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Top Travel Destinations in Greece

Top Travel Destinations in Greece

Greece is a spectacular country in Europe where you will find ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, whitewashed villages, museums, historical and modern towns, exquisite cuisine and more. The following are top destinations to visit in Greece.

Athens


Referred to as the cradle of Western Civilization and democracy, Athens is rich in modern as well as in historic features. A popular site is the Acropolis of Athens, a 5th-century BC citadel that sits on a rocky outcrop above the city. The Acropolis contains architectural masterpieces like the Parthenon, a former temple that was dedicated to goddess Athena. The city impresses with numerous ancient ruins, but also has a young vibe with great bars, small cafes and cool shops hidden in the narrow alleys of the city.

Corfu


From Venetian architecture to rugged mountains, olive trees and beaches, Corfu has it all. The Greek Island is popular with tourists as you get an ideal combination of culture and beach time. The Achilleion Palace is a must-see on the island. In Corfu town you get to see impressive Fortresses which are still from the country's time under Venetian-rule. In the west you should visit Paleokastritsa, a stretch of coast with six deep, curving bays sheltering lovely beaches and the blue sea.

Crete

Crete is the the largest of the Greek Islands. Travellers love the diverse mix of landscapes, the famous beaches, small villages and beautiful mountains. The island has a rich history and is the birthplace of the Minoan civilization. The palaces of Phaestos and Knossos are among Crete's most known archaeological sites. If you're a nature lover, don't miss the spectacular region of the White Mountains and the small island of Elafonisi at the southwestern corner of Crete. Elafonisi is the home of spectacular pink sand beaches and the Caretta-caretta turtles.

Lefkada


The island of Lefkada is one of the only ones where you can actually drive to, as it is connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway.  It is known for beaches like Egremni and Porto Katsiki and a good tip for people who want a real local experience, as it is still rather unaffected by tourism.

Mykonos

Mykonos is one of the top travel destinations in the country and has a reputation of being a glamour island with a buzzing nightlife. Expect a lot of party-goes in the summer months. The area of Little Venice with white historic houses and small alleys belongs to the most beautiful spots on the island.

Rhodes

Rhodes is famous for its clean beaches and resorts, but also for impressive ancient ruins. Top attractions on the island include the Valley of the Butterflies, the Acropolis of Rhodes and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

Santorini

Santorini is the super star of the Greek Islands and views of the whitewashed houses built into spectacular cliffs are famous all over the world. It's known for amazing panoramas and sunsets. Due to its romantic vibes it's a popular honeymoon destination. Don't miss the city of Fira but also check out the black sand beaches all around the island.

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