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nm1999

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I adore Greek mythology and I would love to visit some key spots where I can experience mythology up close. Are there any places you recommend??
 
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Worldwide Greeks Editor

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Some of the big places to visit in Greece if you love Greek mythology include:

- Athens (Acropolis and Parthenon)
- Delphi
- Crete (Knossos Palace)

These are few mythology related places that I can think of to visit in Greece, I am sure there are many others, but this is a start!
 

k_tsoukalas

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My Suggestions:

- Knossos Palace - Also be sure to visit the Minotaur's Labyrinth while there.
- Temple of Poseidon - Cape Sounion - easy day trip from Athens, but go at sunset
- Santorini - one theory is that this is the mythological island of Atlantis
- Mount Olympus - yes it's real, and you can hike to the top!
 

Vangelis

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Greece is the land of the gods! Literally! There are temples and statues to Greek mythology almost everywhere. Athens is great to start with because you can just walk the streets of Athens and see temples to Zeus, Athena, Poseiden, etc. Of course, visit the museums in Athens for more statues. The best two are the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. Then outside of Athens, the temple of Poseidon at Sounio is great and Delphi where the oracle resided. Some islands of interest are Naxos with a temple to Apollo and Delos island is replete with ancient temples to the gods.
 
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ssherie_

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Greece is the land of the gods! Literally! There are temples and statues to Greek mythology almost everywhere. Athens is great to start with because you can just walk the streets of Athens and see temples to Zeus, Athena, Poseiden, etc. Of course, visit the museums in Athens for more statues. The best two are the Acropolis Museum and the National Archaeological Museum. Then outside of Athens, the temple of Poseidon at Sounio is great and Delphi where the oracle resided. Some islands of interest are Naxos with a temple to Apollo and Delos island is replete with ancient temples to the gods.
Oh gosh I forgot about Sounio! Thats one of my favorite places in all of Greece, I should really check it out again thanks for reminding me! I had gone to a wedding at Grecotel and I was shocked at how beautiful the area was (and the hotel)
 
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Spetses is amazing for shopping!

I haven't heard of many people talk about Spetses on this forum… Which is super strange because it's one of my favourite islands! It's very easy to get to from Athens, and the shopping is just amazing. There are very unique boutiques, with handmade items from Greece, Italy, and Turkey. They are a little bit pricey, which is why I recommend that you try and barter if you can. Here are some of my favorite stores...

- Sea+Sun Spetses
- The Yachting Club Boutique
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What are some Greek work from home tips?

I’ve been considering being a traveling nomad ever since my company switched to being fully remote. I would love to do this in Greece, but I am a bit skeptical since I have never visited for more than two weeks. Has anyone from abroad started living in Greece during the pandemic? Or do any Greeks have advice on what transitioning my life and work would be like? I live in Australia at the moment but have little to tie me down here. Thank you everyone

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This is a super rare experience that only exists during a small period of the year in Zakynthos. I cannot seem to find the exact timing of the hatching season, so if anyone knows please let me know. One of the best places that you can find these young turtles is Kalamaki Beach, which also happens to be one of the most popular beaches for swimming in Zakynthos. The beach is a protected conservation area, which is why it is closed at night, so that the turtle eggs can hatch and the turtles can safely make their way into the water.


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