Travel to Beautiful Cities in Greece
Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Greece
Visit Athens, the most populous and largest city in Greece. This round trip takes you through one of the most visited metropolises on the continent. The sights of this study trip to Athens include the world-famous Acropolis of Athens, the Temple of Zeus, the Byzantine Kapnikarea Church, the Roman Agora with the Tower of the Winds, the ancient city wall Kerameikos, the Dionysus Theater, the Kallimarmaro Stadium, where most of the competitions are held the Olympic Games took place, Monastiraki Square, the port of Piraeus, and last but not least, the picturesque Plaka, the old town of the new Athens that was built in the 19th century. Enjoy an Athens city break!
On the Greek island of Thasos, known as the “green island”, travelers can be inspired by the island’s incredibly beautiful flora and fauna. One of the sights is the Aliki peninsula on the southeast coast of Thasos.
Marble quarry and holy places
The landscape of the Aliki peninsula is definitely worth a visit. But Aliki is also interesting as part of a study trip. The island’s famous marble was quarried on the peninsula. Large marble quarries shape the peninsula from the southeast side to the southern tip. But the peninsula is also known for its holy places, because in addition to an early Christian ensemble of basilicas there was also an archaic sanctuary in the eastern bay, which was dedicated to Apollo. The sanctuary served as a sacrificial site and also provided shelter for the believers. Thanks to the excavations of the sanctuaries on Aliki, which began in 1887, the dimensions and importance of the sacred sites can now be easily understood and visitors get an interesting insight into the eventful history of the island of Thasos.
Dolphin watching on Aliki
During a trip to the Aliki peninsula, it is worth planning some time to take a little break on the beach. After all, there are two beautiful beaches here. Numerous dolphins cavort off the coast and can be observed from the beach. In the shade of the pine forests it is a pleasure to let your gaze wander over the sea and watch the dolphins play.
The Vikos Gorge is located in the Pindus Mountains in the north of Greece. It is located on the southern slopes of Mount Tymfi, with a length of about 20 kilometers and a depth of 120 to 490 meters. The Vikos Gorge is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the deepest gorge in the world. The gorge is located in the Vikos-Aoös National Park, in the Zagori region. It starts between the villages of Koukouli and Monodendri and ends near the village of Vikos (also known as Vitsiko). The Vikos Gorge collects the water of a number of small rivers and feeds them into the Voidomatis River that forms in the gorge. The gorge is a place of great scientific interest because it is in an almost pristine state,
Adventurous hiking routes and spectacular views in the deepest gorge in the world
The best place to get into Vikos Gorge is through the quaint village of Monodendri. Visitors can of course choose not to start there, but in another nearby village, but should keep an eye on the travel time along with the actual hiking route. Not far from the village of Monodendri, the Paraskevi Monastery is also worth a detour. You can get a little idea of the Vikos Gorge from above if you visit the church of Agia Paraskevi, which is beautifully close to the edge of the rock. If you walk through the church and follow the narrow rock path, you can take some great photos of the spectacular landscapes here. The hike through the Vikos Gorge takes about six hours each way, so it is at least a day trip. So plan enough time to take regular breaks to
Enjoy the best hiking conditions between July and September.
As the second largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki is a travel destination with an interesting history. This is also reflected in the numerous sights of the city. Today, Thessaloniki presents itself as a lively university, cultural and port city, making the city in Central Macedonia an ideal destination for a varied study trip.
City with Macedonian roots and a long living history
Thessaloniki inspires with sights from different epochs. The city’s roots go back to 315 BC. When the Macedonian king Kassandros founded the city and named it after his wife Thessalonikē. From 168 B.C. The Romans took over the rule of the city and left numerous traces, because Emperor Galerius built his residence in the city and furnished it with buildings such as the hippodrome, the Galierius arch of the rotunda and many more. In 560 the city fell under Byzantine rule. The impressive city wall of Thessaloniki originates from this era. The rule of the Ottomans followed in 1430, who also shaped the cityscape with numerous buildings and made the city a commercial center.
Discover Macedonia’s cultural center
As the cultural center of Macedonia, Thessaloniki is valued and yet underestimated by many travelers. Historic buildings such as the “White Tower” characterize the cityscape, as do the numerous museums and cultural institutions. Basically, the city is a richly filled cornucopia for history buffs and culture lovers. A visit to the state museum for contemporary art in the Lazarist monastery is definitely a must for visitors to the city. At least as interesting is the city’s Pinakothek with its extensive collection of modern art. But in the end it is the cultural diversity and the special atmosphere of the city that inspire. Thessaloniki is not only a visual pleasure,