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Essential Sightseeing List for Sailing in Greece

By MedSailors Crew
on  November 12, 2014

Greece is a wonderful place to visit on many levels. With a wonderful Mediterranean coastline and a number of islands with different characters and attractions, a Greek sailing holiday is an experience that is particularly worth treasuring. Thanks to its natural beauty and long, glorious history, Greece is also a prime sightseeing spot. Some essential sights to make sure you see while sailing in Greece include:

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The Acropolis
The Acropolis is probably the most famous of Greece’s many ancient sites and structures. More properly called the Acropolis of Athens (because there are other sites that could be referred to as an acropolis), this spectacular citadel is thousands of years old and includes the equally famous Parthenon, a temple dedicated to Athena the goddess of wisdom and courage.

Ruined Temple of Aphaia
This ruined temple on the scenic island of Agistry was dedicated to Aphaia (or Aphaea), a goddess sometimes associated with Athena. Although it is in ruins, the temple is still an incredible site and a great place to explore. Exploration can be done by water taxi or quad bike for a particularly memorable and exciting experience.

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Underwater Greece
When sailing in Greece, you will obviously be spending a lot of time on the beautiful Mediterranean waters. However, if you don’t take at least one opportunity to have a look under the surface, you will be really missing out. Snorkelling in a wonderful spot such as Ermioni will reveal a whole underwater landscape, brilliantly colourful and completely unlike anything you will ever see on land.

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