7 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Greece

Greece is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Greece is also known for its natural beauty and fascinating culture. A country with over sixty inhabited islands, historic sites and mountain ranges, there is a wide variety of tourist attractions in Greece to explore. We know you probably cannot see them all and yeah its quite overwhelming too and that is why we have listed some popular ones that you should definitely visit.

1) The Delphi Theater

In ancient times Delphi was the most important site in ancient Greek religion, home to the sanctuary and oracle of Apollo. The ancient theater of Delphi was built on a hill giving spectators a view of the entire sanctuary and the spectacular landscape below. Dating back to the 4th century B.C, the theater was constructed using the limestone of Mount Parnassus. The 35 rows of the theater could seat nearly 5000 people, though the lower seats were constructed in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The theater went through many reformations. However, it has kept its basic structures: the stone seats, a round-shaped stage, and an orchestra. Today it hosts many ancient plays and other cultural events, mostly in summer.

2) Santorini

The most popular island in Greece and everyone’s favorite and one of the most accessible islands. If you are a frequent social media user, you definitely would have seen photos of this island as it has recently become a very popular tourist site. Santorini is the best island in Greece to visit during the winter season and also, accessibility is also relatively easy because of the frequent daily ferry services from Piraeus and also the regular air connections from Athens. One major thing you get to experience is the world’s most dramatic volcanic caldera and also, don’t miss out on the spectacular Minoan ruins at Akrotiri and beaches which consists of black-colored or even reddish-like colored sand.

3) The Parthenon

The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis is one of the most famous Greece tourist attractions and a visit to Athens is not complete without visiting this temple. With such a breathtaking sight, it’s no wonder why millions of people travel to Greece every year to experience its rich history and vibrant culture. The construction of the Parthenon started in 447 BC and completed in 432 BC. The Parthenon has served as a temple, fortress, a church, a mosque.

4) Mykonos

Unlike its other popular neigbour, Santorini, this is the place to o party till dawn. Mykonos is known popularly for its bars and nightclubs. Getting to Mykonos is by air, there are direct flights in various locations in Europe. You can also fly to Athens and take a ferry to the island!

5) Acropolis, Athens

Considered the symbol of Athens and Greece, and indeed of Western civilization, the Acropolis is a rocky mound rising in the heart of modern Athens, crowned by three magnificent temples dating from the 5th century BC. The ancient city of the Acropolis includes the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylea. On the northwest of the Acropolis stands the Areopagus (the Rock of Ares), which served as the high court of appeal for criminal and civil cases, during classical times. When traveling to Greece, we would highly recommend visiting, it promises to be a memorable experience.

6) Milos

A volcanic island, gradually earning itself a reputation as a holiday location. Although it is a relatively quiet island compared to Mykonos and Santorini, it is an island with a lot of beaches: 70 in total and they would blow your mind away. The best and most popular beaches in Milos are Papafragas, Sarakiniko, Pollonia and Papikinou. So, if you like adventure then this is definitely be best place for you to visit in you next travel to Greece. Getting there is another thing entirely though and it is not advised to take a ferry from Athens because it takes about 8-10 hours to get there.

7) Paxi

One of the largest ionian Island and although, it is a small island and not quite as popular like the Santori, it is a perfect travel center for newly wedded couples and any traveler looking for privacy. Although, getting there is only by water, one can take a ferry or speedboat from the Greek mainland in a town called Igoumenista.  Make sure to try out the popular anise-flavored aperitif drink called Ouzo.

Yacht Charter & Sailing Vacations in Greece

I should add that Yacht Charter in Greece would give you a better experience. Yacht charter provides the freedom and speed you need to see more of this majestic cruising ground. Greece yacht charters can include open-water passages or cruises in calm gulfs and bays, and always the chance to explore fascinating ancient ruins. It’s all a matter of preference when chartering in Greece.

 

Hopefully you find the article helpful. Which one of the Travel spots/islands would you be willing to travel to?

 

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