Google Street View Explores the Beauty of Greece

By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2014-06-27 Print this article Print

The lush and beautiful nation of Greece has a rich history dating back centuries in Southern Europe, where it is has been a beloved travel destination due to its architecture, its art, its people and its culture. But not everyone has yet had the opportunity to visit Greece and its treasures. That's where Google Street View can help, now that spectacular images of the beauty of Greece have been captured by Street View cameras and posted online as part of the always-growing image collection. For years, opposition from the Greek government due to privacy concerns kept the Street View cameras out of the country, but negotiations eventually resolved the objections and enabled the images to be collected. Now armchair visitors can see many of the amazing sights of this gorgeous Mediterranean country through the images, including landmarks such as the Corfu Old Town, the White Tower in Thessaloniki and the Arch of Hadrian in the center of Athens. Come along with eWEEK for this colorful slide show of some of Greece's treasures and see some of this beauty with your own eyes. Greece is the 56th nation to be added to the Street View collection. Image credits: Google Street View


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