Best Attractions in Greece
What not to miss during your Holiday in Greece? How many answers could we find for this question? Although there are innumerable answers to this question, we have gathered in the list below the most popular attractions and things to do all over Greece and the islands.
#1 Sunset of Santorini
This is probably the most romantic spot in Greece. The sunset from the Castle of Oia in Santorini attracts millions of tourists every summer. Although every spot of the caldera offers unique sunset view, Oia is the most famous sunset spot on the island. To get an even more romantic view of Santorini sunset, why not try a sunset boat tour? Of course, the entire island of Santorini is one of the most fantastic places to visit in Greece with stunning landscape and picturesque architecture.
#2 The Acropolis of Athens
The Acropolis of Athens is surely one of the attractions not to miss in Greece. Over the years, this important monument has become the symbol of the country and usually features among the most important archaeological sites in the world. Constructed on top of a rocky hill in a walking distance from the modern centre of Athens city, the Rock of the Acropolis hosts the Temple of Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Sanctuary of Erechtheion, the Propylea Gates and other monuments. After your visit to the Acropolis, do not miss the new Acropolis Museum that opened 5 years ago and is found right opposite the Holy Rock.
#3 Swim in the sea
There can’t be a Greek summer holiday without swimming in the sea! This is surely one thing not to miss in Greece. Although there are islands with fantastic beaches, like the islands of Kefalonia, Zakynthos, Crete, Rhodes and so many others, visitors can actually find a lovely place to enjoy the sea and soak some sun almost everywhere in the country. Even in Athens, only 30 min by bus or tram from the city centre, there are beaches to spend some relaxing moments, such as Vouliagmeni, Kavouri or even Glyfada beach.
#4 Cyclades architecture
The small sugar houses, the villages with the paved paths, the windmills and the blue-domes churches of the Cyclades islands are probably the most characteristic spots of the country. In fact, the special architectural beauty and the exotic beaches of the Cyclades make this island group the most popular among all island groups in Greece. Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Ios, Amorgos and Folegandros are among the islands with the most characteristic Cycladic architecture.
#5 Food and wine
A true pleasure not to miss in Greece is dining in a traditional Greek taverna. With homemade food and house wine, the Greek taverns by the sea or the village squares are an exceptional experience. Try traditional dishes, such as village salad (horiatiki), pies, kleftiko (lamb dish), tzatziki dip, and many others. Ask the waiter for dishes made from local products and, if you eventually like the dish, why not get the recipe and try it at home when you go back?