December 5, 2019

Hot! Six Must-see Places in Greece You Can’t Miss

Greece has cities full of history, architecture and culture, sand and pebble beaches, nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of beautiful untouched countryside to explore. Unless something is missing from that list which you look for in a holiday, Greece has something to offer every kind of traveller. Solo-travellers, couples, groups, families – everybody can find their ideal retreat in Greece. The country also offers tourists a more affordable holiday than some other Mediterranean destinations, which is a big attraction for sun-seekers on a budget. If you’re planning or even thinking about a trip to Greece, here are 6 must-see places to consider. 

1.Corfu
The island of Corfu is an Ionian island to the north of Greece and is a hugely popular destination for holidays in Greece. It offers lush green landscapes as well as a gorgeous sandy coastline dotted with holiday resorts, but the old town is particularly picturesque. The island’s culture and architecture have been influenced by a rich history of British, French and Venetian rule at various times, and that’s not to mention the Greek myths and legends attributed to Corfu.
2. Kefalonia
Kefalonia offers white sand, a myriad of activities, intriguing villages to explore and scenic landscapes to discover. Indulge in the glorious food of this region and take in the views of the harbor, with seaside resorts such as Skala, Sami, and Fiskardo just waiting to be explored. Kefalonia holidays can be enjoyed by the whole family, and as a location, it doesn’t get too crowded in the summer months, which is a definite bonus.
3. Attica
The region of Attica surrounds the city of Athens. This is not only where the international airport is, but also offers beautiful beaches which are easier to access than those of the islands. Popular choices include Varkiza and Limanakia, which are more popular with locals than tourists (mainly because tourists tend to head to the more well-known areas which are further afield). It also offers the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, an ancient Greek monument which is one of the monuments of the Golden Age of Greece.
4. Athens
A Greek adventure wouldn’t be complete without exploring the capital city, the birthplace of democracy, which is, of course, Athens. It would be very easy to spend an entire holiday in Athens but 2-3 days should be enough to see the main highlights such as the National Archaeological Museum, the ancient Agora, and the Acropolis. If you have time, you should also explore the vibrant neighborhoods and streets of Monastiraki, Kolonaki and Plaka.
5. Paros
The island of Paros is south of Mykonos (which is a more expensive and better-known destination) and offers travelers a winning combination of delicious Greek food, stunning (and quiet!) beaches, plus a bit of luxury and glamour in the town of Naoussa, but at a lower cost than you might expect. There is also a 10-minute ferry ride which will take you to an even smaller island of Antiparos which offers even more lovely beaches.
6. Crete
The largest of the Greek islands is Crete, which is a hugely popular destination with holidaymakers for several reasons. In the northern region, you can enjoy the cities of Heraklion and the Minoan ruins of Knossos, Chania, and Rethymno. It’s a mountainous area which can make it difficult to travel around, but the south is less developed but has some lovely beaches and untouched scenery to relax in.

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