You will find some of the most beautiful and hospitable places in the world on the Greek islands. A trip to Greece is a beautiful opportunity to explore a different culture that is full of history, beautiful landscapes, delicious food and friendly people. To top it all off, there is plenty of adventure waiting for you on these ancient land masses. There is so much to do. You can climb one of many mountains or trek across the desert landscapes. You can go diving in crystal blue water or even enjoy exploring old abandoned villages. You can enjoy wines from the vineyards or go shopping at upscale boutiques or souvenir shops that are full of authentic local crafts. If you want to visit Greece, here are the best places to visit.
Santorini is one of the most popular destinations to travel to in the world and it is absolutely breath-taking. There are so many things to do in Santorini. You can visit the volcano and enjoy swimming in Hot Springs, you can swim in the black beach or you can go wine tasting at Santo Wines or Venetsanos Winery. There are ferries from Santorini to the following islands: Amargos, Anafi, Los, Kea, Kimolos, Koufonisia, Kythnos, Milos and many more. When in Santorini you have to visit Oia that is famed for its sunsets, Red beach which is below a spectacular red cliff wall, Ancient Thira which has the ruins of Hellenistic temples and Ammoudi bay that has beautiful turquoise beaches. Santorini is Greece’s most visited island with 2 million tourists annually. This Island has beautiful beaches and picturesque architecture.
Thessaloniki is a beautiful Greek port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and was voted one of the top tourist destinations in the world by National Geographic magazine. When in Thessaloniki, you should visit the White tower which is the most iconic monument in the city. Thessaloniki waterfront is also another place you should visit and taking a walk along this waterfront is considered one of the best things to do in the city. There are also great archaeological sites to visit such as Ancient Agora, The Arc of Galerius and Galerius palace. If you appreciate museums then you should visit Thessalonkini’s wide variety of museums including The Museum of Byzantine Culture or the Olympic museum. 709 thousand people landed in Thessaloniki in 2020.
Halkidiki is a region in northern Greece that has beautiful forests and sandy beaches in sheltered bays. This location is the most popular holiday destination in northern Greece and has beautiful natural landscapes and exotic beaches. There are tourist resorts, luxurious hotels and secluded coves. There are even boats that you can hop onto for a little excursion. If you’re feeling adventurous, there are diving centers that organize diving trips in the northern Aegean Sea. Hiking is also popular in Halkidiki due to the forests and secluded beaches. You can hike on trails that lead into these lush forests as well as mountainous villages and ancient archaeological sites.
Delphi is considered to be one of the most important and interesting archaeological sites in Greece. The town is sitting on slopes of mount Parnassus and has amazing natural landscapes. This town is famous for being the home of the world-famous oracle of Delphi. This famous oracle was renowned in Ancient Greece because pilgrims from around the Mediterranean would visit the site. This place is very popular for holidays and you can visit tiny chapels, small settlements, forests and hilltops. In winter, skiing is popular. The town attracts 1 million visitors a year.
Meteora, Greece is a UNESCO world heritage listed place and it means “suspended in the air”. It is an eroded rock where monks built their monasteries. When you visit you have to cover your shoulders and wear long pants or a long skirt. It is a popular rock climbing site and you can visit beautiful places such as St. Barbara or St. Stephen. There is also a beautiful village called Kastraki that is a must see. In 2019, 32 million people visited this place.