This land is home to amazing ancient architecture, dazzling islands, and blue waters. It also boasts incredible history and amazing experiences.
Here’s a guide to all the top things to do in Greece to get started.
Get to know the culture of your area.
Greece offers travelers a unique cultural experience they will treasure forever. This is why you should travel off-season, visit off-the-beaten-path destinations, enjoy local festivals, and eat home-cooked taverna food.
Athens’s nightlife is memorable because of its glamorous nightclubs, lively Bouzoukia (live Greek musical clubs), and arty cocktail lounges.
Meteora is worth a visit.
Meteora’s incredible beauty almost outweighs its spiritual significance. The complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that falls under two categories – art and nature. It consists of six monasteries belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church, perched on top of otherworldly rock formations in central Greece.
Relax on the most beautiful beaches in Greece and soak up the sun
Myrtos Beach, located on the northwest coast of Kefalonia, is a magnificent one-mile stretch made up of sugar-white pebbles. It is surrounded by limestone cliffs and lapped in the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea.
Enjoy a cocktail with a view at Little Venice.
Little Venice, Mykonos’ most charming place to enjoy the sunset while sipping a cocktail, is surrounded by old fishing homes and colorful wooden balconies.
Indulge in watersports
Greece is a country known for its beautiful weather and clear seas. It also boasts 20,000 km of stunning coastline. The perfect places to windsurf are Rhodes, Naxos and Kos; Santorini, Mykonos and Santorini offer amazing diving opportunities. Corfu, a paradise for watersports enthusiasts, offers everything from waterskiing to breathtaking sailing.
This largest island in Greece offers a fascinating mix of history, beaches, and ancient treasures. Crete is still known for being the birthplace of Europe’s first civilization. Its culture is so distinctive that it almost feels like another country.
Drink like a Greek
Make your raki from Crete, or enjoy sweet Malvasia wine (Laconia) and crisp, dry Assyrtiko (Santorini). Ouzo is a delicious anise-flavored liquor that should be enjoyed slowly and with conversation. The island of Lesbos is home to the best Greek ouzo.
Delphi, the center of the universe, is your destination.
Delphi, once home to Apollo’s prophetic oracle, is now one of the most important archeological sites in the country. It is located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, not far from the Gulf of Corinth. It houses the Temple of Apollo and the Sanctuary of Athena. A museum, an ancient theatre, and other important structures can be found here. This place, rich in mythology, was considered the center of the universe by ancient Greeks.
Admire Santorini’s architecture
Blued-domed churches and narrow streets are just a few delights that the Cycladic architecture Santorini offers.
Vathia is a ghost town that you can get lost in
There are many beautiful things to be found in Greece. The rugged and unspoiled Mani Peninsula, located in the southernmost part of continental Europe, is one of these. The picturesque, fortified village Vathia is located on top of a hill with sea views. It boasts imposing stone towers as well as caramel-colored homes. It is now almost abandoned, and it is quite magical to wander its empty streets.
Take the Corfu Trail
The Corfu Trail is 200km long and takes hikers through beautiful, unspoiled countryside. It passes picturesque villages, rolling olive groves, hidden beaches, wild mountains, and past picturesque villages.
To reach the Acropolis, climb up the hill.
The Acropolis is Athens’ top tourist attraction. It offers a unique experience that combines centuries of history with breathtaking views of Athens. Although most famous for its Parthenon, this magnificent hilltop location looming above Athens’ capital is also home to several other ancient theaters and temples. It also houses an archaeological museum with more than 4,000 artifacts and statues.
Luxuriate on a luxury vacation
Traveling around Greece as a local may seem tempting, but a luxury holiday will make you feel like a local. Santorini’s stunning villas include eco-friendly retreats and ultra-stylish cave homes. However, there are many wonderful options for upscale accommodation across the country.