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Greece has about 11 million inhabitants and is located in the eastern Mediterranean in southern Europe. Geographically, the country consists of the Greek mainland, the Peloponnese peninsula, and more than 3,000 islands – from the largest island of Crete to smaller islands such as Lesbos, Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Corfu, Samos, Naxos, Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Mykonos. Due to its island wealth, Greece has a remarkable coastline of 13,676 kilometres. The highest elevation is the peak of the Psiloritis in Crete at over 2,400 metres. The Greek culture is considered the first high culture in Europe and the Greeks are also considered the inventors of democracy. Eighteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites belong to the World Heritage in Greece (as of 2017): Temple of Apollo at Bassae, Delphi, Acropolis of Athens, Mount Athos, Meteora Monasteries, Ancient City of Epidauros, Rhodes, Ruins of Olympia, Mystras, Delos Island, Daphni Monasteries, Hosios Luke and Nea Moni, Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, Archaeological Site of Vergina, Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, Old Town on the island of Patmos, Old Town of Corfu, Archaeological Site of Philippi.

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The monasteries of Meteora – a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Greece)

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M E T E O R A – When we first heard the word, it immediately triggered something magical and mystical. The monasteries of Meteora have long been on our list of destinations that we really wanted to see. We were all the more pleased that this year, as part of our trip to Greece, it was successful to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site 🙂

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Argostoli – The capital of the island of Kefalonia (Greece)

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Did you know that Greece consists of over 3,000 islands? 😲 That’s 82 percent of all the islands in the Mediterranean! These include islands, but also rocky islands, rocks and reefs, of which only a little more than 100 are inhabited. After 2 days to explore the sights of the capital Athens, our journey continued to Argostoli on the island of Kefalonia.

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Our travel plans for Athens, Kefalonia & Meteora (Greece)

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After getting to know the islands of Mykonos, Santorini, Milos and Crete on a Cyclades cruise last year, we also wanted to explore the mainland of Greece this year. So it turned out that with Discover Greece we have put together a beautiful round trip that connects Athens, the island of Kefalonia and the monasteries of Meteora. Since Athens and the monasteries of Meteora have been on our bucket list for a very long time, we were looking forward to …

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Crete Island – The Palace of Knossos & Archaeological Museum (Greece)

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Our fourth stop on our celestyal cruise cruise in the Aegean Sea today was the island’s capital Heraklion (Iraqlio), which is located on the north coast of Crete. Today we had a great programme on our agenda: a beautiful mix of history, culture and sightseeing. In a small bus with just six other guests we left the port of Heraklion at 8.30 in the morning to the palace of Knossos. Crete is the largest island of Greece and after Sicily, …

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Island of Santorini – The beautiful village of Oia (Greece)

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We have seen so many photos and reports of the place Oia on Santorini from various bloggers or travelers on Instagram and Facebook in recent years. The pictures of the white village with its blue church domes directly on the steep coast have always delighted us. All the more reason to feel that during our cruise with Celestyal Cruises we had 2 days to explore the island of Santorini and the wonderfully beautiful place Oia.

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Island of Santorini – Tourist Attractions in the capital Fira (Greece)

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The island of Santorini (or Santorini) has been on our bucket list for a few years now. So we were very pleased when we saw that the island is on the program as part of our 7-day cruise with Celestyal Cruises through the Aegean Sea. Best of all, the Celestyal Crystal stays on reeds for a full two days compared to other cruise operators. Simply perfect 🙂

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Delos Island – The ruins of the ancient city of Delos (Greece)

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The island of Mykonos, home to just under 10,000 inhabitants, is one of the most famous Greek islands in the Aegean Sea and is a popular destination for many tourists. That the island should be the first stop of our cruise, we were incredibly pleased, because here is among others the beautiful city Mykonos Town and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient city of Delos.

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