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Encircled by azure blue waters, Greece is home to 2,000 islands, out of which 160 are known to be inhabited. Popular all over the world as the magnificent land of Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates, this iconic country is famous for its rich cultural heritage, colourful festivals, and glorious history. The ever-charming beauty of Greece is credited to its pristine beaches, picturesque islands, spectacular mountains, intriguing ancient ruins, and magnificent monuments.

Greece is home to a plethora of interesting places to visit that have always formed the prime attractions of the tourism here. From the architectural brilliance of Santorini and the spectacular beaches of Mykonos to the archaeological sites of Athens and the breathtaking gorges of Crete, this peninsular country has got every exciting sightseeing destination you will want to treat your eyes with on your Greece tour.

No matter if you want a laid-back holiday or an action-packed thrilling vacation in Greece, the country can offer you exactly the kind of tour you want. While the super luxury hotels here and the soothing white sand beaches can offer you a relaxed vacation with your loved ones, the adventure seekers can go indulge in a plethora of exhilarating activities, such as watersports, caving, hiking, cable riding, and food touring.

Not to forget, packed with open street markets and hosting popular local and international brands, Greece also offers the tourists an excellent scope to enjoy shopping like never before. Furthermore, the elegant and swanky clubs and restaurants add to the flamboyant nightlife culture of the country, letting you enjoy evening activities like partying, boozing, fine dining, and pub crawling.

Greece experiences a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures and usually dry summers and wet winters. While winters are sometimes marked by snowfall, the country remains mostly sunny all year round, favoring tourist activities.

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It was fun spending so many days in another country, and it was exciting too as we got to visit many places and came to know about their values. Had a great time.
We had this tour for around 7 days, and wee a group of friends travelling so it was necessary for us that the tour was managed by someone extremely well. We loved the services and the management. Thank you.
It was such an amazing tour that i booked from thrillophilia. Visiting places brings so much peace. I visited Greece and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour where we visited the famous sights and Our guide was very helpful and very knowledgeable
Very well-organized trip right from the start till finished I would like to thanks Thrillophilia for everything if not of their perfectly planned of the trip I don't think we can personally arrange this trip...Transport: were smooth and punctual with excellent drivers...Hotels: were cozy, clean and the staff makes us felt comfortable they were responsive and helpful...The daily tours were well-arranged and the sightseeing places were simply breathtaking and our main highlights were the activities we had in Athens and Santorini...By the way, all the day tours were absolutely amazing and the spots were well-selected...We were so happy also that the team kept tracking us to make sure we are fine and comfortable during the trip and on the spot they solved all the queries...Really all I wanted to say that this is a very well-planned and well-executed trip...Thank you again for such a beautiful trip you arranged for us...
A safe and comfortable tour we had in Greece. Right from the begining of the tour it was well managed. Picked-up and dropped-off were on time and very comfortable. We really enjoyed the place for both days and nights as the place didn't bore us not even once... Lots of beautiful sightseeing, rich in culture, heritage, and adventure. We have no complaint at all for the accommodation, food, transfers and the whole planned of this trip. Everything was extremely excellent. Would strongly recommend the same to all my family and friends, whenever they plan their next vacation. Thank you Thrillophilia.
I completely loved the idea of travelling through the experienced tour planners. Also were completely stunned to see how beautifully it was executed. It was one memorable trip we had in a long time.
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We first time booked this tour through somebody else, and we loved the complete experience. Suspecting why we didn't opted for it earlier!
Booked this tour based upon this itinerary, as we too wanted a long vacation. And everything was worth it, being it the quality, services, support!. Just loved the whole experience we got.
The tour was amazing, everything was pre planned and booked. We enjoyed it quite well and without any worries. Will definitely connect again for our next trip.
We booked this tour and the team had supported us throughout the trip being anything. It was a good and careless trip for us, as we were completely depended upon the team and they managed it so well, willing to travel more.

People Also Ask About Greece

  1. Is Greece expensive?

    Although this is relative, yet Greece can be rated as moderately expensive. If you are on a backpacking tour to Greece, you should have a budget of 40 to 60 EUR per day. If you are on a mid-range budget, your expense will be between 60 to 90 EUR per day and if you are on a luxury holiday, your budget should be about 170 EUR per day.
  2. What is Greece famous for?

    Greece is not famous for one, but a number of important things. Some of the famous things that should be credited for the global popularity of the country include its intriguing historical sites, beautiful ancient remnants, cheap shopping destinations, serene beaches, flamboyant islands, and of course the world’s best cheese.
  3. Is it safe to travel to Greece?

    Yes, Greek is absolutely safe to travel to and roam around in. You just need to make use of the same old common sense that you would want to use anywhere else in the world - avoid going out alone late in the night and stay alert of pickpockets in the bigger cities, such as Athens.
  4. What are the different activities one can do in Greece?

    1. Soak in the Magical Sunset Views in Santorini: Head to the flamboyant island town of Santorini one evening and enjoy the mesmerizing views of the gorgeous sunset. While you are here, you can also enjoy photographing the elegant houses of the town that are uniquely painted in blue and white colours.

    2. Enjoy Spelunking at Melissani Cave: 
    Go on an exploration tour of the craggy Melissani Cave that extends up to a length of around 4 kilometers. Dedicated to Melissani Nymph, this age-old cave shelters the charming Melissani Lake, which is an underground lake discovered back in 1951. The turquoise waters of this lake offer an excellent scope to enjoy boating inside the cave.

    3. Marvel at Hephaestus Temple: 
    Pay a visit to the magnificent Hephaestus Temple, perched on the top of Agoraio Korona Hill. Dating back to 450 BC, this Greek temple is dedicated to the “God of Fire”, Hephaestus and the “Goddess of Poetry”, Athena.

    4. Walk through History at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: 
    If you are a history fanatic, go educate yourself with some history at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, which dates back to 1962. The museum is home to spectacular artifacts from Macedonia, which is an age-old civilization of the country.
  5. What is the local language in Greece and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    The local language of Greece is Greek, which is used by 99 percent of the population for their day-to-day communication. Some of the most commonly used greetings you are expected to learn for your Greece tour include:

    - Hello: ???? ??? (YAH-soo)
    - Good morning: ???????? (kah-lee-MER-ah)
    - Nice to meet you: ?????? ???? (HA-ree-ka po-LEE)
    - How are you?: T? ?????? (tee-KAH-nis)?
    Thank you: ????????? (eff-kha-ri-STORE)
    - Good afternoon/evening: ????????? (kah-lee-SPER-ah)
    - Goodnight: ????????? (kah-lee-NEEKH-tah)
    - You’re welcome / Please: ???????? (para-kah-LOE)
    - Goodbye: ???? ??? (YAH-soo)
    - See to you later: ?? ???? (tah-LEH-meh)
    - What is your name? ??? ?? ????? (pos-oh LEH-neh)
    - Sorry: ??????? (See-GHNO-mee)
    - Cheers!: ???? ????? ???! (STIN-eh YAH-mas).

  6. What are some famous tourist attractions in Greece?

    1. Epidaurus Theater: Located in Argolis, the magnificent Epidaurus Theatre is a ceremonial ground dedicated to Asclepius, who is known as the “God of Medicines”. Dating back to the 4th century, this theatre has served as the stage to many wonderful plays and performances in the times gone by.

    2. Acropolis Museum: 
    Established back in 2009, the beautiful Acropolis Museum makes for one of the most well-known landmarks in Athens. Made of steel and glass, this museum is home to many interesting Greek artifacts. Some of the primary attractions of this museum include the Parthenon marbles and the Moschophoros.

    3. Delphi: 
    Tucked aside Mount Parnassus, Delphi is a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once attracting devotees to seek blessings of Apollo, an age-old Greek god of prophecy, light, music, and healing, the site is now home to a theatre, a stadium, some ancient ruins, and many temples.

    4. Palace of Malia: 
    Having been renovated several times, the Palace of Malia dates back to 1900 BC. This huge palace is home to a number of beautiful photographic galleries and exhibition halls. One of the signature pieces of the palace is the Kernos Stone, a disk having 24 holes on it.
  7. Which are the best shopping places in Greece and what are they famous for?

    1. Central Market: Also known as Varvakios, Central Market lies on Athinas street and dates back to the 19th century. Divided into 2 parts - wet and dry - this colourful market has small stalls selling out fragrant spices, fresh olives, cured meats, yummy cheese, and exotic seafood.

    Famous For: Local cheese and fish.

    2. Piraeus Flea Market: 
    Making for one of the best destinations for budget-friendly and bargainable shopping, Piraeus Flea Market is hosted every Sunday. The market starts early morning and continues until evening, selling out beautiful bedsheets, utensils, shoes, and home decor.

    Famous For: Cheap bags and shoes.

    3. The Plaka: 
    Making for one of the ancient localities of Athens, Plaka is known popularly for its elegant restaurants, cozy cafes, and colourful gift shops. This place is also home to a plethora of jewelry stores that sell out classy gold ornaments at lower prices, since gold in Greece is relatively cheaper.

    Famous For: Antiques, jewelry, souvenirs.

  8. Is vegetarian food easily available in Greece? Where can I enjoy veg meals?

    Yes, most of the restaurants and cafes in Greece serve delectable vegetarian delicacies alongside other food.

    1. Lithos Restaurant: 
    Known popularly for its charming interiors and unique setting, Lithos makes for a paradise for the vegetarians with its flavoursome assortment of delicious veg dishes. This quaint restaurant will not only serve you authentic Greek cuisine, but will also ensure it's cheap on your pocket.

    2. Tudor Hall: 
    Shelters on the 7th floor of the splendid King George Hotel, Tudor Hall is famous for its contemporary Greek delicacies and neoclassical dishes. Here, you can also get a chance to soak in the panoramic views of the Acropolis as you sip one of their signature cocktails.

    3. Spondi: 
    Boasting the award of 2 Michelin star restaurant, Spondi will impress you with its rich ambiance and palatable dishes. Designed with stones and brick, the interior of this restaurant will offer you an amazing historic and rustic feel. Lit up exquisitely, the restaurant offers the perfect setting for an intimate fine dining experience.

    4. Matsuhisa: 
    Tucked inside Astir Palace Resort near Aegean Sea, Matsuhisa is known for its amazing menu, curated artistically by Nobu Matsuhisa, the renowned celebrity chef. You can soak in the panoramic sea views through the magnificent see-through walls while you relish some richly blended cocktails here.
  9. Which are the must visit islands in Greece? What are they famous for?

    1. Santorini: Santorini is known for its Cycladic architecture and the unique whitewashed buildings with blue doors that reflect the sea and the sky. Tourists visiting this island town spend time relaxing, dining, cable car riding, and exploring historical attractions including the Archaeological Museum of Thera, the Santorini Volcano, and the Akrotiri Archaeological Site.

    Famous For: Cycladic architecture, historical sites.

    2. Mykonos: 
    The idyllic and charming island town of Mykonos is known popularly for its picturesque sandy beaches, lively nightlife scene, and lavish hotels. While you are on this island, you can spend time sunbathing at the beaches, exploring the age-old remnants at Delos, and taking some great pictures at Little Venice.

    Famous For: Luxury hotels, nightlife culture.

    3. Crete: 
    Known as one of the most cost-friendly Greek islands, Crete offers cheap food and hotels to the travelers. This island offers diverse experiences, starting from sandy beaches and lively seaside towns to adventurous hiking and intriguing history.

    Famous For: Budget-friendly accommodation, Bronze Age history.

    4. Naxos: 
    Considered to be Cyclades’s largest island, Naxos has gained a lot of popularity for its spectacular beaches, bustling nightlife, and charming villages. This island is also home to a plethora of popular archaeological sites, such as Portara and Temple of Demeter. Naxos also offers you the chance to enjoy umpteen varieties of water activities including windsurfing and kitesurfing.

    Famous For: Archaeological sites, watersports.
  10. What are the must-have romantic experiences for honeymoon couples in Greece?

    1. Hike through the Corfu Trail: If you call yourself an adventurous couple, hike together through the beautiful Corfu Trail on the famous Corfu Island. This trail is 220 kilometers in length and if you choose to hike the whole of it, it will take you about 9 to 10 days. The trail will take you through stunning turquoise lagoons and scenic landscapes.

    2. Stroll through History at the Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust: 
    Visit Greece’s only holocaust museum, the Museum of the Kalavryta Holocaust, which has been built in the memory of the city’s residents, who were killed during the Second World War by the Nazis. The museum is home to many personal belongings of the deceased victims and a number of intriguing pictures of Kalavryta city over the ages.

    3. Admire the Ruins of Phaistos: 
    History fanatic couples should remember to pay a visit to the ruined palatial town of Phaistos and walk through the ancient remnants of palace buildings, the crypt, and the theatre. Lying around 60 kilometers away from Iralkio, Phaeos also offer spectacular vistas over Mount Psiloritis and Messara Plain.

    4. Enjoy Canoeing at Lake Plastira: 
    Pay a visit to the scenic and serene Plastira Lake and soak in the bountiful natural beauty with your beloved. Lying in the country’s Karditsa region, this enchanting manmade lake is encircled by towering chestnut and oak trees and offers the visitors a plethora of fun-filled activities, such as canoeing, rafting, hiking, and horse riding.
  11. Is it worth visiting Greece for a honeymoon?

    Yes, the historical country of Greece is totally worth visiting for a honeymoon tour. The country’s romantic beaches, swanky restaurants, colorful shopping destinations, photogenic streets, picturesque lakes, and intriguing galleries, make Greece one of the most recommended destinations for every honeymooner.
  12. Which destinations are famous for nightlife in Greece? What can be done at night in Greece?

    Greece nightlife offers you different types of experiences from dancing your night away at hip nightclubs to sipping some exotic cocktails in bars. You can also go shopping and get your hands on some very good local items at the night markets. Some of the most popular nightlife destinations in Greece include Gazi, La Maison Restaurant, Baba Au Rum, and Monastiraki Flea Market.

    1. Dance all Night at Gazi: 
    Head to Athens’s nightlife district Gazi and enjoy pub crawling through the night. As you party the night away with some exotic cocktails, shake your leg to some cool music played by renowned DJs from across the globe.

    2. Relish an Exotic Drink at Baba Au Rum: 
    If you are in search of fine quality alcoholic drinks in Greece to celebrate your night, pay a visit to Baba Au Rum. Here, you can get a wide collection of high-quality beer and premium rums from a plethora of luxurious alcohol brands. You can also enjoy new forms of spirits here that will leave you impressed by Baba Au Rum’s art of mixology.

    3. Shop Your Heart Out at Monastiraki Flea Market: 
    If you call yourself a shopaholic, go for a night shopping experience at the Monastiraki Flea Market. Here, you will find bustling streets dotted with small shops selling handmade jewelry, antique pieces, and umpteen varieties of fabrics at dirt cheap and bargainable prices.
  13. Which are the must visit beaches in Greece?

    1. Acharavi Beach: Showcasing grey pebbles and soft brown sand, Acharavi Beach is known for offering spellbinding sunrise and sunset views. Featuring crystalline waters, lush greenery, and golden sand, this beach offers you a verdurous landscape to soak in.

    2. Elafonissi Beach: 
    Tucked on the beautiful Crete Island, Elafonissi Beach has gained a lot of popularity for its spellbinding natural pink corals. Showcasing soft white sand and turquoise-white waters, this beach forms the perfect hub for indulging in fishing and snorkeling.

    3. Psarou Beach: 
    Located in Mykonos, Psarou Beach is known popularly for its unique blue sun loungers. Packed with elegant restaurants and bars, this beach offers a flamboyant party atmosphere all through the day. Psarou Beach also offers the visitors the chance to enjoy many adrenaline-fuelled watersports, including swimming, jet skiing, and scuba diving.

    4. Balos Beach: 
    Lying on the spectacular Gramvousa Peninsula, Balcos Beach makes for an excellent destination for relaxing and enjoying surfing. The azure water of this beach is so clear that it allows the divers the opportunity to witness the exuberant underwater life here. Tourists visiting Balos Beach can also enjoy swimming and sunbathing by renting parasols and sunbeds.
  14. Travel Advice

    • Taxi drivers of the Greece are very smart. They have a habit of overcharging you. So, make sure you get a fair idea about the fare that you have to pay for traveling from one destination to another. This will prevent any chance or argument.

    • Thefts are a common site here. It is good to guard your cash and valuables. Do not flash your important stuff in the public. This can be an invitation for the pickpockets to cheat you.

    • If you are traveling via public transportation in Greece, you might experience traffic. So, do get yourself some patience!

    • If you have rented a vehicle here, make sure you know about the local rules.

    • Be wary of the touts.

    • Keep away from the drugs. If you are a tourist, you must particularly avoid landing up in a legal hassle because of the drugs.

    • Make sure you carry with you a copy of your passport, visa and license.

    • Check for the quality before you eat any street food. 

  15. Drinking Law

    There is no legal age for drinking in Greece. However, you need to be at least 18 years old to purchase alcohol.
  16. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Mount Athos

    Northern Greece has some amazing tourist places and one such interesting location is Mount Athos. This largest section of Halkidiki peninsula is home to 1,400 monks present in orthodox monasteries. The natural scenery present around Mount Athos is admired by tourists from different parts of the world. Entry in this region is strictly guarded and only males are allowed.

    Lindos

    Among the popular tourist resorts in Greece Lindos has its unique importance. It is basically a medieval village which is situated on the island of Rhodes. The whitewashed houses and cobbled streets present in this area will surely impress you. Lindos is quite fascinating due to the blue-green waters which attract numerous travelers. You can visit the harbors and other coastal sections in Lindos that are very majestic. Saint Pauls beach and Lindos beach can be easily reached after crossing the town.

    Mytros Beach

    Greece is a marvelous land for sightseeing but certain locations will entice you to the core. You can travel to the north-west of Kefalonia for reaching Myrtos Beach. This destination is world-famous for the magical blue and turquoise colors of the sea. The marble pebbles are very alluring which makes Mytros Beach truly exquisite. You will fall in love with the steep mountains and high cliffs present in the background. This beach has been officially awarded as the best beach in Greece for 12 times!

    Delphi Theatre  

    Delphi Theatre is one of the most amazing places to see in Greece. During the ancient era Delphi was valued as an important site for Greek religion.  It was the prime base to the oracle and sanctuary of Apollo. The ancient theatre of Delphi was constructed over a hill so that the spectators can view the sanctuary and other astonishing landscapes below. Originally built in the 4th century this theatre could easily accommodate 5,000 spectators.

    Meteora

    Metéora meaning ‘suspended in the air’ is situated in central Greece. This landmark is basically a collection of six monasteries which are located on top of different rock pillars. Such a structure is simply mind boggling. The very first monastery in Metéora was established in the 14th century. Reaching these monasteries is quite an adventure. In the past, people use to take the help of long ladders or nets for climbing up.

    Mykonos

    Mykonos is a renowned cosmopolitan region present among the Greek islands. You can tag it as one of the most recognized tourist spots in Greece. This town has amusing whitewashed houses and lanes which make the whole area appear artistic. The sandy beaches of Mykonos are also liked by locals as well as tourists. You will be shocked to know that, the nightlife of Mykonos keeps the people excited and charged up.

    Santorini

    Santorini being a volcanic island among the famous Greek islands is famous for its dramatic sunsets and serene views. You can check out the white-washed houses which add more beauty to this destination. The capital of Santorini, Fira is a classic location for examining several marvels that possess Cycladic and Venetian architecture. Tourists prefer accessing the streets which consist of tavernas, shops and cafes. You can plan your stay in any of the gorgeous hotels present in Santorini.

    Parthenon, Acropolis

    The Parthenon is located on the top of Acropolis and is one of exotic tourist places to visit in Greece. Travelers shouldn’t miss a chance to explore this temple on their way to Athens. The construction of this important structure began in 447 BC and was completed in 432 BC. This landmark has served different roles such as a temple, a church, a mosque and even a fortress.

    Samaria Gorge

    The Samariá Gorge is a naturally-rich area which is majorly accessed by tourists and adventure lovers. It is basically a 16 km long canyon situated in southwest Crete. The walk through this canyon is extremely popular and around quarter million tourists access this trip every year. It takes almost 4 to 7 hours for the completion of this route. You will have to cross forests filled with pines and cypresses. The patch close to the vertical cliffs covering the mountains is very exciting.  This walk will lead you to Agia Roumeli which is located on the Libyan sea.


  17. What will you like there?

    Refreshing Food Items

    Greece is an excellent place for trying out new dishes. The food & pastries offered in this land are high on taste and flavors. Do not miss a chance to try the freshly-caught seafood, roasted lamb with potatoes, a REAL gyro with tzatziki and varieties of goat cheeses combined with wine. This country is famous for vibrant fruits which are very sweet and riper. Figs, watermelon, grapes and pomegranates should be tried when visiting different regions. What more? Greek cuisine is incomplete without the dessert! Try out Greek iced Frappé with kataïfi or a baklava which is supremely delicious. This food exploration should be on every tourist’s ‘Things-to-do’ list.

    Charming Nightlife

    Greek people are fun loving and high on life.  They love to celebrate and this is quite evident through their nightlife culture. Visit Athens, and check out “bouzoukia” that are large concert halls which are basically the playgrounds for various artists.  You need to dress up glamorously so as to hit the dance floor and shake your body off until the wee hours of the morning. The beach bars or nightclubs are the perfect centers for jam sessions and dancing all night.

    Scenic Glory

    Greece is filled with architectural as well as natural greatness. The rugged mountains, olive groves, rolling hills and tranquil beaches are all part of this splendid country. Numerous bloggers and fashion enthusiasts access the Greek islands as part of their creative work. The geographical diversity in Greece is very sharp. You will get to check out the ancient regions that suddenly merge into the cosmopolitan cities like Athens, Heraklion and Thessaloniki. Greece is indeed a dream destination that will help you tour to beach-filled islands and agricultural plains loaded with fig trees. One must plan a longer stay in this country for unfolding some marvelous shades that are truly inspiring.


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  19. When is the best time to visit Greece?

    • The best time to visit Greece is from late May to early October when the weather is sunny and warm with little or no rain.
    • The months of June to September make for a great beach holiday as the temperature is just warm enough to go swimming, suntanning and taking a stroll around at the beautiful beaches.
    • The months of April, May, October and November are great times for sightseeing with the weather being warm and pleasant with occasional rains. If you are in Greece for the nightlife then July and August are the main months.
    • The time from late June to early September is excellent with multiple ferries running between routes, sea water at its warmest and good for swimming and nightlife at its best.
  20. How to reach Greece?

    There are many ways to reach the commercial Islands in Greece.

    By Air: The two main Airports in Greece in Athens city and Thessaloniki city receives direct flights from all the major cities in the world. Several domestic and international flights run between the 15 international airports located on the most popular tourist destination islands in Greece.

     

    By sea: Greece is accessible via ferries from Italian ports like Trieste, Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi that take a stop at Corfu or Igoumenitsa on the way.

     

    By Road: You can take a bus to reach Athens but there are very limited International bus services available. These can be availed for nearby countries including Albania, Macedonia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey.

  21. Do I need a visa for Greece? How does one get a Greece visa?

    Yes, you need a Visa to travel to Greece. You can apply for a short term tourist visa by filling up an online application form which is valid for upto 3 months. The necessary documents include 2 passport size photographs, a passport valid for at least 3 months beyond return date and 2 blank pages, travel medical insurance, flight and hotel itinerary specifying entry and exit from Greece and a bank statement of at least 6 months to prove that you have sufficient funds for your stay in Greece. Apart from these, you also need a document specifying leave permission from employer and a copy of your Income Tax Return. The visa fees is INR 4620 with an additional INR 1540 service charge.

  22. What is the currency of Greece and where can I get my money exchanged?

    The currency of Greece is the Euro. The currency can be exchanged at a bank or official exchange shop. You can also consider exchanging currency at the Airport but if you are getting a better deal at conversion rates elsewhere it is advisable to exchange only a small amount at the Airport desk. You can use the ATMs to withdraw Euros. If you are considering of exchanging your currency at banks, then it is worth noting that the banks are operational only during limited hours of the day and not at all in the weekend. Most banks shit by 14:00. It is easier to use ATMs and credit/debit cards.

  23. What are the things to do in Greece?

    Greece is one of the most popular holiday spots in the world and offers a classic combination of sun, sea and sand with stunning Islands, laid-back towns and beautiful beaches.

    Here is a list of things to do in Greece.

    • Visit Athens to See Parthenon
    • Explore Santorini with an ATV
    • Visit Medieval Castle Town of Monemvasia.
    • Get a Massage & Spa Treatment with exotic mineral oils at Greece’s highly sophisticated spas.
    • See 4Th Century's Delphi Theatre
    • Explore Antonis Benakis Museum
    • Go for Athens Food Tours
    • Bath In Crystal Blue Water oF Kolymbithres Beach
    • Go for Photography on Myrtos Beach (Kefalonia Island)
    • Swim in Volcano Red beach of Santorini
    • Go for Santo Wines Tour
    • Go Island hopping
    • Swim in the Amoudi Bay
    • Go for a Private yacht Trip
    • Take a horse carriage ride in Corfu Town.
    • Explore Green Island of Greece - Kefalonia
  24. What is the local food of Greece? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    The local food of Greece is Greek Cuisine or Mediterranean Cuisine which includes Souvlaki, gyros, pita, olives, cheese, bread, yoghurt and wine.

    The best places to taste Greek Cuisine are:

    • Silence of the Fish, Paros, Naoussa
    • Strofi, Athens
    • Nammos, Mykonos, Psarrou
    • Etrusco, Corfu
    • Bratsera, Hydra Town
    • Kuzina, Athens
    • Archipelagos Restaurant, Santorini, Fira
    • Alefkandra Restaurant, Mykonos
    • Barbarossa Restaurant, Paros, Naoussa
    • Varoulko restaurant, Piraeus
  25. What is the best public transport to commute around Greece?

    The best public transport to commute around Greece is a ferry. Although Greece has an extensive domestic air network and convenient buses for moving across the country, ferries are most common and easiest. Most of the ferries depart from Piraeus, the central port of Athens and Rafina and Lavrion. Ferries are most popular if you want to go Island hopping.

    If you want to travel on land, buses are the standard overland public transport in Greece. Trains do run in the northern and central Greece but the networks are limited and the infrastructure is old. It is best to take a flight or ferry if you want to travel from one island to another.

  26. Here are the best tips Thrillophilia has to offer for your trip to Greece

    Here are some exclusive traveling tips that thrillophilia would like to offer for your vacation to Greece.

     

    • Always carry some cash with you. Most of the restaurants do not accept credit cards and the banks get closed as early as 14:00 pm.
    • Stay well informed about the opening hours of Museums and Archeological sites. They have different opening and closing hours and you obviously do not want to end up at the wrong time.
    • The Greece are much bonded with religion so it is advisable to wear modest clothes while visiting a church or monastery.
    • Always make advance bookings for flights, hotels and even ferries when you are traveling in the peak tourist season that is mid July to the end of August.
    • Make sure you always carry your passport and other necessary documents with you. Carry the number of your Embassy in Greece.
    • Drink a lot of water if you go to Athens during summers. The temperature can get high sometimes causing dehydration.

     

    • Carry a camera with you always to capture the beautiful country that Greece is.

     

    • Instead of hopping on to every island possible, take time to stay on an Island for at least one day to get the feel of the place and relax.
  27. What all destinations are must visit in Greece during honeymoon?

    The beautiful beaches, breathtaking Greek sunsets, remarkable ancient architecture and crisp Santorini wines makes Greece one of the most sought after honeymoon destinations. Here is a list of must-visit destinations in Greece during Honeymoon.

    • Thission Open Air Cinema, Athens
    • Lighthouse of Akrotiri, Thira.
    • Kamari and perissa beach, Santorini
    • Fira, Santorini
    • Caldera cliff, Santorini.
    • Philopappou Hill, Athens.
    • Samariá Gorge, Crete Island.
    • Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia Island
    • Mount Athos
    • Lindos, Rhodes Island.
    • Kolymbithres Beach, Paros
    • Delphi Theatre, Delphi, Sterea
    • Island of Palea Kameni.
    • Santo Wines Winery, Thira
      The Kamari Open Air Cinema, Thira
  28. Which are some of the famous beaches in Greece?

    Greece has an excellent weather and beautiful beaches to make for a perfect beach holiday. Here is a list of famous beaches in Greece.

     

    • Super Paradise beach on Mykonos island.
    • Kolimbithres beach on Paros island
    • Myrtos beach on Kefalonia island
    • Lalaria beach on Skiathos island.
    • Navagio Beach on Zakynthos island
    • Sarakiniko bay on Milos island.
    • Red Beach on Santorini
    • Kamari and Perissa beach in Thira Island.
    • Elafonisi and Balos in Crete
    • Amoudi Bay, Santorini
  29. Which are must visit islands in Greece?

    Here is a list of some of the must visit Islands in Greece with Beautiful unspoilt beaches and breathtaking scenery.

    • Corfu Island, Northwest coast
    • Island of Crete
    • Island of Delos, Cyclades.
    • Symi, Dodecanese island
    • Santorini, Thira
    • Kefalonia Island
    • Ionian Island
    • Mykonos Island, Cyclades
    • Chios Island
    • Kos, Dodecanese, South Aegean
    • Lefkada Island
    • Zakynthos Island
    • Rhodes Island
    • Skiáthos, Sporades
  30. Which are the famous hiking destinations in Greece?

    Greece is all about beaches and mountains which makes it a hiker’s paradise. Here is a list of Famous Hiking Destinations in Greece.

    • The Menalon trail, Gortynia, Arcadia
    • The Viros Gorge, Peloponnese
    • Pelion Peninsula, Pagasetic Gulf
    • Vikos Gorge, Pindos Mountains
    • Corfu Trail
    • Mount Olympus, between Thessaly and Macedonia
    • Samaria Gorge Trail, Crete
    • Hiking on Tilos, Agios Ioannis, Ghera.
    • Andros Hike, Cyclades.
  31. Which are some best places for vineyard tour in Greece?

    Best places for Vineyard tour in Greece.

    The wine culture of Greece can be best experienced by taking a Wine tasting tour to the popular vineyards. Here is a list of best places for Vineyard Tour in Greece:

    • Lyrarakis Winery, Crete
    • Douloufakis Winery, Crete
    • Anoskeli Winery, Crete
    • Manousakis Winery, Crete
    • Hatzidakis Winery, Santorini
    • Domaine Sigalas, Oia, Santorini
    • Gaia Wines, Santorini
    • Manalis Winery, Sikinos Island
    • Moraitis Winery, Paros Island
    • Santorini Wine Tour, Fira
  32. What all water sports can be done in Greece?

    Greece with its wonderful sea beds and emerald blue seas, is a paradise for watersports fanatics. For all those who are bored of sunbathing, suntanning and swimming, Greece offers a variety of watersports like Jet Skiing, wakeboarding, Parasailing, Stand-Up-Paddling, Windsurfing, Catamaran sailing, snorkeling, Tube or Banana Riding, Scuba Diving, Yachts Surfing, Diving and Canoeing. Almost all the islands of Greece offer water sports facilities that are reliable and uses the latest equipment. Whether you are a first timer or experienced, the certified staff makes your activities safe and fun.

  33. Which destinations are famous for nightlife in Greece?

    If there is one thing that the Greeks know best, it is how to party. From Athens, Thessaloniki, the Cyclades, Crete, Rhodes to the Corfu, and santorini, Greek islands offers a scintillating nightlife. Here is a list of destinations famous for nightlife in Greece.

     

    • Crete, Greece.
    • Hersonissos, Heraklion Prefecture, Crete.
    • Kos, Dodecanese, South Aegean
    • Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece.
    • Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean.
    • Mykonos, Cyclades, South Aegean
    • Kavos in Corfu and Kos Town
    • Thessaloniki, Aegean.
    • Faliraki, Rhodes Island.
    • Athens
    • Ios, Cyclades Island.

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