Best Things To Do In Greece

Best Things To Do In Greece

Best Things To Do In Greece

 

The cradle of western civilization, Greece offers lots for history buffs but it’s also renowned for its striking scenery. Visitors can enjoy charming villages with narrow, winding streets lined with whitewashed homes draped in bougainvillea, soaring mountains, magnificent coastline with idyllic beaches, and countless islands,

Expect to enjoy some of the most mouthwatering cuisine and delicious wines along with legendary hospitality. The Greek word philoxenia, translates as “friend to a stranger,” referring to welcoming a stranger into one’s home.

With so much on offer here, you’ll want to consider some of the very best things to do in Greece for your itinerary.

Overview of the Acropolis, Athens
Sunset in Santorini

Tour the Acropolis

One of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, the Acropolis sits on a limestone hill, looming above the city for more than 2,500 years. It’s an enduring symbol of ancient Greece and a tour of its fascinating monuments, including the Parthenon, Theater of Dionysus, and Temple of Athena brings its history to life.

 

See a Sunset in Santorini

Santorini is famous for its sunsets and watching one from Oia village with its whitewashed buildings and blue-domed churches spilling down the caldera cliffs, is a bucket-list experience. Crowds gather daily, clapping at the magnificent finale that fills the sky with a brilliant orange glow as the sun melts down into a sapphire sea.

 

Delphi
Epidaurus Thetre

Visit Delphi

Discover remarkable ruins like the Treasure of Athens, built to house dedications and votive offerings to the sanctuary of Apollo, with a visit to Delphi, considered by ancient Greeks to be the center of the world. A fabulous view of the valley and sanctuary from the 4th-century BC Theater of Delphi also awaits.

Marvel at the Epidaurus Theater

The ancient theater of Epidaurus was constructed in the late 4th century BC, considered to be the most perfect of its kind when it comes to aesthetics and acoustics. A unique architectural achievement, it was used during the Epidauria festivities held regularly once every four years, with a capacity of up to 13,000 spectators.

 

Monasteries of Meteora
Balos Beach

Visit the Monasteries of Meteora

Set high atop rocky outcrops, the monasteries of Meteora are a vision to behold. One of the country’s largest pilgrimage sites, they rise over 1,200 feet from dramatic cliffs overlooking the villages of Kastraki and Kalambaka. Built by monks in the 14th century, six of the 24 remain today, open to the public for visits.

Relax on Balos Beach

Considered to be one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches, secluded Balos Beach can be reached by boat or on foot, requiring a 20-minute trek down a mountain to the dreamy translucent blue waters framed by soft white sands. The calm lagoons are like natural swimming pools, perfect for an unforgettable dip.

 

Milos
Mykonos

Explore Milos’ Volcanic Coastline

Milos is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in all of Greece, with more than 75 different stretches to explore along the volcanic coastline. The sea that surrounds it comes in an array of shades from pale blue and aquamarine to emerald. Sarakiniko, with its lunar-like landscape, is a must-visit.

Party on Mykonos

Mykonos attracts plenty of the well-heeled, including yachters, supermodels, and various celebrities who come to enjoy the upscale party, including beach parties and buzzing nightlife. Paradise Beach is a world-renowned spot, with parties practically 24/7 during the peak of the summer season. Clubs offer night DJ sets with partiers dancing ‘til dawn.

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