The cultural heritage of Greece is a major attraction for visitors, bringing the ancient world closer to everyday experience. Tours and excursions around Athens vary in distance but are all interesting places to see and feel the atmosphere. Archeological sites are always in magnificent surroundings and many offer outstanding views. Whether you choose to go by bus on an organized tour of prefer the independence of private transport, the experience will definitely be memorable. If you dont have much time, choose something closer to Athens, like the temple of Poseidon at Sounion, with its romantic sunset, the sanctuary of Nemesis at Rhamnous off the beaten path with its mysterious atmosphere and peaceful environment, Vravrona on the east coast of Attica, with the temple of Artemis amidst nature, or the port of Rafina with its famous fresh fish tavernas. If you have more time try for Amphiareion, a magical sanctuary, close to Oropos, which is believed to have healing power, Eleusis, birthplace of the great tragedian Aeschylus, with the remains of Demetras temple was the location of the secret initiation of the ancient world. Loutraki with spas and casino is an enjoyable one day excursion. Definitely more time is needed to reach Delphi, but it is certainly worth it. The omphalos of the earth, Apollos oracle, the impressive scenery are one in a lifetime experiences. Ancient Nemea combines archeological interest with one of the best wines in Greece, Mycenae in the Peloponnese is a major archeological site definitely worth visiting.
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