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TOP GREEK ISLANDS FOR CULTURE SEEKERS

As it has been for thousands of years, the Greek Islands is a cultural hot spot. Here, it’s possible to spend the morning in a local museum, the afternoon at an atmospheric and crumbling castle, and the night watching a movie under the vines at an outdoor cinema

1-Festival Fun 

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Time your visit with Rhodes International Festival to listen to classical music in epic surroundings. Alternatively, celebrate folk music and dance with the locals at Lefkáda’s International Folklore Festival (www.liff.gr).

2-Ancient Footsteps 

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A trip to the Greek Islands provides the chance to follow the trail of Odysseus and wander in the footsteps of the Minotaur. The palaces of Knosos  and Phaistos  are deservedly popular, but Hellenistic or Roman ruins on Rhodes, Kos and Delos also merit a ferry ride.

3-Crumbling Castles 

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The Greek Islands are full of castles clinging to precarious rocky mountains, looming over ancient towns and peering over aquamarine seas. The ruin of Kritinía castle  on Rhodes is particularly atmospheric, while the hilltop castle in Kefaloniá’s Agios Geórgios  is breathtaking – both for the view and the intimidating lack of safety railings.

4-Key to the Church 

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With such a long religious history it’s little wonder that scattered all across the Greek Islands are medieval country chapels and monasteries. Inviting exploration, they  are often exquisitely located and sometimes decorated with beautiful, albeit deteriorating, frescoes. Isolated chapels may be locked for protection, especially on Crete , but hunting down the key warden is all  part of the fun.

5-A Day at the Museum 

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What better way to explore Greece’s past than at the museum? The islands have plenty to choose from; our pick is Iráklio’s Archaeological Museum. For some thing different, head to the mansion of the only female admiral to fight in the Greek War of Independence.

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