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Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi Travel Guide

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Plan Your Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi Vacation

If anything was ever truly "classical," it is the landscape of Attica. Atikí is a mountainous country, bounded on three sides by the sea and an indented coastline fringed with innumerable beaches. On stony foothills pungently aromatic shrubs grow: thyme, myrtle, and lentisk. Higher up, the feathery Aleppo pine of Attica becomes supplanted by dark firs. Inland, gently undulating hills

are laced with vineyards and, over all, hangs the famed light, the purest of lights sharply delineating a majestic land.

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Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Delphi, "Navel of the World" Delphi's Sanctuary of Apollo invites you to imagine a time of oracles, enimagic prophecies, and mystical emanations.
  2. Sunset at Sounion Perched over the water, the spectacular Temple of Poseidon still summons strong emotions in this land of seafarers.
  3. Mighty Marathon Dare you retrace Pheidippides's first marathon when he ran 26 hilly miles from this town to Athens in 490 BC?
  4. Car-Free Isles Serene, aristocratic and tasteful Hydra and Spetses are home to carless streets, 19th-century merchant mansions, and welcoming harbors.
  5. Pistachio Perfection Those sweet-yet-salty nuts from the isle of Aegina are reputedly the world's best.

When To Go

When to Go

June and September offer the benefits of summer without the July and August crowds. Athens's nightlife shifts to the southern coast July through Augu...

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