Discover Greece on your next vacation
If you were waiting for a sign that tells you to visit the country, this might be it. Home to thousands of islands, Greece is, possibly, the country with some of the best views in the world. It is surrounded by sky-blue waters, but it also holds a well-heeled cultural heritage and, of course, some remarkable history.
Iconic festivals, colorful sights and the most spectacular and diverse landscapes together with impressive ruins, Greece is more than worth a visit.
The range of scenarios makes it possible to dream of any kind of trip: from a laid-back quick getaway to a challenge-packed adventurous holiday making it one of top-five destinations this year.
What a better time than this to start planning your visit? Check all the black Friday vacation deals and draw your dream itinerary for this dreamy country. Here, you’ll find a list of some must-sees and some well-kept secrets from the country that has it all.
A tourist in Greece
The country offers a plethora of compelling activities and attractive places to visit. Santorini mixes beauty and dream-like sights with some architectural excellence. Mykonos has some of the most spectacular beaches from where to look at some breathtaking sunsets. And Athens… Well, you must visit the place where, quite literally, it all began!
Even though they could be considered the big three in Greece, the country never ceases to amaze and you’ll see the sight just keep getting better and better wherever you go. Enjoy the markets, the luxury accommodation, some challenging hiking or fun water sports in the Mediterranean and more.
Stretching across the Mediterranean, the Greek coastline is probably one of the longest and it is exceedingly famous for the crystal-clear waters. Because the coastline is so long you’ll find all kinds of beaches, some are sandier while some others are stonier, some come from volcanic eruptions while others are filled with pine trees and greenery. Santorini and Mykonos are definitely a must, but what about another popular destination?
This is the fourth largest island in the country and it has a coastline of almost two hundred miles. The magic of this island is that it seems taken from a medieval tale. Apart from the charming beaches, you’ll find some Gothic architecture together with the possibility of learning about their historical heritage.
Concerning the beaches, you can easily access Agathi and Gylastra which are the calmer beaches, perfect for relaxation. In the beaches, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy a day in the sand. These are great options for family holidays.
On the other hand, if you’re a surfing lover, you can go to Prasonisi or Ixia. Both of them have idyllic views and striking sights. They are prepared to receive sports enthusiasts and you’ll not only find surfing and water sports clubs, you’ll also find restaurants and other facilities to make the most out of your beach day.
Rhodes also offers beaches with some wild landscapes and there’s even a particular beach, Elli, which is famous for being highly photographed and posted on Instagram by both locals and tourists.
History and culture
Without question, Greece’s cultural heritage is one of the most relevant in worldwide history. Home to Socrates, Aristotle and Plato, the region allows you to see traces of history wherever you look. No visit to Greece is complete until you visit at least one archeological site or museum so, here’s one you can go to.
The Castle of Koroni
Located in the town of Koroni, in Messenia, Peloponnese, you’ll find this castle built by Venetians at the end of the 13th century. Originally, it was a major communication hub between the east and the west as well as a commercial center.
Even though you’ll see the ruins now, the building was a fortress and it is quite striking as you can see the whole area from the taller towers. With an intriguing and quite interesting history behind, including more than one civilization, this spot is not the easiest to access, but it’s definitely worth it.
When visiting the area, you can also go to Methoni, another little town with the ruins of a castle in it. Both towns are particularly known for the ruins, but have plenty of options and activities to do nearby.
Based on the Mediterranean principles of sustainability and quality, Greek cuisine offers flavor-packed dishes made with the freshest ingredients. They are simple and straightforward, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find variety in the menus. Seafood, delicious cheese, the finest olive oil and, of course, veggie options everywhere to please everyone. Make sure you try ‘aspro’, an almond, sugar syrup and lemon dessert. And you can’t miss the opportunity to try the national drink ‘Ouzo’, an anise-flavored aperitif.
Come enjoy the Helenic experience!