Greece has enough to offer in terms of picturesque beauty and adventure. From across the world people are attracted to visit the city of Santorini or the wild Vovousa. Lots of intrepid travelers want to stay in small hotels in Greek Islands, discover the wonders of each city and go on adventures such as diving and trekking. The 5 picks below compile some of the best destinations that are worth travelling when you think about Greece.
Known for the cool culture and amazing sights, Athens is undergone a smart revival since the Greek crisis subsided. Be it Syntagma that is filled with sophisticated restaurants, bars and a couple of art spaces or studios. Addition of the new hotels last year such as the Metropolis Electra has added to the charm of the mixed reflection combining the past and the present. The city has enough to explore starting from the National Museum of Contemporary Art or the new opera house at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
One of Greece’s secret treasures. Sifnos is an island in the Cyclades offering wonderful landscapes, fascinating archeological ruins to explore and sunny beaches. Kastro is the old capital of this island where you will find the acropolis of Agios Andreas with ancient temples and towers that can be explore. You can also enjoy the Mediterranean beaches, where the crystal water and shining sand will leave you breathless. There’s an ancient network of paths crossing the island where you can discover beautiful churches, villages and other ruins. It’s a perfect spot for honeymoons in Greece, romantic but adventurous at the same time.
Spending decades in the shadow of Cycladic island cluster, it is among the popular must visit destinations. Mykonos is a favorite spot to visit and is famous as a pilgrimage site for its Church of the Panaghia dedicated to Virgin Mary. The last few years has seen a massive turnaround due to the traditional villages that have sprung up. There are organic winemakers and it hosts several cultural events like the Tinos Food Paths as well as the Tinos World Music Festival.
It is a small island that had been a music lover’s paradise in the early 1970s. Presently it has acquired a newly sophisticated look and feel after its rediscovery by Tom Hanks. It is a must visit place for the campers or the jet setters who wish to spend luxurious vacations on luxury yachts or rented villas, It is also well-known for the fancy restaurants offering some delicious cuisines. The archaeological site on the islet of Despotiko is a must visit site here.
This is a nature’s paradise with the variety of flowers blossoming all around the house where Leonard Cohen had spent his holidays last summer. The local municipality has organized a range of tributes as well as events in remembrance of the celebrated singer. Driving cars around the island is forbidden and to travel people need to ride on donkeys, mules or small fishing boats. The movie scheduled to be premiered this year named The Great Eastern can be a great source to know more about this island.
There are plenty of other places that you should keep on top of your list when you are planning to travel to Greece. Some of these places include Arcadia highlands, Messinia, Kythera, Alonissos, Levos, Kalymnos, Chrysi and Mt. Olympus.