Greece is a fascinating country where history and culture equal its natural beauty. Located strategically between Europe and Asia, Greece is one of the most influential countries in the history of the West. In Greece, the concept of civilization, democracy, the Olympic Games, literature, the study of history, politics, and the basic principles of science and mathematics were born.
This historical importance has left Greece with an artistic and architectural heritage that is very difficult to find anywhere else in the world.
Suppose you add to this the beauty of its coasts and islands, bathed by the Mediterranean and the Aegean, its small and picturesque villages, and the Mediterranean forests. In that case, you will realize that it is not difficult to find 15 beautiful places to see in Greece. It would be easy to name many more.
Another of the main places to visit in Greece is the second-largest island in the Ionian, Corfu.
Battles and conquests shaped the history of an island that also has unique natural beauties.
In the north, Sidari is a mandatory stop. The erosion of the sea and the wind have shaped the rocks, creating genuinely unique coves. From there, you can visit the ruins of the Byzantine castle of Angelokastro, located on a hill with magnificent views. Other beaches in the north are Glyfada and Liapades.
In the south, the most crucial town is Lefkimi, and you shouldn’t miss Bouka Beach and Lake Korission.
There are many places of interest in the capital, Corfu, such as the Achilleon Palace, the Paleokastritsa monastery, the new and old fortresses, and the Byzantine museum.
The archaeological site of Delphi was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is featured in all the lists of tourist places in Greece.
In ancient times there was the oracle of Delphi, located inside a temple dedicated to the Greek god Apollo. Delphi was considered in the Greek world as the center of the Universe.
Today Delphi is a small town on the southern slope of Mount Parnassus. From an archaeological point of view, you cannot miss the Temple of Apollo, the theater – with a capacity for around 5,000 spectators – and the archaeological museum.
Greece’s second city – with more than 1 million inhabitants – is also an important port in the North Aegean.
Thessaloniki – also called Thessaloniki – is located about 500 km north of Athens, and the capital’s splendor often overshadows its attractions. However, Thessaloniki is a charming city with vibrant nightlife.
It is a pleasure to walk through the alleys of the walled Turkish quarter of Kastra, dotted with wooden houses from the 19th century. The boardwalk then takes you into a maze of streets full of churches, ancient mosques, Roman ruins, and museums.
One of the tourist places in Greece to spend a few days.
Zante or Zákinthos, as it is also known, is a sought-after location as one of the spa destinations in Greece. It is a site designed for lovers of marine activities, such as swimming or water sports, that can be practiced on its many beaches. In addition, fertile lands and mountain landscapes abound.
You will be amazed when you see Navagio Beach, one of the places you cannot in Greece, located in a cove of cliffs and white sand with turquoise blue waters. This spa has as its background a rusty ship that was wrecked on that site. This cove can only be reached by sea, although it can be seen from the cliffs.
Depending on your tastes, you will get quiet beaches like St. Nickolas Beach or more crowded like Laganas Beach. They could not miss the monuments to know, such as the Castle of Zanteol or the church of St. Dionisio. To eat, one of the best options is the Spartakos Taberna, with a reasonable price/quality ratio.
There are several ways to get to Zante from Athens. By ferry in five hours, or by plane in three hours and 30 minutes. A place for you to stay on your trip to Zante with all the comforts is the Atlantis Hotel, with WiFi and a complimentary self-service breakfast.
Typical construction in the town of Rethymno in Crete
Crete, the largest island in Greece, is located halfway between Africa and Europe, with Heraklion being its main metropolis to the north. Its primary industry is tourism, which is constantly on the rise. What you can see of Crete depends on the number of days you will spend there, due to its large size. For this reason, we recommend that you rent a car upon arrival.
Most of the tourist places of Crete are to the West of it. Chania (Chania) is the star metropolis of the area and is considered one of the cheap destinations in Greece. That is why you can stay at reasonable prices and enjoy the beautiful Balos Beach, or just as beautiful, Elafonisi.
One of the natural attractions of Greece is the Samaria Gorge National Park, a narrow and deep path 16 km long in the mountain that takes you to the marine coast. Another important place to visit is the Palace of Knossos near Heraklion. And if you want to get away from the madding crowd, go to the islet of Gavdos in southern Crete, where you will find the peace you are looking for.
You can get to Crete by plane from Athens, in two hours and 45 minutes. By ferry, you are passing Santorini from Athens. From other places, you can also get to Crete. In the center of Chania, you can find a great budget hotel, such as the Captain Vasilis Hotel.