After choosing to spend your vacation in Greece, usually you are going to have to decide exactly where you’ll be spending your time. While there are plenty of places which everyone seems to visit at the same time, there are also hundreds of smaller places totally worth visiting in Greece. Ideally we’d love to cover all those tucked away jewels but meantime let’s take look at the most popular places in Greece that we’ve already covered.
- Athens: Greece’s capital is one of the most popular to visit, no matter when you come here. The city is home to the Acropolis where you can spend hours visiting the temple ruins and learning about the history of Greece. During the night, the capital transforms itself, offering countless of places to spend your night dancing or trying the Greek cuisine.
- Corfu : Ranking well among the tourists, Corfu offers an eclectic mix of history, entertainment and sports. Make sure not to miss visiting the Old City and the Old Citadel (Fort). Then, enjoy your day on one of the beautiful beaches. At night, check out the tavernas and enjoy ouzo .
- Crete :The largest of the Greek islands attracts tourists like a magnet thanks to its blend of archeological sites, beaches and entertainment. The most important archeological site in Crete is the The Palace of Knossos, home of the legendary Minotaur. Often omitted by travel agencies when setting up their tours in Crete, Gortyn comprises ruins of an ancient city, complete with temples. The island is also home to an official nude beach – Filaki Beach – and other nudity-friendly beaches.
- Mykonos: Probably the most well known of the Cyclades, Mykonos is home to incredible resorts, clubs, beaches, windmills and the famous Petros, the pelican. Paradise Beach is a preferred destination particularly for the entertainment it provides. Cavo Paradiso fills with party goers. “Little Venice” is the “trademark” of Mykonos, with its old houses hanging on the edge of the sea.
- Rhodes : The Old Town of Rhodes is an incredibly well preserved Medieval town, comprising important buildings such as the Palace of the Grand Master. After spending hours checking out the island’s history, you can then relax on one of the beaches or head to a taverna and enjoy a traditional Greek meal.
- Santorini: Known as the place to watch incredible sunrises in Greece, the island of Santorini has a romantic charm which appeals particularly to those who want to spend their honeymoon in Greece. The volcano offers dramatic scenery as well so no matter where you stay on the island, you’ll have the best views. The beaches complete the perfect vacation. You can spend time on the incredible black or red sandy beaches while enjoying some waters ports. And don’t forget to try the local wines , which have a unique taste thanks to the soil the grapes grew in.
- Thessaloniki: The second largest city in Greece has a totally different charm and feeling than Athens. The city is more relaxed, filled with places to look for bargains and the youthful atmosphere makes it a great party city as well. There are plenty of historical sites as well Make sure to visit the town’s landmark: White Tower