Discover a land known for its natural beauty and stunning landscape. Escape to Greece this summer and unravel an array of ancient sites, bright blue waters, white sand, and iconic architecture. This destination brings an array of world-renowned cities and islands that are at the top of the travel lists of many around the globe. From inspiring mainland cities like Athens and jaw-dropping islands like Corfu, there’s so much to see in this striking country.
At the time of this blog launch, US travelers can enter Greece without the need to quarantine. However, travelers will need to provide proof of vaccination and proof of a negative PCR test 72 hours before departure. Moreover, the country’s regulations claim that you’ll also need to present your vaccination status prior to entering any bar, restaurant, theatre, or nightclub.
Take on this infamous destination this summer as you lounge under the Mediterranean sun and beach landscapes that will leave you breathless. Here are the top destinations to visit in Greece!
To start, visiting Athens is a must during your visit. This city brings a huge array of historical monuments and sites that tell a tale of history dating back to many years ago. Furthermore, the city features a selection of world-class museums and boutiques to keep you entertained throughout your discovery.
First, make sure to visit The Acropolis, located in Central Athens. As you arrive, set your eyes on an elevated landscape that features ancient monuments and ruins from 510 B.C. These include the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Erechtheion. The Erechtheion was a place of worship between 421 and 406 B.C. The attention to detail of this monument makes it one of the most visited ruins in Athens.
Also, we highly recommend that you take a tour around some world-class museums during your stay. Some of the best museums in Athens include the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum. The National Archaeological Museums portrays some of the oldest and most iconic artifacts of Greece from 6,000 B.C. The Acropolis Museum is home to the archaeological findings of the Acropolis. It features several historic and ancient carved statues and artifacts.
Finally, we recommend that you make time to discover the beauty of this ancient city. There are several stops to make to appreciate the culture of the capital. First off, take a trip to the old neighborhood of Plaka. This residential area offers many cafes and restaurants that are filled with tourists. Additionally, visit the National Gardens, featuring 16 hectares of paths and ponds. Finally, stop by the Monastiraki, one of the oldest and busiest districts in Athens. You’ll find an array of rooftops and markets to keep you entertained.
If you’re looking for a beach escape that is both calming and pleasurable to your eyes, then we recommend you stop by Corfu during your trip to Greece. Corfu brings green-covered mountains and bright blue coastlines in the northwest coast along the Ionian Sea. Furthermore, it features many Byzantine fortresses, churches, and beaches that are the perfect addition to your trip.
Initially, start off at the capital of the island, Corfu Town. The town stuns with alleys and buildings that resemble the Venetian era. Nowadays, they feature seafood tavernas and shops that are top attractions for tourists. While you’re there, you’ll find a large green square, The Esplanade. It’s a UNESCO Heritage site with two 16th-century fortresses along with many churches. The town is also known for being a port filled with tourists on transit or experience local and culinary culture.
After, head on to Paleokastritsa, located 25 km northwest of Corfu Town. This stunning area is a gem to the eye and senses for everyone. Immerse in an indented coast of six curving bays of stunning beaches and crystal-clear water. Similarly, on the top of the northwest of Corfu, you’ll find a small village called Sidari. In Sidari, you’ll find Corfu’s most famous natural wonder, the Canal d’Amour; which is a curved beach passage from the village to the Ionian Sea.
Welcome to the Greek version of Ibiza and St. Tropez; Mykonos! From a bustling nightlife to star-studded yachts and private jets, Mykonos should be your go-to if you’re looking for specific energy during your trip to Greece. This island brings some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from post-card architecture and iconic beaches.
First, you’ll have to stop by some of the world’s most visited beaches in Mykonos. If you’re looking for a party atmosphere, we recommend you visit Paradise Beach. Paradise Beach comes with a strip filled with resorts, restaurants, bars, and more to welcome its many visitors throughout the year. The party scene on this beach is something that many come to experience, starting from the afternoon till the early morning. However, if you’re looking for a calm beach to visit, head on to Psarou Beach. This powdered sand and the blue beach are mostly visited by families and honeymooners.
Apart from its beaches, Mykonos brings some stunning districts and neighborhoods where you can unwind and relax. These include Little Venice, where ship captains in the past built their homes upon retirement. These homes are now top attractions for tourists where they transformed into urban bars and restaurants along with shops and nightclubs. This neighborhood is surely alive day and night.
Lastly, you’ve probably seen photos of this stunning white-building and sea-adorned destination, Santorini. Apart from being a top honeymoon destination, Santorini is visited by all kinds of travelers of its beauty and serenity. From hot springs to beaches and volcanic craters, Santorini stuns at every corner.
Journey into the capital, Firá; covered with blue churches and white architecture by the sea. This town can be reached by walking up a winding pebbled path or by a cable car. The buildings in Firá were turned into cafes, restaurants, and small boutique hotels. Oia, on the other hand, is another town in Santorini located on the northern strip of Santorini. Similarly, Oia brings cliffs of white houses and boutique hotels with infinity pools that will leave you in awe. Both of these towns are bustling with tourists all year round.
In addition, Santorini has some awe-inspiring beach towns that bring serenity and relaxation to many. Two of the most iconic ones are located in the villages of Perissa and Perivolos. Located 12 Km from Firá, the beaches spread over black volcanic sand surrounded by trees and blue waters. These beaches also bring a range of seafood venues, cafes, and bars to keep its visitors entertained throughout the day.