Top Places to Visit in Greece

By Nicole Brewer

It’s that time of year to begin planning for summer vacation for globetrotters across the world. Renee and I are considering trotting to Greece this summer and have been researching places to visit and things to do across the country. There are so many amazing architectural, historical sites and even beaches that come up in the process so I decided to compile a list of top places to visit in Greece.  Feel free to comment below in the comments section with any additional places you’d add. 

1) Athens, Greece
Athens has been around for over two-and-a-half thousand years. You can’t visit Greece without heading here to see the ancient sites of Acropolis and Parthenon. It is worth taking the time to visit the nearby local neighborhoods such as Pláka, Monastiráki and Psyrrí to immerse yourself in the cultural with local Athenians in attempt to escape the massive crowds at the big touristy sites. 
2) Santorini
Is one of the most picturesque Greek islands in the region. It is part of the Cyclades group of the Greek islands that boasts stunning, dramatic views and white-washed houses that will leave you spellbound from its beauty. Fira, which is the capital of the region, features gorgeous Cycladic and Venetian architecture, which is one of my favorites to see in travels. 
Gorgeous Santorini.
Gorgeous Santorini. Pic via Trover.com.

 

3) Mykonos
Get swept away in the beauty that the cosmopolitan area of Mykonos has to offer on your visit to Greece. It also offers amazing views of the classical Greek white-washed buildings. Tourists also enjoyed getting lost in the winding tiny streets that feature an array of shops, art galleries, boutiques and fine-dining.  
4) Crete
Crete is the most populous of islands in Greece and largest. It features stunning beaches, luxurious hotels for a getaway in the islands and a host of nightclubs and restaurants for party goers. Historians would also love a visit here in order to see the historical and archaeological sites such as Knossos Palace. 
5) Meteora  
Meteora, which literally means “suspended in air”, is an amazing UNESCO world heritage site worth visiting on a trot to Greece.  The cliffs rise more than 1,200 feet in the air overlooking the villages of Kastraki and Kalambaka in mainland Greece. The monasteries at Meteora were originally built by monks seeking freedom from religious oppression. 
Meteora pic via Trover.com
Meteora pic via Trover.com
 
  1. Justin Wright says

    What’s the most inexpensive way to travel to Greece? Is by cruise around the Greece? Should we travel to one city in Greece? I look forward to your response. Thank you. Justin.

    1. Globe trot says

      I think traveling around via a cruise is an affordable way to go over flying from island to island like we did.

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