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Mykonos, Meteora, Crete, Zakynthos, Cape Sounion, Temple of Apollo, The Parthenon, Monolithos Castle, Balos Lagoon, Lindos Beach, Elafonisi Beach, Simos Beach, Navagio Beach, Corfu, Rhodes, Skyros and many more.

With a myriad of ancient structures, gorgeous beaches, and architectural marvels, places to visit in Greece are full of heritage and natural beauty. The blue beauty of the Grecian Peninsula offers a mind-boggling view of scattered islands. Whereas, the world-famous ancient ruins, diverse landscapes, food & wine scene, and party culture lure tourists from all corners of the world.

Explore tourist places in Greece such as the Ionian Islands in the west to Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes, to Crete in the south, and permeate your vacation with delights. Or, find the preserved remains of the Pre-Hellenic Culture, Greek Mythology, or Athenian Gods, all over the mainland like Meteora, Delphi, Athens, etc., and be amused.

Greece places to visit are also full of natural scenery. These offer a romantic setting and tranquil ambiance for having a memorable romantic getaway. Stroll along its Parga or Ornas beaches or indulge in water sports at Glyfada Beach. Enjoy the unmatched views of the setting sun at the Simos or relish traditional cuisine right under the starlit sky at the Syntagma Square, places to see in Greece are immense and full of romance, thrills, and excitement. Plan a trip to this most traveled location on the entire continent and have a remarkable vacation! 
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Must Places to Visit in Greece

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Santorini

Santorini is an island in the Aegean Sea, which is a part of Greece. It lies 200 Km southeast of Athens and 140 Km north of Crete. Covering an area of 96 square km, Santorini is a part of the Cyclades group of islands, where all the islands have similar characteristics.

Everything in Santorini is photogenic, from the churches with their multiple bells to the picturesque whitewashed houses, from the flowers adorning the balconies to the churches with their blue domes. The island features a spectacular volcanic landscape, pristine black sand beaches, charming hidden coves, and stunning sunsets, presenting an otherworldly atmosphere.

As you ascend the 587 steps leading to the capital of Thira from Skala, the little old port, you can see the remnants of an ancient volcanic eruption that led to the collapse of the island centre into the sea. The beautiful town of Thira has several shops and restaurants where you can get some refreshments. To know more about the history of the place, head to the archaeological museum or visit the Catholic and Greek Orthodox cathedrals.

While the natural beauty and architecture of Santorini are unmatched, there are some great water sports activities available as well. Since the waters around the island are teeming with marine life, you can try out snorkelling and scuba diving activities around here. If diving underwater is not for you, there are jet boats and jet skis for hire. For adrenaline junkies who wish to catch a spectacular view of Santorini, there are kitesurfing and windsurfing activities available.

Santorini has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, sunny summers and mild, rainy winters. The heaviest rainfall can be seen during autumn and winter, particularly between October and March.

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Mykonos

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Popular for its party culture, Mykonos is amongst the most loved tourist places in Greece for its lovely beaches, emblematic windmills, historical structures, whitewashed facades, and stunning views of Caldera. Panagia Paraportiani Church, Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, Folklore Museum, or Lena's House Museum let you learn about the rich heritage.

Whereas, its captivating beaches like Ornos, Paradise, Paraga, etc. offer you the chance to relish a refreshing break amidst picture-perfect scenery. Or, capture the beautiful skyline and sea during sunset and try some traditional delicacies. With so many famous bars and nightclubs, you can enjoy refreshing drinks with your friends or partner or party till dawn at any dance club. Each place in Mykonos is truly entertaining.

Location: Cyclades, South Aegean 846 00, Greece 
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Athens

Tourist places in Athens garner great appeal and traction by the travellers at large. An ideogram of Western Civilization at its awe-inspiring best, Athens swanks illustriously the rich and glorious history that sweeps back to more than three thousand years. At the time of classical antiquity, the city proliferated to attain the best. The place of birth of Sophocles, Pericles and Socrates, Athens is a destination which more than a relic delineates sublime past and history. The tourist places in Athens that are worth visiting include Acropolis, Benaki Museum, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Benaki Museum Pireos Annexe, Museum of Islamic Art Parthenon, Kerameikos, Theatre of Dionysos, Temple of Poseidon, National Archaeological Museum Mt Parnitha National Park and Lykavittos Hill. Athens today is a scurrying and contemporary city portraying distinct vacation experiences. Compensating with all the wonderful charismatic charm, the Acropolis in Athens is considered to be the world’s most astounding and retrospective ruins. The exceptionally alluring archaeological museums’ exhibit captivating artifacts that are represented at local regions.

Various other hidden attractions that await discovery are the binding Byzantine churches quarried all-round the hamlets like the neighbourhood and the city of Athens. Tourists visiting Athens generally relish swaddling and scurrying through the Plaka district tapered pedestrian lanes, track lined with picturesque bougainvillea swathed houses and beguiling restaurant terraces.  Athens, Europe’s retrospective capital with it undaunted history, dating since the beginning of the Neolithic age, fascinates the travelers until now. A major historic occurrence of the place has culminated back to Athens’ prolonged and gripping history. In Athens, the tourist is sure to find a wide variety of choices and opportunities ranging from shopping, nightlife, good services, and archaeological artifacts to delectable dining, above all the amiability and hospitality delineated by the inhabitants attracts travelers from afar. Therefore, in a nutshell, Athens is a fascinating city that allures every visitor during all the seasons.

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The Acropolis in Athens

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A grand reminder of the history of Greece, the Acropolis in Athens is one of the most popular places to visit in Greece. An ancient archaeological site, it is set atop a limestone hill above Athens and served as a home of Greek kings, a fortress, a religious center, and a sacred place for ancient Athenians.

Today, it is a preserved UNESCO World Heritage site and home to several ancient structures like the Parthenon, Propylaea, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, and Statue of Athena Promachos.

Location: Athens 105 58, Greece

Timings: 8:00 am to 6:30 pm every day

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Nafplio

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Complete with stunning Venetian architectural marvels, Ottoman structures to a bustling promenade, the city of Nafplio is amongst the most beautiful places to visit in Greece. The ancient walls, medieval monuments, castles, statues, and neoclassical buildings are the exemplars of unique architecture and enhance the appeal and add a distinct aura to the city.

While Arvanitia Promenade is to enjoy a romantic walk amidst the stunning landscape, Old Town has souvenir shops to buy a gift for your lover. Syntagma Square is to have a dreamy dinner, making the city a romantic destination to have some cherishable moments with your partner.

Location: Peloponnese 211 00, Greece
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Parga

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Nestled along the Adriatic Sea, Parga is a colorful old Venetian port and one of the finest Greece places to visit. Parga defines the scenic beauty with its lovely beaches such as Valtos and Lichnos, multicolored houses, and graceful promenade.

Its biggest highlight is a food culture that is visible through various eateries located in Christos, Castello, or Romantica. Offering a range of boat cruises, it allows you to enjoy a romantic or relaxing sail along the pristine waters of the Adriatic Sea. The Pargina Festival is another delight that must not be missed if you are there for a summer escape.

Location: Preveza, Epirus, 48060 Greece 
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Delphi

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Known as the 'Centre of Earth', the sanctuary of Delphi is nestled amidst lush mountains and offers a most spectacular panorama. It used to be a center of cultural and religious activities from ancient ages, and a symbol of unity as well.

Home to many famous archaeological sites, such as the Oracle, Temple of Apollo, Temple of Athena, Treasury, Castalian Spring, Theatre, Stoa of the Athenians, it attracts tourists from all across the world to discover age old history. Though a place of great mythological and historical significance, you can also test your stamina here with an adventure hiking experience at Corycian Cave.

Location: Phocis, Central Greece, Greece
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Meteora

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A picturesque place to learn about Greek history, architecture, and spiritual journey amidst nature's grandeur, Meteora is home to six beautiful monasteries that are set atop boulders and cliffs. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site offering a landscape that is not only surreal but holistic and divine.

Meteora reflects the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox beliefs and is amongst the holiest tourist places in Greece. Earlier there were 24 monasteries out of which only 6 remain. While two remaining monasteries (Agios Stefanos & Roussanou) are active convents with nuns, the rest four are male monasteries where monks live, learn, and meditate.

Location: Kalambaka 422 00, Greece
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Crete

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Offering a unique combination of sun, sea, and sand, Crete is the largest island in the country and amongst the most serene places to visit in Greece. It is a vibrant land having ancient ruins, bustling cities, captivative beaches, world-class museums, to majestic mountains.

Blessed with a rich history and pictorial beauty, Crete is also known for its friendly locals and a lively ambiance that is visible everywhere from a homely countryside taverna or a small seaside cafe. From the best hiking spots in Europe to historical structures, Crete offers a plethora of things to do and see besides an amazing vacation experience.

Location: Mediterranean Sea, Greece 
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Zakynthos

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Known as the 'Party Island' of the country, Zakynthos or Zante is amongst the most happening tourist places in Greece. Complete with breathtaking land and seascapes, exotic sugar-fine sand beaches, and turquoise waters, this island's crazy nightlife at the Chania Town, Malia and Stalis, is what fascinates tourists from across the world.

Crete is situated on the south of the Aegean Sea and also caters to the tourists looking for lazy beach days. It also boasts of a myriad of historic sites that are architectural marvels of ancient times and appeal history buffs.

Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
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Myrtos Beach

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Picturesque and secluded white-sand beach, Myrtos is situated between Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros mountains. It gets constantly listed in major travel publications as one of the top stunning beaches in the world for its electric blue waters, white pebbled coastline, and surrounding spectacular limestone cliffs.

Its dramatic sunset spectacle is another highlight that transforms the sea and skyline from orange to the rose scene. Views of the sea and the beach from high up the cliff are not only picture-perfect but compel you to visit the place again and again.

Location: Pylaros, Kefalonia island, Ionian Islands, Greece 
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Patras

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A sparkling port and university town, Patras is a place replete with entertainment, history, and culture making it one of the most unique Greece places to visit and explore. Boasting over 4000 years of history, it reflects ancient Mycenaean civilization and is a great source of inspiration for architecture and history lovers.

From large colorful neoclassical buildings, Medieval Castle, Roman Odeon, Church of St. Andrew of Patras, Apollon Theatre to modern structures, places to visit in the city are plenty and marvelous.

Location: Peloponnese, Greece 
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Paradise Beach

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Located just 6 km south of Mykonos Town, this beach is a party hub for couples and youngsters. It is a famous destination for beach parties that start in mid-afternoon with the loud and groovy music of Tropicana and Paradise Beach Clubs and lasts till dawn.

The beach offers you great opportunities to indulge in swimming and other water sports or just getting a suntan lying at the sun-bed by the beach. With a number of dining options offering pizza, local dishes, Indian food to refreshing juices, a visit to this beach is truly ecstatic.

Location: Mykonos, Greece 
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Chania

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Another great place in Greece that is flocked for its party scene, the Chaina City is loved by old and young alike. It features gorgeous cathedrals, pretty old towns, ancient historical structures that extend diverse sightseeing choices. Whereas, the presence of several dining options, pubs, nightclubs, and shopping places guarantee delightful entertainment.

With lovely beaches like Elafonisi, Falasarna, Balos, etc. the scenery surrounding the area is also refreshing and appealing. Known for its electrifying nightlife, Chania is indeed amongst the spectacular places to visit in Greece to enjoy some lifetime experiences.

Location: Crete 731 00, Greece
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Rethymno

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Rethymno City is the epitome of old city charm, ancient landmarks, and diverse culture. Due to its proximity to traditional villages and a few of Crete's amazing beaches, this city is the one place promising all the exclusivities of a Cretan holiday.

The city lies on the northern coast and is laden with lively cobbled lanes packed with shops, restaurants, and bars. With a 15th-century fortress, many ornate monuments, a few minarets, and the glittering waters of the Mediterranean, the city has everything to plan a dreamy vacation.

Location: Crete 741 00, Greece 
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Kavala

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With less occupied stunning beaches, impressive archaeological sites, and unmatched natural beauty, the city of Kavala is a beautiful address in Greece to enjoy a fun-filled vacation. The city is an ideal destination for those who like to enjoy without the crowd and try ultimate experiences.

The climate in Kavala is also milder than other famous tourist places in Greece making it great for outdoor activities and excursions. Include this place in your Greece itinerary and indulge in hiking, wine-tasting, or just relaxing amidst incredible natural beauty.

Location: Macedonia, Greece
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Naxos

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The largest of the Cyclades, Naxos was a bustling center of archaic culture as was believed to be the place where Zeus was brought up and trained. Settled in the Aegean Sea, the city is amongst fascinating Greece places to visit for its rich past, cultural achievements, natural beauty, and highly developed tourist infrastructure.

The Portara, the Archeological Museum of Naxos, Yria - the Sanctuary of Dionysus, the Castle, Old Market, are a few of the ancient buildings that reflect its rich heritage. Whereas, its unique beach & night parties and a wide range of bars, nightclubs, and a Bouzouki are perfect for cherishing an exhilarating nightlife.

Location: Cyclades, Greece
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Thessaloniki

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Home to several distinguished monuments such as the Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki; it is also famous for the Aristotle University, the largest university in Greece. One of the most impressive historical Greece places to visit to learn about ancient Greek culture and heritage, the city proudly displays the tag of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Loved for its natural beauty, modern lifestyle, remarkable cuisine, and astonishing sea views, this city offers everything a discerning traveler looks for. Do visit this city of poetic ambiance to enjoy a break that will leave you with forever memories.

Location: Macedonia, Greece
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Cape Sounion

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Known for the magnificent Temple of Poseidon, Cape Sounion is the southernmost tip of Attica and about 60 km from the city of Athens. The city's national park is the biggest attraction for wildlife and nature lovers while the beautiful sunset panorama and white sandy beach make it an ideal romantic destination.

The Temple of Poseidon is the major landmark that was built by Athenians to dedicate to the God of the sea. Natives stop here to get the blessings of their God when they depart for or come back after a sea trip.

Location: Attica, Greece
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Acropolis of Rhodes

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Comprising sanctuaries, grand temple complexes, and impressive public structures, the Acropolis of Rhodes dazzles with its finest architecture of Hellenic style and surrounding landscapes. 

The excavation work is going here for a long time and has been providing a deep insight into the fascinating history and topography of the Acropolis but the entire area is yet to be excavated. The Temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus, Nymphaea, Odeon, Temple of Pythian Apollo, are a few of the excavated structures and are marvels of superb architecture and ancient grandeur.

Location: Diagoridon 68, Rodos 851 00, Greece

Timings: 8:30 am. to 3:00 pm., daily
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Grand Master’s Palace

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Located on the famous Street of the Knights in Rhodes's Old Town, it is a masterpiece of ancient architecture and is a feast to eyes from all corners. Its huge spherical towers and grand arched gate distinguish it from many other architectural wonders that the town boasts of and provide a beautiful backdrop for a selfie.

The Palace has a museum displaying a collection of ancient times and belongings of royal families and also hosts various performances regularly.

Location: Ippoton, Rhodes 851 00, Greece

Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Price: Adult: € 6 and Above 65 years: € 3
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Temple of Apollo

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The Temple of Apollo at Delphi is amongst the worthy places to visit in Greece where you can spend a full day exploring the temple and other ancient sites. The temple is settled in the center of a massive sacred site on the south-western hills of Mountain Parnassus.

The ruins of the temple still display six Doric columns and a multi-layered platform of dressed stones that offer a sight to behold. Along with the temple ruins, the presence of an impressive amphitheater, a large ancient stadium, and the Valley of Phocis, makes the place worth visiting.

Location: Delphi 330 54, Greece

Timings: 8:00 am to 7:30 pm

Price: € 12 
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Maritime Museum Of Crete

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Located in the Venetian port of Chania, this museum exhibits the history of shipping and shipbuilding. It is often called the Naval Museum as the focus of the exhibits is majorly on the military ships.

The museum has two separate buildings one having a collection of ship models and other shipping-related objects and items. Whereas, another building houses a replica of a Minoan ship from the Bronze Age and many other ships.

Location: Akti Kountourioti, Chania 731 36, Greece

Timings: In Winters: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, In Summers: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Sunday) and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)

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The Parthenon

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Dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, the Parthenon is a splendid marble temple built under the ancient Greek Empire between 447 and 432 B.C. Its facade of eight columns presents the Doric order while seventeen columns at the flanks add much solidity and richness.

The structure is huge enough to accommodate the oversized statue of Athena, while the alliance of Doric and Ionic elements offered a refined balance between modest and delicate visual characteristics.

Location: Athens 105 58, Greece

Timings: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Price: Entry fee included in the ticket for the Acropolis
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Monolithos Castle

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A 15th-century fortress built atop a rocky cliff, the Monolithos Castle served as one of the most prominent fortifications of Rhodes. Because of its strategic location, it was difficult to invade. Also, it offered an excellent spot to keep an eye on enemies and the Mediterranean.

As it is above a rocky hill, reaching there is a tough task. But the remains of the palace and St. Panteleimon Chapel, St. George Church, and the breathtaking scenery of surrounding Mt. Akramytis, Monolithos village, Halki Island, and the Aegean Sea make the place worth visiting.

Location: Epar. Od. Monolinthou-Frourio Monolinthou 89, Monolithos 851 08, Greece
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Corfu

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One of the most cosmopolitan Greek islands, Corfu is amongst the most famous places to visit in Greece to enjoy the vivid nightlife. It is rich in cultural heritage that reflects from imposing Venetian fortresses, medieval lanes, a French arcade, and the Palace of St. Michael and St. George.

Boasting the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, it is home to the most beautiful beaches in Greece that offer either fine sandy or pebble coastline. Each and every place in Corfu is unique in itself and entertains visitors with its glittering history or beautiful appearance.

Location: Ionian Islands, Greece
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Rhodes

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Renowned as the “Knights’ Island”, Rhodes Island is enriched with an ancient heritage that is reflected through its historical buildings and monuments. Complete with strong tall walls, cobblestone alleys, luxurious mansions, and a medieval castle, its Old Town impresses with its timeless charm, knights' age appeal, and designation of well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site.

But it's not only the medieval architecture that fascinates tourists to this place but the presence of numerous astonishing beaches, fashion boutiques, food scenes, nightspots, and dance clubs add scores to its popularity. With so many places to see and an array of exciting things to do, Rhodes is definitely a retreat.

Location: Dodecanese Islands, South Aegean, Greece
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Skyros

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Offering a unique character and tradition, Skyros is a less explored region of the Sporades islands, but it is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places to visit in Greece. The main town of Skyros, Chora is settled on the slopes of a hill and is a great place to capture the incredible views of the vast Aegean Sea.

While the beaches are beautiful, some of them are hidden gems and ideal for honeymooners and couples seeking privacy. Molos is the best beach in Skyros offering a long coastline, crystal clear waters, and a range of tourist facilities, making it the most-visited.

Location: Aegean Sea, Greece
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Chios

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Popularly known as "the Mastic Island'', Chios attracts tourists for its medieval villages such as Pyrgi and Olympia. Boasting elaborate architecture, fortified structures, and traditional houses, these villages present impressive facades and narrow alleys that have a mysterious appeal.

Other than the villages, Chios is also home to several ancient castles and world-famous Byzantine monasteries, including the Monastery of Agia Markella and the Monastery of Nea Moni that are treated as the protectors of the island. The laid back ambiance, secluded beaches, and incredible natural beauty also make it a popular family destination.

Location: Aegean Sea, Greece
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Skiathos

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A haven for nature lovers, Skiathos is famously known for its stunning beaches and a youth-driven party and nightlife scene. The Skiathos Town is the main center of the bustling day and nightlife and has lively bars, nightclubs, and restaurants lined along the old harbor and Papadiamanti Street.

With a dreamy waterfront having plenty of taverns along the seashore, it offers great opportunities to relax with your lover or have a refreshing break with your family. Although Skiathos has several exotic beaches, Banana Beach, in particular, is famous amongst youngsters for its water sports facilities and fabulous beach parties.

Location: Aegean Sea, Greece
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Sifnos

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Located in the Cyclades island group, Sifnos Island is regarded as one of the yummiest places to visit in Greece for its rich culinary scene. Along with lip-smacking delights, the Sifnos region fascinates with a traditional Cycladic ambiance offering a whitewashed appearance, extraordinary natural landscape, and marvelous beaches.

As you enter this wonderland, you feel the bliss of relaxation and serenity. With tiny villages, the cobblestone and colorful alleys, luxury hotels, and mesmerizing sandy beaches, Sifnos fit the taste of all sorts and ages of travelers. Plan a trip to this Island and rejuvenate your senses amidst absolute nature emitting a scented aura of almond and orange fragrances.

Location: Cyclades 840 03, Greece 
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Therasia

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A hidden gem, Therasia is a quaint traditional island offering an aura of the earlier era. It is a great destination to soak in the amazing natural beauty and tranquil ambiance and feel relaxed and revitalized. The capital city of Manolas is situated on the highest point of the caldera offering magnificent views of the surroundings and is home to simple accommodations, restaurants, and other tourist facilities.

Beaches are also unspoiled and present dreamy scenery of crystal-clear waters, volcanic pebbles, black sand, and impressive cliffs. Do include this island in your Greece itinerary to have a vacation full of cherishable reminiscences.

Location: Cyclades, Santorini, Greece 
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Patmos

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A notable Christian pilgrimage site, Patmos is famously known as the “Island of the Apocalypse” and is amongst the most spiritual places to visit in Greece. According to Athenian beliefs, Saint John the Divine wrote the famous Book of the Apocalypse inside a hidden cave, now known as the “Cave of the Apocalypse”.

A beautiful Saint John Monastery is also Patmos' major highlight that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year. Chora, the capital of Patmos is another highlight that is the center of activities and offers amazing views of the Aegean Sea, dining places, and accommodation in hotels, studios, and apartments.

Location: Aegean Sea, Greece
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Nisyros

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Another beautiful Aegean Island, Nisyros is still untouched by the tourism growth. It is indeed amongst the great places to visit in Greece for its surreal appeal and tranquil environment. The island is famous for an active Nisyros volcano, considered the youngest volcano in Greece.

Nisyros also has some picturesque little villages such as Mandraki and Nikia that entice the visitors with their traditional architecture and splendid landscapes appeal. Besides, beaches in Nisyros are clean and calm, and ideal for those looking for a vacation away from the crowd and disturbing facilities. Island hopping, nature exploration, and walking around Mandraki, are a few of the exciting activities that make the trip complete.

Location: Aegean Sea, Greece
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Beaches in Greece

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Balos Lagoon

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Amongst the most photographed tourist places in Greece, Balos Lagoon is awe-strikingly beautiful for its turquoise blue waters, white sandy coastline, and exotic scenery. Perfect for couples and families, the sea is shallow and warm and offers idyllic conditions for swimming.

Explore the area for its wilderness, exotic flora, and fauna, or indulge in snorkeling to meet underwater marine life. Stroll around with your partner or just lie down to soak in the beautiful hues of the sky with the setting sun. The lagoon area offers a range of opportunities and is a splendid place to mark your vacation in Greece with lovely memories.

Location: Crete, Greece
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Lindos Beach

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Comprising two distinct beaches (Lindos Main Beach and Pallas Beach) sharing the same bay, Lindos beaches are complete with beautiful sea views, sunbeds, umbrellas, and classy taverns. While Pallas Beach is relatively quieter than the main beach, it is stunning and lively and one of the quieter tourist places in Greece to visit with your partner or family.

Also, the waters here are shallow fitting the needs of young children and toddlers who like swimming. With the availability of canoes, several food joints, and tranquil surroundings, the place is ideal to enjoy a romantic evening or family outing.

Location: Rhodes, Greece
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Elafonisi Beach

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A target destination for its unique pink sands, exotic wildflowers, and strange rock formations, this beach is loved by young tourists to family vacationers. A hidden gem until 2014, it rose to fame after getting listed under the world's top 25 beaches and is now amongst the most adored tourist places in Greece.

The beach is close to an internationally classified nature reserve which is home to a wide variety of flora like sea daffodils and fauna such as rare loggerhead sea turtles. Even the views of the setting sun into the western sea are dramatic and picture-perfect.

Location: Crete, Greece
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Simos Beach

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Made up of two dazzling beaches, Megalos Simos and Mikros Simos, the beach area is the ultimate destination for having a great time with your family, friends, or partner. Surrounded by turquoise exotic waters and the white bed of sand, the area offers abundant thrilling or relaxing activities like swimming, windsurfing, and sunset watching.

It is one of the beautifully-organized and clean beaches in Elafonisos and is lined up with sunbeds, umbrellas, bars, and a handful of taverns. As the place is one of the most gorgeous places to visit in Greece, it gets crowded in peak seasons.

Location: Elafonissos, Greece
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Navagio Beach

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An iconic pebble beach hidden between towering cliffs, Navagio Beach is an exposed cove surrounded with turquoise water. It is also known as the Shipwreck Beach due to an abandoned boat that got stranded here after getting washed ashore.

The remains of the ship in the middle of the white sand present a picturesque backdrop for selfies while turquoise crystalline waters and tranquil ambiance make for an enchanting retreat. The beach can be reached only through a taxi boat that runs every hour from the small port of Porto Vromi.

Location: Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece
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Glyfada Beach

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Awarded with the Blue Flag, Glyfada Beach is not only serene but offers a perfect setting to indulge in water sports like paragliding, swimming, windsurfing, etc. Its waters are crystal clear and turquoise blue while its soft sand, trees-covered cliffs and impressive rocky formations present a striking spectacle.

Lined with sunbeds, umbrellas, shops, and taverns, Glyfada is indeed one of the most spectacular places to visit in Greece to enjoy a picnic with family or friends or spend some beautiful moments with your partner.

Location: Corfu, Greece
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Mylopotas

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Boasting soft, clean, and golden sand, Mylopotas Beach is the largest and amongst the most famous places to visit in Greece's Ios Islands. With a stunning sandy bay with turquoise crystal waters, the beach also carries a Blue Flag and offers pristine surroundings of rocky mountains.

Mylopotas offers an organized area well-equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas plus an untouched area where you can spend magical moments in the true majestic seascape. Do visit this wonderful place to collect beautiful memories of swimming. Its crystal clear waters are also perfect for scuba diving, snorkeling, or windsurfing.

Location: Ios, Greece
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Ornos Beach

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Recognized as a family-friendly beach, Ornos Beach is one of the trendiest places to visit in Greece. It gets crowded in the evening and if you are the one who loves to explore without the crowd, visit the beach in the early morning hours.

With a range of restaurants, hotels, resorts, including some of the city's finest, it has everything that a tourist looks for a beach vacation. While calm waters are excellent for swimming, numerous water sports like scuba diving, parasailing, snorkeling also fascinate adventure lovers. Its convenient location and easy accessibility also make it a favored tourist destination.

Location: Ornos, Mykonos 846 00, Greece
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Voutoumi Beach

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Amongst the 10 best beaches in Europe, Voutoumi Beach is as dreamy as one can imagine. The turquoise waters, fine white sand, imposing cliffs, and a laidback taverna make the picture-postcard scenery while the presence of resorts and villas lure tourists.

It is indeed a fantastic destination to indulge in swimming or snorkeling in crystal clear and blue water or capture the beautiful views of the setting sun. Plan a trip to this exotic beach to enjoy some beautiful moments with your family or have a romantic escape with your partner.

Location: Antipaxoi, Greece
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Agios Prokopios Beach

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Reputed as one of the most stunning beaches in Europe, Agios Prokopios Beach is a preferred destination amongst locals and tourists. If you are not a crowd lover, visit the place during the early hours of the morning to enjoy the beach in a quiet ambiance.

This long golden sandy beach boasts its beautiful crystalline waters offering idyllic settings for swimming, snorkeling, or scuba diving. The beach area comprises two separate areas one lined with rentable sunbeds, umbrellas, and another area untouched by tourist facilities. Visitors have the choice to enjoy beach facilities or in an absolutely natural environment without amenities.

Location: Naxos, Greece
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Olympia

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An important archaeological site, Olympia is the city where the first ancient Olympic Games were held to honor God Zeus. The games included a range of athletic competitions with representatives from all Greek city-states. It was a big honor for the city-state if any of its representatives won any game and got a prestigious prize of an olive branch.

Points of attractions in Olympia include the Ancient Stadium, the Palaestra, the Temples of Zeus and Hera, the workshop of Phidias, and the Archaeological Museum. Located right next to the ancient site of the sanctuary to God Zeus, there is a traditional village offering lush landscape, tourist facilities, and activities like hiking and cycling.

Location: Peloponnese, Greece
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Halkidiki

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Known for its three small peninsulas called legs, Halkidiki features Mediterranean forests giving ways to sandy beaches protected by azure bays. Kassandra, the first leg, is the westernmost peninsula offering modern resorts, luxury hotels, nightclubs, and organized beaches.

The second leg Sithonia is less organized and home to secluded coves. Whereas, the third leg Athos is a restricted monastic community, where only men are allowed with special permission. Stageira, Aristotle’s birthplace, ancient monasteries, and Olynthus are a few of the famous archaeological sites that deserve a visit. Halkidiki covers all the bases of tourism, making it a great destination for an enjoyable vacation.

Location: Macedonia, Greece
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Peloponnese

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Peloponnese is one of the most popular places to visit in Greece due to its close proximity to Athens, an abundance of beautiful resorts, and several sightseeing locations. It has been the main center of action in Greece since prehistoric times.

From Olympia, Epidaurus, Mycenae, like significant archaeological sites, architectural marvels, to amazing beaches of Nafplion, Monemvasia, Pylos, the region boasts of diverse landscapes and several points of attractions. With a range of thrilling adventures and water sports, diverse food culture, plenty of accommodation, and impressive places to explore, this region is indeed a place that must be visited while on a trip to Greece.
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Zagori

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Located in Greece’s northwest region, Zagori is a remote mountain wonderland offering a great combination of wild beauty and ancient tradition. Its wilderness is an idyllic destination to escape the summer crowds, while Pindos Mountains ski resorts are a must for winter adventure enthusiasts.

The Vikos Gorge, a UNESCO-protected site, is the deepest canyon in the world and runs through two national parks, home to endangered flora and fauna. Zagori is a haven for all from hikers, mountain bikers, water sports fans,  history buffs, foodies, wine lovers to peace seekers and indeed a great tourist destination.

Location: Epirus, Greece
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Hersonissos

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Hersonissos is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Greece for its lively ambiance, sightseeing attractions, wonderful beaches, and a range of adventures. It is packed with all the attractions and activities that a traveler wants in a touristy destination.

During the day explore beaches or water parks, explore regional archaeological sites, go for village tours to Ano Hersonissos, Piskopiano, or Koutouloufari, test your stamina with trekking in the gorges of Avdou valley, or discover the beauty of Lassithi Plateau. And end your day with evening entertainment at any of the coastal nightclubs. Hersonissos is indeed a great summer destination for all.

Location: Crete, Greece
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Tsilivi

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Planos aka Tsilivi is a well-known and busy resort village located in Zakynthos Island, very close to Zante Town. Promising quality holidays, it is packed with peaceful surroundings, relaxing accommodation, and a wide variety of thrilling and fun-filled activities along with comforting entertainment choices.

It is a designated Blue Flag beach where you can indulge in swimming with kids or a variety of water sports. With bars and beach clubs located near the beach, you have the opportunity to enjoy dance, music, and drinks as well. World-famous Blue Caves and Smugglers Cove are two major highlights of Tsilivi that are must-visit and promise remarkable land and seascapes.

Location: Zakynthos Island, Greece 
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Kalamata

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Promising tranquillity and scenic beauty, Kalamata City is a paradise for peace seekers and nature lovers. It is amongst the best tourist places in Greece offering mesmerizing sunset sceneries, ancient seaside architecture, beautiful beaches, rich culture, and thousands of acres of tasty olives.

The city of Kalamata reflects a turbulent history with the medieval castles that dot the town, making it worth a visit. Surrounded by golden sand, the city's beaches are lined with bustling beach bars and restaurants. It also offers the perfect environment for a range of thrilling water sports activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, parasailing, etc.

Location: Peloponnese, Greece
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Ioannina

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Nestled along the bank of Lake Pamvotis, the capital city of Ioannina is the biggest town of the Epirus Province. Blessed with abundant natural beauty and rich history, the city's major attraction is Lake Pamvotida offering a poetic promenade to just sit and soak in the serene beauty or enjoy a romantic walk.

Other highlights of the city are its Old Town, medieval castle,  Museum of Greek History, mosques, Perama Cave, and many more. While the city's food culture makes the visit delightful, its famous silver jewelry or decorative pieces satisfy the shopaholic as well.

Location: Epirus, Greece
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Larissa

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Located amidst lush valleys and imposing mountains, Larissa reflects an extraordinary blend of ancient heritage, traditional culture, and modern life. Boasting 8,000 years of history, the city is settled under the Acropolis of Larissa Achilles that has ruins of ancient Byzantine and Ottoman structures.

From museums, ancient theatres, St Achilles Basilica, the monument of Hippocrates, historical structures to modern marvels like Pappas Mill, Yeni Mosque, places to visit in Greece's Larissa are plenty and information awarding. Also, with a range of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars offering traditional dishes and drinks, a visit to this place is surely relishing.

Location: Thessaly, Greece
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Piraeus

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A dazzling port city in Athens, Piraeus sees a regular influx of tourists from across the world as it is home to the largest port in the Mediterranean. A number of cruise ships come here bringing tourists to this city who explore this wonderful and lively place before heading towards more famous Athens, Crete, or other major touristy destinations.

From several dockyards and marinas to impressive historical and modern structures, the city is full of lively places to visit in Greece. It also has several restaurants, taverns, bars, and retail stores that can satisfy even a discerning passenger’s need.

Location: Athens, Greece
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Knossos in Crete

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Europe's oldest city, Knossos is the largest bronze-age archaeological site in Crete. The city is believed to be the capital of the legendary king Minos and served as the principal center of the Minoan (the earliest of the Aegean civilizations).

The city got destroyed thrice leaving only the ruins of the ancient building that were recovered after the excavation work that started in 1900 and revealed a palace and other neighboring buildings. The ruins of the Palace of Knossos present the great architectural style of ancient times making it one of the most cherished Greece places to visit.

Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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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.
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  1. Which are the best places to visit in Greece?

    1. Greek Islands: With a collection of several majestic islands, these are amongst the most serene places to visit in Greece. From diverse landscapes, captivating beaches, ancient ruins, to active volcanoes, and a range of thrilling activities, the Greek islands have something for all.

    2. Athens: Renowned as the 'Cradle of Western Civilization', this city is also famous for its historical architectural marvels and ruins such as Acropolis, Parthenon, Theatre of Dionysus, etc. It is also a bustling city with modern structures, food culture, and nightlife.

    3. Meteora Monasteries: Situated atop a hill at 1,200 feet, these monasteries were built in the 14th and 16th by monks to attain spirituality and liberty from religious persecution.

    4. Delphi: One of the most popular archaeological Greece places to visit, the ruins of Delphi comprise the Temple of Apollo, Athenian Treasury, theater, and hippodrome. It was a sacred site for ancient Greeks and revered as the center of the earth.
  2. Which are the best historical places to visit in Greece?

    1. The Acropolis of Athens: Having a collection of numerous historical tourist places in Greece, the Acropolis of Athens is most-visited for the ruins of Parthenon, Old Temple of Athena, and Erechtheion.

    2. Acropolis of Rhodes: Including famous places to visit in Greece like the Temple of Apollo and Nymphaea, the Acropolis of Rhodes is believed to be as old as the Hellenistic Period (3rd-2nd century BC).

    3. Grand Master’s Palace: This 14th-century fortress was the royal residence of the knights of Rhodes during the Ottoman Empire. After getting damaged in 1856, it was rebuilt by Italians in a flamboyant pseudo-medieval style.

    4. Monolithos Castle: Situated atop a huge rock, this castle dates back to 1480 and was used as a fortress to keep eye on the enemies. One has to hike to reach the fort but panoramic views of the Fourni beach and the city are worth it.
  3. Which are the best places to visit in Greece for couples?

    1. Mykonos: One of the most romantic places in Greece, it is famous for the insane party scene, stunning beaches, lip-smacking food, resorts, and luxury spas offering special packages to couples.

    2. Santorini: With the all-white buildings and houses, it offers otherworldly sunset panoramas, a traditional food scene, and unmatched serene surroundings and is a preferred choice for destination weddings and honeymoons.

    3. Crete: The largest island in the country, it is amongst the most beautiful places to see in Greece for its astonishing terrain of majestic mountains, deep caves, golden beaches, azure lagoon, historical sites, and modern structures. 
  4. Which are the best places to visit in Santorini Greece?

    1. Fira: A perfect Cycladic town offering picture-postcard scenery, it is indeed one of the most gorgeous places in Greece reflecting a spectacular panorama of white and blue houses, picturesque alleys, and caldera.

    2. Oia: Known for its extraordinary sunset scenery, Orio is one of the best places in Greece for enjoying a romantic retreat amidst the picturesque surroundings of whitewashed houses and beaches overlooking the caldera.

    3. Akrotíri: The Akrotiri Archaeological Site is visited by tourists from across the world for its well-preserved ruins of old clay buildings, pottery, drainage systems, etc. 
  5. What is the best time to visit Greece?

    The best time to visit Greece is during the spring (April to early-June) and autumn (September and October) seasons as climatic conditions are mild and perfect for outdoor excursions and activities. Also, you will find less crowd and cheap hotel & food prices.

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