Our Best of Greece list includes the top travel destinations to help you plan a memorable visit. With so many candidates, compiling such a list is not easy. We include here both the most photogenic and culturally significant destinations. Read on, and choose a perfect spot for your vacation.
The combination of breathtaking topography and culture automatically elevate Santorini to a favorite destination. The island’s popularity is probably its only flaw.
Visiting in May or early June is better to avoid the crowds. Staying at a hotel in Ia, or in Fira atop the volcanic caldera is also imperative. The views are unforgettable.
Good beaches (Perissa, and Kamari), a great museum of prehistoric art, a unique excavation site at Akrotiri, and the far-out legend of Atlantis would keep any visitor happy.
If you were to visit only one island in Greece, we would recommend Santorini, mainly because of the unique landscape and experience.
Other islands like Crete, Corfu, Rhodes, Kefalonia are excellent choices, especially if you are looking for popular vacation spots.
Classy Town on the Mainland: Nafplio
Nafplio is a wonderful little town in the Peloponnese, popular adults, families, and couples.
It’s location in the middle of the most historic areas of Greece make it a great place to stay if you want to combine city life, swimming, and historical/cultural excursions.
If you like visiting archaeological sites, we recommend you spend at least a week in Nafplio.
From there you can visit ancient Mycenae, Epidaurus, Franchthi cave, Asini, and Nemea.
If you time it well, you can also watch an ancient Comedy or Drama in the ancient theatre of Epidaurus.
Best Greek Travel Destinations by Category
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