Γεια σας! Hello! Welcome to Greece – the south-eastern country in Europe.
Does the name Poseidon, Artemis, Zeus, or Aphrodite ring a bell? Do you remember the fight between Princess Diana and Ares, her half-brother in the American Super-hero film Wonder Woman? Yes, yes, yes! We are talking about the famous Greek mythological characters that have enticed readers over the years. So does it fascinate you to explore the place from where they belonged? Do you want to relive their marvelous history you have been reading through the pages of history? So here is your chance!
Greece is much more than the mythical legends of superhero gods. It has earned a place in the hearts of the wanderers with its pristine scenic beauty. Nestled in the south-eastern part of Europe, this sun-kissed Mediterranean country dazzles with glimmering nightlife, mouth-melting cuisine, and exuberant Mediterranean passion with lovely beaches and friendly locals. Did you know that the Acropolis of Athens was a runner in the new Seven Wonders of the World? Well, there are a lot more secrets that Greece has up its sleeves. So, let’s unveil this tropical beauty to the core!
Here is a list of the few best places to visit in Greece, without a miss!
Pristine Beaches of Greece
Are you ready for a secluded romantic getaway on the white sandy beaches? Or do you like basking in the tropical sunshine while gazing at the turquoise Aegean and the Ionian Sea? Earning the fame of having 11th longest coastline in the world, Greece is daunted by marvelous beaches. So in your Greece bucket list, don’t forget to add an iconic volcanic tour at Santorini or take an exotic and romantic ferry rise to Mykonos! Swim in the blue waters under the open sky in Santorini or explore the enchanting maze of alleyways and narrow lanes at Mykonos, your experience in Greece will be memorable. From lively shorelines to secluded stretched of pristine white sand—Greece has it all!
Wander-lusting Island Hopping
Do you want some ‘me-time’ on a secluded island or enjoy a vibrant and joyous nightlife at Mykonos? The choice is tough as Greece has 6000 islands, each having an elusive characteristic. Voyage through the lush green landscape of Corfu, flop onto the sandy beach at Skiathos, surf and sail at Lefkada, voyage on Cycladic landscape at Ios, or enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Santorini, make your trip at Greece a lifetime experience. You can even make your Greece vacation itinerary by venturing on an eccentric trip to the sacred land of Delos, where the twin deities Apollo and Artemis were born!
The Culinary Culture of Greece
Lapped by the Mediterranean Sea and steeped in history and cultures, Greece is the home to some of the most exquisite cuisine in the world. Your Greece trip must include savoring some distinctive cuisines from exceptional restaurants or local specialty foods in a traditional Greek dish with a glass of Ouzo. Don’t leave Greece before you satiate your appetite with fresh seafood, feta cheese, olives, gyros, taramasalata, moussaka, and some grilled meat and octopus! Add on a pinch of sweetness with honey & baklava or taste the galaktoboureko, a custard-filled pastry. Foodies can also try out the local thyme honey drizzled over the fresh and thick Greek Yogurt!
While reading Iliad and Odyssey, did the town of Olympia entice you? Do you fascinate about a parallel world with the Greek Mythological characters? Then a visit to ancient Greece will bewilder you with its enigma. Amongst the best places to visit in ancient Greece, pay a visit to the ruins of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia. How about a trip to The Academy of Athens where Aristotle studied or a look back to the Age of Pericles when The Parthenon was built and dedicated to Goddess Athena? Did you feel an adrenaline rush through the veins? Wait till you unveil them in reality!
A walk down the lane of history
From the prehistoric era of Neolithic Greece, the era of Romans, the Ottoman empire, to the artistic revival and modern-day Greece, there are decades of history to unearth in this Mediterranean land. Did you know Greece has 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites? Take a trip to the world’s ancient capital—The Athens, explore the 2640-year-old Acropolis, check out the hand-carved statues lined at The Parthenon, and pay a visit to the National Library to excavate the more into the Grecian history. While you are still in Athens, walk down Syntagma Square, the most famous sot in Athens!
The Sparkling Nightlife
Flaunt your moves at Mykonos, also called the Ibiza of Greece! Vibrant nightlife with glittering light, loud music, and a glass of champagne, can your trip to Greece get any better? The nights and days on this island’s beach thrive with lively young souls dancing at wee hours in the morning at some famous bars and pubs. While there is no dawn for partygoers in Chora, Mylopotas earns fame as the hub of most beach party destinations. From open-air nightclubs to beach parties and pubs, Greece will make your night memorable forever!
When is the best time to visit Greece?
Want a perfect sun-kissed tanned skin? There are more than 300 days of sunshine in Greece. With long summers and mild winters, the marvelous weather in Greece is ideal for traveling round-the-year.
If you wish to avoid the crowd, your best chance is to visit during April and September. So embrace the warmth of hospitality in Greece with super friendly locals all year round.
Besides, this tropical beauty fits a convenient budget without leaving you bankrupt!
From the books of mythology to modern art, culture, and heritage, Greece is a paradise for the adventurous minds racing through the remnants at Olympia and ending at the vibrant nightlife at Mykonos!
Until we meet on another exciting voyage planned by Bucketlist!