Knowledge, philosophy and mythology, these are just few of the many incredible things that define one of the most awesome countries that exist, Greece. It’s the cradle of democracy and the foundation to many customs that live to this date in western civilization. But, history and ancient stuff is not the only thing that gives life to Greece, this country holds many of the most incredible landscapes and weather that make it one of the most visited countries by tourists in Europe. Already feeling the call to enjoy this mighty land? Then follow the read and see the best places to go.
Greece counts with hundreds of islands that will catch your eye. We can start with the gorgeous Patmos. Among its many wonders, we can find religion (it’s believed that the Revelations book was written here) and summer festivals, the International Film Festival takes place in July and the Religious Music Festival in August. Also, beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea embellish this already awesome island.
As summers are pretty popular, you might want to avoid crowded places. This is reachable if you get to visit Therasia. This little island near Santorini receives some tourists that arrive and leave the same day. It’s an amazing place to go hike and feel at peace among the few locals that inhabit the island. The Perivolas Hideaway, a guesthouse that suits well with the landscape is a great place to stay.
Our journey can continue to take place in Syros. This island has two beautiful settlements, the port city and capital Ermoupoli and the main village of Apano. This place is the host to incredible festivals such as the International Animation + Agora. It has incredible places to all tastes, from the Apollo Municipal Theater and the Avant Garden Restaurant for the classiest ones or many incredible beaches intended for the calmest ones.
It’s impossible to go to Greece without putting both feet on the capital, Athens. It’s one of the most incredible destinations not just because of its history. Today, Athens is recognized for being one of the cities with most cultural movement in the world. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center that holds the Greek National Opera and the National Library is filled with incredible events one after another. Other movements on the web have made neighborhoods like Plaka, Thiesio, Pangrati and the close to Acropolis Koukaki, even more famous than ever before.
Some other cities like Irakleio in the great island of Crete, offer you a lot of museums that work well with quick escapes from routine or go to Thessaloniki, a city full of night life, festivals and incredible historical places that hold Byzantine, Jewish and Ottoman eras. Also, you might want to add some of mythology to your trip by visiting Kythiria, home of pristine beaches, Venetian castles, and other beauties that will leave you without doubt that this is where Aphrodite was born.
Don’t think more and head to Greece for a vacation like no other!