Editors Note: This article from Global Jet captures much of the reason I chose to travel in the first place. The magnificent art and architecture of ancient Greece was one of the top reasons I hit the road.
Greece is a country with history that spans for millennium and became the cradle of life for western civilization. The locations around the country of Greece still have the remnants from the archaeological past. These places hold much important knowledge that is still widely used today.
Greece archaeological digs and sites prove to connect the present to the past. Many authentic classical Greece buildings are still visible from the ground through up that will definitely fascinate anyone. Greece welcomes everyone to come visit and be mystified, then take one step back to the past. Travel to Greece via its Athens International Airport in the capital of Athens for a starting point to a great adventure.
Athens being the capital of Greece is also one of its largest cities. The city holds the key for the birth of western civilization that is still being adhered today. Athens began its creation during the classical Greece which was one of the popular periods in the ancient world and history.
The crowning achievement of the city is on its citadel acropolis which sits on the throne of the goddess Athena. Places of interest inside the acropolis include the famed Parthenon, the Erectheion, and many other temples that symbolize many things. The buildings stood the test of time to give the young the history of civilization.
Mycenae is once mighty and proud Greek civilization that sprung during the Bronze Age period of Greece. Mycenae is also a home for its majestic acropolis that is one of the best during its time. Mycenae is famed today by its arts and literature, one being found in the book of Homer the “Iliad”. The Iliad talks about the kings of Mycenae battling one fine nation of Troy.
Mycenae of today still gives one the fantasy of the distant past. The interesting sites to visit and see in Mycenae include the treasury of Atreus, the massive Cyclopean walls, and the entrance of Lion Gate where two stone lions are guarding it. The archaeological finds give excitement and fascination to witness the remains of fabled town.
Crete is one populous island in the regions of Greece that is part of the cultural heritage and economy of the country. Crete is once the home of the early civilization in Europe, the Minoan civilization. The Minoan civilization is a prosperous community that is the model of many cities and towns for the next civilization.
The community in Knossos is one great archaeological site worthy of visiting. Knossos is home to the elegantly made palace full of wonderful ornaments and beautifully placed columns. The fabled history of the complex is that it houses the beast Minotaur in the labyrinth, also part is the story of Daidalos and Icarus.
Thessaly is a region and district in the mainland Greece area. The region consists of four prefectures such as Larisa, Magnisia, Trikala, and Karditsa which offer many wonderful sites of both culture and history with beautiful backdrop surroundings.
The region offers wonderful vacation hotspots for anyone wanting a getaway. The beauty of the community in the region gives a relaxing aura. Trekking along Mount Olympus will be both entertaining as well as magical as it is believed to be the home of the twelve Olympian gods of Greek literature.
Travelling to Thessaly and all of Greece gives one insight and knowledge of the distant past that is an amazing event to be in. The wonders of Greece are truly majestic so come and visit now.