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Greece is famous for its sun-bleached ruins soaring into brilliant blue skies. It’s the place where western civilization began, with remarkable monuments and ancient treasures nearly everywhere you turn.
Starting in Athens, discover the iconic Acropolis topped by the Parthenon overlooking it all, along with some of the world’s best museums like the Acropolis Museum which holds centuries-old artifacts uncovered from the hill. The historic and colorful Plaka district hosts traditional Greek evenings, and there are plenty of modern delights too, including endless outstanding eateries headed by talented chefs, buzzing nightclubs and lively bars.
In Olympia you can step into the ring where the early Olympians first competed and at Meteora, experience living history in 14th-century monasteries built by monks atop dramatic cliffs rising over 1,200 feet into the sky.
Of course, the Greek islands are what many come to experience, with 227 inhabited options to choose from. Whether you’re looking to party, for outdoor adventure, ancient sites or tranquil relaxation, you’ll find it here. Get lost among cobbled alleyways and Byzantine footpaths, climb volcanoes, hike through olive groves, and discover postcard perfect white sandy beaches, framed by crystal-clear turquoise water.
Watersports lovers can take part in world-class snorkeling, wreck diving, kitesurfing, sea kayaking, sailing and more. Of course, Greek cuisine is a top draw, with core ingredients often found growing wild on the mountains or the chef’s own garden. There’s a bounty of fresh caught fish and seafood, like mussels steamed in ouzo, and fine locally produced wines.
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Where to visit in Greece
Our travel experts have collated their top recommendations of where to visit in Greece.
The birthplace of western civilization, visitors can walk in the footsteps of the ancient greats in the Greek capital, exploring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks like the Parthenon that dominates Acropolis hill, rising about the city. While Athens attracts archaeology and history enthusiasts from around the world, the Parthenon is just a start. Visit the Acropolis Museum which showcases treasures uncovered on the hill, stroll through centuries-old neighborhoods and discover fascinating ruins around nearly every corner. There are plenty of modern delights too, from sidewalk cafes, world-class eateries, and lively markets to hopping nightclubs.
One of the most popular of the Greek Islands, Santorini lies in the Southern Aegean as a fantasy come to life with whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches spilling down the caldera cliffs. Your first impression when sailing in on the ferry is the steep walls of its dramatic caldera, a sight you’ll probably never forget. While the main attraction may be the landscape and breathtaking sea views, here you’ll discover red, white and black sand beaches, vineyards and wineries for tasting and tours, and a 3,500-year-old Minoan town, well preserved in volcanic ash like Pompeii.
Famous for its postcard-perfect beaches, upscale shopping, fine dining and lively nightlife, cosmopolitan Mykonos attracts plenty of high-profile types and partiers, but it offers something for everyone. There are not only more than 30 beaches for soaking up the Mediterranean sun, but you’ll find historic whitewashed windmills, traditional Cycladic architecture, and “Little Venice,” the historic 18th-century district in Mykonos Town. There’s a long list of outdoor adventures, from snorkeling and swimming in the crystal-clear turquoise sea to hiking, biking and 4 X 4 tours. After a day of play or relaxation you’ll find many farm-to-table eateries serving delicious Mykonian dishes too.
Located in the heart of the Cyclades, Paros isn’t as well-known as islands like Mykonos or Santorini, but that just means you can enjoy its many beaches without bumping elbows with others. While there are busier stretches for you can enjoy all sorts of activities and watersports, like diving, kitesurfing and windsurfing, you’ll find plenty of quiet stretches with secluded spots too. There’s lots of history to explore, while the marble paved streets in Paros Town, lined with Cycladic-style homes, will bring you to a 13th-century castle.
Crete is the largest island in Greece and incredibly diverse with everything from stunning beaches, including pink stretches, all surrounded by dazzling clear blue waters, along with towering mountains for hiking and plenty of ancient ruins to explore. When it comes to history it’s one of the best too as the home of Europe’s oldest city, Knossos, built by the Minoans. There are charming villages for authentic traditional experiences and vibrant cities with world-class eateries and buzzing nightlife, too. One of the best for those visiting the Greek islands, it offers a little bit of everything.
Naxos is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, with soft powdery white sands and crystal-clear aquamarine waters ideal for swimming, towering mountains to climb and ancient ruins to explore. Watersports like windsurfing, sea kayaking and paddle boarding are all popular too. There are picturesque Cycladic towns with whitewashed homes and plenty of ancient sites to explore, like the Gate of the Apollo Temple which comes into view when sailing in by ferry, and the 6th-century BC Sanctuary of Demeter. The island is also a foodies’ delight with everything from fresh seafood to local artisan cheeses.
The greenest of the Ionian islands, Corfu is a nature lover’s paradise with emerald covered mountains, cascading waterfalls, bird-filled lagoons and nearly 135 miles of coastline that holds some of the best sandy beaches in the Mediterranean. The nearly untouched interior is home to ancient olive groves and forest cliffs, while villages feature pastel painted Venetian buildings and whitewashed homes. Corfu Town is a bustling metropolis where one can get glimpses of its historic past under Venetian, French and British rule while enjoying the unique shops, trendy cafes and upscale restaurants.
Rhodes is a must for history buffs with medieval Rhodes Town home to a maze of cobbled streets where you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time to the days of the Byzantine Empire. Marvel at the castle-like Palace of the Grand Masters and impressive Venetian buildings and then explore the myriad of historic treasures throughout the island, including the ruins of a Minoan settlement, centuries-old temples, and an ancient monastery. There are a wealth of idyllic beaches to enjoy, scenic hikes on Mount Atavyros, and the popular Valley of the Butterflies, filled with mesmerizing waterfalls and countless butterflies.
An unspoiled gem in the Cyclades, Folegandros offers a tranquil escape without the crowds, jam-packed with stunning natural beauty with remote trails to hike, picture-perfect beaches to relax on and winding narrow alleyways with quintessential Cycladic architecture to discover. With no airport and no cruise ships docking here, the island has managed to retain a more traditional, laid-back feel, almost if it’s stuck in time a century before. In Chora, motor vehicles are banned, making it especially enjoyable to stroll while gazing at well-preserved homes, some a thousand years old.
Beautiful Milos lies about midway between Athens and Crete, boasting diverse landscapes that include over 75 beaches edged by a sea that ranges from pale and sapphire blue to brilliant green and deep emerald. It’s become famous for its lunar-like Sarakiniko Beach and it’s also known as the place where the Venus de Milo statue was discovered. The island’s geothermal activity has resulted in many natural hot springs to soak in and visitors will find a wealth of fantastic restaurants serving authentic yet sophisticated Greek fare among its thriving culinary scene.
The island that some say brought tourism to Greece, a visit to Hydra is like visiting another time. On this virtually vehicle free island transport is on foot, by donkey or boat, an ideal place to get away from the noise, hustle and bustle of the city. Stroll the narrow, cobbled streets, unwind in the peaceful squares, and relax with a view of the pretty horseshoe-shaped harbor while the donkeys trod by. You’ll find plenty of ways to get active too, from hiking one of the many scenic paths that lead to monasteries and awe-inspiring views to snorkeling and diving.
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Things to do in Greece
Spectacular Santorini Sunsets
Taking in one of Santorini’s famously glorious sunsets is a must while on this enchanting Cycladic island. One of the top spots for watching is from Oia village perched atop the rocky caldera at the northern tip of the island, where the sun splashes glorious color across the Aegean as it dips below the horizon and crowds break into applause with appreciation.
Discover Athens’ Acropolis
Located on a rocky outcrop above the Greek capital, the Acropolis is not only the crown jewel of Athenian civilization, it’s widely regarded as having given birth to western civilization as a whole. It’s topped by the Parthenon and other ancient monuments dating all the way back to the 5th-century BC, a place where ancient greats like Socrates and Plato once walked.
Visit Europe’s Oldest City
Some 5,000 years ago the Minoan civilization dominated Crete and the entire southeast Mediterranean region. The hilltop Palace of Knossos was built around 2,000 BC, Europe’s oldest city, offering a glimpse of life centuries ago in a legendary ancient kingdom. The incredible complex reveals the advanced technology of the Minoans while featuring timeless beauty, including gorgeous frescoes and grand columns.
Visit the Mamma Mia Islands
A nature lover’s dream, with over two-thirds of the island covered in pine forests and a magnificent coastline surrounded by clear aquamarine waters, it’s no surprise that the producers of “Mamma Mia” chose Skopelos as their filming site. In addition to its stunning combination of vibrant greenery and brilliant blues you’ll find, monk seals, ancient monasteries and multiple archaeological sites.
Discover Greece's Original Capital
One of the most romantic places in Greece, Nafplio was the first capital of the new Modern Greek state from the start of the Greek Revolution in 1821 until 1834. It’s home to a spectacular Venetian fort and a picturesque Old Town with narrow alleyways laced with bougainvillea, neoclassical mansion and outstanding museums along with upscale boutiques and enticing cafes.
Explore Low Key Folegandros
Folegandros has been called the “new” Santorini, but for now visitors can still enjoy an island largely untouched by tourism, home to one of the loveliest towns in the entire country. Chora is a stunning clifftop city, a tranquil place to stroll with no motorized vehicles permitted, enjoying views of the whitewashed cubic homes and blue church domes spilling down the cliffs.
Trace the Olympic Flame
The Peloponnese Peninsula, linked by bridge to the mainland, is home to soaring mountains, vast rugged gorges, and Olympia, the site of the very first Olympic Games, birthed to honor the god Zeus. They were held here for at least 1,000 years, and to this day, the Olympic flame is still lit for the modern games in the Temple of Hera.
Let your Hair Down in Mykonos
Cosmopolitan Mykonos is famous as the quintessential party island, attracting international jetsetters and A-list celebrities. It’s home to luxury resorts with infinity pools overlooking the Aegean, upscale boutiques, lively beach clubs and postcard perfect Chora views. An ideal island for a 4X4 tour, getting out and exploring it’s possible to discover its quieter side, including traditional settlements and ancient ruins.
Visit Ancient Delos
A short boat trip from Mykonos, Delos is a tiny abandoned island and the birthplace of Apollo. Once the center of the Delian League and a religious sanctuary, today the entire island is a UNESCO-listed archaeological site where visitors can explore ruins of an amphitheater, houses with mosaics, Doric temples, markets and the iconic Terrace of the Lions statues.
Explore UNESCO Meteora
Set high atop rocky outcrops rising more than 1,200 feet above the villages of Kastraki and Kalambaka, Meteora is one of the largest and most spectacular pilgrimage sites in Greece. It’s the home of 14th-century monasteries built by monks, and today, six are open to the public. Reaching them requires a trek along the same paths the monks have used for centuries.
Get Lost in Medieval Rhodes
Rhodes Town is the world’s oldest still populated medieval town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with magnificent Venetian architecture, the gothic Palace of the Grand Master, impressive mosques, churches and more, all surrounded by a moat and fortifications. Discover hidden alleyways, picturesque squares and stroll the Street of Knights, to marvel at some of the most remarkable medieval relics in the world.
Visit the Lush Ionian Islands
The Ionian islands, just west of the Greek mainland, are the greenest in the country. Kefalonia offers wild horses, breathtaking chalk white beaches edged by a calm cobalt sea, while Zante is famous for its “Shipwreck Beach,” showcased in viral Internet images, postcards and ads. On Corfu discover a picturesque Old Town, mountains to climb, and sandy beaches to relax on.
Escape to Hydra
An ideal place to immerse yourself in another time, Hydra boasts a laid-back atmosphere and quiet cobbled streets lined with magnificent mansions, many of which now serve as museums. Stop to relax in one of the peaceful squares watching the world go by while listening to the clip-clop of donkey hooves and enjoy the pebbly beaches surrounded by lush greenery.
Visit the Oracle
Delphi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the seat of the country’s most significant temple, the oracle of Apollo. Revered as the center of the Earth, today the Delphic sanctuary is home of one of the world’s highest concentrations of ancient ruins, providing visitors with a fascinating glimpse into ancient history as well as plenty of awe-inspiring natural beauty.
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