DESTINATIONS IN GREECE

Make your dreams reality; olive groves, historical sites, and sandy beaches can all be part of your vacation in Greece.

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Athens

Take a big step deep into ancient history and Mediterranean culture on your Greek holiday destination through the country’s capital of Athens, portraying a beautiful blend of the past with the present. Experience this journey through time as you visit the city's numerous ancient monuments, vibrant tavernas, and lively street markets.

Things to do in Athens

  • Visit the landmark Acropolis
  • Discover the Temple of Poseidon
  • Sample the local delicacies
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt
  • Embark on a cruise to the Saronic Islands
  • Learn about Athens’ Jewish Heritage
  • Explore Argolis
  • Discover Delphi
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Santorini

Santorini, the top destination in Greece, beats all the glossy picture-postcard expectations; its beauty is simply breathtaking. Tourists from all over the world fall in love with Santorini’s rich variety of landscapes, culture, romantic villages, and turquoise waters. Drink your morning coffee overlooking the caldera and its endless views, explore one of the unique black or red sandy beaches, and relax under the colorful sunset on your last stop on Greece’s most romantic island.

Things to do in Santorini

  • Explore the unique volcanic beaches
  • Discover Santorini’s distinct volcanic wines
  • Explore the Ancients Site of Akrotiri
  • Participate in a cooking class
  • Hike along the caldera
  • Visit Santorini’s traditional villages
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Mykonos

Mykonos, complete with traditional Cycladic architecture of white-washed walls and blue shutters on the houses, cobblestone streets, one church for every day of the year, and picturesque windmills are a few of the items you will experience on your Greek vacation. Relax on the beautiful beaches during the day, try the magnificent cuisine at night, and party like a rock star until the early hours of the morning. Mykonos never sleeps, accommodating all your needs.

Things to do in Mykonos

  • Explore Mykonos’ Town along with Little Venice
  • Visit the sacred, uninhabited island of Delos
  • Discover hidden coves and beaches aboard your private yacht
  • Participate in an authentic cooking class
  • Explore the off-the-beaten-path side of the island
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Paros

Paros is equally stunning with its famous “siblings” Santorini and Mykonos. This haven of untouched nature is paired with stunning architecture and the views you would expect from a Cycladic Island. It is laid-back, relaxed, and filled with postcard-worthy villages but still offers exceptional accommodation and dining options as well as more than 40 great beaches to choose from.

Things to do in Paros

  • Visit the Old Town and the Church of a hundred doors
  • Cruise around the scenic island of Antiparos
  • Visit the Venetian castle in Naoussa
  • Immerse with the locals in Lefkes village
  • Hike along an ancient trail
  • Get acquainted with Paros’ wines
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Naxos

Naxos is the perfect destination for all types of travelers and it’s an island you shouldn’t forget when you plan your vacation in Greece. Naxos is the largest and lushest island of the Cyclades, and home to the mythical King of Gods, Zeus. With rich medieval architecture, exotic beaches, amazing food, and ideal for water sports, the island satisfies all desires from land to water.

Things to do in Naxos

  • Visit Old Town and its Castle
  • Explore traditional mountainside villages
  • Immerse yourself in a Wood Cooking Class
  • Head to a local citron distillery
  • Hike to Mt. Zas
  • Cruise to the smaller Cycladic Islands
  • Get acquainted with Naxos’ olive oil
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Crete

Crete, the largest island in Greece, is renowned for its natural beauty and diversity. It boasts towering mountain ranges, sliced by dramatic gorges, interspersed with vast plateaus and endless beaches. Experience its remarkable history, evident across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo. Make Crete a priority in your holiday destination checklist.

Things to do in Crete

  • Visit the historic Minoan Palace of Knossos
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum
  • Discover the former leper colony of Spinalonga
  • Hike along the striking Samaria Gorge
  • Explore villages tucked in the mountainside
  • Get acquainted with Crete’s distinct olive oil and wine
  • Participate in a Minoan Cooking Class at the Beach
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Rhodes

Complete your Greek vacation by adding Rhodes as a destination on your itinerary. The island offers natural beauty and blue skies along with monuments from a long and often turbulent history. The warm hospitality generously offered by the people of Rhodes makes it one of the most visited islands in Greece. Rhodes offers an abundance of beautiful beaches, nightlife, culture, and history.

Things to do in Rhodes

  • Discover the Medieval Old Town
  • Explore Lindos & its scenic Acropolis
  • Get acquainted with Rhodes’ Jewish Heritage
  • Head to the Valley of the Butterflies
  • Cruise to the scenic island of Symi
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Milos

Milos, one of the most magical and less conspicuous islands in the Cyclades, is a real tropical paradise with approximately 70 beautiful quiet sandy beaches to explore. Situated north of the Sea of Crete, Milos is a volcanic island with a rugged and dramatic hilly landscape. Visit the island's natural harbor, caves, and hot sulfurous springs, to experience its rich history and hidden treasures as you vacation in Greece.

Things to do in Milos

  • Explore the traditional villages
  • See Sarakiniko with its lunar-like landscape
  • Head to the Catacombs
  • Get acquainted with Milos’ cuisine
  • Cruise to Kleftiko and the island of Poliegos
  • Visit the untouched island of Kimolos
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Ios

Ranging from its skyline of hilly mountains and steep rocky cliffs that stretch down to the sea, Ios is a geological wonder. The beautiful island, consisting of sprawling beaches and unspoiled landscape, offers travelers the perfect setting for both adventure and relaxation. On arrival to your Greek destination, explore the picturesque port before heading up to the whitewashed Cycladic village of Chora, as you stroll along the narrow paths unreachable by cars.

Things to do in Ios

  • Explore Ios Town
  • Cruise around the island
  • Visit a nearby Cycladic Island
Zakynthos island – beautiful beaches, Ionian islands, Greece holiday destinations, relax with Travelive

Zakynthos

Famous as the home of one of the most Instagrammed locations in the world – the Navagio or Shipwreck beach, Zakynthos Island offers the perfect combination of pristine nature, exotic white sand beaches, and luxury accommodation options. This gem of the Ionian islands offers a vast array of activities for the whole family, sailing and water sports options, and once you are done enjoying the emerald sea, visit the quaint villages and Zakynthos Town for a great fusion of authentic food, great nightlife, and immersive experiences.

Things to do in Zakynthos

  • Explore Solomos Square
  • Enjoy great views from Navagio viewpoint
  • Visit the famous Shipwreck Beach and the Blue Caves
  • Get acquainted with Zakynthos’ olive oil
  • Join a turtle-watching expedition
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Kefalonia

Famous as the location where the Hollywood blockbuster Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed, Kefalonia is an island that perfectly blends incredible nature, jaw-dropping beaches, rich cultural heritage, and great food experiences. This is the largest Ionian island with vibrant towns, and its lush green Mt. Atmos will provide ample of hiking opportunities that will be rewarded with stunning views of the NW Peloponnese and islands Zakynthos, Lefkada, and Ithaca. Its colorful villages will let you immerse with the locals and feel Greece as it once was while the natural phenomena across the island, including the renowned Melissani cave, will ensure your camera will get plenty of use.

Things to do in Kefalonia

  • Visit the Melissani cave and lake
  • Explore the charming Argostoli town
  • Discover the nightlife of Fiscardo
  • Immerse yourself in the local life of Assos
  • Hike on Mt. Atmos
  • Embark on a watersport adventure
  • Explore local cuisine and culinary traditions
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Corfu

With its dramatic cliff faces and luscious green landscapes tumbling into unbelievably clear, azure waters and a captivating mix of cultural influences that are noticeable not only in architecture but also in the local food, Corfu is the star of the Ionian islands. This timeless, cosmopolitan holiday destination is famed, among many things, for its beautiful beaches and authentic Greek hospitality.

Things to do in Corfu

  • Cultural tour of the Old Town
  • Explore the impressive palaces of Corfu
  • Authentic cooking class in a vineyard
  • Discover Corfu’s traditional villages
  • Caves of Paleokastritsa by boat
  • Off-the-beaten-track safari
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Hydra

Just a short boat ride from Athens, Hydra has been a favorite holiday destination of Greeks and foreigners for almost a century. Overlooking the Argosaronic Gulf, covered with verdant pine trees and filled with picturesque towns and villages, Hydra is also considered to be one of the most romantic islands in Greece. Since no cars are allowed on the island, Hydra has preserved its distinctive atmosphere over time, and as you walk along the promenades or enjoy a carriage ride, you will be able to revel in its lavish mansions, cobbled streets, and discreet cosmopolitan aura.

Things to do in Hydra

  • Take a carriage ride through the town
  • Explore the surrounding Saronic islands
  • Visit lively galleries and art workshops
  • Visit the Monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • Take a water taxi to one of many beaches across the island
  • Hike to the naval bastions
Spetses island – beautiful beaches, Greece holiday destinations, relax with Travelive

Spetses

Often considered one of the most relaxing and romantic Greek islands, Spetses is also known as the island of aromas due to its lush greenery. Offering the perfect combination of beautiful nature, pristine beaches, and historical sites, a complex history, Spetses will capture your imagination from the moment you arrive. Wander through its little alleys and discover the charming black and white pebble mosaics in the courtyards or explore the island in horse-drawn carriages while admiring the grand mansions that evoke the island’s glorious past.

Things to do in Spetses

  • Explore the promenade in a horse-drawn carriage
  • Visit the Bouboulina Museum
  • Visit the Cave of Bekiris
  • Explore the surrounding Saronic islands
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Thessaloniki

It is easy to fall in love with Thessaloniki. Its rich history, blend of cultures, magnificent cuisine, museums, architecture, vibrant nightlife, bustling art scene, and panoramic sea vistas are just a few of the reasons why Greece’s second-largest city should find its way into your travel itinerary. Every neighborhood in Thessaloniki tells its own story and the old and new world blend perfectly to create a modern, cosmopolitan city. Explore its ancient monuments, including the 4th century Arch of Galerius, climb up to the Byzantine walls at sunset to have the entire city of Thessaloniki right under your feet, and at night stroll down to the waterfront around the White Tower and experience the city nightlife in its trendy bars, restaurants, and cafes.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

  • Explore Thessaloniki’s culinary delights
  • Follow the footsteps of Alexander the Great in Vergina
  • Discover the city’s history
  • Take a daytrip to Meteora and Kalambaka
  • Relive the myths and legends with a daytrip to Mt. Olympus
  • Explore the symbol of Thessaloniki, the White Tower
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Chalkidiki

Shaped like Poseidon’s trident, the region of Halkidiki is filled with verdant and aromatic greenery and it attracts as many nature lovers as it does sun lovers. One side of the region will enchant you with fir trees and vineyards that reach the sea, crystal clear waters with fine white sand, and charming beach bars in secluded bays while the other will captivate you with archaeological sites such as the Ancient Olynthos, caves and a plethora of luxury seaside resorts. Halkidiki is also home to the unique Mount Athos, UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, one-of-a-kind Christian Orthodox monastic state.

Things to do in Chalkidiki

  • Visit the Parthenon of Sithonia
  • Weave with the villagers of Arnea
  • Hike on Mt. Holomondas
  • Visit the 700-year-old village of Nikiti
  • See the unique Mt. Athos by sea
  • Visit the Ancient sites of Stagira, Acanthus and Olynthos
  • Explore the rare Testudinata Turtles at Polychrono Lake
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Mainland Classical Greece

Your vacation destination into the mainland of Greece will be abundant of natural wonders, ancient sites and archaeological marvels. Uncover Greece’s glorious past along your travels through the mountainous and seaside views from Athens, the Peloponnese, Delphi and Meteora. As you drive through the quaint villages, dive into the culture and experiencing the local hospitality that Greeks are known for.

Things to do in Mainland Greece

  • Explore the majestic monasteries at Meteora
  • Discover the ancient site of Delphi
  • Visit the scenic mountainside town of Arachova
  • See the ancient theater of Epidaurus
  • Head to Mycenae
  • Stroll around Nafplio’s Old Town
  • Get acquainted with Nemea’s wines
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PELOPONNESE

If there is one region where the spirit of Ancient Greece, its myths and legends is still very much alive and in perfect harmony with verdant nature, it’s the Peloponnese. The number of аnсient sites, temples, sanctuaries and even medieval towns is astonishing. Ancient Corinth, Mystras, Ancient Mycenae, the ancient theater of Epidaurus, Ancient Olympia – the birthplace of the Olympic games, Monemvasia, and Nafplion are just a few sites that will make every history aficionado select this destination. The Peloponnese is also famous as the cradle of wellness and for its farm-to-table culinary philosophy. Its award-winning olive oils, mouthwatering cuisine, and lush wine regions are what foodie dreams are made of.

Things to do in Peloponnese

  • Explore the wine region of Nemea
  • Discover hidden beaches and coves
  • Participate in an authentic cooking class
  • Discover the best olive oil
  • Immerse yourself in Ancient myths
  • Follow the footsteps of Hercules in Nafplio
  • Embark on unique hikes
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