Take An Armchair Tour Of Greece's Stunning Islands And Temples

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Photo: Peter Sommer Travels

Greece’s financial situation may be dire, but that doesn’t mean it’s lost its natural beauty and historical significance.Still, if you prefer to vacation in less turbulent waters, an armchair photo tour may be the best way to see the country right now.

For the history buff, explore where Alexander the Great was born and reigned. There are museums, temples, and statues that all give a tourist a taste of Greek history.

For the beach and water lover, Greece has countless islands and beautiful hills, making it the perfect spot for a Mediterranean cruise. Every island has a slightly different personality and different sight-seeing options to offer, whether it be Harbour Symi or the Chora Village in Amorgos.

Our friends at Peter Sommer Travels, a local tour company, shared these incredible photos with us.

If you take a tour with Peter Sommer Travels, the statue of Alexander the Great is the starting and end point of your adventure. It overlooks the Thermaic Gulf.

The Temple of Apollo at Delphi has been rebuilt three times since it was built in the 7th century B.C. Explore the ruins one day when you want to travel off the beaten path.

The Chora village in Amorgos is a village 400 meters above sea level. The houses and churches there are mostly all white. Take a walk around the stone-paved streets for an adventure.

Take a boat to the island of Astypalea. There you can enjoy the beaches or tour the traditional windmills on the island.

Varlaam Monastery-Meteora is a tiny chapel on a promontory, named after the monk who built it. Seven monks currently live in the chapel, and sometimes they sit outside in a garden and chat with visitors.

While on the island of Santorini, take in the museums that document the island's extraordinary Bronze Age civilisation.

For some more sight seeing opportunities, the Stefanos crater is the largest left by the volcano in Nisyros.

Travel to Harbour Symi if you're looking for a quiet beach vacation. The colourful buildings and rolling hills make for a beautiful backdrop.

While you're in Athens, visiting the Erechtheion is a must. The building is one of the most ancient holy relics of the Athenians.

These houses built on a hillside are unlike anything you can see in the states.

The Portara Hall, on Naxos Island, is a famed 2,500-year-old marble doorway that leads nowhere.

The Fortifications of Rhodes remains from when the Knights of Rhodes held the city from 1309 to 1522. Now when you visit you can explore the castle.

The Parthenon, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, is one of the most famous tourist sites in Greece. It's currently used as a museum.

Or visit the monastery of Zoodochou Pygi on the tiny and remote Cycladic island of Anafi. It is built over an ancient Greek temple of the god Apollo.

The Dodecanese islands are a group of 12 large and 150 small Greek islands. There are dozens of Byzantine churches and medieval castles on the islands to visit.

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