Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Greece
Posted by:Luckies on 24-08-2015
Not to brag or anything but here at Luckies, Greece has already been scratched off our Scratch Map®. With the majority of the office aiming to eat Greek food at least 2-3 times a week (even at home in North London), it’s not really a surprise that we’ve visited the charming islands. Tzatziki, mousakka, Greek salad, saganaki…I mean who’d of thought cheese could get any better until Greece decided to up the anti and fry it?! Whilst it’s undeniable that Greek food is mouth wateringly tasty, there is plenty more to Greece than just halloumi…
Many tourists tend to overlook mainland Greece as a holiday destination, favouring the Greek islands instead. Whilst the sunsets in Santorini are definitely something to write home about, with it’s culture, beaches and mountains (and of course for your Scratch Map®), mainland Greece is definitely worth a visit too. We are sure you’re bursting with ideas of what to do/where to go in Greece already, but if you are struggling for travel inspiration, let Luckies give you some ideas.
With Athens being voted #1 on TripAdvisor for popular destinations in Greece, we think it’s about time you scratched it off your world scratch map® poster, don’t you? First things first, you can’t go to Athens and not see the Acropolis. For reasons concerning Instagram aside, the Acropolis is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop containing the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and the Parthenon along with numerous other fragments arranged for reassembly. Wander through the olive groves of the lower slopes to reach the marble crown, before passing through the Propulaia gateway. Oh and if you get a little peckish, rumour has it The Acropolis Museum restaurant offers some of the finest Greek food you’re likely to find…
Second on our list of ‘must-do’ experiences are The Diros Caves – one of Greece’s most amazing natural attractions. Located in Pirgos Diros, the entrance is just a few metres above the sea. You enter the cave and walk down an underground stairway where boats are waiting to take you on the tour. This experience is probably best avoided for those suffering from claustrophobia but for the rest of you, have a shot of ouzo and get down there! You won’t regret it.
Finally, if you just want to chill (as most of us holidaymakers do) why not head to Pelion? Often described as a place of unique beauty, Pelion is a large mountain range offering exotic beaches with crystal clear waters. But if kicking back isn’t really your thing and you need a little adrenaline adventure don’t worry, Mount Pelion has plenty of trails and hiking routes surrounded by streams and wild flowers which lead to traditional Greek villages for you to explore…
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