Discover the best autumn trips for your Greek holiday!
Are you amazed by the mild weather, sunny days and high temperatures of the Greek autumn? Do you want to experience the beauties of the Greek countryside? You are in luck, as Opa Tours has some suggestions for some of the best places you can travel to during this time of year. Take a look
Are you amazed by the mild weather, sunny days and high temperatures of the Greek autumn? Do you want to experience the beauties of the Greek countryside? You are in luck, as Opa Tours has some suggestions for some of the best places you can travel to during this time of year. Take a look at our full-day tours and pick your favorite!
Argolis is the area where one of the most beautiful all-year-round destinations is located. Nafplio is the place that combines historic monuments, cultural interest, traditional folklore shops, churches and vivid nightlife. At the top of the hill, 216 meters above sea level, stands the famous Palamidi Castle, which served as a prison for the famous hero of Greek Revolution against the Turks, Theodoros Kolokotronis. In order to reach it, you have to climb 999 stairs carved into the rock, but the view from the top will reward you for your effort.
Apart from this amazing city, you can visit Ancient Corinth – one of the most important trading cities of Ancient Greece, located at a very strategic spot and protected by the fortress of Acrocorinth – and of course the ancient ruins of Mycenae. Excavated in the 1870s by archeologist Heinrich Scliemann, it is home to the “Tomb of Agamemnon”, the famous hero of Homer’s Iliad, an impressive monument whose doorway is decorated with a lintel stone weighing approximately 120 tons.
Finally, don’t forget to take a detour and pay a visit to the theater of Epidaurus. You will be amazed by the great acoustics and the top-level aesthetics of one of the oldest and best-preserved ancient theaters of Greece!
Known as the omphalos (or navel) of Gaia, Delphi is said to have been discovered by Zeus while he was seeking to find the center of his Grandmother Earth or Gaia. Going as far back as the Neolithic period, the extensive occupation of the site of Delphi began in the Mycenaean period. Lying on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, it has served as home to the Temple of Apollo, which dates back to the 4th century BC. The path to the temple is decorated by a large number of votive statues and a great number of treasures. Inside the temple, the priests of Apollo and oracles – with most famous among them being Pythia – gave people a glimpse of the future.
Going further up the hill, you will find the ancient theater, also dedicated to God Apollo, giving a full view of the entire sanctuary and the valley that lies below it.
Situated at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pindus Mountains, the rocks of Meteora – with their name meaning the “middle of the sky” or “suspended in the air” – form a complex of six vertically-built Eastern Orthodox monasteries. The first monastery was established in 1340. However, hermits and mystics have lived in the rock caves of Meteora since the 9th century AD.
The largest monastery of the complex is the Holy Monastery of Great Meteoron and was erected in the mid-14th century. Restored and embellished in 1483 and 1552, it serves as the main museum for visitors. The Holy Monastery of Varlaam, the second largest of the complex, consists of a church dedicated to All Saints, a museum and a chapel of the Three Bishops.
On the plain rests the Holy Monastery of St. Nicholas Anapausas, with a small church that was shelled by Nazis during World War II and later reconstructed by nuns, while at the top of the cliffs stands the Monastery of the Holy Trinity, originally built in 1475 and remodeled several times since then.
All that remains is for you to choose your ideal destination for your autumn getaway! Opa Tours will take care of the rest!