Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi Travel Guide

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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.

Hotels

Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi Hotels

Blame it on the legacy of the Athens 2004 Olympics, but the standards are high at the hotels along Attica's much-traversed coast. Hotels here fit roughly...read more

Restaurants

Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi Restaurants

The cuisine of Attica resembles that of Athens, central Greece, and the Peloponnese. Local ingredients dominate, with fresh fish perhaps the greatest (and...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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Attica, the Saronic Gulf Islands, and Delphi Experiences

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  • Easter Week in Delphi

    Orthodox Easter Week is the most important holiday in Greece, and Delphians celebrate it with true passion. The solemn Good Friday service in... Read more

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