Greece Travel Guides – Greek Mainland and Greek Islands 2024

In these Greece travel guides, I share my local knowledge about travel in Greece to help you plan a perfect Greek vacation.

Greece Travel Guides - Everything you need to plan your trip to Greece

Guides to the Greek Islands and Mainland Greece

Hi, My name's Dave, and welcome to these Greek travel blogs and guides!

I've been living in Greece for over six years, and during that time, have traveled all over the country.

Dave from Dave's Travel Pages in Kimolos island, Greece

I've cycled around the Peloponnese, gone island hopping in the Cyclades, spent months exploring Athens, and have visited most of the major archaeological sites and places of interest.

In addition to spending a lot of time traveling in Greece, I've also written hundreds of travel blog posts about the country.

Visit Greece

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.

On this page, you'll find the most important Greece travel guides which you read by clicking through on the orange link.

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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.

Enjoying a sunset meal at the winery in Sikinos island

Why travel to Greece?

Greece appeals to a wide variety of people. Whether you are an island lover, history buff, culture vulture, or outdoor enthusiast, there's somewhere in Greece for you!

Foodies in particular will quickly fall in love with Greek food, and you'll find that restaurants offer amazing quality meals at very reasonable prices.

You might already know a little about Greece's history and some of the islands, and this has made you want to go to Greece. There's certainly a lot more about Greece you might be unaware of though.

Take a look at these blog posts for some inspiration on what might be worth visiting and where to travel in Greece:

Walking up the Acropolis in Athens

Greece Travel Itineraries

As you can imagine, there's an almost endless variety of vacation itineraries for Greece you could come up with. How you decide to explore Greece is really up to you!

Here's a few suggestions which seem to be popular with readers planning to travel Greece.

One day in Santorini - things to do

Useful Travel Posts About Greece

Here's a few more blogs you may find useful in planning your trip to Greece:

And now, a few more guides that may help you travel Greece!

I've literally written hundreds of guides to Greece now, and it's impossible to list them all here.

Instead, I've listed what I consider to be the core travel blogs about Greece in Europe, each one of which links out to other related articles.

Greece Travel Guides

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It's no wonder that Greece is a popular tourist destination. With its stunning beaches, archaeological sites and charming villages, there is something for everyone in this beautiful country. Our free Greece travel guides will help you plan the perfect vacation to this amazing corner of the world.

8 thoughts on “Greece Travel Guides – Greek Mainland and Greek Islands 2024”

  1. Hi Dave,
    Just found your site. Great information here! I’m planning a trip in April/May to Northern and Central Greece. I’m planning on a week in Halkidiki and have narrowed it down to Kassandra and Sithonia. I’m not much for crowds and partying anymore and I won’t have a car. Any recommendations of towns I should stay in? Thanks

    • Hi Cindy,
      I haven’t spent much time in Halkidiki, so no specific advice to give here.
      One thought though – April and May is very much the off-season for this area. I’d suggest picking as big a town as possible so that there is more variety of places to eat etc. Some smaller coastal village resort areas may not be fully opened before Easter.

  2. Hi Dave
    Great website and information!! My husband and I are looking to cycle from Istanbul via northern Greece and into North Macedonia. Do you have any tips or recommendations? We are novice riders so looking for the flatter option where possible and we are riding a tandem.
    Kim and Daz

    • Hi Kim and Daz,
      Epic trip you have planned there – and on a tandem as well!
      I’ve only cycled south from Bulgaria to Istanbul in that region, so not much I can advise.
      There’s not much in the way of avoiding hills in Greece though – probably worth getting in some extra training now!!

  3. Hey Dave,
    Heading to Greece in early June for the first time and would love to get your opinion on my itinerary.

    Athens 2 Nights – land at 9am on day 1
    Mykonos 2 Nights – plan to hang by pool/beach after long travel/athens
    Paros 3 nights
    Santorini 3 nights
    athens 1 night & depart

    I originally had 3 nights in Mykonos and 2 nights Paros but after a lot of thought, I feel like Paros may be the more relaxed less touristy option.


    • Hi Stu,
      Apologies for the late reply – I thought I had answered this one already!
      The itinerary looks sound to me!
      Definitely a good option to extend in Paros rather than Mykonos in my opinion. You can also take a day trip to Antiparos from Paros (try an evening trip if possible as it has a great nightlife atmosphere).

  4. Aloha Dave,
    Really enjoy your travel pages! I’m planning a 23 day trip to my homeland in September 2021, Covid permitting. My ancestors hail from the Sparta area, it’s the 200 year celebration of Greek independence, 50 years since I’ve been to Greece, and 20 year anniversary. I can’t think of a better time to visit. I need advice on planning my driving trip to the Peloponnese. We are active 60-something surfers from Hawaii, eager to see the world. Please advise
    Day 1-5 Explore Athens, Cape Souinon, maybe boat to Hydra,
    Day 6 Take train to Meteora overnight
    Day 7 P/U car@ Athens airport drive to Galaxidi
    Day 8 Explore Delphi, drive to Olympia maybe overnight somewhere before Olympia
    Day 9 Explore Olympia, drive to Stemitsiana/ Demitsiana
    Day 10-12 Sparta/Mystras
    Day 12-14 Drive to Kalamata or Phylos for base for Methoni/Koroni castles
    Day 14 Drive to Agios Nicholas, overnight
    Day 15 Explore coast Aeropoli to Gythio
    Day 15-17 Explore Gythio, Vathia, coast
    Day 17 Drive to Monmevasia, overnight
    Day 18 Drive coast to Pavlopetri/ Elephonisis/ Neapoli overnight somewhere?.
    Day 19-21 Nafphilo, Epidarvos, Methane Peninsula
    Day 22-23 Drive back to Athens airport via Nemea, Corinth Canal, Acrocorinth

    Whew, I’m exhausted just writing this down. Maybe scratch Meteora and Olympia completely and do a clockwise tour starting in Nafphilo and hitting Delphi on the way back to the airport from the Athens side. Still would like to fit in Demitsiana somewhere.
    Thank you for you time and patience,
    Aloha, Heidi

    • Hi Heidi,

      That sounds like a great itinerary!
      The Meteora part is one potentially long journey that throws things a little. That said, it is a fantastic area! I would be tempted to sacrifice an Athens day to give you a full day in Meteora.

      As you plan your itinerary, if you have a choice, spend more time at Delphi than Olympia. Delphi is a much more interesting site overall. There’s also very cheap accommodation to be found in Delphi town.

      On the drive down from Olympia, try to squeeze in a quick side-trip to Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae . It’s a ‘hidden’ UNESCO World Heritage site!


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