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What to See in the South of Greece

Greece’s Peloponnesian Peninsula is a land of ancient ruins, delicious food, and spectacular sunsets. It can be hard to decide what to see, especially when you only have a week or two! From Corinth to Olympia, Sparti to Kalamata, your historical tour of southern Greece is as easy as picking names from a map. If you get the chance to range further afield, charter a boat into the Aegean to visit the islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
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Ημεροβίγλι, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
We were glad we stayed in Imerovigli when we visited Santorini because it kept us away from the crowds in Oia, and gave us the chance to eat at places like Anogi. Everything about it was pleasant: the patio, the friendly, efficient service, the...
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Greece, Akrotiri 847 00, Greece
On a day tour of Santorini, our guide brought us to this little shop and restaurant in Akrotiri. Well, really it's in the middle of a field outside of Akrotiri. Anna, the owner, greeted us, and everyone, warmly, and within seconds we were...
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Ημεροβίγλι, Thira 847 00, Greece
Imerovigli is the little town at the highest point on Santorini. As evening approached, we didn't want to stray far from our balcony at Langas Villas, which offered sunset views that dreams are made of. Luckily, this restaurant was right across...
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13 Agiou Gerasimou, Mykonos Town, Mykonos 846 00, Greece
Before catching the first boat to Delos, we wanted to grab some breakfast. Wandering up from the old port, we were lucky enough to stumble across this place. The cases were full of pastries of all kinds, and the friendly young baker, whose facial...
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Dio-Olympos 270 65, Greece
Even the most experienced visitor of ancient ruins has to think Olympia is pretty cool. To walk beneath the arched entrance to the original Olympic stadium? How can you not take your place at the ancient starting line as if you're about to sprint...
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Mystras 231 00, Greece
In a country full of beautiful historic sites, this may have been my favorite to explore. It has so much: a beautiful hilltop setting that offers views for miles; ruins that you can clamber over; restored Byzantine churches with incredible fresco...