Greece! A destination on my bucket list and if you are planning to visit, you would definitely be left feeling mesmerized after the trip. From architectural sites, numerous islands and sandy beaches, Greece is certainly known as the must-visit tourist destination of all times. Known for its mild mediterranean climate its no secret why it is the hot destination for people in Europe. It is a perfect blend of history and beauty. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular places to visit in Greece on your first trip:
Athens being the capital of Greece is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is one of the top destinations to experience the history. The Acropolis which is the symbol for the beginning of western civilization is situated here. Alongside this historical monument, there is an Acropolis museum which is also worth a visit. Besides the above two top-rated tourist places, the other attractions of this city are the Ancient Agora, the Roman Forum, Kerameikos and the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
Highly preferred by newlyweds as the honeymoon destination and tourists across the globe, as an ideal destination for watching the sunset in the backdrop of volcanic craters, whitewashed houses, and blue domed churches. With luxurious boutique hotels in most of the towns you will certainly be spoilt for choice. From sunbathing on the white sanded beaches, to visiting the archeological sites of Akrotiri, Santorini is a must-do. This destination is accessible by air and ferries/ catamarans from the airport of Athens.
One of the top-rated tourist destination of Greece is this island which is also on the UNESCO list. The most captive tourist spots lie close to Turkey, which is served by both Air as well as ferries from Athens. Nearby destinations such as the hillside town of Lindos and Marmaris are a few must visit places from Rhode Island. Wandering around the cobbled streets of the island to bar hopping to experience the best nightlife, this island has so much to offer.
Another beauty-at-its-best island destination of Greece which has a lot to offer. Being famous among international celebrities and its nigh life, it is top rated as far as tourist destinations of Greece are concerned. From classy boutique hotels to sandy beaches to seafood restaurants to live music venues, it has it all. While here in Mykonos, one can also visit the Paraportiani, a famous church of the town.
From adventure and history to lazy beach life, this island of Crete has it all. Visit the longest canyon in Europe, the Samaria Gorge or the white and pink sand Elafonisi beach or check out the castle ruins in the island of Spinalonga.
Top 5 food experiences without amiss!
- Kikis Taverna, North cost of Mykonos for Taramasalata( Dip alongside dishes)
- Taman, Crete for Kolokithokeftedes ( Starter)
- Penelope, Santorini for Tomatokeftedes
- Varoulko Seaside, Piraeus, Athens for authentic seafood
- Klimataria, Athens for home cooked moussaka.