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Idyllic tour across Greece

2012-05-16 06:37:56 GMT2012-05-16 14:37:56(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A spectacular little island on the north- west side of Crete, Gramvousa hosts a very impressive Venetian castle not just because of its size but also because of its position on top of a steep rising island. The castle offers an astonishing view at every direction thrilling every visitor. (China.org.cn)

Epidaurus theatre is a very well preserved theatre built in the late 4th century BC. It has great acoustics and actors can be perfectly heard by all 15,000 spectators without the sound having to be amplified. The limestone rows filter the low-frequency sounds –such as the murmur of the crowd – but amplify the sounds from the stage. (China.org.cn)

Euboea is the second largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete with lots of historical sites and nice beaches. (China.org.cn)

Meteora is from the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. We can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there. The rock monasteries have been characterized by Unesco as a unique phenomenon of cultural heritage and they form one of the most important stations of cultural map of Greece. (China.org.cn)

The Parthenon dedicated by the Athenians to Athena Parthenos, the patron of their city, is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy at the height of its power. It is also the finest monument on the Acropolis in terms of both conception and execution. (China.org.cn)

Santorini is probably Greece's most popular island with its white homes, romantic atmosphere and a captivating sunset that make this island one of the world's top destinations for honeymooners and a great place to have your wedding too. (China.org.cn)

A spectacular little island on the north- west side of Crete, Gramvousa hosts a very impressive Venetian castle not just because of its size but also because of its position on top of a steep rising island. The castle offers an astonishing view at every direction thrilling every visitor.

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