In addition to spending a lot of time traveling in Greece, I've also written hundreds of travel blog posts about the country.
Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Figuring out how to travel around Greece, and what to see and do isn't always easy though.
The aim of this page, is to help you find what you are looking for a little more easily, so that you too can enjoy Greece as much as I enjoy living here.
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Where to travel in Greece
Greece may be a small country when compared to others, but the sheer number of regions and islands make seeing it all quite a challenge! With ancient ruins, excellent beaches, and a culture stretching back thousands of years, and do you choose the best places to visit?
In order to get you started, I've included links to my guides to the main regions of Greece below.
Everything you need to know about planning the Athens section of your Greece vacation in one place. From how to get from the airport to the centre, to what to see and do, this complete Athens guide is essential reading before visiting the city.
This is my most popular guide to Athens, and the title says it all. Rather than attempting to squeeze every single possible thing into a 2 day itinerary, this takes things at a relaxed pace. It's easily doable, and enables you to see the essential highlights of Athens in 2 days.
If you only plan to be in Athens for a couple of days, staying at one of the hotels near the Acropolis makes sense. You are centrally located and nearby to all the main highlights of the city. Here, I've picked the best hotels near the Acropolis in Athens.
Athens has over 100 museums, and I have nearly visited them all. Clearly, this is beyond the scope of visitors to the city who may have just a few days to explore. Here's my top 5 museums in Athens to make your life easier.
Athens is ideally situated as a base to take several day trips to important UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Delphi and Epidaurus. Other potential day trips from Athens include the Temple of Poseidon, the Saronic Islands, Meteora and Mycenae.
Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in Greece. As such, you'll want to take a little time in planning your stay there. This in-depth guide to Santorini includes when to go, where to stay, and what to do.
Santorini is the most visited Greek island, drawing in people attracted to the air of romance and beautiful surroundings. You've probably seen those photos of whitewashed buildings and blue domed churches. What else is there to see and do though? This Greece travel guide to 3 days in Santorini will give you a good base from which to build up your own travel itinerary.
Santorini has a reputation as being something of an expensive destination. If you'd like to visit Santorini without spending a fortune, these simple but insightful travel tips for booking a hotel in Santorini will help.
There is a well marked and enjoyable walking route you can follow between Fira and Oia. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness will enjoy the hike as it winds through villages on a coastal route that takes in amazing views from the Caldera. Find out more in this guide to hiking from Fira to Oia in Santorini.
Many Greek islands claim to have the best beaches in Greece. Few come as close as Milos to backing up the claim! A popular island with couples, Milos has all the charm of the classic Cycladic Island with none of the crowds.
A guide to the Greek island of Patmos. Famous for the Cave of the Apocalypse and Monastery, there is a lot more to this quiet Greek island than meets the eye. It attracts the type of people who appreciate where they are, and want to taste good food, spend time on great beaches, and want to relax in a friendly environment.
Crete is the perfect Greek island to take a road trip. You can pick off the major attractions in a couple of weeks, but it will still leave you with that feeling there is a lot more to see. Which there is of course! Here's my highlights of a 2 week road trip around Crete.
Every first time visitor to Crete is going to want to visit Knossos. Home to the legendary Minotaur, and possibly the famous Labyrinth itself, it is the most famous archaeological site in Crete. Here are some great tips for visiting the Palace of Knossos.
Back over on mainland Greece, Meteora is an area that impresses everyone who visits. Meteora is just about reachable on a day trip from Athens, but I would suggest spending a couple of days in the area. Take your time exploring the area which includes majestic rock formations and centuries old monasteries. This guide to Meteora should provide all the inspiration you need!
The Peloponnese is one of the most fascinating regions of Greece to explore. With Venetian Castles, UNESCO sites such as Mycenae, great beaches and stunning landscapes, what isn't there to love? This Greece travel guide to the Peloponnese will help you plan exactly what to see and do.
Ancient Mycenae was one of the most important city states in the Mediterranean during the Bronze Age. There influence stretched far and wide, but along with many other Bronze age civilisations, their society mysteriously collapsed around 1200BC. Today, we have the magnificent ruins of Mycenae, and of course the legends of Troy to entertain us! Find out more about Ancient Mycenae here.
You have probably heard of the word Byzantine, but what do you know about the empire? Have you heard of Mystras, a huge walled city in the Peloponnese? Add it onto you itinerary, as you should spend some time there! Find out more here – A guide to Mystras.
In my humble opinion, Ancient Messene is one of the most impressive ancient sites in Greece. Often overlooked by people who head to the ‘big name' sites, Messene is a vast complex that requires several hours to walk around. If you are planning a road trip through the Peloponnese, you should include a stop here! Find out more – Ancient Messene in the Peloponnese.
This 2 week itinerary for Greece is ideal for first time visitors. It takes in the highlights of historic Athens, the beauty of Santorini, revels in the authenticity of Crete and finishes in the wonders of Medieval Rhodes. This guide for 2 weeks in Greece is a good starting point to planning your next vacation!
I guess it only makes sense that Greece markets its beaches, waters, islands, and Ancient Greek culture as main attractions to the country. There is far more history than that here though, especially in the Peloponnese. Koroni and Methoni castles are two very impressive examples of Venetian fortresses, and you should consider visiting one or the other if you take a vacation in the Peloponnese.
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