Greek Travel Guide
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe. The country dates back to around 800 BC. Greece has thousands of islands scattered throughout the Aegean Sea and Ioanian Sea and is home to historical landmarks, amazing landscapes, and beautiful beaches.
The capital city of Athens retains many landmarks, including the famous 5th century BC Acropolis. Throughout Greece you will find UNESCO World Heritage Sites including: the Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Mount Athos, the Medieval City of Rhodes, and Delos. Wherever you travel in Greece, you will be exposed to the history of Greece, whether it’s a village, building, monument, castle, or the ruins of a theatre.
The beaches of Greece are each unique in their own way. Santorini boasts black sand beaches due to the volcanic history of the island and some beaches at Mykonos Island are party beaches. No two beaches are alike throughout Greece, but the view will always be spectacular, whether you
Aside from the breathtaking sites, experience traditional Greek food and friendly locals. Whether you’re up for an active trip that includes lots of walking, water sports, and sight-seeing or you’re looking for a low-key vacation that includes lounging on the beach and slow strolls around the town squares sipping coffee, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Greece.
The country is home to many islands, cities, and small villages that are ready to be explored. Getting to Greece is possible from anywhere in the world. The most convenient way is by plane, but you can also take a cruise to the country depending on where you want to enter. Once in Greece, there are many ways to get around. You can fly or take a boat to the islands. Getting from city to city can be done by rental car, public transportation, or taxi.
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The Tourkovounia [Grk. Τουρκοβούνια] translates as the Turkish Mountains, and at over 1,100 feet tall, it is the highest range of hills in the Attic Basi... Read More
The Acropolis of Athens [Grk: Ακρόπολη Αθηνών, or just Ακρόπολη] is famous worldwide for one of the most recognized buildings in the world̵... Read More
Mount Lykavittos [Grk: Λυκαβηττός, also sometimes referred to as Mount Lycabettus] prominently rises straight out of the center of Athens and is completely... Read More
Philopappou Hill [Grk: Λόφος Φιλοπάππου] also known in ancient times as the “Hill of the Muses” is adjacent to the Acropolis as well as th... Read More
Areopagus Hill The Areopagus [Grk: Άρειος Πάγος] is a bare, solid marble hill that is centrally located adjacent to the entrance of the Acropolis. Its nam... Read More
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens, opened in 1891 is often simply referred to as the National Museum. Considered the “best museum in Greece”, it house... Read More
The Ancient Agora, located north of the Acropolis in Athens is often overshadowed by the Acropolis but for eight centuries was the primary meeting place of the city.... Read More
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The Zagorohoria is a preserved region of traditional villages located in Epiros in Northern Greece. It’s spread along the Vikos Gorge so it’s an ideal spot for h... Read More
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The island of Crete, the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, is known for its beautiful landscape that includes mountains and stunning palm tree lined be... Read More
Mani was once considered a remote location, but it is now a popular destination for tourists, especially those that enjoy hiking, as it is known for its footpaths an... Read More
The Halkidiki Peninsula of Northern Greece is immediately recognizable by its “three fingers” that stretch into the North Aegean Sea. The Peninsula is known for ... Read More
Hydra is an island located in the Saronic Gulf, only an hour and a half from Athens. Unlike the other Greek islands, Hydra is free of all wheeled vehicles including ... Read More
Thessaloniki is Northern Greece’s liveliest town and is second only to Athens in terms of cultural events, nightlife, shopping, and dining. As Northern Greece’s ... Read More
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Hania is a former Venetian port town located in Western Crete. It’s one of Crete’s most beautiful and historic towns and has plenty of boutique hotels, galleries... Read More
Central Crete is known for its major Minoan sites. The Minoans were a Bronze Age people who once dominated southern Europe. The sites portray a high level of civiliz... Read More
The fortress town of Mystras in the Peloponnese region of Greece holds captivating ruins of churches, libraries, and palaces. Built in 1249 by the Frankish leader Gu... Read More
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