Greece is one of the famous tourist destinations in the world blessed with a plethora of ancient ruins, white sandy beaches, gigantic mountains, picturesque villages, delicious cuisines, and a friendly ambiance. Inhabiting over sixty islands that span over four millenniums. Greece has a rich history and cultural heritage, abundant natural landscapes, historic sites, and delightful nightlife scenery that is vying attention from people from all over the world. Each year, several couples grace this beautiful destination with their presence. It does not make a difference which part of the world you belong to, an exotic destination like Greece has everything to engage yourself and match all types of taste. Although Athens catches the attention of tourist and visitors from all over the world, there are several minds blowing tourist attractions in Greece to explore. We have listed the top seven places, which you should visit when you are on holiday in Greece. These tourist destinations are not listed in the order of significance, and several sites could not make it to the list.
The capital city of Athens is often referred as the original birthplace of democracy and a cradle of the Western Civilization. Athens was inhabited more than 3,000 years ago. Athens has a beautiful blend of ancient and modern features. There are several archaeological ruins and historical monuments housed in Athens. The Acropolis, the iconic Agora, the Theatre of Dionysus, and the Parthenon being the prominent ones. Athens is one of the bustling cities and an important hub for business, culture, fun, and entertainment, and nightlife.
- Greek Islands
The Greek Islands attract tourists and visitors from different parts of the globe and are one of the most visited tourist destination in the world. These exotic islands are a combination of 2,000 islands with each island offering a wide variety, ambiance, and unparalleled charm. Explore the best of this beautiful islands ranging from historic ruins, gorgeous beaches, vibrant harbors, and active volcanoes. Every attraction on the Greek Islands has a story to tell.
Meteora in Greek refers to suspended in the air that has been named after the fascinating cliffs rising more than 1,200 feet overlooking the historic villages of Kastraki and Kalambaka in the Northern part of Greece. The ancient monasteries placed along the summits makes these fascinating cliffs make it awe-inspiring. The monks built these monasteries in the 14th and 16th century for devotees seeking spiritual freedom and isolation from religious persecution. A perfect atmosphere for people looking for some peace and tranquility.
One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites placed on the lower slopes of Mount Parnassus on the Greek mainland, 180 kilometers northwest of the capital, Athens. Blessed with a beautiful ravine, which is considered a holy sacred place and a place of worship Apollo, the God of light, music, healing, and prophecy. Several pilgrimages come over and offer prayers and take advice from the mythical Oracle. The Delphi Museum houses an impressive collection of ancient ruins of historic temples, a stadium, a theater, all dating from the 8th century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D.
Crete is a spacious land boasting of being the largest island in Greece. Blessed with pleasing and beautiful landscapes ranging from rolling countryside decorated with olive trees to mind-blowing coastlines to rugged mountains, Crete is one destination that you should never miss out on during your holiday in Greece. Nestled in between quiet villages and outdoor cafes, Crete houses several archaeological sites that inhabited several civilizations through the years.
One of the ancient villages set on the Rhodes islands, Lindos comprises of an extensive network of whitewashed houses and cobbled streets. The Acropolis of Lindos is placed above the town and offers mind-blowing panoramic views of the nearby coastline and harbors. For the water babies, the Lindos beach, and Saint Pauls beach are two hot destinations to explore. The atmosphere is merely excellent, and you got to visit this exotic destination to experience the magic.
This beautiful destination has been in the shadow of the Cycladic islands and Mykonos because of its pilgrimage status. Tinos houses the iconic Church of the Panaghia dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. In the last few years, there has been a massive transformation of Tinos as a tourist destination. The restoration of the traditional villages and increasing popularity of its winemaking scenery along with Tinos hosting famous cultural events like the Tinos World Music Festival and the Tinos Food Paths gave garnered sufficient attention among tourists and visitors all around the world.
Greece is a country blessed with immense natural beauty and has been and would continue to remain one of the most popular tourist destinations for people all around the world. Greece has everything to match all tastes and engage all age groups. Come and visit this exotic destination that will relax and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.