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10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise

     

Greece is known for its ancient ruins, archaeological sites, whitewashed towns, summer beaches parties, booze cruises, delicious food and friendly atmosphere. There is so much to see, places are filled with historic monuments and beautiful towns. Greece is a land of beauty and it’ll mesmerize you with its endless variety of landscapes. If you’re planning a vacation in Greece, the good news is that your itinerary can never go wrong, every place that you’ll visit will have something to offer. Just relax, head to the beach, get yourself a drink, have a couple of Greek cocktails, and you’ll be in paradise.

To list all the places to visit in Greece would be impossible, but here’s a list of 10 best places to visit in Greece on your best vacation.

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1. Athens

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-2 The Greek capital is known to the world for lots of reasons. For being the birthplace of western civilization, first place in the world to practice democracy, and also for being the host of the first Olympic games. The major attractions of Athens are the ancient ruins, and monuments such as the famous Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Ancient Agora and the Theatre of Dionysos, considered to be the symbols of western culture. Present day Athens is a blend of archaeological sites and modern city, while the city is filled with ancient sites, but the nightlife is also great.

2. Mykonos

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-3 Mykonos can be called the Ibiza of all the Greek islands, known for its summer club beach parties and amazing nightlife. It has beautiful sunny weather, and you can jump into the waters at any time of the day. You’ll find crazy numbers of booze cruise and party boats floating all around the vicinity of the island. The place is covered with windmills and its nickname is the island of the winds. The town has maze-like streets and whitewashed houses, that look picturesque contrasting with the blue waters.

3. Santorini

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-4 Santorini is another beautiful Greek island and most of the postcard pictures of Greece are taken here. It is picturesque islands and one of the best places to visit in Greece. Fira and Oia, are the two best-known cliff towns on the island. They are considered romantic destinations, popular for weddings and honeymoons. The town has old houses, all painted in white, most of them are converted into restaurants and boutiques hotels with infinity pools.

4. Thessaloniki

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-5 The port-city of Thessaloniki is the cultural capital of Greece- it has beautiful architecture, rich cultural, remarkable cuisines, vibrant nightlife, and vast sea views. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second-largest city and it is famous for relaxing and laid back holidays. It has charming coffee places and great street food, Byzantine, Jewish, and Ottoman historical sites, and a beautiful seafront that is a joy to stroll along.

5. Lake Vouliagmeni

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-6 Lake Vouliagmeni means the “Sunken Lake”, it got its name as the lake formed when a large cavern collapsed. The lake is fed by the water seeping through many underground caves. The lake functions as a spa since the 19th century and is known for its healing waters, the composition of the lake is brackish and full of minerals known for giving relief to bone and muscle problems. The lake is surrounded by beach loungers and there is a cafe bar that serves great food and hosts excellent events. Lake Vouliagmeni offers hot-spring baths, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, and a number of other services as well.

6. Crete

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-7 Crete is the largest Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea, and it has a diverse landscape, you’ll find amazing beaches, vast coastlines, rocky mountains, and large countrysides. In the northern side of the island, you’ll find bustling cities, ancient ruins and all the monuments and as you move to the southern end you’ll be welcomed by astonishing landscapes and quiet villages.

7. Corfu

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-8 A little different from the other Greek islands like Mykonos, Corfu has a lot of greenery which gives a totally different feel to the whole island. Its old town is one of the most picturesque in the Mediterranean and is designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO for its historic Italian architecture. In the past, Corfu is ruled by many European powers, like Venetians and British, and their shadows can be seen in its culture and monuments. The town has streets which makes exploring easier, explore the 16th-century fortresses and numerous old-fashioned cafes.

8. Cape Sounion

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-9 Located at the southernmost tip of the Attica peninsula, Cape Sounion is known for the ancient Greek temple of Poseidon, the god of the sea. It’s a day trip from Athens and a perfect weekend getaway for the Athenians. The temple of Poseidon towers the vast Aegean sea and is surrounded by turquoise water on three sides. It’s one of those places with is beautiful yet not touristy, and it will give you a very calm and relaxing experience.

9. Meteora

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-10 “Suspended in the air” is the literal meaning of Meteora in Greek, which perfectly describes these architectures built on immense hill-like pillars. Meteora is a UNESCO world heritage site, for having one of the largest Eastern Orthodox monasteries. These monasteries reflect unique artistic achievements and one of the most complex architecture work of European history. Six of the monasteries are open to the public. You need to climb up stone steps carved into the rocks to reach each monastery, there you’ll find a place of retreat, meditation, and prayer.

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10. Delphi

10 Best Places To Visit In Greece- The Mediterranean Paradise-11 Delphi is a two-hour drive from Athens, situated on the slopes of the Mt. Parnassus. It’s one of the most popular archaeological sites of Greece and is known among historians as the bellybutton or the center of the ancient world. Dedicated to the god, Apollo, Delphi was an important oracle, people would come from all over the world to seek advice and gain wisdom from the god on different aspects of life. Famous ruins and architecture at Delphi are the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, the theater and hippodrome that once hosted events of the ancient Pythian Games.

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