If you are someone who loves the old architectures, the beautiful buildings, and the pristine beaches, then Greece is the place for you. Greece is an incredibly beautiful and diverse country. For the foodies, Greece has a very diverse kitchen and is one of the main producers of extra-virgin olive oil all worldwide. The people there are also extremely friendly and warm-hearted. Greece is really a beautiful destination to explore because it is one of the safest countries you can ever visit.
With diversity in landscapes, experiences, alternative activities, gastronomy & wine and a culture starting from ancient times, to name a few, Greece offers a plethora of reasons for which one should visit.
Greece also has a perfect climatic condition allowing every visitor to enjoy all the seasons. Greece is the land of the islands. Islands of different shapes and sizes; different personalities; different possibilities.
While every place is worth the visit, we have listed what are some of the top Destinations to Visit in Greece.
Athens is the largest and capital city of Greece. Despite begin one of the most ancient cities this world has seen, Athens is a modern and sophisticated 21st century capital. That city comprises of stories worth 7000 years. Touring Athens will reveal a collection of archaeological sites concentrated within the central part of the city. If you visit Greece in summer, the Athenian river becomes a breezy and pleasurable spot for tourists to escape the heat.
- Greek Islands
Greece is world famous for its beaches. Greece islands, one of best islands to visit in Europe are known for 3 things: ancient civilization, amazing landscapes and high developed tourism. Over the last few decades, the islands have seen the jet setters, including politicians, musicians, actors, artists and other celebrities with a significant contribution to the popularity of Greece. The largest Greek Island by area is Crete. Beaches like Corfu are good for families to visit. If you are looking for history and culture, then Delos is where you should be, which also happens to be the birthplace of Apollo. Kefalonia is known for its beaches and wine and many more such islands.
- Temple of Hephaestus
Dedicated to the God of Forge, the Temple of Hephaestus on the western edge of the Agora is surrounded by foundries and metalwork shops. One of the oldest and beautifully preserved Greek temples, is also dedicated to Athena Ergane, a form of the city’s patron goddess responsible for pottery and other crafts. The building is constructed of Pentelic marble and decorated with sculpture in Parian marble. The ceiling is wooden, the roof tiles are made of terracotta, and there is a limestone step at the bottom of the platform.
Without a doubt , it is the best and beautiful Greek islands. Santorini is a mix of towering cliffs, inky waters and whitewashed villages. Perfect for a post-summer break. If you want a lavish and romantic honeymoon , then this island should be top on your possible honeymoon destinations.
Santorini is said to have one of the most beautiful sunsets the world has ever seen. It is also awash with food and wine.
- Mount Olympus
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and second highest mountain in Balkan. Every year thousands of tourists visit Olympus to admire its nature, to tour its slopes, and reach its peaks.
Olympus mountaineering paths start from Litochoro, Don and Petra. Summer climbs usually start by early June and end in late September. The climb to the highest peaks in winter can be done only by experienced mountaineers. Beginner’s visits is generally restricted to summer.
Mykonos is the great glamour island of Greece. Which is why it gets a special mention. Mykonos happily flaunts its party hard reputation. Mykonos is also known as The Island of the winds and blue sea. To east of Athens, it seems to rise like an oasis from the Aegean Sea and the tourist generally stand mesmerized by all the beauty it has to offer. The Mykonos is also famous for its churches and the most famous one is Paraportiani church. It also has its own share of history and archaeological significance.
Delphi is an ancient sanctuary that is considered as the navel of the world. Delphi lies on the slopes of Mount Parnassus and is one of the most famous cult sites in Greece. It is the sanctuary of Apollo and considered to be the shrine of his oracle. There is plenty of scope for mountain walks and winter sports, mainly on Mount Parnassus, which rises 2,457 meters, making it one of the highest mountains in Greece. Covered with snow in winter, Parnassus is home to the country’s largest ski center.
- Meteora Monasteries
One of the largest and oldest orthodox complexes in Greece, Meteora Monasteries are built on natural sandstone’s rock pillars on the Northwestern edge of Plain Thessaly. On the UNESCO world heritage list, six of the monasteries are open to the public.