Things to Do
There is a lot to do and see in Greece. It all depends on what you are looking for, what kind of a traveler you are and on your budget.
Architecture & Museums
Greece is a country filled with history. Most travelers come here to learn about the Greek culture and to visit the breathtaking archeological sites.
If that sounds like something you’d want to do, don’t miss the Acropolis of Athens. It’s the most important archeological site, visited annually by thousands of tourists.
All cities and islands have something to show the traveler. Fortresses, temples, ancient cities scattered in the mountains, archeological sites…all wait to be discovered.
The museums offer a lot of information about the Greek culture. Museums are always linked to the important archeological sites. While in Athens, do not forget to visit the National Archeological Museum.
Travelers prefer the winter months to visit the museums. In January for example, the museums are less crowded and you’ll save a lot of money on accommodation and transport.
Mid-January to end of February marks the sales period in Greece. Make sure to book a flight in advance because you can sure benefit from the bargain which can be found here: clothes, shoes, souvenirs…and pretty much anything you can think of.
It’s been said that sailing is the best way to tour the Greek Islands. Enjoy the freedom of the sea, while taking short breaks to visit the important landmarks on the Greek Islands.
Enjoying the Scenery
Greece is a mountains country. The great views and the fresh air invite everyone for a hike. Mountain Biking is also very popular among tourists. Bikes can be rented all over the islands.
If you don’t feel like exercising during vacation, you can rent a scooter or take a Donkey ride. You can find them in a lot of places. If you want to take a less “standard” ride up to the Acropolis, look for the “Lindos taxi”. For just a few Euros, a donkey will carry you up the hill.
Fishing, Diving and Snorkeling
A really nice relaxing activity is Fishing. Enjoy some hours spent in nature and why not, catch your own lunch!
Diving and Snorkeling are very popular in Greece. Get a good gear, an underwater camera –of course you need to take photos! – and have fun. Diving and Snorkeling is possible in the following locations: Attica, Crete, Mykonos, Kalimnos, Rhodes, Corfu, Lefkada, Paxi, Zakinthos, Halkidiki, Kavala, Messinia, Achaia, Argolid and Magnesia.
When talking about nightlife in Greece, there are two places you should not miss: Athens and Mykonos! The clubs are great and during the summer you’ll most likely listen to the most famous DJs in the world.
Of course there are great clubs on other Greek islands too, so make sure to check the nightlife when visiting Greece.
>>read more about the Nightlife in Greece
Food & Wine
Don’t miss checking out the Greek cuisine . Restaurants and tavernas located in magnificent places offer the traditional Greek food and the famous ouzo. Taste the wines to make it a complete experience.
Most people don’t think that it’s possible to ski in Greece, but it is. The season starts in December and ends in mid April. There are 14 ski areas of which Parnassos is the largest and most popular.
Every city and island has at least one beach. Depending on your style, choose the hidden beaches which have not yet been “invaded” by tourists or, on the contrary, spend time on the most famous beaches in the world.
>>read more about the Top 5 Nude Beaches in Greece
Each place we visit is special but there are certain places that should not be missed.
If planning to spend your vacation in Santorini , don’t miss watching the sunset from the top of the volcano. While in Mykonos, walk along the narrow streets of Little Venice and don’t forget to greet Petros the Pelican. If visiting Crete, spend some time in the Palace of Knossos, where the Minotaur have lived in ancient times.
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