Here are the top 4 tourist places in Greece

1. Santorini

4.3 /5

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Santorini is a volcano island just 200 km away from the mainland Greece. The place was formed after a large volcanic eruption that created a caldera. Santorini is famous for its amazing views, beautiful sunsets, destination weddings, and an active volcano. The white beach, red beach, and black pebbl...

Best Time: June to September

2. Athens

4.5 /5

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Athens is the capital, as well as, the largest city of Greece. With its history of about 7000 years, an amalgamation of historic and the modern world can be seen throughout the city. It is a crucial destination to witness the former might of one of the world’s most ancient civilisations.

Best Time: June to September

3. Mykonos

4.4 /5

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Mykonos is another beautiful Greek island of the Cyclades group situated in the middle of Aegean Sea.

Best Time: Mid May to June or September to early October

4. Crete

4.3 /5

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Crete is the largest island in Greece and fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea.

Best Time: May to October

FAQs on Greece

What is the currency of Greece?

Euro is the official currency in Greece and no other currency is accepted in the country. All major hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards in Greece. MasterCard, Visa and Eurocard are also widely used. Many ATM machines do no accept 5 digit pin numbers so it is better if one changes it to a 4 pin one before arriving at Greece.

What is the currency Exchange in Greece?

The exchange rates are same all over the country and one can exchange their money at a bank or any official exchange shop where the running rates are good. There are also numerous 24-hour bank note exchanging machines. Automated currency exchange machines are also present in the major cities, especially in the Athens airport.

What is unique about culture of Greece?

Greece still holds on tight to the culture and heritage of their forefathers. The traditional dances and music are still performed during festivals. It was the land of Socrates, Aristotle and Plato and the country gives immense value to philosophy.

What is the history of Greece?

One of the most historical countries in the world is Greece and it dates back to 1300 BC during the Bronze Age. Greek civilisation was one of the most ancient ones in the world when the Mycenaean, Cycladic and Minoan civilisations emerged. Athens and Sparta were two most important places during 800 BC and the Greek went on to include southern Italy in Greater Greece during the Golden Age. This time in history was famous for architectural marvels like Parthenon and classics like Oedipus. Athenians were the peace-loving residents while Spartans were excessively aggressive. In 401 AD, Spartans won the Peloponnesian Wars but the victory was short-lived. It was followed by the reign of Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Rule which merged Macedonia and Greece. In 205, it was again conquered by the Romans. It was followed by the Greek Renaissance movement led by Emperor Hadrian but stopped because of the Goths who invaded their territories. In the later years, it was under the Byzantine Empire, Frankish leaders, Turkish rule and many others. It also played a major role in World War I. By 1936, the country turned communist and in the same year, Gen, fascist dictator came to power and tried establishing a Nazi territory. The country got the support of the US and it became stable and now there is a multi-party democracy which is headed by a prime minister.

How is Greece divided into regions?

Located in Southern Europe, Greece in one the tip of the Balkan peninsula with numerous islands and a long coastline. 80% of the country is covered with mountains. It also has one of the longest islands in the world. Only 160 out of 2000 islands in Greece is inhabited. The major regions in Greece are Thrace, Macedonia, Sporades Islands, Ionian Islands, Crete, Attica and Cyclades.
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