40 Places to Visit in Greece, Tourist Places & Top Attractions


Odeon of Herodes Atticus
Odeon of Herodes Atticus is one of the best ampitheatre that allows you to witness the best performances. A radius of 1250 feet and the capacity to accommodate almost 6000 people makes it one of Athens's tourist places to explore.

Marbles and ceramic pieces embrace this place with the white marble that makes it all the more beautiful. Some of the most famous festivals including Athens Art Festival, musical concerts and tragedies can be witnessed here under a stunning starlit sky.

Location: Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athina 105 55, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: May to October.
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Acropolis of Athens
Known for its classical spirit, the Acropolis of Athens is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Athens. It is nothing short of an architectural marvel and is an epitome of inspiration and democracy.

It is home to some of the major architectural remains that are worth witnessing along with the Acropolis Museum that possesses the ancient artefacts. Exalting your spirit, this is one of the most important places to see in Athens.

Location: Athens 105 58, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: September to April.
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Built in reverence of Goddess Athena, Parthenon is an ancient temple making for one of the best places to see in Athens. Providing glimpses into the Greek history, this temple is a paragon of robustness and has retained its charm over the years.

Although destroyed once, Parthenon has its historical significance intact with the lifelike sculptures alluring the tourists from all over the world. This temple is also a symbol of victory over the Greco-Persian Wars.

Location: Athens 105 58, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: September to April
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Roman Agora
With a huge, open courtyard having a large number of shops in a row, Roman Agora had a fountain that enhanced the beauty of the place. Being one of the famous Athens tourist places, the entrance here also paved a way to the Tower of the Winds that was famous for predicting weather and telling time.

A library was also constructed in close proximity to Roman Agora and it also became the commercial centre of Athens. Various wars caused massive destruction to the site and then it came to be covered with houses, shops, churches and mosques.

Location: Polignoto 3, Athina 105 55, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: All year.
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Acropolis Museum
This museum possesses the artefacts that are found in the Acropolis and is immensely insightful. Dive into the Greek history at this archaeological museum that provides knowledge about the objects that date back to almost 1500 years ago. The glorious beauty of this architecture will charm you.

Location: Dionysiou Areopagitou 15, Athina 117 42, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: All year.
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Ancient Agora of Athens
Ancient Agora of Athens was an ancient place where people usually gathered and met for assemblies, conferences and also to buy things sometimes. Owing to its name, which means ‘marketplace’ in Greek, it witnessed huge gatherings.

It gets challenging to appreciate the significance of this place without a historical background and so you must know about the place before visiting for an enhanced experience. It is famous for its remarkable buildings and also for the Temple of Hephaestus that stands firm in all its glory.

Location: Adrianou 24, Athina 105 55, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: All year
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Monument of Philopappos
A walk in the monument of Philopappos is nothing less than a beautiful experience and you will also discover the monuments like Prison of Socrates, Tombs of Kimon and enticing views of the Acropolis and Parthenon.

Built with white marble, this structure was decorated with pilasters and statues. It is considered to be one of the greatest Athens sightseeing places and possesses a strong history worth knowing.  You can also enjoy a captivating sunset view from the height of this monument.

Location: Athens 117 41, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: All year.
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National Archaeological Museum
With a significant collection of various objects, visiting the National Archaeological Museum provides you with knowledge of the Greek history. It contains some of the most famous sculptures, statues of Zeus, metallurgy collections and beautiful Egyptian arts.

It was initially named as The Central Museum but was later renamed in 1881. This place is sure to intrigue you and is one of the most amazing places to visit in Athens. The collectibles and objects were carefully protected and sealed during the break of World War II.

Location: 28is Oktovriou 44, Athina 106 82, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: All year.
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Benaki Museum
Among some of the famous museums in Athens, Benaki Museum is also among one of the finest Athens places to visit. It is nothing less than a treasure trove of the beautiful Byzantine icons, impeccable collection of Greek regional costumes and some of Greek masterpieces.

This museum caters to people with different interests and has three floors of enlightening information. The sitting rooms are also brilliant and intricately carved and painted along with the agricultural tools that will blow your mind.

Location: Koumpari 1, Athina 106 74, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: All year.
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Piraeus Harbour
Piraeus Harbour draws cruises from around the world and is one of the favourite Athens tourist places. It lures the tourists into exploring this city and is home to numerous famous attractions that are worth witnessing including historical landmarks and restaurants offering delectable food.

The Piraeus churches also make for an interesting visit along with an archaeological museum. Piraeus also provides a glimpse into the stone walls and gates from the ancient times and is an attraction.

Location: Athens, Greece.

Best Time to Visit: November to February.
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Ios Island


Perissa Beach
This stunning black sand beach on the southwestern coast of the isle ranks at the top of the places to see in Santorini. Together with the Perivolos beast, this is the longest shoreline in the island.

It is separated from Kamari Beach by the Mesa Vouno peak, home to Ancient Thira. At Perissa Beach, you can spoil the adventure enthusiast in you with adrenaline-pumping water sports. Afterward, you can satiate your appetite with a sumptuous meal at the renowned restaurants in the village.

Location: Perissa village.

Highlights: Black sand beach, water sports, diving, restaurants.
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Arguably the most stunning village on the island, your tour of the best places to see in Santorini remains incomplete if you do not visit Oia.

The view of the whitewashed cube-shaped houses cascading down the cliffs along the Caldera, the crisp white of the walls in sharp contrast to the vivid bougainvillea, the sparkling cerulean of the Aegean Sea, will leave you spellbound. Chic hotels, charming waterfront eateries serving delicious seafood, premium boutiques, and quirky handicraft outlets make this village the most popular destination in Santorini.

Highlights: Magical sunsets, gorgeous hike from Fira to Oia, high-end shopping, seafood.
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A massive volcanic explosion about 3600 years back blasted away the center of Santorini Island, leaving behind a gigantic crater. It was filled with water, making it the world's only submerged Caldera, a thousand feet over the sea level, and the principal attraction among places to visit in Santorini.

The source of the rumors about the lost city of Atlantis, this mystic natural wonder fringed by towering cliffs, present remarkable boat tours, baths in hot springs, and trips to the volcanic islands at the center of the Caldera.

Highlights: Boat tours to active volcanic islands, natural harbor, captivating views.
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The largest village of the island must feature in your bucket list of places to visit in Santorini. Here you can discover the appeal of an ancient Byzantine fortress settlement. The 16th-century Panagia Mesani church at the heart of the bastion with an invaluable wooden icon screen harks back to the glory of the bygone days.

This region's distinctive feature is that all the buildings communicate via their roofs, reachable through narrow and steep stairs. The castle area constructions' rounded corners and asymmetric shapes lend a touch of the Gaudiesque to the place.

Highlights: Medieval ambiance, a well-preserved castle, Cycladic blue-domed churches with impressive bell towers.
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Located right on the rim of the famous Caldera, Santorini's capital, its cultural and economic hub counts among the most important places to visit in Santorini. Set on the celebrated west coast, Santorini's nightlife is also the heart, with elite restaurants, happening bars, and boutique hotels.

Several museums, like Thera Archaeological Museum and Thera Prehistoric Museum, offer an insight into Santorini's colorful history. You can take a cable car to Ormos, the charming port in this city, and depart for the volcano.

Highlights: Attractive views of the volcano and the Caldera, lively nightlife, shopping, active even in winter.
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The former capital of Santorini, located at its highest point, offers an astounding outlook of the island. You can immerse yourself in your loved one's company, strolling hand-in-hand along winding alleys around the traditional whitewashed houses.

An old Venetian fortress occupies pride of place, and another exciting attraction is the Monastery of Profitis Ilias. Refreshingly free of crowds, this is the place for a tranquil holiday exploring the incomparable places to visit in Santorini.

Highlights: Neoclassical architecture, ruins of the ancient fortress, picturesque churches, typical Santorini houses, panoramic views of the entire island, romantic promenades.
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Ammoudi Bay
One of the lesser-known places to visit in Santorini, this picture-perfect 19th-century harbor can be reached from Oia by climbing down over 200 steps. At the end of this descent, you will be pleased to enjoy an alfresco meal of flavorsome seafood and quality wine at the tavernas lining the water's edge.

The glittering water pulls you in for a vigorous swim, and the many rocks around make it the perfect spot for cliff diving. This place is also the idyllic destination of honeymooners for candlelight dinners or date nights.

Location: Oia.

Highlights: Swimming, cliff diving, seafood.
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Akrotíri Archaeological Site
The ruins of the ancient Minoan settlement, completely ravaged by a colossal volcanic eruption in 1627 BC, is one of the extraordinary places to visit in Santorini Island, attracting travelers from around the globe.

The excavated sites with intricate carvings, frescos, and the artifacts displayed in the museum offer glimpses of Bronze Age civilization. You can view the mud-brick constructions that remain standing, protected from strong winds by the roof built over the town. Modern-day Akrotiri is a spectacular town with blue-domed churches, chocolate-box houses, and fine-dining outlets.

Highlights: Bronze Age artifacts, archaeological excavations revealing rituals of Minoan civilization.
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Red Beach
One of the unique places to visit in Santorini Island, this beach is made of bright red sand composed of pulverized volcanic rock. The red cliffs jutting above the red seashore are a sight to marvel at, in the backdrop of the turquoise sea.

It is the ideal location for soaking up the sun, clicking photographs that break social media platforms, and snorkeling to witness the abundant marine life. You can admire the distinctive rock formation and sand color from the headland.

Location: Near Akrotiri village.

Highlights: Dazzling view, uncommon red sand.
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Ancient Thira
One of the most remarkable places to visit in Santorini, this ancient Dorian settlement dating back to the 9th century, presents an eclectic mix of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine ruins.

A visit will reward you with splendid views of temples, mosaics, a theatre, an agora or market, and a gymnasium from those primeval cultures. Standing proud on top of the peak Mesa Vouno, the atmosphere is charged with the glory of those prehistoric civilizations.

Location: Near Perissa Beach.

Highlights: Ruins of ancient Doris settlements, sacred areas, the Agora, the Basilike Stoa, magnificent views of the Aegean.
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Set at a distance of around 200 kilometers from the Greece mainland, Santorini is a picturesque volcano island. Evolved from one of the world’s biggest volcanic eruptions, this island is known popularly for its spectacular sunsets, fine wineries, photogenic beaches, cozy cafes, exuberant nightlife, and rich history.

Making for one of the most intriguing Europe sightseeing places, this tiny island is home to distinctive landscapes, including villages and beaches. Pyrgos - famous for its beautiful Byzantine churches and majestic age-old houses and Mesa Gonia - known for housing the remnants of the 1956 earthquake, make for some of the major attractions of Santorini. Other important settlements you can spot on this island include Oia, Therasia, Imerovigli, Fira, Kamari, Emporio, and Perissa.

Best time: June to September.
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