If there is one destination included in the bucket list of every traveler worldwide, it is probably Greece. This Mediterranean gem is an adventurer’s dream, with perfect weather all year round, rich culture, delicious food, friendly locals, and jaw-dropping natural wonders that you cannot find anywhere else. It is a melting pot of experiences that make its visitors want to discover each city and corner for more Greek goodness.
Greece mixes modern amenities and old-world charm that creates the perfect backdrop for the most memorable holidays. It offers the best of both worlds — both luxury and budget getaways — that everyone can enjoy. Got money to burn? Rent a private villa in Greece. On a budget? Try a local hostel for a warm and comfortable bed.
In this article, we have listed down the top experiences you can only encounter in this wonderful country. And we bet after you finish, you will be booking your ticket to Greece.
Immerse in Athens
Dive into the colorful history and culture of Greece when you visit Athens. The city capital boasts of museums, galleries, and architecture that will give you a glimpse of the country’s glorious years. Be awed by the view of the Acropolis from Philopappos Hill, wander around the neighborhood of Anafiotika, learn about the olden times at the National Archaeological Museum, and visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
There are a number of cultural tours that you can join, with some even allowing opportunities of observing archeological excavations.
Indulge in Zakynthos
Although not as popular as the other Greek islands, Zakynthos is a must-visit when traveling around the country. This jewel of the Ionian Sea is home to stunning sceneries and stylish accommodations, ensuring the most relaxing and luxurious vacations.
Villas in Zakynthos like Artina Villa offer all-in services including a private chef, private wellness sessions, large heated pool, a tennis court, spacious and cozy bedrooms, and exciting yacht tours to Shipwreck Beach, Turtle Island, and the Blue Caves. Feeling romantic? You can even have your wedding in Zakynthos with the help of your villa.
Sunbathe in Santorini
It is definitely not your typical sunbathing. Enjoying Santorini includes getting out and enjoying the Greek sun — be it by walking or riding a donkey around traditional villages of Oia and Fira, shopping at Thira, doing a wine tasting tour at a volcanic vineyard, picnic at secret beaches, and enjoying a plate of authentic Greek dish al fresco at one of the cliffside restaurants.
Sunshine is one of Santorini’s assets, the island’s fine weather providing visitors the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets (over a bottle of wine with the view of the Caldera) that are surely for the books. For hassle-free touring, ask your villa in Greece to arrange it for you.
Cozy Up in Crete
If you are looking for fun and flavors, then it is recommended to make a pitstop at Greece’s largest island, Crete. From beaches and cobbled streets to quaint taverns and busy squares, Crete is bursting with amazing things to do and places visit. Want a piece of history? Drop by Europe’s oldest city, Knossos Palace or on of the Venetian ports. Challenge those muscles by hiking at Balos Lagoon for a gorgeous view. After a tiring day of wandering, wind down and relax at Rethymno for a hearty meal and a yummy frappe.
Something not to miss when visiting Crete is trying the local fare. Sampling the local cheese is also a must-do. Do not forget to bring home a couple of wheels for when the craving for the taste of Greece strikes.