After Reopen in Greece and opens the borders almost to the all countries let’s discover this stunning country Known for its plethora of ancient ruins, whitewashed villages, sunny beaches, tasty cuisine and friendly atmosphere, it is no wonder that Greece ranks among Europe’s top travel destinations. But the reason that tourism exists in the first place is that it’s just so beautiful here. Often, you’ll find that beauty on the many scattered islands, lying like little gems in the seas surrounding the Grecian peninsula. Each one offers its own share of stunning landscapes, historic sites, nightlife scenes and cultural delights.
Here’s a look at the best 6 places to visit in Greece:
Meteora means “suspended in the air,” is easily up there as one of the best places in Greece if you want to see something totally unique. Perched high up in the Pindus Mountains, Meteora is a vast complex of monasteries that stand hundreds of meters high. Meteora is home to some of the world’s most spectacular Orthodox churches.
Now, the original way into the monasteries was to climb a series of ladders tied together or be dragged up the mountain in a large net (tricky, I know). Thankfully, today you can gain access by a much easier method, steps have been carved into the rock and a bridge connects to a nearby plateau.
Santorini is probably one of the most famous Greek islands to visit. That being said, it’s famous for a reason… it’s totally beautiful. Thousands are drawn to the beauty of this island every year and leave knowing that there is nowhere else like it. Take a dip in the turquoise waters, walk around the beautiful villages and dine in the fine restaurants, Santorini will steal your heart. This is still easily one of our favorite places in Greece.
Also, make sure to head to Oia and watch the gorgeous sunset over the Aegean Sea. don’t forget to pop over to Santo’s Winery, hike up the volcano and take a stroll around Fira. It really is one of the best places in Greece to see, especially if you want that white-washed typical Greek island vibe.
Corfu is an island located off of the northwest coast of the country. Along with its rich cultural heritage, the island also boasts rugged mountains and some of the best beaches in Greece. Once you’re here, make sure to explore the Cape Drastis and the beautiful rugged coastline. Oh, and make sure to pop by the Old Town of Corfu itself (Kerkyra). You’ll find plenty of little tavernas and small shops on the waterfront. If you’re feeling like a little stroll, head over to Vlacherna Monastery, it’s a stunning monastery that sits within the sea itself. Thankfully, there’s a long walkway that’ll take you right across, with no swimming needed! 😉
Home to some of the Greek Islands’ best nightlife, Zakynthos is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire Mediterranean. Turquoise water, white sandy beaches, and huge chalk-white cliffs, all give Zakynthos its signature beauty. The island is also home to one of the most photographed spots in Greece, the incredibly beautiful Shipwreck Cove. Otherwise known as Navagio beach, this alone makes Zakynthos a must-visit destination.
Now, there are lots of things to do on Zakynthos but probably one of the most famous is visiting Navagio Beach. It really is one of the best places in Greece for views and an incredible vista. the beach is surrounded by very steep cliffs that can be dangerous. With that in mind, always take care at the top and never take unnecessary risks for a photo. One of the easiest ways to visit is by taking a boat trip that can be arranged in most hotels and nearby. Just make sure to go early in the day (if you can) as it can get pretty busy as times goes on. to be honest, the only way to access the beach is from the sea
Talking of history, there are few cities on earth which can boast a history of the kind that Athens can. The birthplace of democracy and accredited as the founder of Western civilization, this is a city which stretches across the ages. As soon as you arrive, make sure to visit the Antikythera Mechanism, which is a 2,000-year-old computer that was the world’s first calculator. Now the small bronze instrument sits in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and is well worth seeing. Of course, afterwards, make sure to head across to the Acropolis and Parthenon that’s iconic in Greece. If you’ve got time, also make sure to pop by the neighborhood of Plaka that’s filled with cute little tavernas and gorgeous coffee shops.
Oh, and don’t forget the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus that’s well over 2,000 years old.
Here is another destination for history lovers. Perched on the mountain of Parnassus, Delphi is one of the best places in Greece to explore ancient history. After all, at one point, Delphi was the center of the world to ancient Greeks who came to worship here.
Once you’re here, make sure to visit the Temple of Apollo that still stands and is one of the highlights of Delphi. Along with the Temple of Apollo, there is also the Athena Priene, a theatre, and an ancient stadium.
It really is a special place to see and easily visited (2.5-hour drive) from the center of Athens itself.