The Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Greece

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Greece is a land of eternal sun, blue seas, and white sand beaches. The ancient ruins are just one example that Greece has something special for every traveler- from rustic villages to bustling city life! The Grecian peninsula coastline offers some truly breathtaking views in all directions you look; it’s no wonder so many people call this little island country their home away from home when they can see its beauty everywhere they go.

In Greece, there is a wealth of these to explore. From the Ionian islands in the west – including Kefalonia and Corfu-to the Aegean Sea with its many resorts like Mykonos or Santorini as well as Kos among others. Then there’s pre-Hellenic Minoan culture on Crete which was known before it became an Athens suburb during Classical (Classical) times; you can also find interesting ruins at Delphi just south outside mainland Greece’s capital city:

Top 10: Cape Sounion

Cape Sounion

Poseidon was the god of sea and earthquakes. His temple in Cape Sounion is a place where you can still see his remains, which are now called Poseidonia because they were originally built on this cape at one point during ancient Greece when its name meant “land encircled by water”.

A popular day trip from Athens for tourists looking forward to seeing the sunset over the Aegean Sea while viewing these ruins with their own eyes makes it worth going out there if only just as an interesting historical footnote!

Top 9: Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and one of its most culturally diverse. The historic center has been revitalized with many festivals, social events taking place throughout town that draw crowds from all over Northern Greece. There’s always something going on here!

Thessaloniki is a city of ancient Greece, offering visitors old and new attractions. From its beautiful Byzantine Walls to the White Tower in the town center which was used by Turkish soldiers as their military lookout point back when they invaded Thessalonica during Ottoman rule; there’s plenty for everyone! Nightlife isn’t lacking either with clubs such as Butterfly Bar or Rock Nation just waiting on you night after day while also having many small taverns where local conversation flows easily over wine under dim lights – perfect date spots too if that’s what floats your boat (or barstool).

Top 8: Zagori

Zagori

The Zagori region in northwestern Greece is a treasure trove of natural beauty, with striking geology and rugged mountains. The area has been largely untouched by man; its dense forests are furrowed by powerful rivers as well as dotted by traditional villages that dot the landscape like jewels on a velvet cloth. One such village sits atop an impressive bluff overlooking Víkos Gorge – one worth visiting if only for its scenic views!

Top 7: Halkidiki

Halkidiki

The ancient city of Thessaloniki is conveniently located on the edge of a trident-like peninsula. Though it may be difficult to summarize Halkidiki’s three peninsulas in just one sentence, we can say that Kassandra has nightlife while Sithonia offers beaches and Athos its monks for travelers looking for culture or spiritual enlightenment at their destination – whichever they prefer!

Kassandra is the more developed of the two villages. It’s popular among Greeks and Eastern Europeans who often come here for camping or romantic getaways in their spare time away from work, while Sithonia offers beautiful scenery with hidden coves just off its coastlines perfect to enjoy during your stay there if you’re looking for some peace and quiet surrounded only by nature!

Top 6: Peloponnese

Peloponnese

The history of Peloponnese is rich and complex. The region is home to temples from the classical era that dates back thousands of years ago, as well as Venetian forts which were built in response to Turkish attacks on Morea during this time period. In addition, you’ll find centuries-old churches juxtaposed with Mycenaean palaces like those found at Therapy where King Agamemnon once dwelled upon his return after laying claim over Helen of Troy’s handmaiden Briseis who has been taken hostage following one-sided battle between Achilleus (Paris) son Achilles & Hector sonsPatroklos& Telamon respectively).

Top 5: Delphi

Delphi

When it comes to Greece, you can’t beat the Acropolis in Athens. But for me there is no question – Delphi was my number one site! Located about two hours away from central Athens along the slopes of Mount Parnassus with its awe-inspiring beauty and rich history as a sacred place dedicated to Apollo (one myth says he had his sight restored here), I felt like this spot really captured all that makes up “the ancient world” so well while still being easy-to-reach by foot or car.

The temple of Apollo at Delphi was one place where people came in search of answers. This ancient site is significant not just because it houses a religious structure, but also ruins from other structures such as the Treasury and Theatron – all indicating that there once were important events here too!

Top 4: Meteora

Meteora

The Greek word Meteora means “suspended in the air,” and these spectacular cliffs that rise more than 1,200 feet (366 meters) into the sky overlooking villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki are a sight to behold. The monasteries situated along these summits were built by monks seeking spiritual isolation from religious persecution during this time period- dating back as far 14th or 16th centuries!

Top 3: Crete

Crete

The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a spacious land of pleasing contrasts where landscapes range from stunning coastline to rugged mountains and rolling countryside dotted with olive trees. While bustling metropolitan cities spread beyond it in all directions; there are also plenty quieter villages centered around outdoor coffee shops for those looking for more quiet time spent relaxing or enjoying open-air festivals on their summer vacation–a true getaway as richly diverse as its people!

Top 2: Athens

Athens

Athens is a city that has been inhabited for more than 3,000 years. It’s widely known as the cradle of Western civilization and home to democracy – but how does this bustling metropolis look today?

Athens presents its own confusing blend of old ruins with modern features like museums filled with artifacts from classical Greece or elegant nightlife within walking distance from some incredible ancient temples!

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Top 1: Greek Islands

Greek Islands

The Greek islands are one of the world’s top travel destinations, with more than 2 thousand options for tourists. With their gorgeous beaches and active volcanoes, they have it all – even if you’re not sure where to start!

Santorini is one of the most picturesque islands in Greece, and it’s no wonder that people travel from all over just to see this beautiful place. Mykonos combines traditional whitewashed houses with modern cosmopolitan society for a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else!

Located in the Aegean Sea near Turkey, Rhodes is one of many islands that make up for this beautiful archipelago. The capital and largest island within Greece’s Dodecanese region has been ruled by many powers over time – notably, Venice before its conquest under British rule which can be seen on Corfiote architecture today.

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