15 amazing places to visit in Greece It can be no coincidence that Greece is one of the most recommended and desired tourist destinations. It provides thousands of years of historical landmarks, beautiful island destinations with beautiful beaches and opportunities for a myriad of entertainment and recreation. There are many places that will certainly impress you, but here are 15 places that you must visit in order to immerse your self fully in the spirit of Greece.
DELPHI THEATER, in ancient times Delphi was home to the oracle of Apollo – the most famous in Greek history. The ancient theater was built on a hill to provide stunning views of the Temple of Apollo and the incredible scenery. Built in the 4th century BC, it could hold 5, 000 spectators in 35 rows. They enjoyed theater plays, concerts and poetic recitals.
SANTORINI Island is one of the world famous places in Greece. It is famous for amazing views, incredible sunsets and white buildings that contrast with the blue of the sea and sky. Santorini is a tourist center and offers everything you need for an unforgettable vacation – beaches, hotels of all categories, shops, taverns, cafes.
PELOPONNESE is a large peninsula located in the southernmost part of Greece and Europe. Its shape resembles a large leaf. It has gorgeous golden beaches. Here you can enjoy ancient Sparta and Olympia.
CAPE SUNVON, located at the southernmost end of the Attica Peninsula, known as the site of the ruins of the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea. The remains are surrounded on three different sides by the sea.
KEFALONIA Island, tucked between two mountains, Mitros Beach attracts millions of tourists with the magical combination of turquoise-colored sea and the delicate whiteness of the easy marble pebbles along the coast. The steep cliffs and green hills that surround the beach add to its beauty.
MYKONOS Island is a cosmopolitan tourist attraction in Greece, Mykonos Island is a good choice. The capital, also called Mykonos (also known as Hera), is amazing with its picturesque architecture, as well as its incredibly intense nightlife – everyone who loves to have fun will be fascinated by the many restaurants, clubs and discos.
HALKIDIKI is a peninsula located near Thessaloniki and has many beautiful beaches. The three arms of Cassandra, Sithonia and Mount Athos offer crystalline waters, hidden bays, campsites and unique views.
IONIAN Islands are the incredible Greek islands in the Ionian Sea attract thousands of tourists every year. They entice you with many things – good beaches, beautiful ports, active volcanoes and spectacular nature.
CRETE Island, the largest of the Greek islands, is actually a very large land of pleasant contrasts, where the landscapes are stunning not only with the coastline but also with the picturesque mountains and olive trees. The Sumatria Gorge, 16 km long in the southwestern part of Crete, is one of the most popular in Europe. Over a quarter of a million tourists pass it every year and share that it is an unforgettable experience that they will always remember. The walk takes between 4 and 7 hours, depending on the pace of walking and passes through jungles of old pines and cypresses and sheer coves in the mountains until it ends at Agia Rumeli.
METEORA is a complex of monasteries that catches the breath of every tourist with the unique location – the buildings are perched upon high rocks. The first Meteora Monastery was constructed in the 14th century. Since then, a total of 24 have been built, but today just 7 remain, with 6 open to visitors. Gain access to was deliberately so difficult that at one period the monks had to use long suspended ladders or special nets to lift goods and people.
ATON is a mountainous peninsula in northern Portugal is a very special place – it is certainly an autonomous community under Greek sovereignty and the inhabitants are only monks. They are about 1400 and occupy 20 Orthodox monasteries, including the Bulgarian Zografski Monastery. Access to Mount Athos is firmly handled and women are not allowed to they will go in there.
MISTRA is located near historic Sparta, Mistra was the capital of the Peloponnese in the 14th and 15th centuries, as well as the last capital of Byzantium after the conquest of Constantinople. It was ruled by family members of the Byzantine emperor and remained inhabited during the Ottoman period, but was abandoned in 1832. So today there are only medieval ruins, positioned in beautiful surroundings, which represent an impressive view for each and every tourist.
LINDOS is a medieval town on the island of Rhodes, fascinating with the maze of cobblestone streets between the pretty white houses. The Lindos Acropolis rises above the city, offering breathtaking views of the coast. There are also two beautiful beaches – Lindos and Saint Pauls.
CASTRIA is the hidden jewel of northern Greece. Kastoria is a photogenic city built on a small strip of land, located above the beautiful Lake Orestiada.
ZAGORI is an area of extremely gorgeous nature, two national parks and striking geology. Located in northwestern Greece.