a distance in the full sun, when you get closer you can see...Read More

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  • 9. Agios Georgios Church

    Festival–Sight

    If you're lucky enough to be in Arachova for the festival on St. George's Day—April 23 (or the Monday after Easter if April 23 falls during...Read More

  • 10. Agios Nikolaos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The cathedral, perched atop a hill above the harbor and Old Town, is named after the patron saint of sailors and possesses a beautifully carved...Read More

  • 11. Akti Vouliagmeni

    Beach

    A fee gives you access to elegant wooden lounge chairs, white umbrellas, and shiny beach bars. Also on-site at this public beach are basketball...Read More

  • 12. Alimos Beach

    Beach

    The town of Alimos has the nearest developed—and clean—beach to Athens. The so-called Beach of the Sun extends over 60,000 square meters and...Read More

  • 13. Anavyssos Beach

    Beach

    The broad, sandy beach at Anavyssos is very popular with windsurfers (especially the stretch called Alykes). There's a children's playground...Read More

  • 14. Asteras Beach

    Beach

    This sprawling, upmarket complex draws a hip young crowd as well as families with children, who enjoy different sides of the beach. It is built...Read More

  • 15. Astir Beach

    Beach

    This beach club on the Laimos promontory is not just a place to get a tan; it's where you go to be seen . Yes, it is open to the public daily...Read More

  • 16. Attica Zoological Park

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Youngsters tired of trekking through museums may appreciate the distraction of this 32-acre zoo, home to more than 2,000 animals, 46 mammal...Read More

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  • 17. Folklore Museum & Clock Tower

    Museum/Gallery

    This small, two-room museum has some fascinating old black-and-white shots of traditionally dressed locals and festivals as well examples of...Read More

  • 18. Georgiadou Bakery

    Store/Mall

    Athenians flock here for the piroshki, a Russian turnover filled with spicy ground meat, but leave carrying bags filled with all types of...Read More

  • 19. Kavouri Beach

    Beach

    This public beach extends north from Vouliagmeni to Voula and is one of the most easily accessible free, public beaches near the city. It has...Read More

  • 20. Lake Marathon

    Viewpoint

    The huge man-made reservoir formed by the Marathon Dam (built by an American company in 1925–31) warrants a visit soley to see the only dam...Read More

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