Greece’s second-largest city, Thessalonika, is a bustling and modern city dotted with incredible Christian monuments. The city, built from the 4th to 15th Century, was one of the first bases for the spread of Christianity and today 15 monuments are listed under the UNESCO designation.
Mysteries of Medieval Mystras, Byzantium’s Indian summer and the birthplace of Modern Greece; Alexander Billinis Neos Kosmos
Mystras figures less prominently in historical commentary and touristic itineraries than other Greek sites, but for profundity and for a true taste of sublime, understated beauty, it is peerless. Here …
Breathtaking Ruins Of Mystras Mark Center of Byzantine Power in Greece; Tasos Kokkinidis; Greek Reporter
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Most travelers don’t know that there are lots and lots day trips from Athens. For many who come from abroad Athens is a 2 to 3 day destination for them. However there are tons of things to do in Athens.
Check at least 40 top things to do in Athens. Don’t forget to read why Greece is a really affordable country. Even for students! It is one of the cheapest (but with high quality) destinations in Europe.
So, before hoping on the next ferry to the amazing Greek islands, give more time to explore Athens and whitewashed beaches of Mainland Greece. Yes, you read it right!
Athens is a great base to experience vacations all over Attica region.
This includes great beaches, mountains, ancient monuments, museums, hundreds of outdoor activities, bars, great restaurants and top street food.
So, there are things to inside Athens but there are much more close to Athens.
How to receive the best from your Day Trips from Athens
The Byzantine castle town of Mystras is a must-see for anyone visiting the Peloponnese in Greece. Read more about this rarely visited UNESCO site in Greece.
The Byzantine castle town and UNESCO site of Mystras is a must-see for anyone visiting the Peloponnese in Greece. Spread out over three levels, Mystras is a Byzantine walled city which still retains an air of splendour to this day.
Mystras UNESCO Site in Greece
Mystras is a Byzantine castle town complex located in the Laconia region of the Peloponnese in Greece. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its foundations were originally laid in 1249. Over time, it developed from a strong fortress to become a bustling city state, and a major place of trade within the Byzantine empire. Today, the remains of the fortress itself can be seen on top of Myzithra hill.
Greece’s Peloponnese has it all—striking landscapes, an array of historical sites, rich local cultures, and delectable food. Outdoor enthusiasts, culture vultures, foodies, history buffs, and practically everyone else will find their niche.