Whether you’re traveling for history, culture, or just to get a good suntan, Greece is an attractive option. The beaches, the sites, the food, and the scenery are all amazing reasons to visit Greece. It’s a vacation destination where you don’t have to make any sacrifices. It’s not even expensive when compared to other places in Europe!
Here are 5 locations you should definitely hit when you visit Greece.
That’s Tripoli, Greece – not Libya.
Tripoli is the capital of the Peloponnese region of Greece, and the city is small (approximately 50,000). It’s been dubbed “The Switzerland of Greece” as it sits on a backdrop of stunning mountain scenery and quiet villages. If you love nature and the great outdoors, it’s our favorite city in Greece. There are plenty of hikes and outdoor adventures to go on from the city, including some wonderful natural springs. If nightlife is more your thing, be sure to check out Ethiki Antistasi Street and the charming cobbled Deligianni Street. They’re scattered with great taverns full of local food and drink.
Serving as a naval base for many years, Galaxidi is now a beautiful coastal resort town that’s sure to impress. The historic buildings are full of colorful facades and marble archways that will impress any architecture lovers, while history buffs will enjoy visiting the tomb of King Locros, the remnants of the walls of ancient Oianthi, the town’s five traditional squares, and the church of Agios Nikolaos.
Of all the Greek Islands, Mykonos is perhaps the most famous. Sometimes the most famous destinations are the least impressive, but we promise this isn’t the case with Mykonos. The rolling hills, picturesque beaches, and clear blue waters attract tourists from around the globe. If you’re looking for a relaxing destination with impressive food, put this island at the top of your list.
Think about splurging on hotel accommodations in Mykonos. You can get some amazing villas with infinity pools that will make your vacation unforgettable.
First-class restaurants, ancient cities, and relaxing beaches are all easy to find in Santorini. This volcanic island lies in the middle of the Aegean Sea, and you’ve likely seen it’s beautiful white homes with blue roofs in pictures before.
In a word, the views in Santorini are dramatic. Whether it be the cliffs, the ocean, the homes or the sunsets, you don’t need to be a professional photographer to capture some amazing shots. Be prepared for more likes on Instagram.
The ancient capital is home to some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, including the Acropolis. Historical treasures can be found at every turn in the city. Stop in at some of the trendy shops and cafes in the daytime, visit a hip cafe or hot nightclub in the evening, and relax from the comfort of a five-star hotel in the heart of the city. It’s always a bonus when your vacation begins and ends in a world capital.