The Aegean Sea is equal parts enchantingly fascinating as it is staggeringly beautiful. The birthplace of so many modern ideas we take for granted today, the Aegean can truly be considered the birthplace of our European culture. All around the Aegean, spectacular historic remains reflect the area’s awe inspiring past, and make the perfect beach holiday destination for intrepid travellers to explore.
Whilst exploring the Aegean, your mind will boggle at the sheer wealth of incredible ancient monuments there are to enjoy, ranging from original wonders of the world, to even more unique cultural gems.
For enchanting cultural wonders, then you can’t find much better than Mykonos. Whilst the island itself is a beautiful seaside haven, surrounded by smooth sandy beaches, the surrounding islands are overflowing with fascination. The nearby isle of Delos in particular, is utterly enchanting. On Delos you can see the remnants of forums and theatres that represent both the origins of democracy and drama.
On the coast of Turkey, Bodrum is a beautiful town overflowing his epic historical marvels. Just a stone’s throw from Bodrum you’ll find two of the original Seven Wonders of the World. Although the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus are both long ruined, the sites still maintain a sense of wonder. And, around the town of Bodrum, you can in fact still see the original stones of these wonders recycled into the walls of the modern city.
On mainland Greece, the beautiful surroundings of Halkidiki, sometimes Chalkidiki, offers a more relaxing and thoughtful side to sightseeing in the Aegean. The gentle, olive grove clad countryside of the Kassandra Peninsula hides a myriad of pretty and isolated beaches. Nearby you can witness some of the oldest surviving mosaic art in Europe at the excavations of Olynthos. Halkidiki, as the birthplace of ground breaking early philosopher Aristotle, is also the perfect place to relax and reflect philosophically on the marvels of the wondrous Aegean Sea.
Mykonos, Bodrum and Halkidiki are just a few of the destinations listed by On the Beach Reviews. On the Beach is one of the UK’s favourite independent beach holiday specialists. With such an in depth expertise of beach destinations, On the Beach Reviews can be relied upon to lead you to the idyllic beach paradise best suited to your tastes.