The sacred flame for the Paris 2024 Olympics, to be lit Tuesday in Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Games, will journey to the four corners of Greece before heading to France on April 27.

The stopovers will feature some of the country’s top travel destinations.

The first two days of the Olympic torch relay will be in the southern Peloponnese peninsula, showcasing Venetian-era castles in Methoni and Koroni, the ancient citadel of Mycenae, Sparta, and the picturesque town of Nafplio in addition to Olympia itself.

On April 18, the flame will travel to the tiny island of Kastellorizo near Turkey, and then traverse the island of Crete.

The following day, it will fly to the popular tourist island of Santorini — home to some of the world’s most stunning sunsets — and other Aegean islands and then to Athens, where it will spend the night at the Acropolis.

On April 20, the torch will pass through the Olympic Stadium in Athens before travelling to Delphi, the site of Greek antiquity’s most famous oracle.

The next day it will begin a four-day tour of central and northern Greece, taking in the cities of Volos, Larissa, Thessaloniki, and Ioannina, the soaring rock pillars of Meteora, and the key archaeological site of Vergina before flying to the island of Corfu.

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