Greece, rich in culture, history and archaeology offers a lot to a tourist that it becomes difficult which place to add in your list and which not. Here take a look at this list that features a blend of ancient and modern Greece.

1. ATHENS

ATHENS

In 1834, Athens turned into the capital of the Modern Greek state which once was historical capital of Europe.  It has turned into an appealing modern day city with unrivaled appeal and became most visited destination of Greece. The city displays a befuddling fusion of History and today. Athens is well known for its archaeological remains and landmarks. The city is additionally a vital place for business, culture and nightlife.

 Key Attractions: Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Syntagma square. 

2. SANTORINI

SANTORINI

SANTORINI- A Cyclades Island in the Aegean Sea features sapphire waters, glimmering white structures, the dark sand shorelines or the lanes of a common town like Imerovigli. Lovely Oia and Fira is world renowned romantic destinations popular for its sunset.

Key Attractions: Akrotiri, Imrovigli, Therasia, Nea Kameni, Santorini caldera. 

3. THESSALONIKI

THESSALONIKI

Thessaloniki is Greece's second-largest city after Athens. Vivacious celebrations, social events and a humming nightlife is what makes this city the cultural capital of Greece. Thessaloniki offers right from White Tower, Turkish baths to beautiful food markets, exhibition halls and craftsmanship displays. Thessaloniki's nightlife is unmatched with little tavernas to clubs and other exciting spots, Thessaloniki offers everything.

Key Attractions: White Tower of Thessaloniki, Arch of Gallerius and Rotunda, Aristotelous square, Hegia sophia, Hagios demetrios.

4. METEORA

METEORA

The Greek word meteora signifies “suspended in the air” and it relevantly portraits 1200 feet high cliffs. Meteora monasteries were built by monks in the 14th and 16th century for spiritual and religious freedom. You can climb these monasteries and find flickering candles, religious icons, Byzantine frescoes, and burning incense inside.

 Key Attractions: Holy Monastery of great Meteoron, Monastery of Varlaam, Monastery of Rousanou, monastery of holy trinity, monastere agios stefanos

5. CRETE

CRETE

Being the birthplace of king of Olympian Gods, Crete is renowned for its history and culture. In south west of Crete is Samaria Gorge- canyon(16 km long), very famous amongst tourists. 

 Key Attractions: Knossos, Samaria Gorge, Elafonisi, Heraklion Archaeological Museum. 

6. CORFU

CORFU

The capital Corfu Town, Situated by the Ionian Sea, is an UNESCO World Heritage site and was managed by the Venetians for a few centuries.

Key Attractions: Palaiokastrista, Achilleion, Sidari, Mount Pantokrator.

7. DELPHI

DELPHI

Apart from Acropolis, Delphi is Greece’s second best archaeological asset and was considered as the focal point of earth by Greek Gods. In ancient time, Delphi was an oracle where priestess listened to other’s problems and gave advice on queries be it relationship, farming or politics.

 Key Attractions: Delphi archaeological Museum, Athenian treasury, Temple of Apollo at Delphi, Castalian Spring.

8. MYKONOS

MYKONOS

Mykonos is Greece's most breathtaking island destination. It’s popular for chic boutique hotels, classy seafood restaurants, sandy beaches, Paraportiani (A whitestand church) and live music venues. 

Key Attractions: Aegean Maritime Museum, Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, Delos.

9. NAFPLIO

NAFPLIO

It became the first capital of Greece in the year 1828 before Athens assumed control in 1834. The auto free old town is loaded with neo-traditional houses and holy churches and neglected by the eighteenth century Palamidi Fortress.

Key Attractions: Palamidi, Archaeological Museum of Nafplio, Museum of Komboloy, War Museum. 

10. RHODES

RHODES

Little towns and resorts speck the island's different shores. Regardless of whether your interests are shorelines, bars or old destinations, Rhodes offers a wealth of each of the three. Real Greece can be found in the bumpy inside of the 50-mile-long island.

Key Attractions: Collosuss of Rhodes, Place of The Grand Master of theKnights of Rhodes, Prasonisi, Acropolis of Rhodes.

 

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