7 Places to  Visit  in Greece

7 Places to Visit in Greece

It is no wonder that we LOVE Greece! The climate, the food, the people, the culture and of-course, the natural beauty. Greece is more than just white-washed houses and blue-domed churches. 

It's  a diverse country thats main landmass is part of the European continent and there are hundreds of little BEAUTIFUL islands that surround the Ionian, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas that are just calling to visit. You can visit Greece all year round, it’s sunny, warm, and even if is not great for the beach, it has a rich and vast historical and cultural heritage, however for beach fans, it's better to travel from April to June.

Eat, eat, eat your way through Greece,  as if there’s no tomorrow! If you are a fan of cheese and salads, then this will be your paradise.

1. Athens

Athenss is a very vibrant and multifaceted city with over 3.000 years of history. Every step you take and every street you go to leads to a fascinating monument, or a reminder of the grandeur of its ancient heritage and the transformations the city has gone through.

 The Acropolis is one of the most important ancient Greek monuments, and one of the most important monuments in the world. It towers over the rest of the city and reflects its splendor and grandeur. The Acropolis means upper city, and this is where people lived as early as 5000 B.C and used as natural defence to avoid enemies.

For the most astounding views of the city, you can head in one of the two hills near the centre of Athens. Filopappou Hill also called the hill of the Muses has an incredible view of the whole city that stretches to the Saronic Gulf. The view of the Acropolis is pretty spectacular from there too. 

2. Crete

The island of Crete has a majestic, wild mountainous side that will definitely enchant you. Not only in summer, but also in winter, there are several options for excursions in the traditional villages of Crete and the beautiful Cretan nature.

If you are looking for unique Cretan scenery that will reveal you the authentic nature of the island, just head south of Rethymnon and visit the beautiful Patsos Gorge and end up to Spili village.

3. Corfu

Situated off the west coast of the mainland, Corfu is a perfect place for beautifully blue seas and dramatic landscapes.

4. Mykonos

An Island that is truly unique in its architecture and a perfect place to devour some local sea-food. Mykonos is called ‘Island of the Winds’ no wonder surfers, wind and kite surfers are flocking here for some water fun.

5. Santorini

Santorini is one of the most picturesque Greek Islands (some would say perhaps “the most”). It is safe to say that after Acropolis, the picture perfect Santorini is the most photographed place in Greece. 

Gifted with a unique natural beauty and a wild scenery created by the volcanic eruptions it is a bucket list item and a must visit while island hopping in Greece. Santorini is definitely not an island you will do most of your partying on, but rather the place where you can relax, enjoy the beach, and watch the sun set over a bottle of wine.

6. Meteora

Meteora meaning “middle of the sky” is a complex of 6 mountaintop Eastern Orthodox monasteries in northern Greece. 

These monasteries were built by monks looking for solitude, and building atop a rock that requires ropes, ladders, and a whole lot of upper body strength to reach, certainly dwindles down the number of people who are you going to pay you a visit. Today, staircases and bridges make it easy for travelers to drop by, but there was a time when you had to earn your admission.

7. The Holy Mount Athos

Mount Athos is the thousand-year-old center of Orthodox monasticism, located in northern Greece on a long peninsula extending out into the Aegean Sea. It’s actual title is Άγιον Όρος (Agion Oros), the Holy Mountain, which refers both to the mountain itself and to the peninsula from which it rises. According to the Greek Constitution it is “a self-governed part of the Greek State, whose sovereignty thereon shall remain intact” – and so it has, for over ten centuries.