Places To Visit in Greece

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Here are the top 50 tourist places in Greece

1. Santorini

4.3 /5

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Santorini Is one of the most spectacular islands in Greece. It is a part of the Cyclades islands and sits in the Aegean Sea, halfway between Athens and Crete. The crescent-shaped island is famous for its iconic white houses, blue dome churches and windmills. It is the most photographed island in the...

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, it is one of the world's oldest cities, and an amalgamation of historic and the modern world can be seen throughout. It is the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and western civilization and ...

Best Time: June to September

3. Mykonos

4.4 /5

3 out of 50
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Mykonos is one of the most beautiful and visited islands in Greece. It is a part of the Cyclades group and is known for its sandy beaches and party atmosphere. With whitewashed buildings and turquoise water, it is the most cosmopolitan island in the country.

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

4. Crete

4.3 /5

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Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, 160km from the Greek mainland, separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea. Crete is popular for its stunning beaches, wild natural b...

Best Time: May to October

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5. Naxos

4.5 /5

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Largest of Cyclade islands, Naxos is located about halfway between the famous islands of Santorini and Mykonos in Aegean Sea. Underrated island of Naxos is both rich in ancient history and natural beauty with long sandy beaches throughout the coastline and mystical interiors packed with white-washed...

6. Paros

3.9 /5

6 out of 50
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The charming cycladic island of Paros is located in the west of Naxos, about 40km south of Mykonos in Greece. Paros is best known for its beautiful white-washed towns, great long beaches and an ecstatic nightlife. It is considered to be the best blend of Mykonos and Naxos as the island offers both c...

7. Thessaloniki

5.0 /5

7 out of 50
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Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece, located in the northwestern corner of the Aegean Sea on Thermaic Gulf. It is known for its stunning coastlines, cultural heritage and numerous festivals and events that help designate the city as the cultural capital of Greece. With a rich history, ...

8. Kos

4.5 /5

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Located close to the Turkish mainland, Kos island is nestled between the Greek islands of Kalymnos, Nisyros, and Astypalea in the south-east part of the Aegean sea. It is the second most famous island among the tourists travelling to Dodecanese islands, after Rhodes. Kos is known for its 112 Km long...

9. Olympia

4.8 /5

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Olympia, located in the western Peloponnese, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is about 250 to 300 km from Athens. Olympia is famous as the place where the Olympic games started. These games were held every four year as celebratio...

10. Poros

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Located just 400 m away west from the mainland Greece, separated by a narrow channel, is the underrated island of Poros. The island is a known day trip or a weekend spot from Athens and is popular for its slow-paced life and sublime beaches with sky-high pine trees.

11. Hydra

4.4 /5

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Hydra is a small saronic island located just south of Athens in Greece. This car-free island is known for its rich history, magnificent port surrounding cute little cafes, hungry cats, and dramatic white-orange roofed house sitting on the island slopes. It is also one of the most romantic destinatio...

12. Corfu

4.8 /5

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Located in Northwest of Greece, Cofru lies close to the Albanian coastline. It is known for its beautiful pebble-sand beaches with crystal clear waters, luscious green landscapes, and rich history and cultural heritage. Corfu is not a destination for an authentic Greek experience but it is a popular...

13. Rhodes Island

4.6 /5

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One of the southernmost islands in the Greek group of islands, Rhodes is locally known as Rodos. It is the fourth biggest island of Greece and is popular for its stunning beaches, fascinating culture and architecture with delicious food. Rhoes island offers an amazing landscape, picturesque countrys...

14. Zakynthos

4.8 /5

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Zakynthos is located in the west of the Greek mainland and lies to the north of the island of Kefalonia. Zakynthos is also known as Zante, in Italian. It is an exotic island famous for its white cliffs expanding against the sea, dreamy hilltop villages, monasteries, picturesque landscapes, and stunn...

15. Kefalonia

4.0 /5

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Located in the west of mainland Greece is the magnificent island of Kefalonia, just near the much popular island of Zakynthos. Although pretty underrated and less touristy, Kefalonia has some of the spectacular views of lush green forests, heart throbbing mountains, and glittering high white cliffs ...

16. Milos

4.2 /5

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Milos, one of the Cyclade islands, is located in the east of mainland Greece, in the Aegean sea. It is nearby other famous Greek islands like Mykonos, Santorini and Naxos. Milos, also known as Melos, is known for the village communities that sit conveniently right at the waterfront, along with the w...

17. Skiathos

4.0 /5

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Quite close to the mainland of Greece, Skiathos is located in the northwestern Aegean sea. It is the smallest island in the Sporadic group and also serves as an entry point to it. Although small, Skiathos is known for its sky high pine trees descending from the hilltop till beaches giving the waters...

18. Halkidiki

4.3 /5

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Located in Central Macedonia in Northern Greece, Halkidiki is a trident-shaped peninsula. Home to over 60 exotic beaches, Halkidiki is popular for its lush vegetation, breathtaking landscapes, and cosmopolitan sea resorts. Established as a known summer vacation in Greece, Halkidiki is a perfect blen...

19. Samos

4.2 /5

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Located in eastern Aegean sea just off the coast of mainland Asia Minor or Asian Turkey, is the Greek island of Samos. Often known as the “queen of the Eastern Aegean”, Samos is home to lush greenery, traditional villages, and picturesque beaches, along with rich history. The island is believed to b...

20. Chania

4.1 /5

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Chania is the second most popular city and is located in the northwest part of Crete island. Narrow streets with waterfront restaurants, a venetian harbour, family-friendly exotic beaches, the old town and delicious Cretan cuisine make Chania one of the most desirable places to stay in Crete.

21. Rethymno

4.2 /5

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Located between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion, Rethymnon is located northwest of the Crete island in Greece. One of the most beautiful places in Crete, Renthymnon boasts some extremely beautiful beaches, stunning gorges, Byzantine churches, and cosmopolitan resort villages as well as undev...

22. Hersonissos

3.9 /5

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Located around 200 miles south of Greece mainland, Hersonissos is located in the north of Crete. It is located very close to Heraklion, the capital of Crete. One of the popular resort villages in Crete, Hersonissos is popular for its magnificent sandy beaches, water parks, archaeological sites, and ...

23. Agios Nikolaos

3.8 /5

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The exotic coastal town of Agios Nikolaos is located on the southern tip of mainland Greece, on the Crete island. This popular tourist town is also the capital of the region of Lassithi and is known for its serene beaches, mild climate with leisure and sleepy vibe. It is also famous for its breathta...

24. Kalamata

3.9 /5

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Kalamata, the capital of Messinia and the second biggest city in Peloponnese, is a significant coastal city. Kalamata is popular for its black Kalamata olive groves,traditional public markets, unique dance festivals, old town and delicious figs. Land of ancient ruins, castles, and beautiful sunsets ...

25. Nafplio

4.2 /5

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Nafplio is a coastal town located in the Eastern Peloponnese area of Greece, about 150 kms away from Athens. Nafplio is known for its neoclassical architecture, cosy streets, and historical and cultural significance. With historical houses, squares and churches, narrow cobbled alleys, and quaint tav...

26. Chios

4.7 /5

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Chios, the fifth largest island in Greece, is located 8km off the Turkish coast, in the Northern Aegean sea. The island is known for its scenery, good climate, incredible views, picturesque villages, and emerald blue sea waters. It is popular for Mastic gum which is exported throughout the world but...

27. Symi

4.0 /5

27 out of 50
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Eastern Aegean sea is the small island of Symi or Simi. Dwarfed by Rhodes, Symi is popular for its low-key charm that lies in its picturesque port town, mountainous landscapes, beautiful beaches and mouth-watering food. Symi is also known for its “Symi’s Shrimps”, that is pan-fried to be eaten whole...

28. Volos

4.0 /5

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Volos, the sixth most populated city of Greece, is located midway between Athens and Thessaloniki on the Greece mainland. It is an important port city and only outlet to the sea in Thessaly, GreeceÍs largest agricultural region. Volos is known for its seafront promenades surrounded by tsipouradiko p...

29. Syros

3.9 /5

29 out of 50
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Also known as Syra, Syros is located in the centre of the cyclades island, 144 kms in the south east end of Athens. The island is a pure Greek bliss with lesser tourists, sophisticated landscape, exciting beaches and a great historical and cultural significance. The beaches are well managed with sun...

30. Sifnos

4.2 /5

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Sifnos is a triangular island located 75 nautical miles away from Athens. Small island of Sifnos is popular for its traditional villages, pristine but empty beaches, exquisite gastronomy and local rembetika music. The island boasts typical mountainous villages with characteristic cycladic architectu...

31. Skopelos

3.9 /5

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Located in the east of mainland Greece, between Skiathos and Alonissos, Skopelos is an island in Sporades known for its rich vegetation, exotic beaches, and quaint villages. Some of the towns and villages on the island are popular for their unique architecture and photogenic sceneries. One of the gr...

32. Faliraki

4.2 /5

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A known seaside resort village, Faliraki is located on the east coast of Rhodes which is one of the southernmost and most visited islands in Greece. It is a popular vacation destination and a cosmopolitan resort with a 7 km-long stretch of sand. It is also famous among tourists as a summer destinati...

33. Lindos

3.9 /5

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The small fishing village of Lindos is located on the east coast of Rhodes Island and is popular as an archaeological site. A perfect blend of history and beaches, Lindos mediaeval village boasts small white-washed houses situated conveniently on the hilltop. The village is also known for its 16th-c...

34. Heraklion

4.2 /5

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The fourth largest city in Greece, Heraklion or Candia is located in the east of Crete island which is 200 miles south of Greece mainland. Heraklion is the most popular city of Crete as it is also its capital. It is a lively town with some stunning beaches and also a known town to enjoy activities l...

35. Parga

4.6 /5

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Located in Epirus in western Greece, Parga is a famous holiday destination among tourists and is perched on the foot of a hill. The town is settled on the Greece mainland across Corfu. Parga is known for its exotic sand beaches, traditional architecture and natural landscape.

36. Laganas

4.5 /5

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Located in southern Zante or Zakynthos, which is in the west of Greece mainland, Laganas is a resort town famous among youngsters and family alike. Home to the largest beach in Zante, Laganas is a popular nightlife hub.

37. Imerovigli

4.2 /5

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Situated in the central west part of Santorini, about 3.5 Km away from the capital Fira, Imerovigli is popular with honeymooners because of its beautiful breathtaking views of caldera on one side and volcano on the other. Imerovigli is known as one of the most beautiful balconies of the Aegean sea b...

38. Kamari

4.0 /5

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Kamari is a seaside village, located at the north foot of Mesa Vouno mountain, on the southeastern coast of Santorini. It is just a stoneÍs throw away from the capital Fira. The village is popular for its modern infrastructure and a long-parallel promenade for a leisure stroll packed with shops, res...

39. Perissa

4.0 /5

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Perissa is a known coastal village on the south east coast of Santorini, about 12 km away from the capital Fira. It is known for its stunning long black sand beach with clear waters and an amazing nightlife.

40. Fira

4.7 /5

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Fira, the capital of Santorini, is located at the west crescent of Caldera and hence, offers some of the best views of the volcano. The town is small enough to be covered in about half an hour and is known for its unique blend of nature, social activities and nightlife. With hidden churches, arching...

41. Kavos

4.1 /5

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Located on the Southern edge of Corfu in the Lefkimi region of Greece, Kavos is a beautiful seaside city famous among youth. Home to numerous stunning clear-water beaches, seaside resorts, Kavos is a lively place known for its playful bars, clubs with loud music, scenic views and watersports.

42. Oia

4.4 /5

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Oia is a beautiful coastal town, located on a cliff overlooking the fascinating caldera and the island of Thirassia, on the northwest side of Santorini, about 12 km from the capital Fira. The town is famous for its magical sunsets in the caldera, whitewashed-blue domed houses, traditional architectu...

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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